Articling at Beresh Aloneissi Oâ€™Neill places you with one of the top and most respected criminal
law firms in Alberta. We offer our students one of the most comprehensive criminal law
articles anywhere in Canada. Those articles include experience in all aspects of criminal law
litigation from Provincial Court to the Supreme Court of Canada. Three students who worked
with our office in the past clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada; one of those also clerked
with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
Our students have the opportunity to be part of at least one major jury trial, appeals in the Court of Appeal, and trials by judge alone. As well, they are given Queenâ€™s Bench chambers and
Provincial Court trial experience under supervision. Students are well supported by excellent
staff, receive two weeks paid holidays, and a full benefits package along with a competitive
salary. We pay all CPLED fees and students are paid their salaries while attending CPLED
courses. We commemorate the achievement of completing articles with the purchase of
Barristers robes. During the articling year, we will secure a placement for our students with a
respected civil law firm in order to provide a well-rounded article and an opportunity to
gather a breadth of practice experience.
Finally, we offer our students a terrific place to learn and to do truly interesting work with great
people. Historically, we have grown almost exclusively by rewarding outstanding articling
students with a career in our firm.
We expect hard work from ourselves and our students. This is to meet the demanding, but also rewarding, rigours of criminal defence work. As anyone doing criminal defence work will tell you, there is no life like it. We also expect initiative, a willingness to learn new skills, and compatibility with the lawyers and staff.
We look for top students who are self-starters and who have a keen interest in the law, particularly in the areas of criminal law, Charter litigation, advocacy, evidence, and related topics. We are particularly looking for students with:
For more information about our office and the articling student position, please contact:
#300, 10110 â€“ 107th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1J4
Phone: (780) 421-4766