Have you heard? LESA is now hiring 2016 summer students. If you’re a current law student who has completed at least 1 year of law school, this is a great chance for you to join our innovative, dynamic organization and make a meaningful contribution to the legal community as part of our LESA team.
Benefits & Expectations
You’ll gain experience and knowledge in key areas of law as well as hone your research and writing skills while working with LESA’s Legal team to research, write, review, and update LESA’s print publications and online resources. You may also have the opportunity to contribute here – on LESA’s blog.
As one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers in 2016, LESA is a great place to work. One of our past summer students – Kelsey Dick – even came full circle, joining LESA’s Legal team this past fall. Here’s what she had to say about the value of working as a LESA summer student.
What did you enjoy about being a LESA summer student?
It allows you to stay involved in legal work during the summer and keep up-to-date on changes in the law, in an office atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly. Plus, LESA’s staff are wonderful to work with and always willing to help.”
What did you get to learn while working at LESA that you may not have learned elsewhere?
While summer students don’t have access to the CPLED Program materials, you do have the opportunity to work alongside the people involved with the program, so you can gain a better understanding of what CPLED is, how it works, and what LESA does. I think this is really beneficial as a student before starting the bar admission program, as it makes the CPLED Program a little less intimidating when you start articling.”
How did working at LESA as a summer student help shape your future career trajectory and opportunities?
It allows you to see the different opportunities available in the legal field, outside of the traditional firm career path. One of the real benefits of choosing a legal career is that it opens up a lot of doors to different employment opportunities. After I finished my law degree, I articled and worked at a large Edmonton law firm for a few years. I was interested in making a change around the same time LESA was looking for another lawyer to join their staff, and … I am now a Staff Lawyer at LESA.”
If you want to hear more about what it will be like working as a 2016 summer student, you can also check out what last year’s law students enjoyed about spending a summer with us.