Articling in Alberta

As one of the larger firms in Red Deer, Alberta, we offer a challenging and diverse articling experience to motivated students.


Located in the center of the Calgary–Edmonton corridor, Red Deer offers many of the advantages of the larger Alberta cities, but without many of the disadvantages. For example, the average commute to the downtown core is often less than a 10 minute drive. Moreover, being Alberta’s third-largest city, as well as being a major centre for the oil, gas, petrochemical and agricultural industries, helps to ensure a diversified economy with dynamic and interesting legal work.

Therefore, during your articles you will be exposed to a wide range of experiences in various areas of law. You will actively participate in all aspects of the client files, including the preparation of documentation, meeting with clients to obtain instructions, conducting legal research, attendance at court and drafting correspondence, agreements and pleadings. If you have a preference for a particular area of law, please let us know.

When assessing potential articling students we know that academic performance during law school is important, but it isn’t the only criteria for success at Warren Sinclair. What we really look for are well-rounded, focused and energetic individuals who want to be part of our firm and the Red Deer, Alberta community. It is therefore important to highlight why you chose Warren Sinclair and what attracts you to Red Deer in your cover letter.


Articling positions normally start in the spring, after completion of law school. We usually review articling student applicants at the end of each summer, or sometimes in the early fall, for a position starting the following year. Therefore applicants who apply by the summer (e.g. June or July 2016) for a position the following spring (e.g. May 2017) will have the best chance of being considered for that position (e.g articling from May 2017 to May 2018). Applicants who delay applying until just before the normal start time (e.g. waiting until January 2017 for a position starting May 2017) will likely find that are no more articling positions available.

To apply for an articling position, please send cover letter, resume, transcripts and references to the attention of Mr. Paul Rattan via email to, via fax to: 403-343-6069 or via regular mail to 600, 4911 – 51 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6V4.

We sincerely thank all applicants who apply, but normally only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.