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Calgary Student Programs

Our Calgary office has the depth, experience and resources to provide timely strategic legal services for all types of business transactions and disputes. We act on some of the largest and most complex transactions in Canada, major cross-border and international transactions, and “bet-the-company” disputes, in all cases providing expert legal advice, sensitivity to clients’ business objectives and a co-operative team approach. The Calgary office has developed a broad business law practice, including corporate/commercial, securities, oil and gas, electricity, tax, structured finance, private and public debt, banking, real estate, civil litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory, labour and employee benefits and environmental matters.

The Calgary office has one of the largest and most comprehensive energy law practices in Alberta, offering full-service counsel to clients engaged in the energy industry.

The Calgary office’s student program has built a reputation for providing students with a rewarding and educational experience by offering students:

  • The opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge by working with lawyers who are at the top of their game
  • A chance to participate in a leading education/professional development program and
  • An environment in which students may form lasting friendships with a large group of successful law students

There are many integral components to the Calgary office student program, all of which interact to ensure that each student’s experience at Blakes is a positive one. From rotation selections and mentoring, to an extensive professional development program, Blakes works hard to ensure that all students have a rewarding summer and/or articling term.

What truly sets Blakes apart is its commitment to pro bono work and the importance and significance that the Firm places on equity and diversity as a core value. The Firm strongly believes that engaging in pro bono work helps both the community and the development of our legal professionals. Moreover, the Firm actively seeks to be a leader among Canadian law firms in promoting equity and diversity in the legal profession.

Blakes actively seeks out students who have a strong desire to learn and be constantly challenged, who want to work hard and strive for excellence, who are intelligent, enthusiastic and motivated, and who thrive working both independently and in a team environment.