Articling Student




Daunais McKay + Harms is one of the leading boutique family law offices in Calgary and is currently looking for an exceptional and talented articling student to join their team for the 2020/2021 articling year. Our current team of 15 lawyers pride themselves on providing exemplary high-quality legal service to clients in all areas of family law. For more detailed information please visit our website at

We believe that providing students with real world legal experiences and responsibility is the best way for students and young lawyers to learn – as such we place an emphasis on ensuring that students have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by senior legal counsel while also having ‘hands on’ learning experiences and running their own files during their articling year.
From the time our student first joins us they will find themselves meeting with clients, drafting pleadings and legal documents, appearing in court at both the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Queens Bench Court, and sitting in on and running their own applications with the supervision and guidance of their Principals. Within the family law sphere, we encourage students to pursue work in the areas in which they are most interested and offer exposure during the articling year to cohabitation and prenuptial agreements, parenting and support matters, common law and marriage based separations, property division and family law appellate work.
Our sincere hope is that each of our students will remain with our office following their articling year. We place an emphasis on providing ongoing formal and informal mentorship and are committed to supporting our students as they grow their knowledge and expertise in family law matters and build their practices.

In selecting an articling student our objective is to identify the candidate who we believe will be the best fit for a long term career with our office. We are looking for students who not only have a demonstrated interest in family law and are academically successful, but also demonstrate characteristics such as loyalty, hard work, collegiality, professionalism and involvement in their local community.
We will be abiding by the following recruitment timelines.
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on Friday January 10, 2020
Interviews: January 20th – 23rd , 2020
Offers of Employment: Week of January 27th, 2020

If you are interested in building your career at DM+H please submit a cover letter, resume and your undergraduate and law school transcripts via email to prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday January 10, 2020. We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.