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Legal Articling Student
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

November 10, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 17-146 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Finance & Corporate Services
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

Legal Articling Student
Exempt, Full Time
Posting # 17-146

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a law school graduate to obtain exposure and practical experience within a broad range of legal and policy issues affecting the City of Abbotsford.
As an articling student, you will report to and support the Director of Property, Risk Management & Legal Services in advising the City in areas including litigation, municipal, real property, commercial, planning, procurement, bylaw enforcement, insurance, risk management, contracts, and administrative law. You will also have primary responsibility for the day to day management of liability claims involving the City.

You will have the ability work well with a diverse team of professionals, as well as strong communication, research, problem-solving and interpersonal skills allowing you to build credible and trusted relationships with your team and throughout the organization. In addition to your pre-law undergraduate studies in any discipline, you have completed (or will have completed by May 2018) a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree from a Canadian common law school or a certificate of qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation.

As a Legal Articling Student, you will have carriage of appropriate files and perform tasks including:
• assisting in the representation of the City before various levels of courts and tribunals;
• preparation of pleadings, affidavits, facta, contracts, policies, reports and correspondence;
• conducting legal research on a wide variety of issues and drafting legal memoranda;
• reviewing current and draft legislation, bylaws, and policies; and
• closing real estate transactions.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at, your completed application will include law school transcripts, writing sample, list of upper year courses, reference letters (optional) and undergraduate transcripts (optional). Only completed applications will be considered.

Closing Date: November 10, 2017*

*Applications should be submitted no later than November 10, 2017. Please note that we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may schedule interviews before the application deadline. Interested candidates are accordingly encouraged to apply early.

Opening Date: October 27, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: November 10, 2017 04:30 PM