Articling at Vogel LLP
Each year, Vogel LLP hires one law student to complete their articles at our firm.
** At this time, our articling commitments have been made for 2022/23 and 2023/24.
Benefits of articling at Vogel LLP
- Direct experience working on files, appearing in court and interacting with clients
- Guidance from senior and junior lawyers
- Learning practice management skills as well as legal skills
- Ability to focus on litigation skills
- Inclusion in all firm events and activities
- Regular feedback on your work
We have hired graduates from University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, University of Windsor, Thompson Rivers University and University of British Columbia. We’re involved in programs at the University of Calgary and in various bar associations. As a student, you’ll be encouraged to get involved too.
“The articling experience at Vogel LLP is a great opportunity to learn the foundations of a practice and work one-on-one with many skilled lawyers. The firm culture supports teamwork throughout the office, which proved to be incredibly beneficial while articling. I was immediately working closely with senior partners and provided opportunities to appear in court, engage in client meetings, draft legal arguments, and attend mediation/arbitration. There is an “open door policy” at Vogel LLP and I always felt comfortable approaching associates and partners with questions. The lawyers are committed to mentorship and fostering an environment where students-at-law can succeed. My articling year with Vogel LLP provided me with the skills to build my own practice and have ultimately have a successful career.” – Emily Verbiski
“Most law school graduates dread their articling year, far too often hearing stories of being overworked and underappreciated. However, my time at Vogel LLP was an amazing learning experience. From day one I felt like I belonged to a team and was given every opportunity to succeed. My principal and the other lawyers at the firm provided guidance every step of the way and ensured I was able to grow as a student-at-law. I was able to experience firsthand multiple facets of the law, such as court applications, mediations, arbitrations, client and practice management. My articling experience at Vogel LLP provided me with the skills and tools to succeed.” – Mandeep Dhillon
“Articling at Vogel LLP was an exceptional learning experience. I was welcomed by all and treated as one of the team from my first day. I was provided with vast opportunities to develop my skills through involvement in matters proceeding to mediation, arbitration, Chambers hearings, Trial and the Alberta Court of Appeal. I felt the lawyers at Vogel LLP really cared about and were invested in my learning such that they would regularly take time to meet with me to review my work and provide feedback. It is through the mentorship and teaching of the Vogel LLP team that I built the foundational skills to a successful career in law.” – Leslie Taylor
Legal Assistants & Support Staff
Working at Vogel LLP
Vogel LLP is a unique workplace among Calgary law firms. What makes us so unique? Our firm culture. We work as a team and treat each other with respect. We work hard. We value open communication and maintain an open door policy throughout the office. We recognize that everyone at Vogel LLP is important, and everyone has something to contribute regardless of their role in helping our clients.
Some of the benefits we offer:
- Skills training
- Modern technology and software
- Competitive salaries
- Health and Wellness spending accounts
- An enjoyable and comfortable working environment
We are proud to have an exceptionally low rate of lawyer and staff turnover compared to other firms. If you are interested in a Legal Assistant position at Vogel LLP, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to our Office Manager, Cheryl Morgan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that only those applicants with relevant qualifications and experience will be considered.
Read what some of our people have said about working at Vogel LLP:
“It doesn’t even feel like work when you love what you do and the people you work with. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Vogel team. By far the absolute best company to work for and most of all how they go above and beyond for their staff.”
“I knew before the pandemic that this was an awesome place to work, but now having been faced with Covid-19 and all the restrictions and changes, it has confirmed to me that Vogel LLP truly is an outstanding employer. Everyone, including support staff, have been treated with the utmost respect and shown how really appreciated we all are. We are very fortunate.”
“I have been working at Vogel LLP for over 17 years and I cannot imagine finding a better team of people to work with. I have always been treated with kindness and respect from both the lawyers and the support staff, and I truly believe this firm is second to none in all respects. The manner in which this firm has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic has been truly exceptional and they have provided a secure and comforting environment for their employees.”
“I started working at Vogel LLP as a practicum student 12 years ago and have literally never left. I think it is very rare to find a place of employment that you consider a second home. The camaraderie amongst the lawyers and staff at Vogel LLP is unlike any other office I have worked in. I feel heard and valued as an employee and love that I can call my co-workers my family.”
“This is by far the best place I have worked in the city – great co-workers. I feel like the lawyers actually care how my day is going. At the end of the day, I feel appreciated.”
“I have worked for Vogel LLP in several different capacities for over 25 years. I love it – the firm is like family to me and I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”