Articling with Bottos Law Group represents a unique opportunity to work and learn at one of the leading criminal law firms in Edmonton, Alberta. Students-at-Law at the firm participate in all aspects of the work we do, and are an important and valued part of our team.

The Firm

Bottos Law Group is led by Mr. Dino Bottos, who oversees all articling students at the firm. The firm also includes several associates who also practice criminal law exclusively. We represent individuals charged with a wide range of criminal offences at all levels of the court system, including the Provincial Courts of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Work We Do

We offer the opportunity to article in the exciting and challenging are of criminal defence. As part of this work, students can expect to regularly attend court both in Edmonton, and in other parts of Alberta. Students at the firm conduct legal research and draft arguments, assist the other lawyers of the firm with regular court appearances, attend and support lawyers on trial matters and appeals, and otherwise support the work that we do.

Students will have the opportunity to work on high-profile and complex criminal law cases, while at the same time completing all requirements of the CPLED articling program as required by the Law Society of Alberta. Articling positions are generally for a period of one year.

A passion for criminal law and the defence of accused individuals is key. We also look for individuals with an excellent academic track record and polished legal research and writing skills. Students with experience in Student Legal Aid programs and oral advocacy classes such as moots are also invited to apply.

How to Apply

At this time, applications are open for one articling student position beginning in Spring 2018. We are also inviting students who will be beginning their legal career with a court clerkship to apply.

In all other cases, we are always open to exciting applications, so if you are not currently expecting to graduate in Spring 2018 but are looking for an articling position at some other time, please feel free to contact us for further information.

Applications submitted by email should be in PDF format and sent to Paper applications are also accepted.

All applications should include a cover letter that sets out your unique experiences, skills, and reasons for applying to our firm. Please also include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • Official Law School Transcripts (Copies are Acceptable)
  • Short Writing Sample
  • Reference Letters if Available