Over the years, our firm has demonstrated a strong commitment to our articling program and students. The vast majority are invited to stay with the firm and no one has ever declined an offer.
Bryan and Company looks for, and attracts, self-motivated people who work hard, because that is the way they are. We hire self-starters who want to take advantage of the opportunities this firm has to offer, and who are prepared to share and develop with the assistance of our students and young lawyers. We are looking for people who can help us deliver excellent and timely services to our clients. Our firm can provide articling students with an excellent opportunity to achieve professional excellence and job satisfaction.
Each articling student is assigned a principal who will ensure the student works with all of the lawyers and in all of our practice areas in Calgary and Edmonton. There is no formal rotation. Students are encouraged to obtain a broad base of experience and to seek out work that may be of particular interest to them.
Articling students are the lifeblood of the firm. Our students are encouraged to observe, question, participate and be responsible for their own files. We strongly believe in students having direct client contact. There are no set quotas for hours or billings, and the firm does not assign students or junior lawyers to particular practice areas.
Several former members of Bryan and Company’s articling program, have gone on to become judges in the Court of Queens Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta. They include: Mr. Justice Arthur W. Crossley, Mr. Justice Alexander A. Andrekson, Mr. Justice William E. Wilson, Mr. Justice A. W. Germain and Judge Jack G. Easton.