Dentons is designed to be different. As the world’s largest law firm, we redefine what is possible and shape the future. Together. Everywhere. We do this every day by connecting the power of our people, our clients, and our communities.
With deep roots in the Alberta market, Dentons’ Calgary office provides business-minded counsel to our clients in all areas of law, including energy, financial services (including domestic and international investment), capital markets, corporate (including private enterprise), mergers and acquisitions, real estate, insolvency and restructuring, securities, tax, litigation and dispute resolution, international trade, employment, and pensions.
Our student program is designed to give you unparalleled exposure to a variety of work and facilitate your transition from student to lawyer. As a Dentons student – whether you are 1L, 2L, or 3L –, you will have the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s leading lawyers, and experience in most, if not all, of our practice areas!
Our goal is to provide you with the right professional development tools and proactively integrate you into our daily practice. Our program allows students to be mentored by mid-level associates, who remembers what it feels like to be a student. As one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and most recently recognized among Alberta’s Top Employers, we are proud to say that most of our summer students return to article with us, and in turn, stay on as associates!
Beyond the various professional development opportunities as part of our program, we also host exciting social events, allowing you to network and connect with colleagues while, discovering new interests and abilities.
Kenny Okunola, one of our current articling students who will be returning as an Associate in fall 2022, particularly enjoyed the “Dentons Around the World” event where he had the opportunity, along with other students, to expand their knowledge on different cultures and how workplace interactions can be influenced by cultural competence.
Other social events include our Friday Bi-Weekly Treats, a Corporate group-specific social tradition gives our students a chance to connect (or re-connect) with new and old faces through an informal gathering before the day begins!
At Dentons, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values. They are core to our business strategy. ID&E is essential to the success and strength of our people, our Firm and the delivery of justice through our profession. Our commitment to ID&E starts at the top with our Global Leadership, Global Board and Global Management Committee. We are committed to having an inclusive environment and a culture of equity where everyone respects, supports, and learns from each other, where all our people feel empowered to be their authentic selves and are valued equally for their unique perspectives and experiences.
We invite you to learn more here and find out what makes Dentons Canada
and our Calgary office unique.
We look forward to meeting you!
Welcome to Stikeman Elliott Calgary! Stikeman Elliott is a top-rated full-service business law firm with over 500 lawyers across Canada and around the world. Stikeman Elliott is recognized nationally and internationally for the sophistication of its business law practice. Nationally, the firm has offices in Calgary, Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver, and internationally, in New York, London and Sydney. The firm serves its clients wherever their business takes them. Stikeman Elliott has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 13 years in a row (2008-2021) by Aon Hewitt, receiving Platinum designation for 2021 and being chosen for its focus on ongoing skills development, community involvement, and diversity and inclusion. The firm was also named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2012 to 2015, and is a member of the 30% Club Canada, a national organization that aspires to have women representing 30% of board seats and C-suite positions by 2022. We are proud to share that 38% of our Partnership Board seats are currently held by women, as well as 58% of our firm’s executive positions; including our Chief Operating Officer and three out of six Managing Partners in Canada. Stikeman Elliott is an extremely friendly and exciting place to work. We embrace diversity, equity, including, and wellness, and value a broad range of talents and backgrounds.
The Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott includes a number of Alberta's leading lawyers in the areas of M&A, energy and oil & gas, securities, banking and finance, litigation, regulatory, labour and employment, real estate, and tax. Our lawyers lead local matters and draw on expertise of other Stikeman Elliott offices in national and international matters. We have the most lawyers ranked across combined corporate practice areas in 2020, 2021, and 2022 among Canadian firms. Stikeman Elliott regularly is regarded as best in class, including being awarded Deal of the Year in 2020, and named Corporate Law Firm of the Year (2021), Canada Law Firm of the Year in Transactions (2021), Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (2021), Litigation Law Firm of the Year (2019), among others.
We at Stikeman Elliott have identified wellness and mental health as a key priority. TO promote an environment where firm members can thrive, our WE – Wellness is Everything program brings together our focus on three facets: Physical Fitness & Nutrition, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being, and Work Environment & Connecting at Work.
At Stikeman Elliott, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are. Our culture attracts talented individuals that hold unique beliefs, orientations and perspectives, but share an approach to the way we do business. Our growing global client base benefits from the broad range of legal talent at our firm, comprised of people from different backgrounds who hold varied skill sets and forms of expertise.
Attracting the best talent and developing a truly diverse and inclusive organization at all levels requires us to invest in all stages of our “leadership pipeline”, which includes: ensuring best practices in our student recruitment process, which involves drawing from a large and diverse candidate pool; developing new and refining existing engagement, leadership development, and retention initiatives; a broad range of community outreach; and enhancing inclusiveness and support in our working environment. Our National DEI Committee works closely with each offices’ local DEI Committees to address systemic barrier, improve processes, and make meaningful change. There is always more work to be done.
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