Associate Lawyer

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is seeking an Associate Lawyer to join our team and work alongside our group of experienced lawyers and support staff to provide high-quality legal services to our clients. 

We are a mid-sized Edmonton law firm and are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that values work-life balance and the well-being of our people. We understand that everyone has unique circumstances, and we are able to offer flexible work arrangements, including the option of a blended work environment (office & home) to accommodate our lawyers and staff.

A positive workplace environment is key to attracting and retaining top legal talent and we strive to provide an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and productivity.

Our firm strongly encourages professional development and career growth for our lawyers. We provide mentorship (both formal and informal) and training programs to support our lawyers as they progress in their careers, and we are active and all enrolled in the Canadian Bar Association. We believe that investing in the growth and development of our lawyers ultimately benefits our clients. 

Your responsibilities as an associate lawyer may include (depending on practice areas):

  • Conducting legal research and drafting legal documents, including pleadings, applications, briefs, and agreements
  • Representing clients in court proceedings, negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations in areas of civil litigation or family law
  • Providing legal advice and guidance to clients on various legal issues, including business, corporate, and commercial matters
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents related to commercial transactions, including contracts, agreements, and leases
  • Assisting clients with corporate governance matters, including shareholder agreements, resolutions, and board meetings
  • Providing legal advice and guidance to clients on various legal issues
  • Managing client files, including correspondence, documentation, and billing
  • Collaborating with senior lawyers and support staff to ensure excellent client service and effective case management


  • Juris Doctor or LLB degree from an accredited law school
  • Active membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta or equivalent Canadian accreditation
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We offer a competitive compensation package, a supportive and collegial work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Partnership track is available.

If you are passionate about the law and committed to delivering exceptional client service, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in strictest confidence directly to our Managing Partner, Michael Simons at

We thank all applicants for their interest in McCuaig Desrochers LLP.