Recruitment Rules: Delay Between Interviews and Offers Resolved with New Dates
On May 17, 2012, the Law Society of Alberta sent an EBulletin seeking input from lawyers on the objectives of the Recruitment Rule subcommittee relating to recruiting articling students and first year summer students.
The Society thanks those who responded and advises that the subcommittee has considered this feedback and will make recommendations to the Credentials and Education Committee. The Benchers will discuss this matter at their September meeting.
As the Rules will not be amended in the immediate future, the Committee has dealt with the issue of delay between interviews and offers to first year summer students by setting the summer student recruitment period as follows:
2013 First Year Summer Student Recruitment Dates Set
The 2013 summer student recruitment period will be November 5 to November 9, 2012.
No offers of employment shall be made before 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012. Offers must remain open for acceptance until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012. An offer of employment may be made at any time after the recruitment period and shall be left open for a reasonable period of time.