At SVR Lawyers, we offer a dynamic, supportive environment where creativity, innovation, community involvement and a balanced lifestyle are nurtured and encouraged. 

Articling Students

The SVR Lawyers Experience

SVR Lawyers is located in the centre of Calgary. The firm’s working philosophy is to provide solid and professional legal advice in an informal and enjoyable environment.

Lawyers at SVR value the balance between their professional and personal lives. All lawyers at the firm pursue outside interests and are involved in numerous extra-curricular, personal and professional activities. SVR Lawyers understands the benefits of positive mental and physical health, and part of the compensation package is a subsidized fitness membership.

SVR Lawyers offers a unique articling experience, giving our articling students exposure to all areas of the legal practice, while working in a boutique firm environment.

Students will gain experience in a number of critical areas including general litigation, both civil and commercial. The firm has an emphasis on insurance defence work which includes personal injury, property loss, professional liability, coverage issues, and all other areas of insurance practice. We are also able to offer a student experience in family law, real estate, wills and estates and general corporate/commercial work.

The following is a list of frequently asked questions on the articling program:

How many articling students does Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP hire?

One student per year.

What is the firm’s hire-back ratio?

We regularly hire our students as associates.

What salary and benefits is Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP able to offer?

Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP offers compensation commensurate with other firms our size. We offer full benefits to our articling students, including medical and dental, life and disability insurance and full payment of Bar Admission Course and Law Society fees. We also pay the student’s full salary while attending the Bar Admission Course. We also offer a subsidized fitness membership.

Do you pay Bar Admission fees and professional dues?


What is the start date for an articling position?

We are flexible and will accommodate the student’s needs.

What do we look for in an articling student?

We look for students with strong academic background, and solid law school marks. We also look for students with life experience. We believe it is an asset to have work experience in other areas before starting law school. We require superior interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic. At the same time, we look for students with interests outside of the law such as sports, politics and volunteer and community service.

Do you hire summer students?

Yes. Our summer student program is designed to feed into our articling program. Our goal is to allow students the opportunity to have exposure to the articling experience at SVR Lawyers while at the same time giving the firm the opportunity to assess the student’s academic and work abilities as well as their overall “fit” within the firm. Our goal is to be able to offer our summer students an articling position. As a result, we have an express preference for first-year law students.

Where should I send my resume?

All resumes should be sent to the Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP office to the attention of Gillian Holowisky or by e-mail at, and Don Detomasi or by e-mail at

Applications for the 2018 – 2019 term are now closed.


We always accept applications for candidates who wish to become a part of the SVR Lawyers team.

Any lawyers seeking positions should e-mail their CV in confidence to Gillian Holowisky at Alternatively, you can mail your resume to our office.

Support Staff

We always accept applications for candidates who wish to become a part of the SVR Lawyers team. Anyone seeking a position should e-mail their CV in confidence to Hyacinth Dourado at