JSS Barristers prides itself on its collegial work environment, competitive compensation packages and its ability to provide its employees with a challenging and rewarding career.

JSS Barristers values its employees’ unique perspectives, and is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Junior Associates

JSS Barristers is seeking exceptional Junior Associates with 1 - 5 years of experience. The ideal candidates are lawyers who will contribute to the firm's reputation and sustain its practice within the legal community.

As a civil litigation boutique, advocacy is our business. JSS Barristers' lawyers have extensive experience as trial advocates and have appeared at all levels of the Courts of Alberta and Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

The firm also provides advocacy services before regulatory bodies such as the Alberta Securities Commission, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Law Society of Alberta. Additionally, alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediations and arbitrations form an integral part of the practice at JSS Barristers.

Interested applicants should forward a resume and law school transcripts to careers@jssbarristers.ca.


There are currently no management opportunities at JSS Barristers at this time.

Office Services

JSS Barristers is not currently actively seeking support staff at this time, however we are always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates.

Please submit resumés to Debbie Davis (davisd@jssbarristers.ca).

Legal Assistants / Paralegals

JSS Barristers is not actively seeking legal assistants or paralegals at this time, however we are always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates.

Please submit resumés to Debbie Davis (davisd@jssbarristers.ca).

Summer Students

JSS Barristers is committed to providing a comfortable and rewarding learning environment for our 2L Summer Students. From their very first day, students will be given the opportunity to work on interesting litigation files that will allow them to apply their law school learnings to real practice scenarios.

Over the course of the summer term, the students will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Legal research;
  • Document drafting;
  • Attending Court, mediations and arbitrations;
  • Attending Questioning;
  • Client meetings;
  • Professional development; and
  • Attending internal/external networking and continuing legal education activities.

At JSS Barristers, the lawyers and staff understand the important role that a good mentor and coach plays in the development of young legal professionals. Our Summer Students will have day-to-day interactions with some of Calgary’s best litigators - including Oliver Ho, the firm’s Managing Partner and the 2020 recipient of The Advocates’ Society’s Excellence in Mentoring award - at a firm that was recently named Alberta Firm of the Year at the 2022 Benchmark Canada Awards.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their resume, cover letter and law school transcripts to careers@jssbarristers.ca.

Articling Students

JSS Barristers is accepting applications for articling positions for the 2023/2024 articling year. We are looking for applicants with strong academic credentials, attention to detail, a solid work ethic and commitment to excellence to join our team.

Articling students at JSS Barristers will support our lawyers in various stages of litigation, under supervision. The articling students at JSS Barristers are assigned to a principal lawyer who will provide guidance and mentoring, as well as appropriate feedback to promote professional development. Students are also encouraged to make the most of their opportunity at the firm and to work with other partners and associates.

While there are no formal rotations, if a student desires to do so, JSS Barristers is open to coordinating with other businesses and organizations to provide the most comprehensive experience possible. In the past, we have found additional opportunities for students to gain experience in other areas of law such as criminal law, family law and corporate-commercial work.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of a law degree program or equivalent accreditation;
  • Good academic performance in law school;
  • Demonstrated experience in legal research and analysis;
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate complex legal matters verbally and in writing.

Your application package should include a cover letter, a resume and copies of your official transcripts (law school and undergraduate).

Please submit all applications to careers@jssbarristers.ca. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm MDT on June 30, 2022.

We appreciate your interest in JSS Barristers and encourage you to regularly check our website for any additional career positions that become available.