Career Conversations—Law and Legal-Related Professions

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Interested in a legal careers? Visit us from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. during our huge Law Connect event on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Central Library.

Sign up on event day to speak with people who work in the following professions to learn more what they do in their jobs:

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegals
  • Regulatory Analyst

 

Melissa is one of the volunteers on the 24th, and works as a regulatory analyst in Calgary. We chatted with her to find out exactly what she does, and how she got there:

Melissa, tell us a bit about your career path

After graduating from Bow Valley College, I went into matrimonial law. Gradually, I made the switch to regulatory law, and in June, 2013 I was offered a Regulatory Analyst position at a local firm. So what do I do? I am responsible for the scoping, execution, and commitment follow up of regulatory and environmental permits, approvals, notifications and commitments for new capital projects as they relate to local, provincial, state, and federal authorities with varying jurisdictions. I am also responsible for pipelines that are provincially regulated in the eastern part of the country, as well as federally regulated pipelines. I think my career path demonstrates that you can progress naturally into other fields and take other forms of education upon graduation.

Do you find your work interesting and meaningful?

I am challenged every day at my job, which makes my job more interesting. My employer trusts me to work independently, and I have the privilege to work with people who care about their company. I really feel as though my employer cares about honesty, hard work and integrity, something that’s often hard to find.

To find out more about this and other great legal related professions, drop by Wednesday and take part in the day's events:

Career Conversations: Law and Legal Related Services
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Central Library

You can also sign up in advance to meet with a lawyer in Law Connect: Legal Grounds Summary Advice Clinic (offered in partnership with Pro Bono Law Alberta) and learn more about local legal services during the Law Connect: Legal Resources Fair.

Contact us at 403-260-2782 with any questions.

Career Programs at the Library

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The Calgary Public Library offers regular free programs on job search and careers to library members. Below is just a taste of some of our upcoming programs. Go to our Programs page to see what else we have to offer this fall!

If you're interested in any of the programs below, you can either register online (click on program title) or by calling us at 403-260-2620.

Program

Date and Time

Location

Job Loss or Job Transition?
Learn how to cope with a layoff and explore new opportunities.
Discover how to create new strategies and how to
negotiate job offers in this interactive workshop.

Saturday, Oct 26

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Central

Career Basics: Moving Forward—Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with
looking for work mid-life, along with resume strategies. Workshops are
led by professional career practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection.

Wednesday, Oct 16

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 5
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monday, Nov 25
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Crowfoot


Thorn-Hill


Saddletowne

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and
how to answer them. Workshops are led by professional career
practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection.

Monday, Oct 21

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monday, Nov 4
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Village Square


Saddletowne

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional resume to put your best foot forward.
Workshops are led by professional career practitioners from Bow Valley College's Career Connection.

Saturday, Oct 26

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 30
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Signal Hill


Central