Litigation Law Clerk - Toronto

Role Summary

The primary purpose of this Litigation Law Clerk position is to provide knowledgeable and skilled assistance to litigation lawyers including: organizing and managing files (responsible for ensuring deadlines are met); drafting pleadings, preparing motion records, together with supporting affidavits; preparing cost outlines; preparing affidavits of documents; summarizing productions; preparation of briefs; and providing back-up support to other litigation team members when required.
 
Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Law Clerk designation. 
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes. 
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of litigation experience as a Law Clerk is required. 
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook). 
  • Experience with internet-based e-discovery platforms.
  • Experience in construction litigation an asset.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients, and all levels of staff.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Document management, including collecting and/or receiving client documents and reviewing same to determine relevance for inclusion in Affidavit of Documents.
  • Various tasks associated with the e-discovery platform including; loading client documents provided in various formats, reviewing client documents, conducting early case assessments, objective coding of relevant client documents, creating export files of productions in various formats for service, manipulating and importing load files from opposing parties.
  • Organizing and maintaining database, and performing trouble-shooting tasks when necessary.
  • Preparing Affidavit of Documents and Briefs of Productions.
  • Drafting pleadings and motion materials and preparing Pleadings Briefs and Motion Records.
  • Reviewing transcripts from Examinations for Discovery and preparing summaries, lists of undertakings and refusals and communicating with clients to collect answers to undertakings and preparing summaries and Briefs of same.
  • Preparing Cost Outlines and Bills of Cost for use at motions and trials.
  • Preparing Offers to Settle and Mediation Briefs (including Statements of Issues).
  • Assisting in preparation for examinations for discovery, mediations, pre-trials and trials, including preparing, issuing and delivering Summons to Witnesses and Notices regarding Business Records.
  • Preparing Assessments of Costs, including collection of accounting information, preparing
  • Order for Assessments and obtaining and serving Notice of Appointments.
  • Corresponding with opposing counsel regarding various steps in actions.
  • Corresponding with clients regarding various steps in actions, including meeting with clients to review documents and swear and commission Affidavits.
  • Docketing, accounting and administrative duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to Nicole Hunter, Director, Human Resources by email at nhunter@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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