We are always looking for talented people to join our team.

Available Positions

FULL-TIME POSITION: Senior Corporate Law Clerk

WeirFoulds is a full-service law firm with a thriving corporate-commercial practice. We focus on servicing mid-market Ontario businesses, and undertaking the Canadian aspects of cross-border and international deals. We are seeking an experienced Corporate Law Clerk to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting private company M&A transactions and financing transactions, including document preparation, organization and due diligence.
  • Participating in structuring and restructuring transactions, including organization of new corporations and partnerships, ownership changes and corporate group restructuring.
  • Collaborating with specialized clerks in our securities, estates and real estate groups, and clerks at our sister firms in jurisdictions other than Ontario.
  • Developing and maintaining corporate processes and systems, including updates for new technology and new Ministry documents and processes. Innovative ideas to improve processes and policies are always welcome.
  • Participating in the management and training of junior clerks and the coordination of workflow and responsibilities within the corporate clerk group.
  • Routine ongoing corporate work, including maintaining corporate minute books, internal electronic records and databases of corporations, and corporate registrations, and conducting public registry searches and registrations.
  • Preparing and managing standard corporate documents and governance

Required Qualifications/Education and Skills

  • At least 8 years of corporate commercial law experience including coordinating checklists, closing folders and standard documents for M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, and due diligence.
  • Post-secondary education with a Law Clerk designation
  • Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Team player, experience training and mentoring junior clerks.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of corporate legislation and experience with corporate documents in Ontario and other Canadian jurisdictions.
  • Extensive knowledge of OBCA, CBCA, CIA, LP Act.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook), electronic corporate records management systems and databases, and law firm docketing and billing software.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter transcripts online here.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Katrina Henn, Director of Talent.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking an intermediate law clerk to join its Wills, Estates, Trusts & Charities Practice Group.

The successful candidate will work with our lawyers and other clerks on a variety of challenging  and diverse matters, representing clients (including executors, corporate trustees, beneficiaries, financial planning firms and advisors,  corporations, owner-managers and family businesses) in managing and assisting with all aspects of administration and disputes.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • 4-8 years of experience in all aspects of estate, trusts and capacity litigation and administration
  • Post-secondary education with a Law Clerk designation
  • Strong technical and legal knowledge
  • Ability to work with lawyers and clerks at all levels, excellent interpersonal skills and a team player attitude
  • Confidence to manage multiple complex files at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Experience assisting on matters concerning guardianships, will challenges and interpretations, power of attorney issues and disputes, passings of accounts, variations of trust, and dependant relief applications as well as the other functions of a law clerk, such as drafting and working with clients
  • Ability to assist with establishing charities and non-profit organizations
  • Experience using WindUp estates accounting system, EDT and ACL, would be an asset

Please submit your application online, including a cover letter, resume and transcripts. Click here to apply.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jennifer Pomerantz, Human Resources & Talent Manager at jpomerantz@weirfoulds.com.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Learning & Development Specialist

A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We encourage you to join our team if you are a self-starter who shares our passion for delivering exceptional client service and building a terrific firm. Our friendly and collaborative culture means WeirFoulds is not only a great place to work, but a great place to develop and thrive. We support and nurture our team enabling you to fulfil your potential and help shape the future of our firm.

Role Summary

We are seeking a Learning & Development Specialist to join our firm on a full-time basis. This is an exciting opportunity for a learning professional who has experience with instructional design and development of eLearning and live learning, technical training, learning evaluation and has a passion for helping employees succeed.

As the Learning & Development Specialist, you will be focused on working with key stakeholders throughout all stages from needs assessment to content delivery for all technical training. You will also own our Learning Portal/LMS (viLMS) and will be responsible for creating and maintaining learning paths ensuring that new and current firm members have the required skills, knowledge and resources to efficiently and effectively use the firm’s technology tools.

It is an exciting time to join our team, as we are on an accelerated path to refresh the firm’s technology and applications. You will have an opportunity to learn new systems/software versions, while helping our user community these through significant changes from a training perspective.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Given the pandemic, it is expected that the successful candidate will work from home until a return-to-work plan is communicated to staff. From time-to-time you may be requested to be in the office based on client/business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Perform needs analysis of training requests and provide learning solutions based on the results of the analysis.
  • Design, develop and deliver end-user technology-based training, and other custom training programs based on department or firm strategies and projects.
  • Develop and write documentation/internal manuals/self-study guides, update and maintain knowledge database, which includes developing and recording eLearning modules.
  • Evaluate learning effectiveness through surveys and other performance metrics – and working with HR to develop and implement performance improvement plans based on feedback.
  • Coordinate learning events including but not limited to scheduling, enrollment and session set up.
  • Provide user support and professional development to our lawyers, law clerks, legal assistants and business services professionals.
  • For specialized software/tools arrange training and follow up with third party providers as required.
  • Manage and maintain the firm’s online learning platform and LMS (viLMS) which includes uploading resources, creating and generating reports, creating and assigning learning paths, managing configuration options, creating attendance rosters and customizing templates.
  • Keep abreast with legal industry trends, new software and/or updates to existing software and current learning technologies.
  • Work on projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Adult Education or a similar degree/certificate.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in adult learning & development or technical training.
  • Prior experience in the legal/professional services environment is a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated ability of instructional design theories, methodologies and best practices, including knowledge of the complete learning development cycle and interactive teaching method.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of Document Management System (iManage), document assembly and comparison software, Kofax Power PDF, InterAction CRM and other legal software would be beneficial.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Office 365.
  • Prior experience utilizing, managing and administering an LMS.
  • Enthusiastic, confident, organized – can “own” a room during a presentation or training session.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills – comfortable presenting technical information.
  • Able to adapt training depending on the skillsets of the users.
  • Experience related to change management and project management would be beneficial.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are invited to apply online with a copy of resume and cover letter attached. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Amita Bhika, HR Manager at 647-715-3502.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Legal Administrative Support (LAS) – Litigation

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective, and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We offer a friendly and collaborative culture, where you will not only be working at a great place but also getting the mentorship and opportunities to help you learn and develop so you can fulfill your potential.

Role Summary

The Legal Administrative Support (LAS) role is a junior position and would be suitable for recent graduates of a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration program who have had at least one year of litigation work experience. We currently have two open roles for this position.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to kick start their legal career at a downtown Toronto law firm, enjoys fast paced environments and wants to learn and expand their skill sets under the close mentorship of seasoned litigation assistants. In this position, the LAS will be responsible for providing legal support to a team of Legal Assistants in busy Litigation practice groups. The position offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one’s strong litigation knowledge and build solid practice management skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organizational skills, with a desire to work in a team environment and promote a client first focused culture.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Given the pandemic, it is expected that the successful candidate will work from home until a return-to-work plan is communicated to staff.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing various legal documents with the guidance of legal assistants/ lawyers (pleadings, notices of motion, facta, etc.), presentations and correspondence, and ensuring that they are in proper format and accurate.
  • Compiling records and briefs with the guidance of legal assistants in the practice group.
  • Arranging for service of legal documents, filing with appropriate courts including using the online portal where appropriate and communicating with the courts as required.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, phone or verbal instructions.
  • Opening, maintaining and closing files electronically in the document management system (iManage) and/or physically. This might include filing of hard copies of documents or notes as well as making labels.
  • Helping the assistants with monthly client billings, including reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness. This may include: printing pre-bills, reviewing and making changes to pre-bills, drafting write-off forms or trust transfers.
  • Entering dockets and/or expenses for the lawyers from time-to-time.
  • New file opening; setting up files and preparing folders/labels as requested.
  • Submitting cheque requisitions and working closely with the Finance team.
  • Helping assistants to close files which might include scanning, boxing or indexing of files to be sent to off-site storage.
  • Digital transcriptions.
  • Entering and updating client contact lists in the CRM.
  • Providing coverage support at various desks in the practice group when assistants are on vacation or there is an unplanned absence due to illness, etc.
  • General other administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related internal Departments to provide documents/other materials on time to meet client needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least one (1) year of prior litigation legal assistant experience.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration designation.
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Prior experience with CaseLines would be an asset.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and follow-up skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online with a copy of resume and cover letter attached. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Amita Bhika, HR Manager at 647-715-3502.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Construction Legal Assistant (litigation)

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective, and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We offer a friendly and collaborative culture, where you will not only be working at a great place but also getting the mentorship and opportunities to help you learn and develop so you can fulfill your potential.

Role Summary

We are seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Construction practice group supporting three (3) lawyers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys variety in a fast-paced busy environment that offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges. The successful candidate must be able to confidently utilize one’s litigation knowledge, technical and practice management skills to execute in this role. You will also be required to confidently demonstrate initiative, strong communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills, and a desire to work in a team environment to promote a client-first focused culture.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Given the pandemic, it is expected that the successful candidate will work from home until a return-to-work plan is communicated to staff.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting and/or preparing various legal documents (pleadings, notices of motion, facta, etc.), presentations and correspondence.
  • Compiling records and briefs as and when required.
  • Arranging for service and filing of legal documents and related instructions to process servers/agents and filing with the appropriate courts.
  • Managing and tracking deadlines, conditional dates, and appointments, including managing the lawyers’ calendars and scheduling appointments and court dates as needed.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, phone, or verbal instructions.
  • Opening and closing files electronically and physically which also includes maintaining detailed matter/client list and maintaining a filing system. (DMS – iManage).
  • Preparing the monthly accounts/proformas; reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness. (Experience with 3E (Elite) would be advantageous).
  • Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required.
  • General other administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related internal Departments to provide documents/other materials on time to meet client needs.
  • Entering dockets as and when required.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of relevant litigation work experience is required. Prior experience in construction law would be advantageous.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Good judgement and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Eagerness to learn new technology/processes and further develop skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to lawyers, clients and the court.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online with a copy of resume and cover letter attached. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Amita Bhika, HR Manager at 647-715-3502.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Municipal Legal Assistant (litigation)

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective, and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We offer a friendly and collaborative culture, where you will not only be working at a great place but also getting the mentorship and opportunities to help you learn and develop so you can fulfill your potential.

Role Summary

We are seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Municipal and Planning practice group supporting three (3) lawyers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys variety in a fast-paced busy environment that offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges. The successful candidate must be able to confidently utilize one’s litigation knowledge, technical and practice management skills to execute in this role. You will also be required to demonstrate initiative, strong communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills, and a desire to work in a team environment to promote a client-first focused culture.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Given the pandemic, it is expected that the successful candidate will work from home until a return-to-work plan is communicated to staff.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting and/or preparing various legal documents (pleadings, notices of motion, facta, etc.), presentations and correspondence.
  • Compiling records and briefs as and when required.
  • Arranging for service and filing of legal documents and related instructions to process servers/agents and filing with the appropriate courts.
  • Managing and tracking deadlines, conditional dates, and appointments, including managing the lawyers’ calendars and scheduling appointments and court dates as needed.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, phone, or verbal instructions.
  • Opening and closing files electronically and physically which also includes maintaining detailed matter/client list and maintaining a filing system. (DMS – iManage).
  • Preparing the monthly accounts/proformas; reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness. (experience with 3E (Elite) would be advantageous).
  • Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required.
  • General other administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related internal Departments to provide documents/other materials on time to meet client needs.
  • Entering dockets as and when required.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of relevant litigation work experience is required. Prior experience in Municipal and Planning Law would be advantageous.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Eagerness to learn new technology/processes and further develop skills.
  • Familiarity with the scheduling and filing processes with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) now Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and including the Toronto and Ontario courts would be an asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to lawyers, clients and the court.
  • Good judgement and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online with a copy of resume and cover letter attached. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Amita Bhika, HR Manager at 647-715-3502.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our official statement on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To learn more, please contact:

Amita Bhika
Human Resources Manager
647.715.3502
abhika@weirfoulds.com