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

Available Positions

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking a law clerk to join our thriving Wills, Estates, Trusts & Charities Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 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 be a team player
  • 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
  • Assisting on all 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 with WindUp, an estates accounting system, would be an asset
  • Experience with EDT and ACL, would be an asset

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.

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

We thank all candidates for their response, but only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

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 Katrina Henn, Director of Professional Development, by email khenn@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-947-5030, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. 

 

 

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. We have thrived by working with our clients to form true partnerships with them in order to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

We are looking for a highly organized, proactive and energetic Events Specialist to join our team on a 15 month contract to cover a maternity leave. The Events Specialist will plan and execute events both virtually and in person and must have a solid understanding of the latest trends and best practices in the evolving digital landscape.

The Events Specialist will work as an internal, collaborative business partner and resource to the firm’s lawyers and Business Development & Marketing Department team members and will report directly to the Senior Manager, Business Development & Marketing. The events portfolio includes conferences and sponsorships, client seminars and receptions, some internal programming and campaigns, maintenance of marketing lists in the CRM as related to events, and other tasks as needed.

At WeirFoulds, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service to our clients. As such, it is essential for applicants to be dedicated to client service. Candidates must be self-motivated, committed to excellence in the workplace, responsive, and have excellent attention to detail – and want to have some fun at work, too!

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements and executes all aspects of onsite and offsite firm events (receptions, seminars, webinars, conferences and sponsorships). Specific responsibilities include:
    • Administration/planning: Maintaining firm calendar of events, coordination of weekly events meetings with firm stakeholders, event proposals, budget tracking, work-back schedules, website event postings, create and deploy event invitations, reminders, confirmations, and post event communications.
    • Coordinating event logistics: Assist with planning calls, liaising with external vendors, lawyers and speakers on deliverables, organizing care packages, AV, space configuration, signage, rentals, entertainment and staffing, regular monitoring of events inbox and associated actions.
    • On-site event support: Coordinating the creation and packaging of nametags, registration, in-room support, ensuring presenters are prepared, liaising with venue staff, etc. [post COVID]
    • Sponsorships/conferences: Assisting with all sponsorship/conference deliverables (in person/virtual) including the assembly of materials for industry conferences and tradeshows, lawyer speaking engagements and firm sponsorships, and other administrative tasks including securing venues, packaging profiles, firm branding and practice group materials.
    • Using the CRM and communications software to ensure the streamlined sending of event communications.
  • Supporting and executing, on an ad hoc basis, the Business Development and Marketing requests of select Practice Groups and corresponding lawyers.

 Competencies and Qualifications

  • University or college degree in business, events, marketing or a related discipline.
  • Minimum two (2) to three (3) years’ event planning experience in professional services; preference will be given to candidates with legal experience.
  • Competency using Event Booking/automated RSVP software preferred.
  • CRM system experience preferred.
  • Understanding of business development and marketing best practices within professional services.
  • Highly collaborative, self-starter who proactively engages with stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and demanding stakeholders.
  • Works with a sense of urgency and at an accelerated pace.
  • Ability to work independently, while also being an integrated and cooperative member of a broader Marketing and Business Development Department.
  • Makes sound and timely decisions in alignment with the firm’s strategic goals.
  • Strong attention to detail with advanced communication skills both verbal and writing skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Basic working knowledge of graphic design software (e.g. Adobe, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) would be an asset.
  • Willingness and availability to work hours in excess of standard workday and work week.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online providing both a copy of your resume and cover letter. Please click her to apply. 

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Amita Bhika, HR Manager by phone 416-715-3502, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

 

WeirFoulds is a full-service law firm with 110 lawyers and 35 business support professionals. A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We are seeking an HR Coordinator to join our Talent team on a 14-month contract (parental leave cover). 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.

In this role you will be reporting to the Director of Talent while also working in collaboration with the HR Managers and the Talent team. The successful candidate will be involved in day-to-day HR operations and provides effective client service and delivery to all WeirFoulds employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in close collaboration with the Talent team on onboarding and offboarding processes to complete relevant steps and activities.
  • Assists with recruitment activities by screening resumes, scheduling interviews, administering testing when needed, coordinating background checks, conducting reference checks as required.
  • Supports the Law Summer and Articling student recruitment programs, including coordinating on-campus interviews and working in close collaboration with both the Director of Talent and HR Manager.
  • Prepares correspondence, letters, documents, and employment contracts under the direction of the Director of Talent and/or HR Managers.
  • Supports the Payroll and Benefits Specialist with the bi-weekly payroll and HRIS data entry including benefits.
  • Ensures the confidentiality and integrity of information, tracks data and enters all transactions ensuring information is complete and accurate.
  • Assists with the organizing and coordinating various Internal Firm/Student engagement activities including staff appreciation events, Take-Your-Kids to work, Law Student firm tours, retirement receptions, etc.
  • Assist with our internal training programs, including liaising with speakers, LSO accreditation, managing attendance lists and obtaining post event-feedback.
  • Responsible for processing 3rd party HR invoices and processing any HR team expenses.
  • Responsible for the annual fitness benefits tracking through a spreadsheet and processing the fitness expenses in the system (Chrome River).
  • Creates and maintains both the electronic and manual personnel file system which includes scanning and filing where required.
  • Provides general administrative support to the Talent team and performs other job-related duties/special HR projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Education and Skills

  • Minimum of one-year HR administrative experience.
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources or equivalent. Working towards CHRP designation would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and client service skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships and is a team player.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective at prioritizing, multi-tasking, and time management skills to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong problem-identification and problem-solving with the ability to provide practical and/or innovative solutions.
  • Experience using MS Office 365 or similar including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using ADP Workforce Now would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Canadian employment legislation (Employment Standards, OH&S, Human Rights, AODA etc.)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application online, including a cover letter and resume. Please click here to apply online.

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Amita Bhika, HR Manager, by phone 647-715-3502, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff.

Role Summary

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.

We are currently recruiting a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Commercial Litigation practice group supporting four (4) lawyers. The lawyer’s practice in the areas of Commercial and Civil litigation, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, and Subrogation and Recovery.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys variety at a fast-paced busy desk that offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges. The successful candidate must be able to confidently utilize one’s strong litigation and technical knowledge, practice management skills. Is required to confidently 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.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting and/or preparing various legal documents (pleadings, notices of motion, facta, etc.), presentations and correspondence, and ensuring that they are in proper format and accurate.
  • 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.
  • Running monthly accounts; reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness.
  • Managing internal and external communications which includes incoming calls, mail, faxes and e-mail, responding when needed and as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • 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) to five (5) years of relevant litigation work experience is required.
  • 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 for the Toronto and Ontario courts would be an asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Amita Bhika, by phone 647-715-3502, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff.

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.

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.

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 opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • At least one (1) to two (2) years of litigation experience.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration designation.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational, 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. A positive and enthusiastic approach to day-to-day workflow is considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.

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 and communicating with the courts as and when 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 (iMange) 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 on these requests.
  • Helping assistants to close files which might include scanning, boxing or indexing of files to be sent to off-site storage.
  • Helping assistants with large print, copy or scan jobs.
  • Digital transcriptions.
  • Entering and updating client contact lists.
  • 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.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Amita Bhika, by phone 416-274-9463, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

To learn more, please contact:

Amita Bhika
Human Resources Manager
647.715.3502
abhika@weirfoulds.com