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

Available Positions

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.

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 is required.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration designation.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure is required.

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 and filing with proper courts.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, phone or oral instructions.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Opening, maintaining and closing files electronically in the document management system (iMange/FileSite) 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 might 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.
  • 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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110, 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. We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. 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 fulfill your potential and help shape the future of our firm.

We are currently recruiting a Document Specialist to join our Document Services team in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Supervisor, Legal Support Services, the Specialist works in close collaboration with the three other members of the Document Services team. In addition to working within the department, the successful candidate may also be called upon to work from an assistant’s desk to cover an unexpected absence or to otherwise address a specific coverage need within a group.

This position requires an individual with strong technical skills in document production, an ability to troubleshoot issues within documents, and someone who has had prior experience working with legal documents. The successful candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and assisting multiple practice groups in both the litigation and corporate areas of law.

This is a full-time opportunity and a day shift with core work hours of Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ET).

Required Experience and Qualifications

At least three (3) years of experience in a document production role in a legal environment.

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant program and/or prior experience as a Legal Assistant would be an asset.
  • Advanced-level technical skills in MS Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Nuance (PDF).
  • Ability to format and process large complex legal documents.
  • A team player for whom no task is too small or too large to tackle
  • An understanding of electronic Document Management Systems – iManage (FileSite).
  • Ability to type with a speed of 80-100 words per minute.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, documents and procedures are an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail is required, with superior word processing, spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Able to work independently within tight timelines and with the ability to prioritize assignments.
  • A willingness to learn and embrace new technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, telephone etiquette and a positive outlook.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

Key Responsibilities

Provide timely and accurate support to all members of WeirFoulds including:

  • Document creation, revision and formatting;
  • Troubleshooting problem documents;
  • Converting PDFs to Word or Excel documents, and cleaning and formatting the new document (DocXTools);
  • Repairing corrupt documents in Word, and formatting according to firm standards;
  • Performing mail merges;
  • Creating and editing Excel spreadsheets;
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations on our firm template and adding animation as required;
  • Running document comparisons;
  • Creating PDF packages, with hyperlinks as required.
  • Responding and prioritizing Document Services’ email group inquiries and requests in a timely manner.
  • Proofreading documents and making necessary changes.
  • Providing administrative support to legal professionals which could include docket entry (3E), expense submissions, cheque requisitions (Chrome River), client contact management system updates (InterAction)\
  • Coordinating workflow and assignments with Document Services team members as required.
  • Transcribing digital/tape dictations.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110, 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.

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

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking a law clerk to join the litigation side of 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
  • 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 litigation law clerk, such as drafting and working with clients
  • 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 disputes.

Please submit your application online, including a cover letter, transcripts and your resume.

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.

To learn more, please contact:

Amita Bhika
Human Resources Advisor
647.715.3502
abhika@weirfoulds.com