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

Available Positions

FULL-TIME POSITION:  Litigation / Regulatory Law Clerk

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 successful candidate will provide administrative assistance to the Regulatory Law Practice Group lawyers, as well as support in complex matters, including: organizing and managing files (responsible for ensuring deadlines are met); reviewing client documents; preparation of documents related to proceedings within the Self-Regulated Professions, as well as the preparation of traditional litigation documents; and providing 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
  • At least three years of relevant experience would be preferred
  • Strong computer related skills including legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of E-Discovery

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
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Law Clerk
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients

Responsibilities

  • Review of client documents and preparation of Affidavit of Documents/Disclosure Briefs
  • Preparation of agreements and other legal documents with some direction, often from precedents
  • Preparation hearing materials in accordance with the various Rules of Procedures (Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Supreme Court of Canada and various quasi-judicial forums)
  • Trial preparation including preparation of documents briefs and compendium
  • Assisting in the preparation of both lawyers and clients for examinations and hearings
  • Scheduling Examinations for Discovery and the preparation of Notices of Examination
  • Reviewing and summarizing transcripts of examinations and preparing charts of undertakings, refusals, and under advisements. Review and assemble answers to undertakings
  • Assisting with scheduling of witnesses, conducting witness interviews and preparation of witness statements and briefs and preparation and service of Summons to A Witness
  • Attending at hearings in order to assist counsel and clients, when required
  • Preparation of Bills of Cost and Costs Outlines
  • Preparation of draft default judgments or orders
  • Preparation of charts, chronologies and summaries of documentary evidence for use in hearings
  • Preparation of correspondence
  • Acts as Commissioner to take oaths
  • 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.

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.

FULL-TIME POSITION: Wills and Estates Law Clerk

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

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 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.

Full Time Role: Leasing Legal Assistant

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 Leasing Legal Assistant to join our Commercial Leasing Practice Group. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys variety and working in a fast-paced team environment. The successful candidate will be supporting three lawyers.

The role offers a broad range of legal and administrative job responsibilities in leasing law.  Prior experience in a similar role and solid administrative practice management skills would be considered advantageous. The candidate is also required to confidently demonstrate initiative, strong communication (both verbal and written) 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.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing various legal documents and correspondence with some direction (handwritten notes, phone and oral instructions), and/or often from precedents; ensuring that they are in proper format and accurate.
  • Managing and tracking deadlines, and appointments, including managing the lawyers’ Outlook calendars and scheduling appointments as needed.
  • Managing internal and external communications including incoming calls, physical mail, faxes and e-mail, responding when needed and as appropriate.
  • Opening and closing files which also includes maintaining detailed matter/client list and maintaining a physical and electronic filing system (DMS – iManage).
  • Preparing the monthly accounts/proformas; reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness. This includes working closely with the Finance team on client e-billing/monthly accounts.
  • Entering dockets into accounting software (Elite/3E), as and when required.
  • Entering and updating client contact lists in the CRM (InterAction) and working closely with the Marketing and Business Development Department, as and when required.
  • General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other 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 coverage for colleague absences.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in a similar role. Prior experience in the areas of leasing or real estate law would be considered an asset.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant/Law Clerk or Legal Administration certificate/diploma.
  • Proficient with legal software (iManage, Elite/3E, InterAction) and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Proficient with PDF software (Kofax Power PDF/ Adobe).
  • 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 problem-solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction/supervision.
  • 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.

FULL-TIME POSITION: Legal Administrative Support (LAS)

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

The Legal Administrative Support (LAS) role is a junior entry-level position and would be suitable for recent graduates of a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration program. Having had a recent co-op placement or recent legal experience would be beneficial.

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 in a transactional area of law and work under the close mentorship of seasoned assistants. In this position, the LAS will be responsible for providing legal support to a team of Legal Assistants (Commercial Real Estate and Leasing areas of law). The position offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one’s 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 junior nature of the role you will be expected to be working in the office 3 days/week.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing various legal documents with the guidance of legal assistants/lawyers, presentations and correspondence, and ensuring that they are in proper format and accurate.
  • Administrative tasks such as filing, which might include physical or electronic materials, as well as preparing labels, updating client information or similar requests.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, by phone or from in-person instructions.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Helping assistants to open new files through InTapp and setting up the physical and/or electronic file folders (iManage) as requested.
  • Helping assistants to close files electronically in the document management system (iManage) and/or physically, including scanning, boxing and indexing files to be sent to off-site storage.
  • Entering dockets and/or expenses for the lawyers from time to time.
  • Helping the assistants with monthly client billings (3E accounting system), including reviewing entries for accuracy and completeness. This might include printing pre-bills, reviewing and making changes to pre-bills and drafting write-off forms or trust transfers.
  • Submitting cheque requisitions and working closely with the Finance team on these requests.
  • Digital transcriptions.
  • Entering and updating client contact lists and working on the CRM system (InterAction).
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Prior recent co-op placement or legal experience would be beneficial.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration designation.
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • 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.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.

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.

FULL-TIME POSITION: Reference Librarian

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 an intellectually curious and enthusiastic Reference Librarian who will provide research and current awareness services. She/he/they will report to the Library Team Lead.

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 and have a degree of comfort operating in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be self-motivated, responsive, and have excellent attention to detail.

This is a full-time position Monday to Friday with some flexibility offered regarding hours of work. We are currently operating a hybrid work model and Business Services firm members are required to work from the office at least two (2) days per week.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Handle sophisticated legal research and reference requests in a timely manner
  • Manage the provision of current awareness services, which includes monitoring practice area developments and preparing weekly alerts, sending out daily news alerts and e-journals as well as evaluating usage of resources and recommending new tools
  • Design and deliver engaging legal research and resources training and orientation programs for law students and lawyers
  • Set up passwords and troubleshoot any issues with the password management system
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science / Information Studies.
  • Minimum of two years experience providing reference services at a law library.
  • Experience using MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Ease with learning new technology and expert at using the major legal and business online databases.
  • Ability to recite the names of the leading Canadian texts in various legal subject areas.
  • Intellectually curious critical thinker who is analytical about both the particular work you do as well as the nature of the services you provide.
  • Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, and proactively engage with all stakeholders / team members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and not fearful of picking up the phone.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial working environment.
  • Willingness to occasionally work flexible hours as required.

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

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 on our website.

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