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

Available Positions

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 1 year or less work experience in the legal environment through co-op placements and/or volunteer opportunities.

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 corporate assistants.

In this position, the LAS will be responsible for providing legal support to a team of Legal Assistants in busy Securities and Corporate practice groups. 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 opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Experience in a legal environment through co-op placements/ volunteering would be considered advantageous.
  • 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.

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, presentations and correspondence, and ensuring that they are in proper format and accurate.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, phone or oral instructions.
  • 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 client 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 in the CRM system.
  • 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.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • 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.

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.

WeirFoulds LLP is looking for an energetic IT Operations Manager to manage the day to day operations of IT as well as provide infrastructure technical expertise. Beyond the technical requirements, we need a manager who will influence the overall strategy and drive for digital transformation, while establishing goals and directing the activities of the team to optimize, implement, maintain and support technology for the Firm. As a leader, you are someone who can enable and inspire your team to do their best work!

Reporting to the Director of IT, the IT Operations Manager will manage the Helpdesk, which includes incident management, resource management and escalations, both during normal helpdesk hours (M-F 8AM-6PM) and/or after hours. In addition, the role will be required to coordinate and improve activities related to infrastructure operations and will work in close collaboration with the 5 members of the IT team. Prior work experience within a law firm or professional services environment would be considered an asset, but not mandatory.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Preferable to have a university degree in information technology or computer science or very strong practical experience in IT.
  • Preferable to have ITIL Foundation certification or working towards achieving it.
  • Prior experience in managing and leading an IT Operations team for at least 2 years.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Well rounded experience with Windows Server technologies (Windows Server 2012 and newer, Active Directory, Windows 10 clients); good understanding of SQL Server database administration.
  • Experience with Office 365/Exchange 365. Advantageous to have a understanding of different cloud models and techniques in dealing with vendors.
  • Practical understanding and experience with remote access technologies like Citrix and VPN.
  • Good practical knowledge of server virtualization and VMWare Technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of infrastructure as it relates to hardware (HP servers), networking (Cisco), storage (Dell EMC), backup (Veeam). Understanding of how typical client server and n-tier applications infrastructure architecture look like from an infrastructure perspective is an asset.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of document management systems, preferably iManage, would be considered an asset.
  • Practical understanding of the fundamental concepts related to IT Service delivery as defined by ITIL or similar IT process framework.

Other People/Soft Skills

  • Understands the value of pro-active problem resolution, and continuous performance improvement.
  • Accountable, energetic, approachable. Able to motivate people, exhibits and drives a “can-do” culture within IT.
  • Creates a positive inclusive work place where people like to work. Excellent communicator and people manager who will help your team focus on high performance.
  • Can and likes to solve technical problems and user problems. Understands his/her own limitations and asks for help.
  • Has willingness and drive to learn new skills; has room and interest to grow into a more senior IT role.
  • Proven ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization and to collaborate with a diverse group of legal and non-legal professionals.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences, effective written and verbal communication skills, with high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations, with effective time management, task prioritization, and ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Exhibit excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, fast paced environment

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online with a cover letter and resume.

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.

To learn more, please contact:

Amita Bhika
Human Resources Advisor
647.715.3502
abhika@weirfoulds.com