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Firm Name Change

Posted By Administration, Yesterday

We are pleased to announce that the law firm of Kelly Manthorp Heaphy has changed its name to KMH Lawyers. We continue to serve our clients in the following areas:

  1. Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  2. Wills and Estate Planning
  3. Civil and Estate Litigation
  4. Family Law
  5. Corporate Law

The law firm will remain at its current location:

Billings Bridge Plaza
2323 Riverside Drive East
Suite B0001
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L5
Phone: (613) 733-3000
Fax: (613) 523-2924
Website: www.kmhlawyers.ca

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Cavanagh Williams LLP Professionalism Speaker Series: Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Social Justice Advocacy

Posted By Administration, Yesterday
Please see the poster below for the March 27, 2017 Cavanagh Williams LLP Professionalism Speaker Series: Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Social Justice Advocacy.

Event Details:
Monday, March 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fauteux Hall, FTX 133
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 57 Louis-Pasteur Street
** Lunch included - All are welcome **

This program contains 1.5 Professionalism Hours.

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Continuing Education Offerings in Mediation and Conflict Resolution -- Spring 2017

Posted By Administration, Yesterday

MEDIATION CENTRE OF SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO

CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERINGS IN MEDIATION AND CONFLICT   RESOLUTION SKILLS – SPRING 2017

ESSENTIAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND NEGOTIATION SKILLS – Fri., April 7 – Sun., April 9/17.

Introduction to Conflict Theory and Management (Sources, Elements, Stages and Levels of Conflict; Conflict Styles; Power, Rights, Interests & Conflict); Conflict Resolution Theory; Basics of Communication; the Dispute Resolution Process. Literature and Research on Negotiation Theory, Practice and Behaviour; Conduct of Effective Negotiations (Strategy & Technique; the Negotiation Framework and Elements of Negotiation); ‘Principled’ Interest Based Negotiation. 

[MCSO accepts registrations separately for the two 1 ½  day component parts of this Course:- Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills (Friday to Saturday Noon); and Negotiation Skills (Saturday Noon through Sunday.)]

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE MEDIATOR AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRACTITIONER -- Fri., April 21 – Sun., April 23/ 17

Learn Mediation Concepts and Techniques, with experienced Coaches for Mediation Skills Training. On Day Three, choice of electives:- Workshop on Conflict Resolution in the Workplace on April 23/17; alternatively, one can enroll for another one-day session in the Fall/17. The Fall Program has still to be determined. A third option is to attend two of MCSO’s “Community of Practice” evening sessions. Two of these remain in the Spring:- Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Professor Trevor Tucker, Non-Verbal Communication Primer for Mediation and Small Group Facilitation; and Monday, May 29, 2017, Judy Tetlow, Restorative Circle Group Facilitation. Others in this evening Program are to be announced for the Fall. 

[For persons interested in essential Mediation Skills training, and who are not currently seeking to acquire the qualifying 40-hour Certificate (see below), MCSO accepts registrations for Days One & Two separately, the registration being designated as for the Course in Mediation Skills.]

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE  -- Sun., April 23/17

An intensive one-day advanced Workshop on Workplace issues presented by MCSO’s Workplace Conflict Resolution Group (see on MCSO web site), also available as Day Three of the Course on Skills Development for the Mediator and Conflict Resolution Practitioner.

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Location: 

Unless otherwise announced full-day sessions of MCSO Courses will be held at the Queen’s University Donald Gordon Conference Centre.

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MCSO Certificates:

MCSO is in its 16th year of offering its established 40-hour Certificate Program on Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution, the standard entry-level qualification for the field of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, as well as other listed Courses and including our continuing Course in the Queen’s University Graduate Program, Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation in Public Disputes. The MCSO Certificate comprises principally two intensive and interactive 20-hour component Courses in Workshop format, now styled:- “Essential Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills; and Skills Development for the Mediator and Conflict Resolution Practitioner”.  Participation qualifies for Continuing Professional Development credits pursuant to the CPD Requirement of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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For more information, including detailed descriptions for all MCSO Courses, Professional Profiles of Instructors, and Registration Forms, please consult the Centre’s web site www.mediatecentre.com, or contact us by telephone at 1.613.546.6334. 

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Corporate and Estate Planning Lawyer

Posted By Administration, March 20, 2017

Brazeau Seller Law is seeking a lawyer with 3 or more years of experience to join its corporate and estate planning group.  Our group services primarily family owned businesses, professionals and high-net worth individuals.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: succession planning, corporate reorganizations and the purchase and sale of businesses.  We are seeking someone who has excellent written and oral communication skills and who is adept at developing and fostering strong client relationships.

This is an opportunity to join a firm with an excellent reputation for providing outstanding service and expert legal advice.  Please email your resume with strict confidence to Tina Hash at thash@brazeauseller.com.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Expressions of Interest – Per Diem (Fee for Service) Assistant Crown Attorneys

Posted By Administration, March 20, 2017

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, Ottawa Crown Attorney’s office is seeking expressions of interest from lawyers who seek opportunities to conduct prosecutions and perform related functions for the Crown Attorney’s office as a Per Diem (fee for service) Assistant Crown Attorney. 

Scope of services:

  1. Provide legal services to the Ministry of the Attorney General by conducting prosecutions for criminal and quasi-criminal offences in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice
  2. Provide professional advice to police and related agencies on criminal matters and work cooperatively with other justice sector partners.

Qualifications: 

  1. Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  2. Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law procedure, rules of evidence and case law, Good judgement and analytical ability to determine appropriate legal remedies
  3. Excellent understanding of the role and function of a prosecutor in the criminal justice system in Ontario
  4. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communications skills
  5. Competency using computer technology
  6. Errors and Omissions Insurance in the amount of $2M

Applications accepted until April 13, 2017 at 5 pm. See attachment for further details.

 Attached Files:
English.pdf (51.43 KB)
Français.pdf (52.34 KB)

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Corporate Associate

Posted By Administration, March 17, 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DENTONS CANADA LLP

Corporate Associate 
Ottawa Office

ABOUT DENTONS

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.

We believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to the success and strength of our firm. We believe that a proactive approach where we support and embrace our individual talents and differences enriches our firm, our professional practice and our communities. It offers us a broader perspective to foster more creative ideas and greater effectiveness, which enhances our ability to provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. Dentons Canada is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requirements, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Ottawa office of Dentons Canada LLP is seeking an associate with solid corporate transactional experience and a client-oriented approach to the practice of law to join our Corporate Group. The associate hired for this position will work side by side with partners on a wide variety of transactions including venture capital and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings and public and private M&A matters.

Our Ottawa office has deep technology sector knowledge and far-reaching experience in advising global, national and emerging companies and represents a diverse group of national and international clients, including many recognized names, leading venture capital and private equity firms, public companies, growing private companies and start-ups. As part of an established, expanding team you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of deals offering responsibility and immediate client contact. The role is ideal for a lawyer with 4 to 5 years of experience; however we will consider other candidates with relevant experience and skills.

The successful candidate will have excellent prospects and the opportunity to develop their profile, practice and seniority with this growing team including working as a key member of the Dentons Canada Startup program which is highly active in Canada’s centres of innovation and with many of Canada’s leading accelerators and startup companies.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by email to:

Lara Vos Smith
Director of Legal Talent (Ontario)
Dentons Canada LLP
99 Bank Street, Suite 1420, Ottawa, Ontario 
lara.vossmith@dentons.com

*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Real Estate Law Clerk/Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, March 16, 2017

Career Opportunity – Real Estate Law Clerk/Legal Assistant – Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. has provided effective, innovative legal solutions to Canadian and international clients on a broad range of legal issues since 1971.  Our commitment to legal excellence has helped us become one of the largest independent law firms in Canada’s National Capital Region. www.perlaw.ca

Our Real Estate Law Department is recruiting for a full-time Clerk to join its dynamic team. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage files from A to Z with minimal supervision and handle residential purchase, sale, refinance and private mortgage transactions from the beginning to the end. Experience with commercial transactions would be considered an asset. 

The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities while paying close attention to detail, excellent client service skills, and strong technical skills (Microsoft Office, Teraview, Conveyancer). 

If you believe you have the skills and experience, please submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to careers@perlaw.ca.

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Litigation Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, March 16, 2017

Employment Opportunity
WILLIAMS LITIGATION LAWYERS
williamslitigation.ca

Litigation Law Clerk

We are hiring a Law Clerk with experience in handling insurance and personal injury litigation matters on both the plaintiff and defence side.  Tasks include discovery and trial preparation, client interaction, document production and management.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  1. Relevant College Diploma as well as related work experience with a law firm.
  2. Thorough understanding of the litigation process.
  3. Experience working a case from start to finish.
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work independently.
  6. Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities and schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Bilingualism is preferred.
  8. Superior interpersonal skills.
  9. Professionalism, respect for confidentiality and discretion.
  10. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  11. Experience with electronic document management software is an asset.

We offer a pleasant working environment, excellent health & dental benefits and a competitive salary.  Email Résumés in confidence to Treacy Sorel at tsorel@williamslitigation.ca.

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Litigation Associate

Posted By Administration, March 15, 2017

Employment Opportunity

WILLIAMS LITIGATION LAWYERS

williamslitigation.ca

Litigation Associate

Williams Litigation Lawyers has gained a reputation over the past four decades as a leader in the field of civil litigation. The firm has extensive trial and appellate experience, representing clients in over 300 trials and appeals before all levels of Court.

We are looking for a motivated litigation lawyer with between 5-10 years of experience handling insurance defence, commercial litigation and personal injury files.

Interested applicants should forward a covering letter, résumé, and a list of references in confidence, to Kelly Hart at khart@williamslitigation.ca.

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Ottawa Family Law Study Group CPD Event

Posted By Administration, March 14, 2017

Ottawa Family Law Study Group CPD Event

Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:45 am - 4 pm
Les Suites, 130 Besserer Street (behind Rideau Centre)
$40.00 includes: La Bottega lunch box with sandwich, salad and beverage (vegetarian option upon request); coffee & muffins
CPD: 2 hours Professionalism / 4 hours Substantive
Contact Lisa Sharp or David Ang for information / to register.  
lisasharp@rogers.com / david@anglaw.ca

See attached for more program details.

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Mann Lawyers LLP in the News!

Posted By Administration, March 10, 2017

Mann Lawyers Welcomes Chris McLeod to the Firm

We are excited to let you know that Chris McLeod, formerly of Cassidy Levy Kent and Dentons, will be joining us on March 20, 2017.  Chris will be heading our growing commercial litigation department and we are looking forward to having him on board.  His contact information is as follows christopher@mannlawyers.com or 613-722-1500 ext. 256.

What Happens when Momentum meets History 

Mann Lawyers provides top quality, client-focused legal services to our community and surrounding area.  To further strengthen our team, on October 1, 2017, Mann Lawyers will be welcoming Burke-Robertson, LLP lawyers Ted Masters, Nancy Cook Johnson, Jane Murray, Greg Ste. Marie, Jennifer Johnston, Mary Cybulski and Ines Jelic to our firm.

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Legal Counsel Job Posting

Posted By Administration, March 9, 2017

ISTHMUS PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

JOB POSTING

Position: Legal Counsel

Isthmus Professional Corporation is a fully bilingual Canadian law firm and consultancy that specializes in Workers Compensation Claims Management. We are a modern, dynamic and young firm which bills out approximately 3 million annually and growing.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic lawyer with strong advocacy, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills. If you are a team player, have ambition, strong work ethic, consider the opportunity to grow and develop your skills with Isthmus Professional Corporation.

Responsibilities:

  • Full carriage of Appeal Matters (administration of files);
  • Primary to admin Tribunal;
  • Travelling to hearings will be required;
  • Monitor Senior Paralegals and provide guidance; and,
  • Provide general oversight of the claims management team and provide guidance.

Requirements:

  • A law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing with a provincial bar;
  • 2-5 years working in a firm required (Personal Injury and/or Employment Law background helpful, however not a requirement);
  • Strong communication skills, proven leadership capabilities, and the ability to work independently; and
  • Motivation, aptitude as a self-started, and the ability to “hit the ground running”

This role presents a great opportunity within a dynamic, challenging and professional environment. If you are interested and meet the selection criteria, please send your resume to Isabelle Roy at iroy@isthmuslegal.com.

Isabelle Roy
Isthmus Professional Corporation
Tel: 613.435.5152 ext. 500
Toll free: 1.855.518.5152 ext. 500
iroy@isthmuslegal.com

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Law Clerk - Real Estate / Financial Services

Posted By Administration, March 8, 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DENTONS CANADA LLP

Law Clerk - Real Estate/Financial Services
Ottawa Office

ABOUT DENTONS

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.

We believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to the success and strength of our firm. We believe that a proactive approach where we support and embrace our individual talents and differences enriches our firm, our professional practice and our communities. It offers us a broader perspective to foster more creative ideas and greater effectiveness, which enhances our ability to provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. Dentons Canada is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requirements, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking a Real Estate/Financial Services Law Clerk. The role requires a confident and reliable individual who has the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, able to multitask and possess a high level of client-care with a confidential work approach. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare various contracts, officer’s certificates, board resolutions, closing agendas and closing documents;
  • Assist lawyers with completing financing transactions and commercial real estate transactions;
  • Maintain and assemble closing books to document financing and commercial real estate transactions;
  • Liaise with external counsel or other Dentons offices to arrange for corporate searches and necessary filings;
  • Reviewing and conducting title, off-title searches and due-diligence;
  • Negotiating title insurance policies; 
  • Conducting online searches and registration; 
  • Attending to closings; and 
  • Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • College Diploma, with the completion of a Law Clerk Certification program or equivalent education;
  • Minimum of 2 years solid work experience in a legal environment, with exposure to Real Estate and/or Financial Services;
  • Demonstrated initiative and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Able to multi-task and to meet deadlines under pressure; 
  • Excellent organization skills – attention to detail; 
  • Experience drafting legal documents is an asset; 
  • Able to deal with clients directly in a professional manner;
  • Strong communication and written skills;
  • Knowledge of  Teraview Land Registration System and knowledge and ability to prepare documents under the Registry System is an asset;
  • Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct;
  • Bilingual (English and French) is considered an asset. 

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to:

           Dentons Canada LLP
           Human Resources Department (Ottawa)
           Email: resumes.canada@dentons.com  

*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Rehabilitation Centre Spring into Motion Auction & Dinner

Posted By Administration, March 7, 2017

Spring into Motion
18th Annual Charity Auction & Dinner
Presented by: The Rehabilitation Centre Volunteer Association

You are cordially invited to TRCVA’s 18th Annual Charity Auction and Dinner to raise money to help patients afford the mobility and assistive devices and medical services they need to become more independent.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave., Ottawa

Doors and silent auction open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, speaker and live auction to follow

$75 per person / $600 for a table of 8

TRCVA is pleased to announce this year’s honoured guest and speaker, Jody Mitic.

A 20 year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader, Jody lost both his legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan on his third tour of duty overseas. After only a few short months of rehabilitation, Jody was up and walking again.

Jody has become a model of perseverance, strength and hope for Canadians. A recognized and sought-after motivational speaker and role model for Canadians, Jody is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities and amputees.

To purchase tickets, make a donation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities email us at trcva.ottawa@gmail.com or call us at 613-737-7350 x75476

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/TRCVA/

EVENT SPONSOR: McNally Gervan Lawyers LLP

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Low Murchison Radnoff LLP welcomes Jennifer Aouad

Posted By Administration, March 3, 2017
LOW MURCHISON RADNOFF LLP welcomes Jennifer Aouad

Low Murchison Radnoff  LLP is pleased to announce its newest addition to our now 25-member firm.  On March 1, 2017, Jennifer Aouad joined LMR and will continue her litigation practice with a focus on commercial litigation and personal injury work.  Jennifer is a proud alumni of the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law program and was called to the Bar in 2015.  She previously practiced in Lanark County where her client base was a diverse blend of individuals, corporations and institutions.  LMR is proud to have Jennifer as a member of its Litigation Practice Group.  Jennifer peut vous servir tant en français qu’en anglais. 

If you would like to extend your congratulations to Jennifer or to speak with her on anything law-related (or snowboarding-related – her extra-curricular passion!) feel free to call her at 613-696-1329 (direct line) or send her an email at jaouad@lmrlawyers.com

LOW MURCHISON RADNOFF LLP accueille Jennifer Aouad

Low Murchison Radnoff LLP est heureux d’accueillir la nouvelle membre de son équipe qui compte maintenant 25 avocats. Jennifer Aouad s’est jointe à LMR le 1er mars 2017 où elle poursuivra sa pratique en contentieux civil et commercial, ainsi qu’en blessures corporelles. Jennifer est une fière ancienne du Programme de common law en français de l’Université d’Ottawa, ayant été admise au barreau de l’Ontario en 2015.  Avant de se joindre à LMR, Jennifer œuvrait au sein du Comté de Lanark, où elle desservait une clientèle diversifiée, incluant particuliers, corporations, organismes et clients institutionnels.  LMR est fier de compter Jennifer parmi les membres de son équipe de litige civil. Notez que Jennifer peut vous servir tant en français qu’en anglais. 

Si vous voulez féliciter Jennifer, la consulter au sujet d’une question juridique, ou encore si vous voulez simplement discuter de sa passion (le snowboard!) n’hésitez pas à la contacter par téléphone au 613-696-1329 (ligne directe) ou par courriel à jaouad@lmrlawyers.com.

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Civil Litigation Lawyer position

Posted By Administration, March 3, 2017

CIVIL LITIGATION LAWYER

We are looking for lawyers to work directly with us and our litigation team in a growing plaintiff’s personal injury practice.  

In this role you will have direct client contact and independent carriage of a full case load advancing cases through the settlement process and the litigation process.  

This role requires hard work, dedication and team commitment.  Amazing attitude, grit, interpersonal skills and excellent writing skills are essentials.

Firm Description

Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation is a thriving customer-centric personal injury law firm with three office locations in Ottawa.

We are one of the fastest-growing personal injury firms in Ontario.  Our expansion and commitment to ensuring top client service and results means we are looking for more “A Team” players.

Three Office Locations

Ottawa (west end, downtown and east end).  

Requirements

  1. Ideally you have at least 3 years of civil litigation experience.
  2. Familiar with litigation practice and procedure including the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  3. Plaintiff or defence personal injury litigation experience preferred but not essential.
  4. Quick responder, action taker and “can do anything” attitude.
  5. Excellent negotiation skills and experience in communicating with insurance adjusters and opposing counsel law firms.
  6. Have a successful track record of professional excellence.
  7. Possess exceptional English verbal and written skills. French language skills would be a significant asset.

We are only interested in highly driven professionals who want to achieve a long term career of professional and financial advancement, learning and training while doing excellent legal work.

We offer high compensation levels, top benefits package, firm pension plan, opportunity for professional/financial growth, continuing professional development/training and free on-site parking for top performers.  

What will your practice look like?

  1. Managing all aspects of your client files from initial client retainer through to successful conclusion.
  2. Preparing for and conducting discoveries, mediations, pre-trials, trials and arbitrations.
  3.  Instructing and supervising our excellent team of professional paralegals and law clerks.
  4. Retaining and instructing a variety of liability and damages experts.
  5. Communicating with a variety of health care professionals.
  6. Communicating directly with insurance defence counsel, insurance adjusters to facilitate settlements and resolution.
  7. Communicating directly with insurance defence counsel, insurance adjusters to facilitate settlements and resolution.
  8. Working directly with all litigation team members in the firm.
  9. And dozens of other interesting and challenging activities that engage creativity and professional fulfillment!  No day is dull or the same as the previous day.

Apply

Please email in strict confidence a brief outline explaining how you meet the above requirements and why you are interested in this role to Richard Auger at richard@ottawalawfirm.ca

Feel free to submit any supporting material including resume, post-secondary transcripts, reference letters etc.

All applications will be held in strict confidence.

The reference line of your email must state "Litigation Lawyer Position, March 2017". All documents submitted must be in PDF format. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.  We have an immediate need for this new professional.

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Associate, Advocacy (12 Month Contract - Health Law)

Posted By Administration, March 1, 2017

ABOUT GOWLING WLG

At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.

PROFILE

The Gowling WLG Ottawa office is currently seeking a lawyer to work within its Advocacy Medical Defence and Health law group for a 12 month contract with the possibility of a permanent position. The medical defence and health law group provides a variety of legal services with respect to analyzing potential risk and exposure and arriving at appropriate resolution for our clients.

As the successful candidate, you will be providing legal advice, guidance and representation in relation to many professional liability cases in medical legal issue and administrative and regulatory health law issues. Your responsibilities will include defending professionals in litigation arising from medical treatment and care, representing professionals in proceedings before provincial professional licensing bodies and reviewing hospital privileges matters and coroner’s inquests or other types of inquiries.

QUALIFICATIONS

Background in litigation an asset
Bilingualism is an asset although not required 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, two writing samples and a list of all reported cases in confidence to:  

Sandra Borrello – HR Manager
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Fax: 613-788-3503
resumes.ottawa@gowlingwlg.com

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity. We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. 

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Intellectual Property Litigation Associate

Posted By Administration, March 1, 2017

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION ASSOCIATE 

Open Date: February 28th, 2017
Close Date: March 17th, 2017
Location: Ottawa or Toronto

Associate – Intellectual Property
2 - 4 Years of Experience

BLG’s Intellectual Property Group is currently recruiting an Associate with a minimum of 2 - 4 years of relevant experience to join its team in the Ottawa or Toronto office, although the Ottawa office is preferred. 

Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse intellectual property litigation practice.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in the areas of patent litigation, including pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, copyright litigation and trademark litigation. The ideal candidate also will feel comfortable working in a team environment in a role supporting partners and other team members in respect of complex litigation files, interlocutory motions, discoveries, and trials and settlement discussions.  The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, and must appreciate the importance of providing excellent and responsive legal service to clients.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team.  With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise.  This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates. 

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé and transcripts, and list of references by March 17th, 2017, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme | Professional Recruiting Manager 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | 100 Queen Street, Suite 1300 | Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9
T: 613.787.3578 | Email: DLaflamme@blg.com 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes. 

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. 

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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AVOCAT SALARIÉ* — LITIGE EN MATIÈRE DE PROPRIÉTÉ INTELLECTUELLE 

Date d’ouverture de poste : le 28 février 2017
Date de fermeture de poste : le 17 mars 2017
Emplacement : Ottawa ou Toronto

Avocat salarié* – Litige en matière de propriété intellectuelle 
2 - 4 an(s) d’expérience

Le groupe Propriété intellectuelle de BLG est à la recherche d’un avocat salarié possédant un minimum de 2 à 4 ans d’expérience pertinente pour se joindre à son équipe du bureau d’Ottawa ou de Toronto (idéalement celui d’Ottawa). 

Nous sommes à la recherche de candidats qui possèdent de solides compétences en gestion de la clientèle et en travail d’équipe, et qui assumeront d’importantes responsabilités au sein du groupe de pratique Litige en matière de propriété intellectuelle, dont les activités sont diversifiées. Le candidat idéal possédera de l’expérience en litige dans les domaines des brevets, notamment en ce qui a trait au Règlement sur les médicaments brevetés (avis de conformité), du droit d’auteur et des marques de commerce. Il sera en outre à l’aise de travailler en équipe dans une fonction où il appuiera des associés et d’autres membres de l’équipe dans des dossiers de litige complexes, des requêtes interlocutoires, des interrogatoires, des procès et des discussions en vue d’un règlement. Le postulant* doit être membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario et doit savoir qu’il importe d’offrir aux clients d’excellents services juridiques qui répondent à leurs besoins. 

Le postulant dont la candidature est retenue sera grandement autonome pour ce qui est de perfectionner ses compétences et de faire progresser sa carrière au sein d’une équipe qui donne satisfaction. En se prévalant du programme national de formation juridique continue et de perfectionnement professionnel de BLG, il suivra une formation poussée, bénéficiera de mentorat et apprendra à mieux connaître les clients du cabinet, tout en recevant un soutien tandis qu’il crée sa propre pratique et affine son expertise. Le poste convient idéalement à la personne qui pourra entrer en fonction dès son arrivée sur place et travailler de façon très autonome; le postulant idéal aura un esprit d’équipe hors pair, possédera de solides compétences analytiques et interpersonnelles et excellera dans la communication orale et écrite; il* fera preuve d’initiative et cherchera à atteindre un niveau supérieur à celui qu’il* occupe actuellement.

BLG est déterminée à favoriser un milieu de travail diversifié et inclusif. Nous serons heureux d'étudier la candidature de personnes de tous les horizons.

Si vous êtes intéressé à faire partie de notre équipe, veuillez faire parvenir à titre confidentiel, avant le 17 mars 2017, une lettre de présentation, votre curriculum vitæ, vos relevés d'études, et une liste de références à :

Danielle Laflamme | Gestionnaire du recrutement professionnel
Borden Ladner Gervais S.E.N.C.R.L., S.R.L. | 100 rue Queen, Suite 1300 | Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9
T: 613.787.3578 | Courriel : DLaflamme@blg.com

Nous remercions tous les candidats qui manifestent leur intérêt à l'égard de ce poste. Cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu'avec ceux qui seront sélectionnés pour une entrevue. 

Si vous êtes atteint d'une incapacité ou d'un handicap, n'hésitez pas à nous informer de vos besoins particuliers et des mesures que nous pourrions prendre dans le cadre de notre processus de recrutement pour vous permettre d'y participer. 

BLG est un cabinet juridique national intégré qui offre une vaste gamme de services juridiques et compte plus de 725 avocats, agents de propriété intellectuelle et autres professionnels dans 5 grandes villes du Canada. 

Chez BLG, nous sommes résolus à aider nos professionnels à atteindre un nouveau sommet dans leur carrière. Notre approche globale en matière de développement professionnel est largement reconnue. 

Quiconque travaille chez BLG doit s'assurer de remplir ses fonctions conformément aux principes fondamentaux énoncés dans la politique de respect en milieu de travail du cabinet et de traiter l'ensemble de ses collègues avec respect, quelle que soit leur fonction. 

*Par souci de concision, le masculin englobe le féminin. 

** Veuillez noter que les proches des employés et des professionnels du cabinet ne sont pas admissibles. 

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OttawaReads Early Literacy Employer Supported Volunteer Program — Readers Needed!

Posted By Administration, February 28, 2017

What is your organization doing to promote literacy in the Ottawa community? The OttawaReads program is recruiting new law firms and organizations to read weekly with children learning English in local schools.  www.ottawareads.ca

“In the age of technology in communications, nothing is more important for young people than learning to read and loving it. BLG has been promoting early literacy in the Ottawa community since 2003 through our involvement with BLG Reads to Kids and the OttawaReads programs. Each week we send a team of volunteers to read one-to-one with young children at Queen Elizabeth Public School.  The students benefit from having this special time with a volunteer to hear and discuss wonderful stories. Teachers report that their students’ literacy skills, confidence and social skills increase as a result of the volunteer support.   Please consider getting your firm involved in this wonderful program to promote literacy in our community.”  David W. Scott OC, QC, Counsel & Co-Chair, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

To learn more or to get involved, contact Lee-Ann Scott, OttawaReads, lscott@onfe-rope.ca  or phone: 613-366-3085 ext. 253 

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Jamming for Justice presented by Ravenlaw and Reach Canada

Posted By Administration, February 28, 2017

“JAMMING FOR JUSTICE” PRESENTED BY RAVENLAW

Please join Reach Canada and Ravenlaw on Wednesday, March 22 at Cafe Nostalgica for an evening of music provided by musicians Craig Cardiff and Chérie. 

Located at 601 Cumberland Street on the University of Ottawa campus. Limited seating so please purchase tickets ahead and online at https://www.reach.ca/?lid=V5TQP-THD6G-N7E73&pkClient=1&pkForm=14

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Last Will and Testament of Rita Marie Galipeau

Posted By Administration, February 28, 2017

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Rita Marie Galipeau of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario who died on October 4, 2016, is requested to contact Douglas D. Buchmayer, Barrister & Solicitor at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, 160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C3, telephone: 613-786-0231, facsimile: 613-788-3600, or email: douglas.buchmayer@golwingwlg.com.

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Job Posting - Emond Harnden LLP - Librarian (Part-time)

Posted By Administration, February 27, 2017

Job Description

Position: Librarian 

Status: Part-time (Flex hours - minimum 7hrs/wk)

Reports to: Director of Research 

Contact: Emily Lupiano, HR & Administration Coordinator

Email: resumes@ehlaw.ca 

SUMMARY

The Librarian is responsible for maintaining and classifying Emond Harnden’s library and information services in order to ensure the firm’s resources remain updated, organized and easily accessible.  

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The librarian is responsible for a wide range of duties, which may include the following:

  • Maintaining library and information services; 
  • Maintaining and updating collections, catalogues and organization of library material;
  • Cataloguing and classification of print and electronic resources; 
  • Establishing and managing the library resource budget; 
  • Ordering materials and maintaining records for payment of invoices; 
  • Managing and tracking the status of inter-library loans; 
  • Responding to on-site requests for information.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and experience

  • University degree, college diploma, or professional training in Library and Information Sciences and/or Legal Research;
  • Minimum of two years of related working experience; 
  • Experience in a legal library considered an asset.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision;
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong research background and understanding of the subject matter. 

Working conditions

  • Primarily in an office environment.  Periodic weekend or evening work may be required.

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Corporate Commercial Lawyer - Term Contract

Posted By Administration, February 27, 2017

Merovitz Potechin LLP, The referred to law firm.

Corporate Commercial lawyer with 3-5 years of experience, required to fill a temporary leave position within our firm. Must be familiar with purchase and sale of businesses, franchising and commercial leasing. Word Processing skills are essential along with basic knowledge of excel. The position is to start immediately and run through to end of January 2018. Competitive compensation package complete with group health and dental benefits.

If you enjoy interacting with clients and helping them identify and reach their goals, please send your resume for consideration, to Barbara@mpottawa.com Please indicate the Subject: Corporate Commercial Lawyer – Term position.. 

Since 1997, Merovitz Potechin LLP has been in a mode of controlled growth, adding legal professionals in five core areas:

•   Disputes and litigation

•   Insolvency and collections

•   Real estate

•   Business law

•   Wills, trusts and estates

The partnership was formed in 1978 and throughout the firm's history, the partners have held integrity and giving back to the community as the foremost of their values. The law office has formally established five core values: Integrity, caring, respect, teamwork and professionalism. We try to live these values in the workplace and in the way we do business, give advice and practice law. Our clients know that we care about them as people.

This is an excellent opportunity to grow your knowledge and expertise by working with experienced lawyers focused on professional excellence.

Merovitz Potechin LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Davidson Houle Allen LLP - Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, February 24, 2017
Davidson Houle Allen LLP is a newly formed boutique condominium law firm in Ottawa’s downtown core. We are comprised of six lawyers, three law clerks, and four legal assistants, with a practice that covers several areas of law, including litigation, on behalf of condominium corporations in eastern Ontario (more information can be found at davidsoncondolaw.ca). 

We are currently seeking a permanent, full time legal assistant to join our team. Candidates must have a great work ethic, strong administrative and organizational skills, be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as part of a team, and be comfortable working in a paperless work environment. Completion of a law clerk or paralegal program and/or experience working with litigation lawyers will be considered an asset.

We offer a supportive work environment, a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a firm sponsored retirement savings program. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to:

Davidson Houle Allen LLP
1500 – 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 6L2
Attn:  Julie Harper
Email:  julie@davidsoncondolaw.ca

Please use “Legal Assistant Position” as the subject line, if applying by email. We thank all applicants, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Counsel I / Conseiller juridique I

Posted By Administration, February 24, 2017

Number of positions: 2
Contract Duration: 12 months
Language Designation: 1 position English Essential, 1 position Bilingual BBB
Position Level / Salary Range: 10 ($82,706 to $103,376)

CMHC: Because What I Do Matters

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is the heart of a world leading housing system that is making a difference for Canadians every day by helping them meet their housing needs.  As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC works with a variety of stakeholders to help ensure that the Canadian housing system remains one of the best in the world. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us.  

Bring your analytical skills and your legal expertise to one of two 12 month Counsel Position in Ottawa. 
 
As a member of the Legal Services team, you will provide legal services and advice to clients on all matters of a legal nature relating to the conduct of their business in order to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Corporation. You will provide legal review, advice, research and consultation with respect to legal matters and files for your assigned client group. You will establish and maintain positive on-going relationships with clients in the provision of legal services under tight deadlines and turnaround times.
 
One position calls for experience in the areas of real estate and commercial financing.  The second position calls for experience in the areas of procurement and human resources.  

How You Will Be Contributing

  • Identifying legal issues, requirements and risks as well as working with clients to develop strategies or approaches for managing these risks and achieving business objectives taking into account legal and business implications. 
  • Providing advice on legal implications as well as the legal risks related to a range of policy, program and operational matters.
  • Supporting the legislative monitoring framework by assisting with interpreting changes to provincial and federal legislation;
  • Analysing and interpreting various broad legal issues and jurisprudential developments across many jurisdictions (i.e. Common law, Civil law, provincial, federal and in certain cases international contexts);
  • Developing briefings and correspondence on matters having legal implications.

What We Are Looking For

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values 
  • Member of the Bar in good standing in a common law and/or civil law province,  with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Lawyer in private or public sector organizations or law firm 
  • Experience in the areas of real estate and commercial financing; or alternatively procurement and human resources.
  • Experience managing multiple files.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills including tact and judgement in order to liaise with clients;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to interpret and analyze varied complex matters and to explain them to clients in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills including the ability to be flexible, creative and innovative to ensure responsiveness to client's needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in both the traditional and technological environments.

Core Competencies

Client Focus/ Innovation/ Valuing and Respecting Individuals

Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking/ Communication (Presenting and Influencing)/ Decisiveness/ Maximizing Quality/ Relationship Building/ Teamwork

What CMHC Has To Offer

  • Competitive Total Compensation package
    • Competitive Annual Salary
    • Comprehensive flex benefit program
    • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
    • Eligibility for Performance Bonuses
  • In-house learning and development opportunities
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • New Hire Mentorship Program 
  • Various onsite amenities

APPLY today
 
This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on March 12 2017, however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.

Please visit our website at www.cmhc.ca/careers  to apply online for this employment opportunity (Competition No. 6672 and 6677).

To Note

  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
  • One of the positions requires bilingualism in English and French, with the ability to read, write, understand and speak in your second official language at an intermediate level.  Candidates who do not currently have valid language test results recognised by CMHC will be required to take a language test. http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/ca/ouhipr/ouhipr_004.cfm
  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
  •  Candidates must be eligible for Secret Clearance

A French version of this position description can be found here.

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