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Corporate / Commercial / Specialty Real Estate / Municipal Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, 19 hours ago
Bond & Hughes is a small town law firm (Perth) looking for someone with at least 5 years’ experience, preferably in two or more of the areas of municipal law, commercial transactions, specialized real estate, and corporate work, and a strong interest in working with clients and tackling challenging work. Interested candidates can email their resume to scott@bondhughes.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Legal Advisor / Conseillère ou conseiller juridique

Posted By Administration, 19 hours ago

POSITION TITLE: Legal Advisor

SCOPE OF POSITION: As a practising lawyer specialized in health law, the CNPS Legal Advisor is primarily responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to eligible nurses across Canada. The CNPS Legal Advisor is also responsible for the delivery of education and risk management services, and the management of legal services provided by provincial counsel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provision of legal information, advice and support to health care professionals in connection with issues arising from their professional nursing practice
• Review and analysis of legal documents
• Provision of advice and ongoing support to nurses involved in litigation and legal proceedings
• Management of the conduct of litigation and legal proceedings across multiple Canadian jurisdictions
• Documentation of legal services in accordance with applicable standards and employer policies

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Development and presentation of educational modules, workshops and lectures on professional obligations and legal issues relevant to nursing
• Drafting of articles for publication on various health law topics relevant to nursing
• Research and provision of legal opinions relating to various corporate issues
• Representing the CNPS on external committees and working groups

REQUIREMENTS:

• Law degree from a Canadian university
• Member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial Bar
• Health law and civil litigation experience

KEY COMPETENCIES:

• A minimum of 5 years of health law and civil litigation experience
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly developed analytical skills, critical thinking and organizational skills
• Ability to travel

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

• Fluent in both official languages, written and oral
• Nursing baccalaureate and broad nursing experience
• Registered or eligible for registration as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in a Canadian province of territory
• Licensed to practice common law and civil law

This is a permanent, full-time position with a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits, including pension. For confidential consideration, please email your cover letter and resume c/o Human Resources to hr-legal@cnps.ca.

                                                                                                                                                           

TITRE DU POSTE : Conseillère ou conseiller juridique

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE : En tant qu’avocat exerçant en droit de la santé, la conseillère ou le conseiller juridique de la SPIIC sera principalement chargé de donner des conseils juridiques ainsi qu’une assistance aux infirmières et infirmiers admissibles. La conseillère ou le conseiller juridique de la SPIIC sera aussi chargé de délivrer des services d’éducation et de gestions des risques, et de gérer les services juridiques fournis par des cabinets d’avocats provinciaux.

PRINCIPALES RESPONSABILITÉS

• Communiquer des informations juridiques, prodiguer des conseils juridiques et prêter assistance aux professionnels de la santé relativement aux problématiques découlant de l’exercice de la pratique infirmière
• Examiner et analyser des documents légaux
• Prodiguer des conseils et apporter une assistance continue aux infirmières et infirmiers dans le cadre de litiges
• Gérer la conduite des litiges et procédures judiciaires dans plusieurs provinces et territoires du Canada
• Consigner les services juridiques conformément aux politiques de la SPIIC et aux normes applicables

AUTRES RESPONSABILITÉS


• Élaborer et présenter des modules éducatifs, animer des ateliers et faire des communications sur les obligations professionnelles et les problématiques juridiques ayant trait à la profession infirmière
• Rédiger des articles sur le droit de la santé et en rapport avec la profession infirmière
• Faire des recherches et émettre des avis sur divers problématiques d’entreprise
• Siéger à des comités et groupes de travail externes comme représentant(e) de la SPIIC

EXIGENCES

• Diplôme de droit décerné par une université canadienne
• Autorisation à exercer la common law dans une province ou un territoire du Canada
• Expérience en droit de la santé et en litiges civils

COMPÉTENCES CLÉS

• Un minimum de cinq ans d’expérience en droit de la santé et en litiges civils
• Aptitudes supérieures en matière de communication écrite et verbale
• Entregent et excellentes aptitudes interpersonnelles
• Solides aptitudes à l’analyse, pensée critique et sens de l’organisation
• Disponibilité à voyager

QUALIFICATIONS RECHERCHÉES

• Maîtrise des deux langues officielles (anglais et français) à l'oral comme à l'écrit
• Baccalauréat en sciences infirmières et une grande expérience en soins infirmiers
• Infirmière ou infirmier autorisé ou praticien inscrit ou admissible à l’inscription au registre des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés ou praticiens d’une province ou d’un territoire du Canada
• Détenir un permis d’exercice de la profession d’avocat en common law et en droit civil

Poste permanent, à temps plein, avec une rémunération concurrentielle et des avantages sociaux complets, y compris un régime de retraite. Vous pouvez soumettre votre lettre d'accompagnement et votre curriculum vitae par courriel à hr-legal@cnps.ca. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées de manière confidentielle.

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The Estate of Jean-Jacques Florian Joseph Lemay

Posted By Administration, 22 hours ago
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late JEAN-JACQUES FLORIAN JOSEPH LEMAY (also known as Jean-Jacques Lemay, Jacques Lemay, JJ Lemay, John Lemay, and Joseph Florian Jean-Jacques Lemay) of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is May 28, 1946, and date of death is December 16, 2017.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late JEAN-JACQUES FLORIAN JOSEPH LEMAY should contact Marcia A. Green, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: marcia.green@nelligan.ca or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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Litigation Law Clerk / Assistant

Posted By Administration, 22 hours ago

Employment Opportunity
WILLIAMS LITIGATION LAWYERS
williamslitigation.ca
Litigation Law Clerk / Assistant


We are hiring a Law Clerk / Assistant ideally with experience in handling insurance and personal injury litigation matters on both the plaintiff and defence side.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

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

Want to be part of a great firm but feeling a little under qualified? If you are the right fit, our team of experienced lawyers and staff will take you under wing and get you settled in.

We offer a pleasant working environment, excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Interested applicants should forward a covering letter, résumé and a list of three references in confidence, to Treacy Sorel at tsorel@williamslitigation.ca.

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Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Looking for a change? Are you organized? A computer savvy, Rules of Civil Procedure loving, hard working, multi-tasker? If so, we want to meet you and have you join our ever-growing team.

We are a small but busy civil litigation firm. We practise in the areas of insurance and professional liability defence, personal injury, commercial and employment law.

Our office is located in Westboro, across the street from a Starbucks and a block from a Bridgehead and Equator Coffee (in case hot beverages outside the office are important to you).

What are we looking for in a legal assistant? Read on and find out:

• a minimum of five years’ experience as an assistant in civil litigation;
• excellent computer skills and the capacity to work without paper (we are a paperless firm, so we use multiple software programs to work and manage the practice);
• strong written and communication skills;
• initiative and the ability to work independently but recognize when your colleagues need some help and just pitch in;
• a sense of humour and the ability to tolerate quirky lawyers and our terrible stories; and
• bonus points if you have the ability to work in French

This is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to our firm’s Director of Human Resources & Administration Rachel Robert, at rrobert@cavanagh.ca by May 5, 2018.

We thank everyone for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

P.S. There are almost always Timbits on Fridays.

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uOttawa Student Proposed Internships

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018

Common Law students have the opportunity to pursue self-proposed internships during their studies at the University of Ottawa. These internships provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and exposes them to a variety of practice areas and work environments. Internships can be completed during any term.

What kind of work can a law student do?

Students can undertake the following tasks during an internship:
• Legal research: case law and legislation (become familiar with search engines such as LexisNexis Quicklaw and CanLII).
• Legal writing, such as drafting letters, affidavits, short articles, memoranda and research papers, compiling information to create a guidebook, gathering information on specific topics for lawyers.
• Assist lawyers in preparing a client for a hearing.
• Assist lawyers with client intake and at times interview clients.
• General interaction with lawyers and clients.
• Attend proceedings conducted by lawyers in court or in a mediation (attend a hearing, a labour arbitration hearing, a case conference, etc.).
• Learn about procedural matters such as filing documents.
• Fill out forms (any paper work pertaining to client files).
• Demonstrate knowledge of lawyers professional responsibilities and further develop such knowledge.
• Take part in the small firm or sole practitioner's daily operations to gain greater knowledge of its particularities.
• Attend workshops offered by the firm or to the lawyers of the firm.

More information about Student Proposed Internships can be found here and here

If you have a work opportunity for students or alumni that you would like to advertise in the uOttawa common law jobs database, please click here to fill out the Job Posting form.

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Barristers for a Better Bytown presents an evening of stand-up comedy and fundraising!

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Barristers for a Better Bytown presents an evening of stand-up comedy and fundraising!

Our comedy night will be held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa (292 Elgin St.) on Sunday, May 6 @ 7 PM.

Featuring an all star lineup of legal comedy superstars, including Mark Ertel, James Foord, Israel Gencher, Jamie Bocking, Ceilidh Joan Henderson, and court clerk, Lorenzo Patino

The Honourable Justice Robert Beaudoin (SCJ) has agreed to serve as our Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are $20 ($15 charitable receipt available).

Please reserve your tickets as soon as possible online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bbb-legal-comedy-night-tickets-44304196043

Looking forward to seeing all of you out there in support of a great local cause!

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The Estate of Wallace Shaw Owens

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late WALLACE SHAW OWENS of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is May 24, 1945, and date of death is April 3, 2018.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late WALLACE SHAW OWENS should contact Marcia A. Green, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: marcia.green@nelligan.ca or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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Will Search

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for NORMAND LALONDE, late of the Village of Curran, Township of Alfred & Plantagenet, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Jason Shelly at SKS Law LLP, by fax to 613-422-1904, by email to jason.shelly@skslaw.ca, or by telephone at 613-422-1900.

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Judicial Vacancy - Thunder Bay

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018

Please see the document below in regard to a judicial vacancy in Thunder Bay.

THUNDER BAY (Criminal/Family Law)

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Junior Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018
Junior Associate Lawyer

HUCKABONE O’BRIEN INSTANCE BRADLEY LYLE

Huckabone O’Brien is a small established full service firm located in Pembroke. We are seeking a junior associate lawyer to practice primarily in general litigation. Looking for an energetic individual who is comfortable working independently with full caseload with mentor support. The ideal candidate will have a solid academic background, a minimum of two years litigation experience, and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates will be considered as applications received. Please send your application in strict confidence by email to admin@hsolawyers.com. Please visit our website at www.hsolawyers.com to inquire about our firm and specialties.

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Live in Ottawa on May 1st: 3 valuable programs in Privacy, Copyright and Administrative Law

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018
Join our expert panel for the morning program at Alt Hotel Ottawa to gather valuable and practical advice on how to navigate circumstances when dealing with litigants with mental health challenges. Explore the unique considerations and gain 2 Professionalism Hours!

Online registration available at http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_18CCL0501O

Then join us at noon for lunch and stay for the next valuable program Contracting in the Era of the European Union’s New General Data Protection Regulation, to gather practical advice on drafting and reviewing agreements that fall under GDPR requirements, which commence on May 25, 2018.

Online registration available at http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_18PRI0501O

Finally, join our expert panel later in the afternoon for our essential program The Copyright Board of Canada: Recent Developments and Practical Advice for Practice Before the Board. Ensure you are armed with the latest best practices for your next appearance before the Board with this helpful program!

Online registration available at http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_18TEC0501O

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OJEN Classroom Visit Request

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018
OJEN Classroom Visit

Details:

School and location: Elizabeth Wyn Wood Alternate Program. 20 Rossland Ave in Ottawa
Date: April 16 any time between 9-12:30pm.
Details: Requesting a defense lawyer: the teacher is interested in someone speaking to her students about the types of interactions they might have with the law and what their rights are in those interactions. The focus in on your rights when interacting with the police, what you should and shouldn't do, things you must do when asked etc.

Interested volunteers, please email aharripersad@ojen.ca for more details. Note: these volunteer hours can be used towards CPD.

Best,
Ashley Harripersad

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Adam Dodek Wins David W. Mundell Medal for 2017

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018

Dean Adam Dodek has been awarded the 2017 David Walter Mundell Medal, which is given out annually by the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario to recognize a legal writer who has made a distinguished contribution to the law.

Widely recognized for his thorough and engaging writing, Dean Dodek imbues complex subjects with an energy and passion that makes them both deeply informative and highly readable. Guided by his firm belief that the law exists for the benefit of all Canadians, Dean Dodek has made it his scholarly mission to think deeply and critically about the issues faced by‎ the legal profession, by individual lawyers, by the courts, and by the systems of government and politics. Among his recent publications is his 2014 sole-authored book, Solicitor-Client Privilege (LexisNexis), which has become the go-to book on the subject for lawyers and judges, and was named the winner of the prestigious Walter Owen Book Prize in 2015. Dean Dodek is also an expert at bridging the gap between the legal academy and the public. With his 2013 book, The Canadian Constitution (Dundurn), he set out to create a guide to the constitution that any Canadian could read and appreciate. This publication is the perfect example of his ability to specifically design scholarship for accessible settings.

The Mundell Medal was inaugurated by the late Ontario Attorney General Ian Scott, who intended it to be “a kind of Pulitzer Prize for legal writing.” The medal is named to honour the memory of the late David W. Mundell, a renowned constitutional lawyer and a pre-eminent member of the staff of the Department of the Attorney General of Ontario. This year`s Selection Committee was chaired by the Honourable George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario.

“Adam Dodek gets people talking about important legal issues,” said Chief Justice Strathy. “He has a remarkable ability to speak to a wide variety of audiences; his readership includes legal professionals and academics, but it also includes a much broader group of civic-minded people who want to engage with important legal issues of the day. He has made a particularly strong contribution to the study of ethics in the legal profession, a topic that could not be of greater importance today.”

Dean Dodek will receive the award from Attorney General Yasir Naqvi (a graduate of the Common Law Section) at the Ontario Bar Association’s Annual Awards Gala on April 25, 2018 in Toronto.

“Adam Dodek’s understanding of the law and ability to simplify complex legal issues makes him highly suitable for this award,” said Mr. Naqvi. “I hope his success in making such critically important areas of Canadian law more accessible to audiences beyond the legal community will inspire a future generation of lawyers to follow his lead.”

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Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, April 11, 2018
Merovitz Potechin LLP The referred to law firm, is seeking a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer to join our team.

Merovitz Potechin LLP strives to assist clients in all types of real estate matters involving buying or selling commercial and residential real estate in Ottawa and throughout Ontario and land development for residential homes, condos and commercial real estate.

Qualifications:
• The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years’ experience in a Real Estate practice;
• Must have strong work ethic;
• Ability to pay attention to details;
• Excellent technical skills along with excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Team Player;
• Self-started;
• Confident in their ability;
• Canadian qualified;
• Must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

We offer a competitive compensation package along with group health and dental benefits.

Merovitz Potechin LLP The referred to law firm, was established in 1976 and built upon a foundation of superior legal advice and exceptional client service. The partners have held “integrity” and “giving back to community” as the foremost of its values. We are an equal opportunity law office in Ottawa that believes in investing in people who believe that exceptional service to clients is critical to success. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your resume, in confidence to Tina Aiello-Hash, Human Resources Manager, at tina@mpottawa.com.

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

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BLG Family & Estate Law Lunch & Learn Series

Posted By Administration, April 11, 2018

Lunch & Learns Hosted by the Estate, Trust and Family Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
World Exchange Plaza, 100 Queen St. Suite 1300, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J9

Upcoming Family Law Lunch and Learn at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

You're invited to a
Family Law Lunch & Learn
Working at the limits of family law: the interminable cases


Hosted by the Estate, Trust and Family Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Speaker | Dr. Arthur Leonoff, Ph.D., C. Psych., FIPA, Supervising & Training Analyst, Canadian Psychoanalytic Society

Chair | Alexandra Forsyth-Sells

This program is eligible for up to
1.0 Substantive Hours.
________________________________________

Cost $25* (includes lunch)

Cheque** (payable to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) or Credit Card*** (MasterCard or Visa)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

12:00 pm
Registration

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker Lunch

Followed by question and answer period
Register at RSVPottawa@blg.com

Upcoming Estate Law Lunch and Learn at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

You're invited to an
Estate Law Lunch & Learn
Alter Ego Trusts, including tax issues, incapacity planning, dealing with assets in other jurisdictions, what happens on the death of the settlor, and day-to-day administration.


Hosted by the Estate, Trust and Family Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Speaker | Mtre John Lapierre, notary, B.A. Crim., LL.L., D.D.N., Gagné Isabelle Patry Laflamme & Associés

Chair | Kathleen McDormand

This program is eligible for up to
1.0 Substantive Hours.
________________________________________

Cost $25* (includes lunch)

Cheque** (payable to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) or Credit Card*** (MasterCard or Visa)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

12:00 pm
Registration

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker Lunch

Followed by question and answer period
Register at RSVPottawa@blg.com

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Senior Associate - Commercial Leasing

Posted By Administration, April 9, 2018

COMMERCIAL LEASING SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Open Date: April 6, 2018
Close Date: May 4, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON

Senior Associate – Commercial Leasing
5+ Years of Experience

BLG’s Commercial Real Estate Group is currently recruiting an Associate with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in Commercial Leasing to join its team in the Ottawa office. Ottawa is the home of the national Leasing Centre for BLG.

Applicants who have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and fast-paced practice. The ideal candidate will have strong leasing experience from in-house practice or private law firm and solid drafting skills. This will be a client facing role and the successful candidate must be ready to run routine leasing matters with minimal oversight and work with limited supervision on more complex matters. The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, 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 through traditional and alternative career paths. 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 list of references by May 4, 2018, 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 700 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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Junior Associate - Commercial Leasing

Posted By Administration, April 9, 2018

COMMERCIAL LEASING JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

Open Date: April 6, 2018
Close Date: April 27, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON

Junior Associate – Commercial Leasing
1 – 3 Years of Experience

BLG’s Commercial Real Estate Group is currently recruiting an Associate with one to three years of relevant experience in Commercial Leasing to join its team in the Ottawa office. Ottawa is the home of the national Leasing Centre for BLG.

Applicants who have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and fast-paced practice. The ideal candidate will have strong leasing experience from in-house practice or private law firm and solid drafting skills. The successful candidate will support one Partner and one Senior Associate. The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, 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 through traditional and alternative career paths. 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 list of references by April 27, 2018, 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 700 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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Associate - Business Law

Posted By Administration, April 6, 2018

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 motivated lawyer to join its
dynamic Business Law Group. The successful candidate will provide transactional and general corporate and commercial support to a variety of clients and will work in a team environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

• 3-5+ years of relevant commercial experience including, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, general corporate / commercial, secured lending, restructuring and information technology matters.
• Strong communication skills.
• Bilingualism, though not a requirement, would be considered an asset.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Interested candidates should forward their resume 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: April 30, 2018

Gowling 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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Career Opportunity - Real Estate Lawyer - Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Posted By Administration, April 6, 2018
Position: Real Estate Lawyer

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

Our Real Estate Law Department is looking to meet outstanding lawyers interested in joining our dynamic and results-oriented team.

The successful candidate will possess a commitment to high practice standards, exceptional client service, minimum 3 years’ experience and good business development skills. Commercial real estate experience would be considered an asset.

Interested applicants should apply in confidence to careers@perlaw.ca. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

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BBB Stand-up Comedy Night - Sunday, May 6

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2018
Barristers for a Better Bytown presents an evening of stand-up comedy and fundraising!

Our comedy night will be held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa (292 Elgin St.) on Sunday, May 6 @ 7 PM.

Featuring an all star lineup of legal comedy superstars, including our very own Mark Ertel, James Foord and Israel Gencher.

We have other great performers, including Crown Jamie Bocking and Lorenzo Patino (court clerk)!

The Honourable Justice Robert Beaudoin (SCJ) has agreed to serve as our Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are $20 ($15 charitable receipt available).

Please reserve your tickets as soon as possible online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bbb-legal-comedy-night-tickets-44304196043

Looking forward to seeing all of you out there in support of a great local cause!

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May 11 - The Mindful Lawyer - Ethics and Mindfulness in the Practice of Law

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2018

The Mindful Lawyer – Ethics and Mindfulness in the Practice of Law http://www.essentialchange.net/mindful-lawyer/    

Feedback from lawyers who attended this workshop in 2017:

“This type of training can increase quality of legal services and civility among lawyers.”

“Given the stressful nature of a lawyer’s work and the importance of having a better more nuanced understanding of our ethical responsibilities, every lawyer can benefit from this course.”

“Exceeded expectations! Good useful information to deal with stress.”

Being a mindful lawyer is being a better lawyer.”

                                                                                                                                                       

This workshop has been accredited by the Law Society for 3.5 hrs of Professionalism CPD credit.

May 11, 2018 –  9:00 am – 3:30 pm - 1505 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Z 7L9

Facilitators: David Jewitt LLB, Partner, Jewitt Mcluckie & Associates LLP

          Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW, Owner, Essential Change

 

To Register Contact: craig@essentialchange.net OR david@jewittmcluckie.ca

Course Fee: $275.00 plus HST

Fees include copy of the 16 Guidelines Book as well as Professional Code of Ethics Reading Package. 

                                                                                                                                                       

This unique workshop has been accredited by the Law Society for 3.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to Mindfulness Practices for lawyers and will provide all of the mandatory LSUC “Professionalism” CPD requirements for 2018.

In this experiential workshop participants will receive:

1.       A deeper understanding of how the Professional Code of Conduct applies to their practice;

2.       An understanding of their personal motivations that are central to their practice;

3.       Awareness of values needed in order to strengthen practice and navigate ethical dilemmas;

4.       Mindfulness practices and techniques to increase the “mindfulness pause” before taking action;

5.       A copy of the 16 Guidelines Book: http://www.16guidelines.org.

Participants will examine personal and professional ethical scenarios to understand how the 16 Guidelines can be applied with the Rules of Professional Conduct.    Basic ethical values such as Honesty; Respect, Confidentiality; Kindness; Generosity; Right Speech; Humility and Patience will be explored in conjunction with the Professional Code of Conduct Rules 3.1 – Competence, Dishonesty, 3.7 – Withdrawal, 3.2.2 - Honesty and Candour, 3.3 - Confidentiality, 3.2.2 - Honesty, 3.4 – Disclosure of Conflict 5.0 - Relationships with Colleagues, and 6.3 – Discrimination.

This workshop is designed to assist lawyers in making the connection between their own inner emotional and mental states and the ethical actions that follow in their day to day practice. Participants will be introduced to the experiential practice of Mindfulness/Meditation and the Ethical Principles outlined in the 16 Guidelines as they relate to the LSUC Professional Code of Conduct.

Mindfulness:  Mindfulness allows us to pause between stimulus and response in order to respond most skillfully. It trains our attention, intention and attitude that can influence every situation we encounter (Shapiro,2006). From the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (UK); “Training in mindfulness is a conscious & directed way of shaping our neural networks according to our intentions.” With this in mind, in order to heighten a lawyers’ ability to respond ethically across all practice settings, training in mindfulness can help increase ethical decision making. Mindfulness practices will be taught to assist the participants in transforming future personal and professional ethical dilemmas into opportunities for ethical action. 

16 Guidelines as a Mindful Ethical Framework:  Participants will be presented with a possible framework to understand ethical conduct through a system of applied ethics called the 16 Guidelines (http://16guidelines.org).

The 16 Guidelines are used to teach applied ethics in multiple settings. They focus on the ethics of Thought, Action, Relationship and Meaning Creation at all levels of corporate, personal and organizational culture.  Each of these areas has a set of virtues or practices which will be explored in the workshop.

Facilitators:

David Jewitt, LLB, Partner, Jewitt Mcluckie & Associates LLP

After ten years of practice at a large Ottawa law firm, David established his own law firm in 1991 specializing in labour and employment law and human rights on behalf of employees and unions. David can be found on the Best Lawyers in Canada list for his expertise in the practice area of Labour and Employment Law. David also has a passion for yoga and meditation of all types having studied extensively with senior yoga teachers throughout North America and in India. He has visited Tibet and studied with senior Tibetan Lamas on various Tibetan meditation techniques.

Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW, Owner, Essential Change

Craig is a consultant, mindfulness teacher and owns a clinical private practice in Ottawa. He has taught mindfulness with clinical populations since 2008 and currently teaches at the University of Toronto Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate program. He is an international instructor for the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (UK) and certified in symptom and stress management models of mindfulness as well as Transformative Mindfulness and the 16 Guidelines which is an ethical practice. Craig combines his knowledge of philosophy with a very practical approach to help individuals and organizations reach their fullest potential.

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ESTATE OF THÉRÈSE MIRAULT LAPERRIÈRE

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2018
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late THÉRÈSE MIRAULT LAPERRIÈRE (also known as Thérèse M Laperrière, Thérèse Marie Laperrière and Thérèse Marie Irene Georgette Mirault ) of Ottawa, Ontario. Her date of birth is November 26, 1926, and date of death is February 22, 2018.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late THÉRÈSE MIRAULT LAPERRIÈRE should contact Erin Kelley, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: erin.kelley@nelligan.ca or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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Legal Counsel, 12 month term

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2018

Engineers Canada exists to provide national support and leadership on behalf of the engineering regulators in Canada to promote and maintain the integrity, honor, and interests of the profession.

Career Opportunity
Legal Counsel
(Contract: 12 months )

Engineers Canada fosters a work environment that challenges and empowers employees, promotes learning, teamwork, and innovation, and recognizes achievement. Employees aspire to a high-performance culture that represents the combination of collaboration and clear direction with scope for autonomy.

Engineers Canada, with its office located in downtown Ottawa, has a temporary opening for up to a one-year period, for an experienced lawyer who will provide general counsel and legal support to Engineers Canada, and act as a legal resource to the engineering regulators.

Key Accountabilities
• Act as general counsel for Engineers Canada, which includes ensuring corporate compliance, developing and maintaining corporate policies and procedures, advising on employment law matters, acting as privacy officer, and providing general advisory support and legal oversight on Engineers Canada programs and projects.
• As a member of the senior leadership team, assist in managing legal risk and provide organizational and Board governance advice and input.
• Draft, review, negotiate, interpret and finalize complex commercial agreements and provide constructive advice and input to internal business groups.
• Coordinate, monitor, and oversee trade-mark enforcement, including managing external counsel in trade-mark litigation.

Qualifications & Experience
• University degree in law and licensed to practice in Ontario.
• Minimum of seven years of legal experience, preferably with knowledge of administrative law, professional regulation and not-for-profit corporate governance. In-house experience is considered a plus.
• In-depth knowledge of the Canadian engineering regulatory system is desirable.
• Previous experience working for a professional regulatory organization is desirable.
• Available to travel and work outside regular office hours, including weekends.
• Proficiency in English is required; proficiency in French is desirable.

The successful candidate should be available to start no later than mid-May, 2018

Please submit a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, by e-mail no later than April 13, 2018 to human.resources@engineerscanada.ca.

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Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2018

Our team is growing and we want to find a great new legal assistant now!

We are a small but busy civil litigation firm. Our practice is in the areas of insurance and professional liability defence, personal injury, commercial and employment law.

Our offices are located in Westboro, across the street from a Starbucks, and a couple of blocks down from a Bridgehead.

Our new legal assistant will have a minimum of five years’ experience as an assistant in civil litigation and will be capable of working in a paperless office with the use of various litigation support software programs. The candidate we will choose for this position will have strong writing and computer skills. He or she will be organized and able to multi-task and to work independently. The ability to work in French, while not an essential job requirement, is valued, as is a sense of humour!

This is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to our firm’s Director of Human Resources and Administration, Rachel Robert at rrobert@cavanagh.ca by April 13, 2018.

We thank everyone for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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