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Posted By Administration, February 23, 2018

I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Last Will and Testament for the late James Anthony Barnes of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is October 18, 1931 and date of death is January 5, 2018. Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late James Anthony Barnes please contact Colleen Embury at

77 Main Street
Morrisburg, Ontario
K0C 1X0

Telephone: 613-543-2946 ext. 290
Facsimile: 613-543-3867

Tags:  Wills & Estates 

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Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Posted By Administration, February 22, 2018

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 manager, Rachel Robert, at by March 16, 2018.

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

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

Tags:  Employment 


Ticket Defence Program Bonspiel Fundraiser

Posted By Administration, February 21, 2018

The Ticket Defence Program will be hosting its second Curling Bonspiel on March 10th at the Carleton Heights Curling Club!

Tickets are $25, which includes 2 hours of curling and a reception to follow. There will be a silent auction and cheap, delicious snacks and beverages for sale! TDP is entirely volunteer-run and receives no funding, so 100% of proceeds will go to TDP's operating costs.

All levels of experience welcome!

Registration is required. To register as a single, double, triple, or full team, please contact

The Ticket Defence Program is a pop-up legal clinic run by volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students. The TDP offers FREE legal advice and/or legal representation to homeless or street-involved individuals.

For more details:

Tags:  Community 


Bilingual Associate/ Avocat(e) bilingue

Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018

Job Description

Position: Associate
Status: Full-time, Permanent

Emond Harnden fosters a spirit of respect and collegiality between Partners, Associates, and staff, and we recognize that in order to provide the level of service our clients expect and deserve, lawyers and staff must be passionate about what they do. At Emond Harnden, our Associates are an integral part of our team, who help build lasting partnerships with our clients. Our Labour and Employment Associate Lawyers are responsible for providing legal, research, and business development services to the firm. We are looking for lawyers who are aligned with our entrepreneurial spirit and who share our drive for delivering high caliber client service.

Specifically, an Emond Harnden Associate will:

• Advise clients directly on workplace issues related to employment standards, human rights, employment contracts, health and safety, workplace policies, HR strategies, education law and language rights;
• Represent employers in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and civil litigation;
• Represent clients in court;
• Draft legal memoranda, opinions, briefs, pleadings and other legal documents;
• Research and analyze documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and
• Support the firm’s business development initiatives, identify opportunities to promote brand awareness, and build individual profile.

Education and experience requirements are:

• LL.B or J.D. with excellent academic credentials;
• Minimum 4-6 years’ experience in successful practice;
• Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.


• Labour and Employment Law
• Civil Litigation

Knowledge and skills the successful candidate would possess:

• Bilingualism (written, spoken, comprehension) and the ability to practice in French required;
• Understanding that the true practice of law has a large business development element;
• Willingness or desire to learn about the business of law and the workings of a legal practice;
• Self-confidence, motivation and the ability to network and build a book of business;
• Self-starter and can work independently and with a group;
• Keen attention to detail;
• Ability to meet deadlines;
• Driven, client-focused, and an independent professional who can act as an Ambassador on behalf of the Firm;
• Licensed to practice law in Quebec would be an asset.

Tags:  Employment 


Bilingual Legal Assistant/ Adjoint juridique bilingue

Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018

Job Description

Position: Bilingual Legal Assistant

Status: Full-time, Permanent

Emond Harnden fosters a spirit of respect and collegiality between Partners, Associates, and staff, and we recognize that in order to provide the level of service our clients expect and deserve, lawyers and staff must be passionate about what they do. At Emond Harnden, our Legal Assistants are key players in client service delivery. Our Legal Assistants are responsible for providing administrative support to multiple lawyers. We are looking for legal assistants who are aligned with our entrepreneurial spirit, who care and see the value of their work, and who share our drive for delivering high caliber client service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Legal Assistant performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

Schedule maintenance
• Organize the flow of work through the lawyers’ office and initiate follow-up action in a timely manner to meet multiple deadlines.
• Maintain and monitor calendars including but not limited to scheduling appointments, hearings, travel, and conferences, as directed.
• Manage the bring-forward systems on a daily-basis to ensure important deadlines 
are met.
• Other duties as assigned.

Drafting and correspondence
• Liaise between the lawyers, contacts, and clients.
• Prepare legal documents including, but not limited to affidavits, briefs, motions,
subpoenas, appearance sheets, minutes of settlement, release agreements, etc.
• Review and proofread outgoing documents and correspondence, verifying text for
accuracy and syntax.
• Maintain and update current client and arbitrator contact lists.
• Respond to routine correspondence by mail, fax, email and telephone calls.
• Other duties as assigned.

General Administration
• Perform conflict searches, create and maintain files, and close files as instructed.
• Support case preparation by assembling materials required during hearings.
• Maintain electronic copies of all documentation in Emond Harnden’s database to
supplement available precedents.
• Input and validate lawyers’ time dockets; coordinate lawyers’ monthly/yearly docket
totals as requested.
• Track lawyers’ Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) Continuing Professional
Development hours, and input into the LSUC Portal.
• Prepare or make changes to lawyers’ conference and/or seminar presentations.
• Conduct legal research by using WestlawNext and LexisNexis.
• Prepare cheque requisitions and trust deposit instructions.
• Provide relief to front-desk reception, including answering phones, opening and
sorting mail, filing, performing data entry, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.


Education and experience
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field.
• 3-5 years of working experience in administration, preferably in a legal or
professional services environment.

Knowledge and skills
• Fluently bilingual, with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
and French.
• Strong customer service focus.
• Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize, and work under pressure.
• Ability to produce high quality and quantity of work under tight timelines.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
• Ability to take instructions, manage ongoing tasks, and follow through on
• Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, projectors,
voicemail messaging systems, printers and photocopiers/scanners.
• Working knowledge of Acumin and Worldox would be an asset.

Working conditions
• Primarily in an office environment. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.

Tags:  Employment 


Annual High Conflict Forum Conference

Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018
The Annual Ottawa High Conflict Forum Conference Presents:



Date: Thursday March 22, 2018

Location: St Elias Centre, Ottawa, ON

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Have you ever considered how your unconscious bias influences your professional life? On a daily basis, we apply filters to the situations, people and information around us. These filters are the result of years of experiences and social conditioning and are unique to you. They result in the formation of an unconscious bias and influence the decisions we make. We invite lawyers and clinicians working with families in conflict to come learn about how their unconscious bias may be affecting their professional lives and how to take steps to mitigate it.

For more information and to register, please visit MAGentix Training and Seminars (conference organizer) at or call 613-702-0339.

Accreditation: LSUC CPD’s: This program contains 8 hours of Equality and Inclusion Professionalism Content

Early Bird Rate ends 02/25/18

Lunch is included!

Early bird rate: $225 (including GST)
Regular rate: $254 (including GST)
Group and Student Rates available

Tags:  CPD 



Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018

I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late Elizabeth (Betty) Thibeau-Wilson of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is August 18, 1956 and date of death is February 2, 2018.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late ELIZABETH (BETTY) THIBEAU-WLSON should contact Marcia A. Green, Barrister & Solicitor at the following email address: or contact by telephone at the Law Office of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Real Estate Law Clerk, Maternity Leave Replacement

Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018
MacKay and Asangarani LLP., on Merivale Road, is looking for a maternity leave replacement for a full-time real estate clerk with the possibility of part-time renewal at the end of the term. Work hours will be Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Training for the position will begin immediately on a part or full-time basis as found necessary. Full-time maternity leave replacement will begin mid-April and continue to either January or February 2019. This is a great opportunity to gain new skills at a law firm delivering premium service.

The individual we are looking for has a high work ethic, positive attitude, attention to detail, able to work in a high technological based office, multi-tasking ability and excellent time-management skills.

Your resume and cover letter should demonstrate these traits as well as:
- solid oral and written communication skills
- any previous experience in handling sensitive or confidential information
- completion of a post-secondary education or 3 years of experience working full-time in a customer service related field
- proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Experience using PcLaw, Conveyancer, Teraview are assets. Training in these programs will be provided.

All applications should be sent by e-mail to: Please include a cover letter and a list of references along with your resume.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Last Will and Testament for Angela Tavares De Meideros

Posted By Administration, February 16, 2018

Anyone having knowledge of the last will and testament of Angela Tavares De Meideros please contact D. Bradley Evans at


2628 St. Joseph Blvd

Ottawa, Ontario

K1C 1G3

Telephone: (613) 837-1010 extension 233

Facsimile: (613) 837-9670


Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Law Office space available in a shared facility in Downtown Cornwall

Posted By Administration, February 15, 2018

We are open to various arrangements, from short term rental to possibly practicing in association or as an associate with Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation.

Large office available with lots of sunlight. Currently furnished with a U-shaped desk, filing cabinet, shelving unit, two guest chairs and a desk chair. Shared space includes waiting room and reception area, copy room, kitchenette and conference room. Currently the office houses one lawyer and three staff members.

Convenient location steps from the court house and many Downtown Cornwall businesses.

Rent would depend on the arrangement desired, but would include heat, hydro, gas, water and building maintenance. Rent for short term uses would include use of the kitchenette and coffee service (additional fees for use of the conference room or copies and faxes of more than minimal volume).

Perfect for short term use for out of town lawyers to meet clients, to conduct mediations, or trial preparation.

Longer term use ideal for a newly established practice, or an existing practice looking to establish a presence in Cornwall. Referrals would be likely and the firm sees some walk in traffic.

Inquire by phone or email to Michele Allinotte at 613-933-7720 or

Tags:  Office Space 


Junior Litigator / avocat(e) junior

Posted By Administration, February 14, 2018


Goldblatt Partners LLP (formerly Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP) is a leading Canadian labour law firm. We are also known for our civil litigation, constitutional law, criminal law and aboriginal rights law practices.

We are looking for a junior litigator to join our Ottawa office. The successful candidate will work primarily in the areas of labour and employment law, litigating on behalf of unions and employees before arbitrators, workplace tribunals, and courts. There may also be the opportunity to expand the civil litigation practice in our Ottawa office, including our public interest litigation.

Candidates must be members in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario and have two to five years of relevant litigation experience in labour, employment, human rights or a related field.

The ideal candidate will also be fully capable of litigating in French.

Goldblatt Partners LLP is committed to increasing diversity and equity in our firm and highly encourages candidates from equity-seeking groups to apply to this position. If you are a member of any equity-seeking groups, please feel free to self-identify as such in your application, if you wish to do so. The decision to share this information is at the complete discretion of the candidate and is not a requirement of the application process.

If you would like to work with some of Canada’s leading labour lawyers in a progressive and collegial environment, please send your cover letter and CV by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM to:

Lise Leduc
c/o Kalyn Lord
Office Administrator, Goldblatt Partners
500-30 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5L4
T: 613-235-5327
F: 613-235-3041

All applications will be kept confidential.


Goldblatt Partners LLP (anciennement Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP) est un cabinet juridique de premier plan spécialisé en droit du travail canadien. Nous sommes également reconnus pour notre travail dans les domaines du litige civil, du droit constitutionnel, du droit criminel et du droit autochtone.

Nous sommes à la recherche d'une avocate ou d’un avocat junior pour se joindre à notre bureau d'Ottawa. La candidate ou le candidat retenu devra pratiquer principalement dans les domaines du droit du travail et du droit de l'emploi, plaidant devant divers arbitres, tribunaux administratifs et cours de justice. Il pourrait également y avoir une opportunité d’élargir notre pratique en matière de litige civil au bureau d’Ottawa, y compris les litiges d’intérêt public.

Les candidates et candidats doivent être membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario et doivent posséder de deux à cinq ans d’expérience dans des contentieux portant sur le droit du travail, le droit de l’emploi, les droits de la personne ou d’autres domaines connexes.

La candidate ou le candidat idéal(e) sera également en mesure de plaider en français.

Goldblatt Partners LLP s’engage à accroître la diversité et l'équité au sein de notre cabinet et encourage fortement les candidates et candidats provenant de groupes en quête d'équité à faire demande pour ce poste. Si vous êtes membre d'un groupe en quête d’équité, n’hésitez pas à vous identifier comme tel dans votre demande, si vous le souhaitez. La décision de partager cette information est à l’entière discrétion de la candidate ou du candidat et n'est pas une exigence du processus de demande.

Si vous souhaitez travailler avec des juristes en droits du travail reconnus à travers le pays dans un environnement progressiste et collégial, nous vous prions de soumettre votre CV et une lettre de présentation avant 16h00, vendredi le 2 mars, 2018 à:

Me Lise Leduc
c / o Kalyn Lord
Administratrice de bureau, Goldblatt Partners LLP
30, rue Metcalfe, Pièce 500
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 5L4
T: 613-235-5327
F: 613-235-3041

Toutes les demandes seront traitées de façon confidentielle.

Tags:  Employment 


Claims Analyst Directors and Officers

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2018
Claims Analyst Directors and Officers – Ottawa, Ontario

ENCON Group Inc. is one of Canada's leading insurance management companies which develops and administers insurance programs and distributes them through a network of licensed agents and brokers to individuals, professionals, organizations and employers.

At ENCON, we believe our people are our most important asset. We offer a dynamic and challenging work environment, training and development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package and believe in work/life balance.

We are currently recruiting for a Bilingual Claims Analyst in our Directors and Officers Department to work with legal counsel to develop and coordinate defense strategies to bring claims to a prompt and final resolution.

• Appoint, direct and work with external legal counsel across Canada and the United States to develop and coordinate defense litigation strategies for the prompt and final resolution of claims
• Review and assess new claims to determine coverage under the applicable insurance contract and take appropriate action
• Determine and report the liability and damages exposure of the insured in respect of a claim
• Coordinate and manage claim files including liaison with insureds, brokers, external counsel and internal clients
• Report to insurance company representatives
• Some travel may be required

• Obtained a LL.B./J.D. or LL.L and have chosen to pursue a career outside the traditional practice of law
• A member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada or another provincial equivalent and have chosen to pursue a career outside the traditional practice of law
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages is mandatory
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience in liability insurance and/or corporate/commercial litigation is an asset
• Employment Corporate and/ or Securities law knowledge is an asset
• Effective problem solving and proven analytical skills, organizational and decision making ability in order to develop/implement effective solutions
• High level interpersonal skills required to build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
• Service oriented professional with a positive attitude and a strong desire to succeed

If you are interested in joining a winning organization and our team of dynamic professionals, please forward your resume to Cherice McGlone at +1-212-345-3280 or via email:

Tags:  Employment 


Office Space for Rent!

Posted By Administration, February 9, 2018

Office Space for Rent at 185 Somerset Street West (Corner of Somerset and Elgin)

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY - Beautiful, newly renovated office space, just steps from the courthouse, is leasing out two interior offices, which may be rented together. The offices are approximately 11 x 11 and 10.5 x 11.

Rent is $750 plus HST per month for each office and includes utilities, internet, and light reception duties.

The office space is shared between sole practitioners with a collegial and very relaxed atmosphere. There is potential for referrals in all areas of civil litigation, and possibly criminal.

For inquiries, please email: or call Gary Shaker at 613-261-9100.

Tags:  Office Space 


Legal Assistant/Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, February 9, 2018


We are looking to add more Legal Assistants to our “A Team” of legal professionals.

Auger Hollingsworth is a leading plaintiff personal injury law firm with Ottawa offices in downtown, east end, west end and Kanata.

The Opportunity

In this role you will work a team of experienced lawyers and law clerks working on cases advancing through the settlement and litigation process.

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


·         Some professional office setting experience. Ideally, you are a legal assistant or law clerk graduate with a university degree.

·         Law firm experience is not a requirement. We are hiring for work ethic and attitude. Ideal position for anyone who wants to advance in the legal profession including Law School applicants and Foreign trained lawyers working on LSUC Accreditation.

·         Quick responder, action taker and “can do anything” attitude. A desire to work hard to advance and achieve professional growth within the firm.

·         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, pension plan, comprehensive benefits, opportunity for professional/financial growth, continuing professional development/training and free on-site parking for top performers.


Please email in strict confidence a brief outline explaining how you meet the above requirements and why you are interested in this role to

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 "Legal Assistant February 2018".

All documents submitted must be in PDF format. Deadline for applications is February 23, 2018

Tags:  Employment 


Ontario Justice Education Network: Classroom Visit Requests!

Posted By Administration, February 9, 2018

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a charitable not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a province-wide mandate. We develop innovative educational tools that introduce young people to the justice system, help them understand the law, and build their legal capability. We work to help prepare young people to manage the legal aspects of problems that arise in their own lives.

One program that OJEN helps coordinate and facilitate is that of Classroom Visits. Here, lawyers and volunteers from the legal sector are a part of a collaborative program wherein they visit classes/students at their schools throughout Ontario to speak about their experiences. I am reaching out to the Carleton County Law Association because OJEN has received a request from a school in Carleton County.

OJEN Classroom Visit Requests – Looking for a criminal lawyer that speaks French!
1: School: Ecole secondaire Béatrice-Desloges
Location: 1999 Provence Ave, Orléans, ON K4A 3Y6
Teacher: Melissa Borris
Visit date (pick ONE): 2018-05-04 OR 2018-05-07
Details: 4 mai 11h40; 7 mai 13h10; durée 75 min. Éducation, emploi et expérience en général. Les élèves auront peut-être des questions plus précises sur certains aspects du droit criminel. Avocat spécialiste en droit pénal.

Interested volunteers can contact me directly at with the visit # you are interested in doing and your preferred date.

Tags:  Community 



Posted By Administration, February 7, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of the last will and testament of Marvin Winegar please contact Stephen M. Cheifetz at
2485 Ouellette Avenue
Suite 201
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1L5
Telephone: (519) 255-7332 extension 230
Facsimile: (519) 255-9123
Mobile: (519) 990-7621

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 7, 2018
Maclaren Corlett LLP has an opportunity for an associate to join the firm whose offices are located at 50 O’Connor Street, Suite 1424 overlooking Parliament Hill. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience since his or her call to the Bar with his or her own client base. The partners at Maclaren Corlett firmly believe in an appropriate balance between one’s personal and family life and one’s professional life. Providing a family or business with counsel covering a wide variety of legal needs is a hallmark of Maclaren Corlett’s practice. Please submit your resume in confidence to Michael A. Chambers at

Tags:  Employment 


Plaintiff Personal Injury Associate Positions

Posted By Administration, February 7, 2018

Auger Hollingsworth is a plaintiffs personal injury law firm based in Ottawa with offices opening in Toronto and Kingston.

We are looking for associate lawyers to work directly with our fantastic team in Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston.


• You have at least 3 years of civil litigation experience
• Plaintiff or defence personal injury litigation experience preferred
• Excellent negotiation skills and experience in communicating with insurance adjusters and defence counsel law firms
• Quick responder, action taker and “can do anything” attitude

We offer high compensation levels, bonus opportunity, top benefits package, pension plan, unlimited vacation policy, remote/virtual working opportunities, continuing professional development and unlimited professional/financial growth for top performers.


Please email a brief outline explaining how you meet the above requirements with any supporting material to

All applications will be held in strict confidence.

Tags:  Employment 


Join Reach's Legal Roster!

Posted By Administration, February 7, 2018
Reach Canada is a local, charitable, non-profit and self-funded community organization that provides educational and legal referral services for people with disabilities in Ottawa and the surrounding area.

Reach's lawyer referral service is expanding beyond Ottawa and into the Champlain region! As a result, Reach has an immediate need for lawyers, mediators and paralegals in Ottawa, and in the surrounding communities, who are willing to provide up to 3 hours of pro bono legal services for clients with disabilities. The issues arising cover a wide range of law including wills, power of attorney and estate planning, tax, family, employment, human rights, pensions, civil litigation, disability benefits, insurance, and criminal (to name but a few). We are looking for English and French speaking lawyers. If you are in Ottawa, or the areas east to Cornwall, south to Perth, or west to Renfrew, please make a difference in your community by signing up for Reach's legal roster!

For more information about Reach:

To sign up to volunteer for Reach's legal roster:

If you have any questions, please contact

Tags:  Community 


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

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2018

Upcoming Estate Law Lunch and Learn at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

You're invited to an
Estate Law Lunch & Learn
A Year in Review

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

Speaker | Kathleen McDormand

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, February 15, 2018

12:00 pm

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker Lunch

Followed by question and answer period
Register at


You're invited to a
Family Law Lunch & Learn
A Year in Review

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

Speaker | Katherine Cooligan

Chair | Katherine Cooligan

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)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12:00 pm

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker Lunch

Followed by question and answer period
Register at

Tags:  CPD 


Director of Labour Relations (excluded position)

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2018

USJE requires a Director of Labour Relations (Excluded position)

THE PERIOD: This position is being advertised to fill an indeterminate/permanent need.

THE LOCATION: National Headquarters, USJE, Ottawa, Ontario

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: This position is bilingual


This position is one of three senior manager positions reporting to the National President. The Director, in collaboration with the National President, National Vice-President, National Executive and National Office staff, works at ensuring that members’ rights and interests are respected, upheld and enhanced. The Director will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the organization’s representation and information management functions.  The Director is responsible for the management of the labour relations and information management team which is comprised of eight staff persons.

The Director will deliver, build, maintain and manage the representation needs of the organization, both internally and externally. The Director will provide timely advice to the National President on a variety of topics and plan, prepare and ensure that educational materials, policy positions, and other materials including online communications meet with the organization’s identified needs. Other significant responsibilities of the position include:

  • Advising the National President and National Executive on the implications of significant legal decisions, Treasury Board and departmental policies, including trends and risks;
  • Making recommendations on, and disseminating the adoption of, USJE Policies & Regulations and National Triennial Convention resolutions;
  • Assessing and analyzing proposed employer policies and policy changes;
  • Conducting research, formulating policy advice, interpreting legal decisions, options and recommendations and anticipate emerging issues, trends and problems that affect the USJE membership;
  • Building relationships with key labour partners and departmental representatives
  • Working with the Public Service Alliance of Canada to coordinate representation strategies;
  • Working with various USJE committees and working groups, including the Personnel committee;
  • Collaborating and liaising with the Director of Policy and Projects on the USJE training including liaising with other training providers and the development and design of in-person and on-line training;
  • Participating in and coordinate the attendance of union participation at scheduled meeting with employer representatives; 
  • Dealing with all aspects of a unionized environment including being a step in the grievance process;
  • Managing departmental exclusion requests and essential services consultations.   


$105,306 to $119,086 salary dependent upon qualifications. Conditions and benefits, excluding pay rates, as negotiated between the Union of Safety and Justice Employees and UNIFOR Local 2025 will apply. There may be a requirement for some travel.


The successful candidate will be fully bilingual and have at a minimum a university degree, preferably a graduate degree in a related discipline, e.g. Industrial Relations, Labour Studies, Women’s Studies, Human Rights, Law or comparable qualifications, as well as:

  • At least ten years of substantial experience in union representation and some combination of experience in the related areas of advocacy, community organizing, labour education;
  • A demonstrated career progression with increasing roles of responsibility including significant experience managing staff;
  • Up-to-date and thorough knowledge of the legislation and regulations relating to labour relations;
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working within the political and operational inter-relationships within a large union organization;
  • Good knowledge of the organization and structure of the federal public sector, and the Canadian Parliamentary system;
  • Strong skills in building and working with teams and supporting their development;
  • Strong consultative skills, presence, business acumen and superb relationship development abilities consistent with previous senior leadership roles;
  • Demonstrated success in effective representation in labour relations, policy and program development;
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop and communicate broad organizational policies and priorities;
  • Exceptionally organized with ability to multi - task and meet multiple deadlines / demands with short notice;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to trade union and equity principles as well as social justice objectives;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse staff including remote colleagues, and elected union members;
  • Ability to work across the political spectrum;
  • Value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, and socio-economic circumstance;


Applications and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 2nd, 2018 addressed to: National President, Union of Safety and Justice Employees, Suite 1004, 233 Gilmour Street Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0P2, Email:


Applications will be reviewed by a screening board and a decision to interview a candidate will be based on the content of the application.  Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the individual candidate. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   ­­­­

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Will Search

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for ANDRÉ LE BLANC of the City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Mélyssa Brunet by phone at 613-282-3749 or by email

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Junior Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2018


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  Please visit our website at to inquire about our firm and specialties.

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2018 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar

Posted By Administration, February 2, 2018

The 2018 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
Hosted by: Carters Professional Corporation
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Centurion Conference and Event Center
170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario
Registration fee is $55.00 per person (plus HST) and
includes a continental breakfast and a cold lunch buffet,
as well as electronic seminar handouts

To register, call Toll Free 1-877-942-0001 x230, Fax 519-942-0300,
Email or visit our website
Brochure, Map & Online Registration available at:

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Bilingual Medical Defence Health Law Associate - 12 Month Contract

Posted By Administration, February 2, 2018


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.


The Gowling WLG Ottawa office is currently seeking a lawyer to work within its Medical Defence & Health Law group for a 12 month contract with the possibility of a permanent position. The Medical Defence & Health Law group acts as counsel on various matters in support of the defence of medical professionals.

As the successful candidate, you will work in a team environment providing legal advice, guidance and representation in relation to various medical-legal matters.   Your responsibilities will include providing management and strategic direction on matters relating to the defence of medical professionals in medical negligence litigation and various administrative proceedings (including medical regulatory and hospital matters).


The successful candidate will have a two to five years of related experience.  A background in litigation is an asset.  Bilingualism is a requirement.


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

Application deadline: February 28, 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.




Chez Gowling WLG, notre engagement envers l’excellence et la qualité du service commence par nos gens. À titre de cabinet juridique international dont les bureaux se situent au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Asie, nous sommes fiers de recruter et de retenir les meilleurs talents pour la prestation d’un service à la clientèle exceptionnel grâce à leur dynamisme, leur passion et leur dévouement.

La diversité nous tient à cœur et en plus de la favoriser, nous la célébrons, nous la promouvons, et elle permet à tous de s’épanouir. Afin de créer un milieu de travail stimulant et enrichissant, nous cherchons à attirer dans nos rangs des personnes talentueuses et riches d’expériences ainsi que de cultures diversifiées. Notre mission? Faire en sorte que chacun de nos membres puisse atteindre son plein potentiel, ainsi que ses objectifs personnels et professionnels.

La satisfaction des employés est cruciale pour nous. Nous travaillons fort pour veiller à ce que nos équipes soient motivées, mobilisées et bien outillées. Notre groupe diversifié de professionnels juridiques, d’étudiants en droit, de stagiaires, de parajuristes, d’adjoints administratifs juridiques et de personnel administratif œuvre comme une seule et même équipe. Chaque membre qui la constitue est également apprécié et valorisé pour ses contributions individuelles.


Le bureau de Gowling WLG à Ottawa est à la recherche d’un avocat ou d’une avocate qui se joindra au groupe de Défense en responsabilité des professionnels de la santé et droit de la santé pour un mandat de 12 mois sujet à prolongation de façon permanente. Les membres du groupe de Défense en responsabilité des professionnels de la santé et droit de la santé offrent des conseils sur de nombreux enjeux relatifs à la défense des professionnels du domaine médical.

Le titulaire du poste œuvrera dans un environnement axé sur la collaboration, et offrira des conseils et des services juridiques dans le cadre de divers dossiers médico-légaux. Il devra, entre autres, gérer et orienter de façon stratégique les dossiers de défense des professionnels de la santé dans des litiges de responsabilité civile médicale et de droit administratif auprès des ordres professionnels et tribunaux administratifs ainsi qu’en milieu hospitalier.


Le titulaire du poste doit posséder entre deux et cinq ans d’expérience pertinente. L’expérience en litige est un atout. Le bilinguisme (anglais et français) est essentiel.


Les candidats et candidates intéressés doivent faire parvenir, en toute confidentialité, leur lettre de présentation, leur curriculum vitae, leurs relevés de notes, ainsi que deux échantillons de rédaction et une liste de toutes les décisions et jugements publiés auxquels ils ont participé à : 

Sandra Borrello, directrice des ressources humaines

Gowling WLG (Canada) S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l.

160, rue Elgin, bureau 2600

Ottawa (Ontario)  K1P 1C3

Télécopieur : 613 788-3503

Date limite pour postuler : 22 Fevrier 2018

Gowling WLG est fière de soutenir l’égalité en milieu de travail. Nous nous engageons à offrir l’égalité d’accès à l’emploi à tous sans égard à leur race ou appartenance à un groupe ethnique, à leur religion, à leurs croyances, à leur sexe ou orientation sexuelle, à leur âge, à leur état civil, à leur handicap, ou à leur identité de genre. Nous encourageons un milieu inclusif et accessible, qui favorise l’égalité des chances.

Si vous avez un handicap, une limitation de vos capacités ou avez des besoins spéciaux qui nécessitent une attention particulière à tout moment lors du processus de recrutement, n’hésitez pas à nous en faire part.

Nous vous remercions de votre candidature, mais veuillez noter que seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés pour un entretien.

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