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Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, 22 hours ago

Busy downtown Ottawa law office is looking for a legal assistant with experience.  If you are looking for a career position, this role may be ideal for you.  Working closely with one lawyer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the administration of files in the following practice areas: real estate (commercial and residential), commercial/corporate work and estate planning and administration.   Salary level is commensurate with experience and health benefits and pension matching are provided. 

Specific Duties of the Role Include:

  1. Preparing documents and drafting correspondence
  2. Managing closing activities for real estate and commercial transactions
  3. All aspects of file management including billing
  4. Scheduling appointments and calendarizing deadlines
  5. Other administrative duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess the following skills and qualifications:

  1. A university degree, college degree, or equivalent of three years’ work experience in an area related to real estate or corporate law
  2.  Knowledge of real estate and corporate transactions as well as estate planning and administration
  3. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  4. Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  5. Ability to demonstrate time management and organizational skills
  6. Professional and highly dependable
  7. Highly detail oriented and able to multi-task

It would be preferable for candidates to have knowledge of some or all of OnCorp, PC Law, Fast Company, Estate-a-Base, Conveyancer and Teraview.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV to Kerrie Wiebe, Director of Finance and Administration at kwiebe@kellysantini.com.

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Last Will and Testament of Francis Ralph Scott

Posted By Administration, June 23, 2017

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Francis Ralph Scott of the city of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario who died on January 26, 2017, is requested to contact Kellie Stewart, Barrister & Solicitor at Barnes Sammon LLP, 200 Elgin Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5, telephone 613-594-8000, email kstewart@barnessammon.ca

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LMR Welcomes Laura Kerr and Andrew Higdon

Posted By Administration, June 23, 2017

LMR welcomes Laura Kerr and Andrew Higdon 

Low Murchison Radnoff LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Kerr and Andrew Higdon have joined the firms preeminent Estates and Succession Planning and Business Law Groups.

Throughout her 20 year legal career, Laura has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of Wills, Powers of Attorneys, trusts, incapacity law, estate administration, probate planning and personal income tax planning.  She also counsels a number of privately held corporations, with a focus on health professional corporations.  Laura is the author of chapters in Widdifields on Executors and Trustees, O’Brien’s Encyclopaedia of Forms and a number of other publications.  She is the recipient of a long term achievement award from the Law Society of Upper Canada for her years as a writer, speaker and instructor.  

Andrew completed his articles with the firm this year and will begin his solicitor’s practice with a focus on both estate planning and corporate law. His years of international work experience, service as a reservist and dedication to his legal studies allow him to bring a maturity and insight to his clients’ needs.

LMR is a full service law firm and is pleased to now be able to offer to its clients the compassion, creativity, attention to detail and strategic insights offered by Laura [lkerr@LMRlawyers.com] and Andrew [ahigdon@LMRlawyers.com].

LMR accueille Laura Kerr et Andrew Higdon

Low Murchison Radnoff s.r.l. est heureux d’annoncer que Laura Kerr et Andrew Hidgon font maintenant partie des groupes prééminents du Droit de la panification successorale et du Droit des affaires de notre cabinet.

Pendant sa carrière de plus de 20 ans, Laura a pratiqué presque exclusivement dans les domaines reliés aux testaments, procurations, fiducies, droit des incapables, administration successorale, planification reliée à l’homologation et taxations.  Elle avise aussi un nombre important de corporations privées, surtout dans le domaine des corporations professionnelles du domaine de la santé.  Laura est l’auteure de chapitres du Widdifields on Executors and Trustees, O’Brien’s Encyclopaedia of Forms et d’un nombre important d’autres oeuvres.  Elle est récipiendaire d’un prix du Barreau du Haut-Canada en reconnaissance de sa contribution pendant plusieurs années en tant qu’écrivaine, intervenante et instructrice.

Andrew a complété sa cléricature cette année auprès de notre cabinet et amorcera sa carrière en tant qu’avocat en se dédiant aux domaines du droit des affaires et de la planification successorale.  Ses multiples années d’expérience travaillant à l’étranger, son service en tant que membre des réserves canadiennes ainsi que son dévouement à ses études en droit lui ont permis d’acquérir une maturité et une perspicacité qui seront à l’avantage de ses clients.

LMR est un cabinet offrant une pleine gamme de services juridiques et est fier de pouvoir maintenant offrir à ses clients la compassion, créativité, souci du détail, perspicacité stratégique de Laura [lkerr@LMRlawyers.com] et Andrew [ahigdon@LMRlawyers.com].    

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Litigation Services Manager

Posted By Administration, June 22, 2017

Title: Litigation Services Manager

Location: Ottawa 

Language Proficiency: English 

Closing Date: July 21, 2017

Founded in 1998, CDCI Research is Canada’s largest historical research management and litigation support company. CDCI Research has offices in both Ottawa and Vancouver and provides litigation support, historical and applied research and records management to public and private sector clients across Canada. To learn more about CDCI, please visit our website at www.cdci.ca

Job Overview

The Litigation Services Manager is responsible to apply the principles of service excellence in the management of CDCI’s Litigation Research Management and Support Services portfolios. The role focuses on promoting litigation project management best practices and ensuring that these practices are implemented in our portfolio service streams. This position is also responsible to ensure program and service alignment with corporate strategic direction.

This role will lead the Research and Litigation Support teams in the planning and execution of projects and portfolio/account management. This position is a critical contact point for clients, and, as such, is responsible for maintaining CDCI’s brand identity and creating opportunities for growth.

The role works closely with the CDCI management team and executives to ensure company strategy is executed within their portfolios.

Core Competencies

  1. Authoritative expertise in litigation research and/or e-discovery/evidence management
  2. Ability to provide leadership and manage senior relationships across business and functional areas
  3. Ability to manage internal and external stakeholder objectives and relationships throughout the life cycle of a case/project
  4. Ability to implement project/case management structures and systems in a litigation environment
  5. Creative and management ability in service development and providing recommendations to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of a portfolio
  6. Ability to reason and analyze data to recognize business needs

Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Litigation Research and Support Services Portfolio
    1. Actively engage in Litigation Research and Support portfolio and service development
    2. Liaise with client representatives and technical/contracting authorities on existing and potential new projects
    3. Identify and drive closure on Litigation Research and Support business development opportunities 
    4. Bid support
  2. Program/Project Management 
    1. Overall program management of assigned projects 
    2. Implementing and maintaining litigation project management best practices
    3. Sr. project management oversight and project management responsibilities for select projects
    4. Client relationship management 
    5. Provision of accurate and timely program performance reporting to the CEO, CFO, Business Services, project sponsors and relevant stakeholders as required
  3. Other Duties
    1. Providing strong leadership and management to Research Management staff 
    2. Building team effectiveness through ongoing communication and decision making
    3. Providing team members with tools to ensure ongoing development of technical skills

Experience and Qualifications

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or professional certification in relevant area
  2. Minimum of five years providing a full range of litigation support services
  3. Minimum of five years in a management leadership role
  4. Experience using and managing litigation support - e-discovery software, such as: Ringtail, Summation, Concordance, LAW, etc.
  5. Asset qualifications
    1. Formal project management training (PMP, Prince2, etc) or equivalent experience 
    2. Formal data management designation (CEDS and/or CDMP) - Experience working with qualitative and quantitate data best practices and software tool
    3. Experience with projects involving data management using enterprise systems including CIDM, RDIMS, GCDocs (Open Text), etc - Awareness of information governance best practices 
    4. Private sector experience working with government clients on projects over $500,000
    5. Understanding of historical/archival/legal research industry
    6. Expertise in Indigenous law/issues

If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@cdci.ca with subject line “Litigation Services Manager” by July 21, 2017. In your response, please detail in bullet point fashion how your skills align to each of the noted qualification criteria.  

CDCI Research would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the large volume of applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job opportunity: Executive Director, ICJ Canada | Directeur général, CIJ Canada

Posted By Administration, June 21, 2017

International Commission of Jurists Canada | Commission internationale de juristes Canada

Work opportunity: Executive Director (part-time) - Offre d’emploi : Directeur général (à temps partiel)

ICJ Canada is the Canadian section of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists. We are an independent organization that works to promote the rule of law, human rights, and judicial independence, and has been active since 1958. Our membership is comprised of judges, lawyers, law students, and law professors. Visit www.icjcanada.org to learn more.

The ICJC Executive Director works closely with the ICJC President and members of the Board of Directors, who are based across Canada. The position of ICJC Executive Director entails taking on a wide range of tasks:

  1. Manage communications and outreach
  2. Maintain membership and events database
  3. Grow and coordinate ICJC network, including law school-based student groups
  4. Organize events
  5. Coordinate organizational projects and activities
  6. Develop relationships with members, donors, and partner organizations
  7. Play a role in fundraising and membership growth initiatives
  8. Manage organizational budget and finances in cooperation with bookkeeper and Board Secretary-Treasurer
  9. Ensure ICJC complies with its legal requirements as a registered charity.

This is a part-time position, with the expectation of seven hours of work a week (with increased hours depending on needs).

The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, capable of working with a high degree of independence, strategic, resourceful, fluently bilingual (EN/FR), willing to perform administrative and office management functions, and demonstrates good judgment and the ability to shift between a wide range of tasks. The ideal candidate also has a legal education and a strong knowledge and interest in relation to ICJC’s focus areas, with the ability to speak to and take a project leadership role in these areas. 

Experience using cloud-based events/database systems, online payment processors, Joomla (or other website CMS), MailChimp, and social media platforms is considered an asset.

Application

Please send your C.V. and cover letter by email to info@icjcanada.org, using the subject line “ICJC ED Application”, or apply through Charity Village.

Applications are due June 30, but will be considered on a rolling basis. Late applications may be considered.

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Message from FOLA to Real Estate Practitioners

Posted By Administration, June 20, 2017

There have been a number of issues of concern for the real estate bar in Ontario lately, including recent changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act that require lawyers to collect and provide specific information and/or additional tax from their clients.  We are joining other professional organizations in our objection to the legislation passed by the Ontario legislature that is making lawyers an agent of the government in the collection of this information.  Although the legislation was passed in early June after being rushed through the legislative process, we are hopeful that a remedy either through amendment or regulation can be worked out and talks with the Ontario Ministry of Finance continue.  In the meantime, the additional work created for lawyers in this regard has led to a healthy and perhaps overdue discussion about fees charged by many real estate lawyers and the need to ensure that the value we bring to real estate transactions is properly understood and compensated. 
 
Another issue of concern to the practising real estate bar in Ontario is outlined in the attached correspondence from the County of Carleton Law Association and their real estate committee, along with their request to circulate it amongst the FOLA real estate network. Their correspondence relates to the latest initiative from First Canadian Title and is an example of the competitive pressures faced by real estate lawyers in Ontario.  We ask that you circulate this email and attachments to the real estate lawyers in your area.  As a professional organization, FOLA cannot have any significant impact on the business activities of FCT but real estate lawyers should be asking questions.  We will be continuing to watch these activities closely to ensure they do not cross the lines set out by the Law Society and/or the laws of Ontario.  We are presently evaluating these practices to determine if a public policy case can be made to the Ontario government or Law Society to change rules to ensure consumers are best protected.  

We would welcome any feedback on both of these matters and you can be assured that both are receiving attention from the FOLA Real Estate Committee and from appropriate bodies in the Law Society.

Michael Ras | Executive Director, FOLA

Letter: CCLA to FOLA re: First Canadian Title - Commercial Services

Letter: CCLA to FCT Insurance Company Ltd.

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Will Check

Posted By Administration, June 20, 2017

Anyone having knowledge of Wills for Glaister Roy McKain of the City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Elisha M.E. Kelly of KMH Lawyers, B0001 – 2323 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L5, by fax (613) 613-523-2924 or e-mail ekelly@kmhlawyers.ca

Tags:  Wills & Estates 

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Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, June 19, 2017

Beament Hebert Nicholson, a leading litigation boutique, is looking for a litigation associate, with 3-7 year experience, preferably in the personal injury area.   Our long standing practice in this area, provides a wealth of varied and challenging files.   We are looking for a self-starter, who is responsible and a motivated litigator to assume a busy case practice.

Please contact scorby@beament.com.

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Family Law Lawyer

Posted By Administration, June 19, 2017

Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Professional Corporation is seeking an established family law lawyer with a strong entrepreneurial attitude to help build our Family Law practice. Our firm’s core practice areas currently include Real Estate, Wills and Estates and Corporate/Commercial Law. We are looking to expand and offer our clients other services such as general litigation and family law. The ideal candidate will be bilingual, have 7+ years of experience in family law and have an established and portable practice. This is a great opportunity for an experienced family law lawyer looking for more independence and control over his/her practice or a sole practitioner looking for administrative support. The successful candidate will have extensive experience managing family law files, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Child Custody and Access Plans;
  2. Property Division and Divorce;
  3. Separation and Marriage Agreements;
  4. Trials and Contested Applications;
  5. Questionings and Settlement Negotiation; and
  6. Client Management and Practice Organization.

Located in Orléans, our firm offers competitive compensation, work-life balance and a collegial and modern work environment in a newly constructed office building. The position may include referrals in the areas of Family Law and General Litigation. We seek a dynamic and sociable individual to become a key member of our team for years to come. If you are interested in this position, confidentially email your CV to our office administrator, Dianne Carter at dianne@gvelaw.ca.  Please include a detailed cover letter and a list of references along with your CV.

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

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Commercial Real Estate Clerk

Posted By Administration, June 19, 2017

Are you looking for a new opportunity?  Do you have what it takes to be part of a professional and dynamic group?  We are looking for a commercial real estate law clerk to join our team.  The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years real estate experience with an emphasis on commercial purchases, sales and financings.  Excellent organizational, communication and technical skills are essential.

The required knowledge/duties are as follows:

1) Knowledge of and experience with Teraview, Conveyancer, and other related software programs
2) Experience conducting off-title searches and due diligence;
3) Experience conducting online searches and registrations;
4) Experience drafting documents, correspondence, and reports;
5) Ability to communicate with clients via email and telephone
6) Excellent writing ability for document preparation and other administrative duties

To apply, please email your resume to Caitlin Traynor, Office/HR Manager - ctraynor@solowaywright.com

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Will Notice

Posted By Administration, June 19, 2017

RE: ESTATE OF PAULO JORGE DE SOUSA

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late PAULO JORGE DE SOUSA of OTTAWA, in the Province of Ontario, who died on JUNE 2, 2017, is requested to contact HAIYAN ZHANG, Barrister and Solicitor at 215-35 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 4B5; Tel: 613-604-4608 or 613-277-0015; Fax: 613-225-6866; email: hzlaw.ottawa@gmail.com

Tags:  Wills & Estates 

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Estate of Bernard Gabriel

Posted By Administration, June 16, 2017

Anyone having knowledge of a will of the late BERNARD GABRIEL, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, who died on the 26th day of April, 2017, is requested to contact Mitchell Besner, Mann Lawyers, LLP, 710 – 1600 Scott Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4N7, by fax (613) 722-7677.

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Commercial Real Estate Associate

Posted By Administration, June 16, 2017

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE 

Open Date: June 16th, 2017
Close Date: July 14th, 2017
Location: Ottawa, ON

Associate – Commercial Real Estate
2 - 5 Years of Experience

BLG’s Specialized Business Law Group is currently recruiting an Associate with a minimum of 2 - 5 years of relevant experience in Commercial Real Estate to join its team in the Ottawa office. 

Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse practice.  The ideal candidate will have strong transactional/lending and leasing experience, solid drafting skills, as well as some experience with infrastructure project work.  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 list of references by July 14th, 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* — DROIT IMMOBILIER COMMERCIAL** 

Date d’ouverture du poste : le 16 juin 2017
Date de fermeture du poste : le 14 juillet 2017
Emplacement : Ottawa 

Avocat – Droit immobilier commercial 
De 2 à 5 ans d’expérience

Le groupe Droit des affaires spécialisé de BLG est à la recherche d’un avocat possédant un minimum de 2 à 5 ans d’expérience pertinente pour son équipe du bureau d’Ottawa. 

Nous sommes à la recherche de candidats possédant de solides compétences en gestion de la clientèle et un excellent esprit d’équipe pour assumer des responsabilités dans le cadre d’une pratique dynamique et diversifiée. Le candidat idéal possédera une riche expérience pour ce qui est des transactions, des prêts et de la location, de solides aptitudes en rédaction, de même qu’une certaine expérience de travail en matière de projets d’infrastructures. Le postulant doit être membre en règle du Barreau du Haut-Canada et savoir qu’il importe d’offrir aux clients d’excellents services juridiques qui répondent à leurs besoins. 

La personne dont la candidature sera retenue aura l’occasion de développer 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, elle suivra une formation poussée, bénéficiera de mentorat et apprendra à mieux connaître les clients du cabinet, tout en recevant un soutien pour créer sa propre pratique et affiner son expertise. Le poste convient idéalement à une personne qui sera opérationnelle immédiatement, aura un esprit d’équipe hors pair, possédera de solides compétences analytiques et interpersonnelles et excellera dans la communication orale et écrite; le candidat retenu devra également faire preuve d’initiative et chercher à se dépasser.

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

Si vous souhaitez faire partie de notre équipe, veuillez faire parvenir à titre confidentiel, avant le 14 juillet 2017, une lettre de présentation, votre curriculum vitæ, 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, bureau 1300 | Ottawa (Ontario)  K1P 1J9
T : 613.787.3578 | Courriel : DLaflamme@blg.com

Nous remercions tous les candidats qui manifestent leur intérêt pour ce poste. Cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes sélectionnées 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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Cavanagh Williams LLP - Employment Opportunity Lawyer

Posted By Administration, June 16, 2017

We are an Ottawa-based civil litigation boutique with offices in Westboro. 

We have four amazing associates and we would like to have a fifth.

Our AA#5 will work closely with Steve Cavanagh, Susanne Sviergula and Allison Klymyshyn, primarily in the areas of insurance defence and professional liability. 

This is a position for a lawyer with 3-5 years’ experience.

The following qualifications are preferred: 

  1. Some experience in our areas of practice;
  2. Bilingualism is highly desirable; and 
  3. A comfort level with computers and specialized software.

Excellent written and oral communications skills and an inability to take oneself too seriously are essential job requirements.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

We strongly encourage and support participation in continuing professional development and in the local legal community. 

Candidates will be considered as their applications are received. Please send your application to Rachel Robert, Director of Human Resources & Administration at rrobert@cavanagh.ca as soon as possible and no later than June 29, 2017.

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Will Notice

Posted By Administration, June 15, 2017

RE: ESTATE OF ARTHUR ROBERT LEARY

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Arthur Robert Leary late of the Town of Aurora, in the Province of Ontario, who died on March 21, 2006, is requested to contact Katrina M. Anders at Anders, Young, Strong & Jonah, 401-1580 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON  K2G 4B5; Tel: 613-224-1621; Fax: 613-224-8827; email: kmanders@aysj-law.com

 

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Will Being Sought for the Estate of Kenneth Stewart Dawe

Posted By Administration, June 14, 2017

Anyone having knowledge of the late Kenneth Stewart Dawe, who died on or about February 25th, 1998, is requested to contact Kaitlin Brennan, TIERNEY STAUFFER LLP, Suite 510-1600 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 0A1, Tel. 613-728-8057 ext 3220. Fax. 613-728-9866.

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Victor Ages Vallance - Expanding Our Family Law Services

Posted By Administration, June 12, 2017

We are delighted to announce the addition of Judy Overgaard to the firm’s Family Law Group. Judy joins the firm as a partner.  Her expertise and experience in family law will add to the depth and strength of our group, positioning us to further meet growing client needs.

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Reach Canada Annual General Meeting

Posted By Administration, June 8, 2017

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Reach Canada* Equality and Justice for People with Disabilities, invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting on June 27 at 5:30pm

Please join us as we honour our valuable volunteers, review activities of 2016 and welcome new members to our Board of Directors.

Pre-registration required please see
 www.reach.ca or https://www.reach.ca/english/events/annual-general-meeting.html

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Dinner Invitation - Swearing-In Ceremony for Madam Justice Helene C. Desormeau

Posted By Administration, June 8, 2017

Please see the attached document regarding a dinner invitation in Honour of Madam Justice Hélène C. Desormeau’s appointment to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

An agenda will follow in due course.

 Attached Files:

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Litigation Clerk

Posted By Administration, June 8, 2017

We are a boutique litigation firm in downtown Ottawa practicing exclusively in personal injury and insurance litigation. We are looking for a law clerk with experience in personal injury, motor vehicle and accident benefit claims. The law clerk will be providing support to a partner’s busy practice. The successful applicant must have at least two years of experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability manage in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail matters. We are a paperless office so computer skills are a great asset. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. We offer extended health benefits and a very collegial environment. Applicants should forward a brief covering letter and resume to rita@mcnallygervan.ca.

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ICJ CANADA Book Launch | Lancement de livre CIJ CANADA

Posted By Administration, June 5, 2017

International Commission of Jurists Canada Book Launch – Lancement de livre de la Commission internationale de juristes Canada

Canada and the Rule of Law: 150 Years after Confederation  |  Le Canada et la primauté du droit: 150 ans après la Confédération

Saturday, June 10: 11AM – 12:30 PM | samedi le 10 juin: 11 h - 12 h 30

University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur, FTX 147

Free entrance – entrée gratuite

info@icjcanada.org | 613-562-5199

In Canada, 2017 is a significant year: it marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It offers the occasion to reflect on Canadian society, culture, and institutions. This ICJ Canada publication asks: what does the rule of law mean to Canadians, and what is the state of the rule of law in Canada today? It contains 38 short essays by jurists from across Canada, who have unique perspectives on the rule of law.

Fifteen of our contributors will be present at the launch on June 10. We hope to see you there!

As the national section of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, ICJ Canada has been engaged in the promotion of human rights, judicial independence, and the rule of law since 1958.

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Au Canada, l’année 2017 est importante: il s’agit du 150e anniversaire de la Confédération canadienne, et du 35e anniversaire de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés. C’est une bonne occasion de réfléchir sur la société, la culture et les institutions canadiennes. Cette publication de la CIJ Canada pose les questions : quelle est la signification de la primauté du droit pour les Canadiens et quel est l’état actuel de la primauté du droit au Canada? Elle contient 38 courts essais par des juristes à travers le Canada qui ont des perspectives uniques sur la primauté du droit.

Quinze contributeurs seront présents au lancement du juin 10. On espère vous y voir!

En tant que section nationale de la Commission internationale de juristes basée à Genève, la CIJ Canada s’engage à promouvoir les droits de la personne, l’indépendance de la magistrature et la primauté du droit depuis 1958.

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Legal Counsel

Posted By Administration, June 5, 2017

LEGAL COUNSEL
(1) Temporary Full Time Opportunity – 12 Months (Maternity Leave)

The successful candidate will provide legal advice and representation to the Society and its staff on matters pertaining to its’ child welfare mandate and activities, and related matters. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide legal advice to agency staff on the interpretation and application of legislation pertaining to child welfare, family law, and related or ancillary matters.
  2. Prepare cases for presentation in court by co-ordinating the gathering of all information and evidence, drafting pleadings, preparing affidavits, briefs and other documents for filing with the court, and preparing witnesses.  
  3. Present cases in the court on behalf of the agency, from first appearance through contested motions, conferences, to trial, and/or the negotiation of settlements. 
  4. Represent the Society in appeals brought by others and by the Society from orders under the CFSA, at all levels of court, as required.
  5. Represent the Society on applications for disclosure of Society records in criminal or other civil proceedings, in expunction hearings under the Child Abuse Register, and in hearings before the Child and Family Services Review Board.
  6. Provide information, advice and counsel to Society workers on case preparation, required evidence and court procedures. 
  7. Participate in the presentation of training programs on legal matters and procedures for agency staff, foster parents and others, including the preparation and delivery of speeches and/or presentations to various groups in the community interested in child welfare law. 
  8. Document all legal issues, processes and case activities in accordance with established procedures, including reporting to client in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Bachelor of Laws degree from a university of recognized standing.
  2. Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Requirements:

  1. Strong oral and written communications skills in English. 
  2. Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations, the Family Law Rules, the rules of evidence. 
  3. Knowledge of case preparation, presentation and litigation techniques. 
  4. Demonstrated ability to prioritize work. 
  5. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. 
  6. Demonstrated commitment and ability to work as a team member.

Assets:

  1. Experience representing any Children's Aid Society, children or parents in Child and Family Services Act proceedings.

Annual Salary:  From $82,700 to $112,173 based on experience. As well, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave provisions (such as 2 weeks of vacation after 6 months of service).

This position is not within the bargaining unit.
We encourage all applicants to apply via the agency website at: www.casott.on.ca 
Closing Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 23:59 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interests in the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa 
however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

CASO is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live in and serve. The Society encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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Business Law Lawyer

Posted By Administration, June 5, 2017

Opportunity - Business Law Lawyer 1 – 4 years experience - Mann Lawyers

Mann Lawyers is seeking a lawyer with 1 – 4 years’ experience in corporate/commercial law to join its busy business law department.

If you want to join a growing firm that has a supportive, friendly and dynamic work environment, excellent reputation for providing outstanding service and strong involvement in the community, please e-mail your resume in confidence to Sandra MacLeod at sandra@mannlawyers.com.  For additional information regarding Mann Lawyers, please visit our website.

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Criminal Law – Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, June 2, 2017

I am a criminal defence lawyer with almost 30 years experience, looking for the right person to replace my recently retired legal assistant. I require a non-judgmental person with great people skills, who is able to work independently, who is capable of running many aspects of the office while I and my associate are in court, who shows initiative, and who is flexible in terms of being able to handle unexpected and sometimes urgent matters that often come up in a criminal law practice.

The applicant must be capable of doing the following, at a minimum:

  1. reception for 4 lawyers
  2. acting as liaison between lawyers and clients
  3. communicating with court personnel, Crown Attorneys, duty counsel, agents and other lawyers
  4. writing routine correspondence
  5. keeping track of court dates for 2 criminal lawyers
  6. dealing with Legal Aid
  7. managing day-to-day bookkeeping, docket entry and filing
  8. billing accounts (private and Legal Aid)
  9. handling accounts receivable, paying the bills, and maintaining cash flow
  10. maintaining a presentable office, daily and throughout each day

The applicant must have the following qualifications, or equivalent, at a minimum:

  1. two years in a legal environment, ideally in a criminal law environment
  2. familiarity with PCLaw or equivalent law office accounting software
  3. ability to work on an Apple computer with Mac-based software (the Microsoft Office suite, also OLAP Pro, which is based on FileMaker)
  4. familiarity with Legal Aid Ontario’s practices, policies, and billing requirements
  5. bilingualism is not necessary, but is definitely an asset: many of our clients are francophone, although most speak English

Personality is key for this position. We are a small office of 4 lawyers, and you will be working primarily for two criminal lawyers. You will be the face of the office, the front-line person. You will at times need the patience of Job in dealing with the bureaucracy of Legal Aid and the questions of our vulnerable, and scared, clients. You will be expected to treat everyone with respect, and in turn you will be treated with respect in a friendly small-office environment. You will be a Jack-of-all-trades, and will have to be good at a lot of things, including being organized. You will not be expected to be an expert at everything on Day 1, but you will be expected to want to learn, and to want to become very good at your job.

Please send a current resumé with a cover letter. I will read the cover letter carefully, so please tell me about yourself. I will be judging from the cover letter (a) whether or not you are serious about this application, (b) whether or not you are the type of individual I want to work with every day, and (c) the quality of your writing skills. I will not read resumés that are accompanied by form letters.

Salary will initially depend on your qualifications, and over time will depend on the quality of your work.

Please reply in confidence by June 16, 2017 to John Hale at john@halelaw.ca, or deliver your resumé and cover letter to Hale Criminal law Office, 116 Lisgar St., Suite 101, Ottawa ON K2P 0C2. Only candidates selected for an interview will receive a reply.

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Sole Practitioner - Pre-Retirement Planning

Posted By Administration, June 2, 2017

A sole practitioner expecting to retire in a year or two is prepared to make his practice available to one or two lawyers seeking to work in a small Ottawa Valley town.  This is not a paid employment proposal but rather presents an opportunity for someone interested in self employment through acquisition of a long established practice dating to 1926.

The sole practitioner has maintained this practice commencing in 1980 in the areas of general litigation both criminal and civil, wills, trusts, estate administration and real estate.

The office is in an owner occupied building and consists of office space of approximately 1000 square feet on the ground floor and basement file storage area of similar size.  The building also has five (5) residential rental units and is located within an hour=s drive of Ottawa.

The lawyer would reduce work time to 2 or 3 days per week commencing this year and fully retire 1-1/2 to 2 years thereafter.  There is much prospect for a litigator in this area given that no other practitioners are presently doing litigation apart from Family Law.  No new litigation files will be opened, saving for Small Claims Court and straightforward matters.  The incoming practitioner(s) will have all other new litigation files.

The current practitioner will continue to manage existing client real estate, estate and wills matters until retirement.  Upon retirement phone number (unchanged for at least 50 years), approximately 1,100 to 1,200 wills and office furnishings will be turned over to the incoming lawyer(s).

The office building is available for purchase and the vendor is prepared to provide financing at an attractive rate and price.

The support staff is experienced and capable and prefer to remain with the practice.

This is an excellent opportunity for an industrious lawyer who prefers other than a city practice and lifestyle.  This office is as busy as one makes it.

Kindly e-mail inquiries to mmlaw@bellnet.ca

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