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Legal Assistant/Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, January 24, 2020
Are you excited by the opportunity to be the very first person to step into a newly-created position in a private sector company that's NOT a law firm? Do you like the idea of not having to track your billable time? Do you feel like you're being under-utilized in your current role? Do you want to be working more 'reasonable' hours that you typically don't get in a law firm? If you answered yes to these questions please read on - we've got the job for you!

Our client is unique in Ottawa - they fly under the radar and yet continue to experience phenomenal growth which is a result of organic growth and acquisitions both in Ottawa and elsewhere in Ontario. They are striving to be pioneers in their industry and they are building a corporate culture based on the core values of work hard, play hard, respect, and reward. As they grow they are adding to all their teams, including Legal.

We have been chosen by our client to find them a Legal Assistant/Law Clerk, reporting into their Corporate Lawyer who is known for her strong leadership skills and business acumen - in other words, the ideal boss. You'll be involved in both corporate and litigation matters so experience in both of these realms is ideal. You already know what a law clerk does - preparing and editing documents, completing forms, affidavits, drafting pleadings, maintaining minute books, etc. etc. - so we don't need to go into a list of duties. What we DO want to do is tell you more about what we want you to bring to the table, and, what's in it for you.

Who is the ideal candidate?

In a nutshell - think Donna from Suits (yes, this is meant to make you smile but we're not entirely joking). She has attributes that we're looking for that are essential to this position such as being super organized, being autonomous (you see something that needs to be done? Great - do it!), she knows her stuff and makes sure everything is running smoothly. In a nutshell, attitude and aptitude trumps everything else.

What's in it for you?

This isn't just a job, it's a career opportunity. You can pioneer the position and as the company grows there's a good chance the legal department will as well which could be an opportunity for you in terms of seniority. Also, because our client has multiple locations, you will have the opportunity to manage contract paralegals in other cities, instructing them and managing them in their deliverables. Our client also offers very generous benefits and they are known for having a work environment that's both fun and hard-working and (above all) fair. They have recently renovated their offices into a beautiful workspace.

Their location is slightly east of the city and a vehicle is required to travel to their location. We would definitely prefer a bilingual candidate but it's not mandatory. Further details regarding our client will happily be shared with select candidates.

Please send your resume to to start the conversation.

Tags:  Employment 


For Sale: Brown & Evans (2019). Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Canada. Thompson Reuters.

Posted By Administration, January 23, 2020
For Sale:

Brown & Evans (2019). Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Canada. Thompson Reuters.

1. Full 3 most recent volumes
2. Award Winning Publication
3. Worth: $1074+ new
4. Brand new condition, never used
5. Was won as a prize and not needed for practice

Selling For: $950 OBO

Phone: 613 276 6184


Tags:  Community 


Want to Join Mann Lawyers LLP?

Posted By Administration, January 22, 2020
Mann Lawyers is a firm of over 30 lawyers and due to growth of the firm, we are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Commercial Litigation Lawyer with 1 to 4 years of experience.
Corporate/Commercial Lawyer with 8 to 12 years of experience, preferably with a book of business but not essential.
Wills and Estates Law Clerk with 5 to 8 years of experience.

If you want to join a 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 For additional information regarding Mann Lawyers, please visit our website.

Tags:  Employment 


Three Judicial Vacancies – Toronto (Criminal Law)

Posted By Administration, January 21, 2020

Please see the documents below in regard to three judicial vacancies in Toronto (Criminal Law).


Tags:  Employment 


FOLA - Submission on Amendment to Divorce Act

Posted By Administration, January 21, 2020
Please click here to view a copy of FOLA’s Submission to the Ministry of Attorney General on Amendments to the Divorce Act.

More information can be found here:

Tags:  Community 


Civil Litigation Associate

Posted By Administration, January 20, 2020
Updated: January 20, 2020

Civil Litigation Associate

Girones Lawyers Ottawa is hiring.

We are looking for a civil litigation associate to work immediately in our Kanata office.

The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience, be bilingual, organized and have strong communication and research skills. Some litigation experience is desirable. Recent calls with strong academic credentials will also be considered.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, and resume to Andrea Girones at Academic transcripts and a writing sample will be requested prior to any interview.

Our firm offers very competitive remuneration, work life balance and free parking. We are a small firm so the successful candidate will get plenty of hands on litigation experience and, with guidance, the ability to forge their own career path as desired.

Girones Lawyers Ottawa is an exclusively plaintiff practice, focused on personal injury and medical malpractice work.

Tags:  Employment 


Canada Post - Senior Paralegal (Real Estate)

Posted By Administration, January 17, 2020
Canada Post Legal Affairs is seeking an experienced Real Estate Paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a real estate paralegal/clerk in a law firm, legal department or as an independent licenced real estate paralegal. This is a full-time permanent position at Canada Post Head Office in Ottawa.

For details please see the Careers section of the Canada Post Website:



Tags:  Employment 


Are you a litigator looking for a change?

Posted By Administration, January 17, 2020
Are you a litigator looking for a career change? Do you have a sense of humour? We are growing and we want YOU to join us!

Merovitz Potechin LLP is looking for both a senior and junior litigator to join our team. If you want a challenging career with an exceptional group of friendly people who care about their clients, each other and their community, we are the firm for you.

We are looking for someone who is prepared to jump right in on the files. You should have a passion for problem solving and strong commitment to your clients. Experience in estate litigation is an asset. Bonus if you love business development, legal tech and enjoy blogging. We might even ask you to be a part of our next firm video!

A little bit about us…

We are a growing firm of 17 passionate lawyers who work hard for their clients and know how to have fun. Our group is comprised of both litigators and solicitors who practice in various areas of law but who always work (and play) together. We value teamwork, respect, integrity, caring, and professionalism. We also value pizza lunches, Uber eats, Suzie Q donuts, holiday parties and “Talk Like A Pirate” day. If convenient parking, outdoor koi ponds and proximity to shopping is what you are looking for, we have you covered. We pride ourselves on our community involvement and philanthropy and are always looking for ways to contribute – cue the bake sales!

Give us a shout if you are looking for an opportunity that allows you to work with experienced litigators in a collaborative environment. Our doors are always open! Please contact Tina Aiello-Hash at 613-563-6687 or

Tags:  Employment 


Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, January 16, 2020
Victor Vallance Blais – Associate Lawyer

The civil litigation group at Victor Vallance Blais is a unique and passionate team of lawyers who are devoted to civil litigation and advocacy. We currently have an opening for an Associate Lawyer to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in the area of Civil Litigation. Strong written and oral advocacy skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment is a must.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits.

Interested applicants should forward a covering letter, resume and references to

Tags:  Employment 


Bourses d’études

Posted By Administration, January 15, 2020

L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) offre deux bourses aux étudiants* d’un programme de langue française se rapportant au secteur de la justice :

  • une (1) bourse d’une valeur de 2 500 $ à un étudiant du niveau universitaire et
  • une (1) bourse d’une valeur de 1 500 $ à un étudiant du niveau collégial.

Destinées aux étudiants, ces bourses ont pour but de les aider à suivre des cours de perfectionnement ou à poursuivre leur éducation dans un programme collégial ou universitaire dans le secteur de la justice, en français, et en Ontario.


Les critères auxquels le candidat doit se conformer sont les suivants :

  1. Être inscrit dans un programme de langue française se rapportant au secteur de la justice au niveau collégial ou universitaire pour l’année 2019-2020 ;
  2. Démontrer un intérêt pour la francophonie ;
  3. S’impliquer au niveau de la communauté francophone et auprès des étudiants ;
  4. Prévoir de pratiquer une carrière en justice en français en Ontario

Dossier de candidature

Le dossier de candidature doit comprendre :

  • Le formulaire de demande rempli ;
  • Une preuve officielle des études scolaires de l’étudiant, soit un relevé de notes, une attestation officielle d’études scolaire ou une preuve d’inscription à une institution postsecondaire pour l’année en cours ;
  • Le nom de deux personnes référence, comme indiqué dans le formulaire de demande ;
  • Une lettre de demande d’un maximum de 700 mots qui répond aux exigences citées dans le formulaire de demande.

Directives aux candidats

Veuillez remplir tout le dossier. Tout dossier incomplet ou pièce manquante disqualifiera automatiquement la candidature.

Date limite

Le dossier doit être reçu au plus tard le 31 janvier 2020.

Faites parvenir votre dossier à l’AJEFO, par l’un des moyens suivants :

Par la poste au 85, rue Albert, bureau 1400, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A4 ;
Par courriel en format PDF à

Tags:  Community 


Merredith MacLennan joins Merovitz Potechin LLP

Posted By Administration, January 14, 2020
Merovitz Potechin LLP is thrilled to announce that Real Estate Lawyer Merredith MacLennan has joined our team. Merredith has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law including freehold and condominium land development, completing large commercial transactions and resolving complex title matters. Merredith can be contacted directly at 613-563-6681 or by email at

Tags:  Community 


Executive Assistant

Posted By Administration, January 14, 2020
Are you an experienced service-oriented professional with excellent administrative, organizational and time-management skills? The law firm of Lister Beaupré is looking for an Executive Assistant, to support one of the firm’s partners.

About Us

Located in the heart of Ottawa, this law firm is a young, busy, full service firm which services a broad and varied client base. Lister Beaupré takes as much pride in its customer service as it does in its legal expertise.

About You

You are an enthusiastic, confident team player who understands what first-rate client service means and knows how to deliver it. You are well organized, have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a busy environment. You have experience working in a legal environment and understand the commitment necessary to support a busy senior lawyer. An ambitious, self-motivated professional, you thrive in an environment that fosters relationship building and career growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Provide administrative support to Partner, including calendar management, travel coordination, and professional tasks.
• Assist partner with file and task management.
• Handling client inquiries in the Partner’s absence
• Providing exceptional service to the firm’s clients
• General administrative duties such as photocopying, filing, mail, etc.
• Billings and accounts receivable.


• Post-Secondary degree/diploma in relevant discipline
• Minimum of two (2) years’ previous experience in a legal environment
• Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Bilingualism would be an asset but is not required.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong interpersonal and client service skills
• Professional and positive demeanour
• Superior organizational and priority setting skills and the ability to multi-task
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong work ethic
• Excellent time management and organizational skills

Do you recognize yourself? If so, please send your resume to

We thank all applicants for their interests, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. All applications will be treated in confidence.

Tags:  Employment 


Call for Volunteers - OBA Elementary School Mock Trial

Posted By Administration, January 14, 2020

Call for Volunteers
OBA Elementary School Mock Trial Program

For the past twenty years, the OBA Young Lawyers' Division (Eastern Ontario) has conducted a mock trial program for elementary school students across Ottawa. The program’s success depends on volunteers to coach and judge the mock trial – that’s where we need YOUR help!

The materials are already prepared. Therefore, the only time involved is some preparation time and attending your school on 2 occasions for approximately 1 1/2 hours each time – the first time as a coach, and the second time as a judge. The dates are subject to arrangement between you and your school, but the Mock Trial generally occurs between April-May.

For the minimal amount of time spent, the reward is great for the students, the teachers and our volunteers. And, if you are a lawyer or paralegal under the Law Society of Ontario, you may be able to report your coaching and judging time as CPD Teaching Hours, up to a maximum of 6 Substantive CPD Hours!*

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here, fill out your details, and select “Elementary School Advisor/Judge” in the volunteer options. In the “Other Details” box, please note your general geographic area (ex: West End, Orleans, etc.) as this will help us match you with the right school for you.

This is a great way to give back to your community and to help to promote the integrity of our profession. The deadline for the call for volunteers is Friday, February 14, 2020. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Malini Vijaykumar, Public Affairs Liaison for the OBA’s Young Lawyers Division – East Executive, at

*To learn more about Teaching Hours, please click here. All LSO licencees are responsible for accurately reporting their CPD hours.

Tags:  Community 


Litigation Legal Assistant - Career Opportunity - McCague Borlack LLP

Posted By Administration, January 13, 2020

Here we grow again!

McCague Borlack LLP, a leading litigation law firm with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener, Barrie and London prides our self on being the largest insurance boutique firm in Canada. While much of our work focuses on litigation, both plaintiff and defence work, our firm has a wide range of practice areas and diverse skills representing clients throughout Canada, North America, and overseas since 1994.

Currently hiring for our Ottawa office:

Litigation Legal Assistant, 3 to 5 years litigation experience in insurance defence.

Responsibilities include:

• Opening and Closing files,
• Draft correspondence and other legal documents as required,
• Keep an up-to-date filing system,
• Schedule discoveries, mediations, and other important events,
• Managing calendar appointments,
• Maintain the utmost professionalism when communicating with clients, the court, and opposing counsel, and
• Other duties as requested.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following:

• Priority will be given to those with insurance defence experience - although everyone is encouraged to apply,
• Experience using Elite 3E would be considered an asset,
• Work well under pressure and in a busy, fast-paced environment,
• Professional communication skills, both written and oral,
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel,
• Detail oriented and consistently produces excellent work, and
• Organization and prioritizing skills.
• Our compensation package includes a competitive salary including benefits, along with our pleasant working environment.

If you are a team player, this is a great opportunity. If you enjoy a busy practice, your skills match our requirements, and you are ready to make a move, we are ready to hire!

Email your resume to Ms. K. Stroscher at

Please include “Ottawa Legal Assistant, CCLA Ad” in the subject line of your email.

Tags:  Employment 


Legal Assistant – REAL ESTATE

Posted By Administration, January 10, 2020
Tierney Stauffer, LLP
Legal Assistant – REAL ESTATE

We have an immediate opening for a Real Estate Assistant/Clerk in our Ottawa Office.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of Real Estate experience.

The candidate must be proficient with the use of standard legal office software (including Conveyancer/Unity, Teraview, and PC Law), be organized, thorough, and comfortable dealing directly with clients and other law firms.

This is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefit package.
Please email your resume by January 24, 2019 to the attention of Donald Simonds: Applications will be held in strict confidence.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about our firm, please visit

Tags:  Employment 


Administrative Assistant Position - Hooper Litigation

Posted By Administration, January 10, 2020
Interested in working in a positive work environment? Interested in working in a small firm where you are a key member of the team? Interested in being out of the downtown core and working in the vibrant Westboro area?

Hooper Litigation is hiring a legal assistant with at least two years of litigation experience. Some of your key responsibilities will be:

a) Managing the day-to-day operation of a busy litigation practice for a senior and junior lawyer;
b) Assisting in the preparation of legal briefs and court documents;
c) Becoming a point of contact for clients to ensure clients are aware of upcoming dates and meetings;
d) Handling administrative tasks.

We are looking for an organized person who is committed to delivery excellent client service. As a small firm, the ability to work in a team environment is extremely important.

Those without a sense of humour need not apply.

Qualified candidates please email your resume in confidence to

Tags:  Employment 


Law Practice for Sale

Posted By Administration, January 10, 2020
Law Practice for Sale, Merivale Road, in a modern, accessible office in a high-traffic commercial location. Retiring lawyer will remain to assist with the transition. This is a 40+ year general practice (real estate, wills and estates, corporate, non-profit housing, and family). The space is fully equipped and furnished for three lawyers and support staff. Please reply to Mr. Robin MacKay at

Tags:  Office Space 


Will Search Request

Posted By Administration, January 10, 2020
Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. Abolfazel Vahid Shahidi, late of Oakville Ontario, is asked to kindly contact Navid Dehghani of Brechin & Huffman Lawyers, 109-3365 Harvester Road, Burlington ON L7N 3N2, ph: 905-681-2476 ext. 276, fax: 905-332-4298, email:

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Will Search – Stephen Brian Hamon

Posted By Administration, January 9, 2020
ANYONE having knowledge of the existence of a Will for the late STEPHEN BRIAN HAMON, who died on December 20, 2019, is requested to contact John E. Rouatt of
Bulger, Young Lawyers Professional Corporation, 460 West Hunt Club Road, Suite 207,
Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B8, telephone: 613-728-5881, email:

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Two Judicial Vacancies – Chatham & Windsor

Posted By Administration, January 8, 2020

Please see the documents below in regard to two judicial vacancies in Chatham (50% Criminal Law / 50% Family Law) and Windsor (Criminal Law).



Tags:  Employment 


Looking for Lawyers in Orleans

Posted By Administration, January 8, 2020
P. Barron Family Law is growing!

Having started the New Year in a new and much larger location in Orleans, we are seeking two to three lawyers to join our busy family law practice. All experience levels will be considered. Any type of arrangement (associate position, rental only, virtual office meeting space etc.) is open for discussion. Opportunity for real estate referrals (Real Estate Office next door), along with all child protection and legal aid files referred to the office.

Serious enquires only may contact Jane Hall at or fax their resumes to 613-424-6159 – or speak to Pam Barron when you see her at the courthouse!

Tags:  Employment 


Peter Beach Life Celebration – Feb 21st – Canal Ritz

Posted By Administration, January 7, 2020

Please join us in celebrating the life of Peter Beach.

On September 17th, 2019 Peter lost his long battle with Cancer. He was a husband, father, grandfather, lawyer, and most importantly a character. In celebration of his life please join us February 21st at the Canal Ritz for drinks and food, from 4pm-8pm. The event is a drop in, you’re welcome to stay as long as you would like.

Peter Beach Life Celebration
Canal Ritz - 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON K1S 5M5
Feb 21st, 4-8pm

If you plan on attending Peter's life celebration, please email his son Dan at

Tags:  Community 


Estates and Family Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, January 7, 2020
Permanent Position

Nelligan O’Brien Payne, a multi-service law firm with 40 lawyers, has an immediate need for an Estates and Family Law clerk to join our Estates & Family Law Practice Group.

The candidate we are looking for has experience in estate litigation, administration and drafting of wills. They possess a positive attitude and are considered self-starters. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about this practice area and are keen to join a mid-size law firm environment. Bilingualism would be favourably considered but is not essential.

A collegial work environment, a serious commitment to our people and an opportunity to work on significant files are just a few of the benefits Nelligan O’Brien Payne has to offer.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne values and supports diversity in our work environment and in the practice of law.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume in strict confidence to:

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
Suite 300, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Attention: Julie Sarrazin

Tags:  Employment 


Two Positions Available: Bookkeeper and Real Estate Clerk

Posted By Administration, January 6, 2020

Adam Miller Kelly Professional Corporation is seeking one (1) bookkeeper and one (1) real estate law clerk to join our friendly team of legal professionals at our busy Kanata law firm.

Bookkeeper (Full-time or Part-time)

The successful bookkeeper candidate will be responsible for Adam Miller Kelly’s daily accounting. We are seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position, but are willing to accept a part-time role for the right candidate.

As our bookkeeper, you will work closely with all members of the firm. You must be an individual who can effectively plan and organize and who has an aptitude for developing and maintaining good relationships with clients and staff. You must also have the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities in a professional manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide day-to-day bookkeeping services which include the following: banking services (including deposits), invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, cash management, preparation of cash receipts and cash disbursement summaries, preparation of monthly financial statements, including trust listing and comparisons, and completion and filing of government forms
• Payroll
• Efficiently document work performed in a manner that permits review with partners
• Monthly bank account reconciliations
• Credit card reconciliation
• HST reporting/remittance and source deductions
• Law Society requirements, including preparation of annual reports, managing insurance policies, remitting membership fees and transaction levies, and preparing for audits
• T4 preparation
• Clerical and other duties as required


• College Diploma in Business Accounting
• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a bookkeeper in a law firm
• Experience with payroll and payroll reporting
• General business knowledge
• Excellent knowledge of PCLaw
• Ability to effectively plan, organize, and control work
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment, working on multiple assignments, with a high degree of autonomy over work
• Initiative, willingness and ability to accept responsibility
• Aptitude for dealing with people in a respectful manner
• Ability to work under pressure, decisiveness, creativeness, good judgment and common sense
• Proven ability to recognize and analyze problems, propose sound alternatives and conclusions
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with clients


Please send your cover letter and resume to Robert Pacan at For more information about our firm, please visit

Applications will be held in strict confidence.

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

Real Estate Law Clerk

The successful real estate law clerk candidate will be responsible for the administration of real estate files from start to finish with minimal supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

• opening client files
• preparing and reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale
• preliminary title search review and conducting off-title searches, drafting requisition letters, and responses to requisition letters
• completing all necessary documents for a real estate purchase or sale transaction
• reviewing mortgage instructions from lenders, preparing necessary documentation for the mortgage transaction
• completing all standard correspondence, including opening letters and reporting letters to clients
• completing Teraview registrations
• communication with clients on all aspects of the transaction
• general office clerical duties including some reception coverage

The successful candidate must have:

• Completion of law clerk/legal assistant program or diploma (or relevant combination of work experience and education)
• Minimum 3 years of direct work experience in real estate
o Excellent knowledge of Conveyancer, Teraview, and PCLaw
• Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology
• Strong English language skills
• Ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision, and take initiative as required
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
• Time management skills with high attention to detail
• Ability to work as part of a team when required
• Professionalism, punctuality, and a positive work attitude with a focus on providing excellent client service


Please send your cover letter and resume to Robert Pacan at For more information about our firm, please visit

Applications will be held in strict confidence.

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

Tags:  Employment 


2020 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar

Posted By Administration, December 24, 2019

2020 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
Hosted by: Carters Professional Corporation
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Centurion Conference and Event Center
170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, Ontario
Early Registration fee is $50.00 per person (plus HST) and
includes a continental breakfast and a cold lunch buffet,
as well as electronic seminar handouts
($60.00 after January 30, 2020.)

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:

Tags:  CPD 

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