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Real Estate Law Clerk Required

Posted By Administration, November 15, 2019
Busy Westboro law firm looking for a full-time, permanent real estate clerk to join our dynamic team.

A successful candidate will be able to manage a residential real estate closing from start to finish. Ability to professionally communicate with clients and other firms, review agreements of purchase and sale, prepare documents, accounts and reports is crucial. Organization and time management skills are necessary in order to complete a large number of transactions while adhering to strict deadlines.

Applicants must have a Law Clerk or Paralegal diploma from a recognized Canadian institution. Our ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience working on residential real estate transactions and strong computer skills in working with Teraview, Conveyancer, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Farber Robillard Leith has been serving clients in Ottawa for more than 40 years. Our firm offers a collegial work environment and competitive salary. In addition we offer a unique bonus pay system.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter in confidence to David Leith at

Tags:  Employment 


Intellectual Property Law Clerk / Legal Assistant Ottawa

Posted By Administration, November 15, 2019
A well-established, dynamic law firm in Nepean, Ontario is actively looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Full-time Intellectual Property Law Clerk or Legal Assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, highly motivated, and able to perform full legal administrative support for our IP associate.

Day-to-day responsibilities, include:

• Docketing duties, including receiving, reviewing, diarizing, saving and distributing trademark prosecution, opposition and section 45 correspondence from CIPO.
• Manage and organize paper files and electronic files in Worldox.
• Monitor and maintain docket calendar for IP associate.
• Follow up with IP associate regarding daily deadlines.
• Prepare client reporting letters.
• Assist in trademark prosecution matters.
• Maintain the IP docketing database for all foreign and domestic trademark matters.
• Provide administrative support to the IP associate.
• Continue to build and develop the IP practice, and create precedents.
• Assist with reception duties when needed.


• Minimum of two years of trademark experience, with an emphasis in docketing of deadlines, and prosecution matters, in a fast paced environment.
• Legal Assistant, Law Clerk or Paralegal diploma, or relevant combination of education and work experience.
• Knowledge of trademark prosecution, opposition and section 45 rules, deadlines and procedures.
• Experience with Microsoft Office is necessary. WorldDox and PCLaw abilities are an asset.
• Excellent analytical, proof-reading, and editing skills.
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-faced and changing work environment.
• Time management and project management skills with high attention to detail are required.
• Ability to work independently and well with others as a team.
• Highly motivated, positive, reliable, punctual, and present for work.

All interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter which expresses salary expectations and how your education/experience matches the competencies required for this role. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Email to

Tags:  Employment 


Real Estate Assistant

Posted By Administration, November 14, 2019

KMH Lawyers is a leading fast paced Ottawa law firm with a focus in real estate law, family law, will and estate planning, and civil and estate litigation. Our lawyers have proudly served the Ottawa community for more than 40 years.

We are seeking 1 full time Real Estate Assistant to add to our team and serve our growing clientele. The ideal candidate will have 3 years’ experience preparing documents and closing sale, purchase and refinance files. The candidate will be familiar with Conveyancer, with TERAVIEW, be a team player, organised and pay attention to detail.

KMH Lawyers offers a competitive salary, benefits and a pension plan.

Only potential candidates who meet the above credentials may be contacted. Please forward resume

Tags:  Employment 


Estate of Teddy Brian Card, deceased

Posted By Administration, November 14, 2019
Anyone having knowledge of the existence of a Will for the late Teddy Brian Card who died October 26, 2019 should contact Christopher E. Clermont by e-mail at or by telephone at 613-366-0800.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


CABL Ottawa President - Antoine L. Collins

Posted By Administration, November 13, 2019

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers congratulates the new President of the Ottawa Chapter, Antoine L. Collins!

Antoine L. Collins has practiced law in the United States and Canada over the past 15 years. After graduating in 2002 from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, he began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Baltimore City’s States Attorney’s Office. There, he prosecuted cases ranging from theft to felony child abuse and domestic violence. Subsequently, he took a position with one of Baltimore’s top law firms, defending Workers’ Compensation cases. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011. Now based in Ottawa, Antoine is a progressive and dynamic solo practitioner offering personalized service in a variety of legal disciplines, including: Real Estate, Wills, Small Claims and Entertainment Law. Antoine is actively involved in the CCLA and serves on the OBA’s Governance and Equality Committees. Oh, did we forget to mention that Antoine is Vocal Jazz recording artist, feel free to take a listen

Although raised in a state foster care system on the outskirts of Chicago in Gary, Indiana, Antoine was one of the lucky ones who managed to escape the merry-go-round of foster homes that many children endure. He has always felt that it does not matter where you come from, as long as you end up in the right place.

From the President:


Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words of more than 150 years ago still ring true. I believe that enthusiasm and commitment to excellence remain critical for the successful black lawyer. I am an extremely enthusiastic and proud lawyer who cares deeply about these values and our future in the legal profession. I am truly honored that the members of the Ottawa Chapter of CABL have put their faith in me to serve as their President. I am enthusiastic about taking up the challenge to help shape and define our future/place as lawyers of color in our noble profession.

I am proud to be part of a profession that attracts an amazing and diverse array of talent. I get so excited when I think about the incredible complement of black legal talent working here in the NCR and beyond. I am convinced that our profession as a whole will benefit when it finally comes to reflect the diversity of all of its members. I am personally committed to making sure that our black legal professionals in the NCR are recognized at all levels of the profession.

In this new role, I will strive to build on CABL’s legacy and impact by working to better position the Ottawa Chapter of CABL in the ever-changing legal environment based on our core values of engagement, transparency, accountability, and leading-edge governance. In short, I envision us participating in initiatives together that increase CABL’s visibility within the legal community as a platform for promoting diversity, inclusion and battling the remaining vestiges of racism in our profession. I look forward to working with all of you to achieve these goals.

Tags:  Community 


The Beastly Ball IV: A Frightmare before X-Mas

Posted By Administration, November 13, 2019
Barristers for a Better Bytown presents The Beastly Ball IV: A Frightmare before X-Mas on Friday November 22, 2019 from 8:00pm to 1:00am.

Please click here for further information.

Tags:  Community 


We've Moved! And We're Hiring!!

Posted By Administration, November 8, 2019
Updated: November 8, 2019

SKS LAW LLP is excited to announce that we have moved to our new Westboro Ottawa location at:

725 Churchill Avenue North
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5G7

We are excited to continue to grow our real estate and litigation practices and to serve our clients from our new Westboro location!

We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Litigation Lawyer and a dynamic Junior Real Estate Lawyer.

Our firm has an immediate need for a lawyer with 8+ years’ post call experience to join our litigation practice. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (French and English) and be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, with demonstrable and broad experience in litigation in one or more of the areas of construction law, property law, corporate and commercial disputes and estate litigation.

Our firm also has an immediate need for a lawyer with 1-5 years’ post call experience to join our real estate practice. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (French and English) and be member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, with demonstrable experience in residential real estate transactions (including the use of Teraview and Conveyancer software systems). Some experience in commercial real estate and financings would be an asset.

SKS Law LLP is a boutique law firm with offices in Ottawa and Vankleek Hill. The selected candidates must have the capacity to work both in a team environment and independently with little supervision and show an eagerness to contribute to the growth of the firm. A competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits are offered. Please direct your CV and cover letter, in confidence, to

Tags:  Community  Employment 


Associate Lawyer - Real Estate and Corporate Law

Posted By Administration, November 7, 2019
Allan Snelling LLP is recruiting an associate to join our Corporate and Real Estate team.

We are a law firm located in Kanata. We service the needs of businesses and individuals in a friendly collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will have between 1 – 2 years of experience in Real Estate and Corporate Law with a willingness to expand their horizons and represent clients in a variety of matters. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and will embrace the opportunity to grow their own practice in a dynamic and growing community.

Allan Snelling LLP offers a competitive salary and bonus structure commensurate with experience. We also provide benefits and reasonable vacation.

If interested please forward your CV with cover letter and transcripts to the attention of Karin Nichols at

Tags:  Employment 


The Elgin Street Courthouse Angel Program 2019

Posted By Administration, November 6, 2019

The Holiday Season is approaching and once again we are asking the Ottawa legal community to help local families at this sometimes difficult time of year, with gifts of clothing, books or toys.

We have a list of children from the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa who are participating in our “Angel Program”.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift for one of these children, an “Angel” card can be picked up at the Reception area of the Superior Court of Justice Judges’ Chambers on the 5th Floor at 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa.

We ask that gifts be brought back unwrapped and in a box or a gift bag along with the “Angel” card attached, by Thursday December 12th, 2019.

Please avoid contributing food items due to possible unknown allergies.

We thank you for your generosity. If you have any questions, please call 613.239.1400.

Please do not disappoint these young souls.

Pierre Roger


La saison des fêtes approche et nous demandons encore une fois à la communauté juridique d’Ottawa d’aider les familles locales à cette époque parfois difficile, en offrant des cadeaux de vêtements ou de jouets.

Nous avons une liste d’enfants de La Société de l’aide à l’enfance d’Ottawa qui participent à notre Programme d’anges.

Si vous souhaitez acheter un cadeau pour l’un de ces enfants, vous pouvez obtenir une carte « Ange » à la réception du cabinet des juges de la Cour Supérieur de justice au 5e étage, 161, rue Elgin, Ottawa.

Plutôt que d’emballer le cadeau, veuillez s.v.p. utiliser une boîte ou un sac cadeau tout en y attachant la carte « Ange » et le rapporter au 5e étage jusqu’au jeudi le 12 décembre, 2019.

Veuillez éviter de contribuer des aliments en raison des risques d’allergies.

Nous vous remercions de votre générosité. Si vous avez des questions, appelez-nous au 613.239.1400.

S’il-vous plaît, rendez ces enfants heureux.

Pierre Roger

Tags:  Community 


Wills and Estates Law Clerk / Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, November 5, 2019
Downtown Law Practice looking for a Law Clerk/Legal Assistant with a background in Wills, Probate Practice and Estate Administration. Interested candidates can contact Paul P. Hewitt Sr. at the telephone number below and/or send a resumé by email to Frank S. Nisi at

Please contact Paul P. Hewitt Sr. or Frank S. Nisi
Hewitt, Hewitt, Nesbitt, Reid LLP
Tel: 613-563-0202 Ext: 329

Tags:  Employment 


Office Space Available

Posted By Administration, November 5, 2019
Newly built and tastefully furnished modern office spaces for rent in unit #116 located at 2900 Gibford Drive at the intersection of Hunt Club and Gibford.

Premium location in the South of Ottawa, close to the airport, new hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. Occupancy available for a lawyer and secretary as of December 1st, 2019.

Rent includes office spaces with one secretarial space, high-speed internet, coffee, use of boardroom and kitchen with all amenities, local and long-distance phone service and ample parking on site.

Excellent atmosphere with this existing and busy Mortgage agent and Financial planner providing synergy and opportunity to many referrals.

For more information please contact Sam Himyary at (613) 297-5825, or click on the link below to view the pictures for this professional place.!AnpOdw9KEtEGg6FWm6_q_4AoAUcuuw?e=LPDFhi

Tags:  Office Space 


FOLA Real Estate Update

Posted By Administration, November 4, 2019
Virtual Commissioning

On October 7, 2019, the Law Society published a Best Practices Recommendation to continue with in-person, not virtual, commissioning. The Law Society’s Recommendation can be found here.

Local Real Estate Reps

We recently hosted our first conference call with several local real estate representatives where we discussed issues of concern to the provincial real estate bar. The intent of the calls is to ensure there is an easy forum for local reps to discuss issues of mutual interest and to provide feedback to FOLA. We plan to hold two or three calls per year with the local real estate reps.

If the real estate representative for your association has changed, please let us know. You can contact Merredith MacLennan at or Kelly Lovell at

Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate – Mentoring Initative

The Working Group launched this initiative to mentor real estate lawyers on best practices. Because it does not have the resources to individually mentor, the concept is to create survey questions about various aspects of the work in a real estate transaction and then provide a comment in response to the survey results. It is hoped that this will generate discussion about the practice, encourage ideas to be shared and create an atmosphere to suggest best practices to better serve our clients and possibly create more efficient practice.

The current survey question relates to s. 116 of the Income Tax Act. The following surveys are posted in the Mentoring section of the Working Group website:

• Abutting Land Search
• Building Compliance Issues
• Document Registration Agreement (DRA)
Planning Act Statements
• Requisition Letter
• Reporting Letter
• Tax Certificates
• Title Insurance Opinion
• Undertakings

Click here to respond to the current survey or review past surveys.

We are working in a time of constant and rapid change. FOLA’s hope is that we can keep you and your local solicitors up to date with respect to the issues that affect your practice. We always welcome your feedback.

Tags:  Community 


Real Estate Clerk

Posted By Administration, October 31, 2019

Kanata based law firm of Allan Snelling LLP is looking for a junior (1 to 3 year) Real Estate Clerk to join our firm. Additional experience in business and corporate law would be an asset. Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications is required. A willingness to be part of a team is essential, also excellent customer service principles and practices are required. We have an excellent benefits package and working environment. Resumes should be sent to

Tags:  Employment 


Laurin Legal Research- A New Way to Outsource

Posted By Administration, October 31, 2019
At Laurin Legal Research, we work with law firms in order to render their practice more efficient and to minimize their lawyers' workload. We provide research for specific case files, assemble documents, offer trial support services and draft facta. Additionally, we write blog posts and offer web design services to bolster your online presence.

We provide law offices with the net benefit of bringing on a researcher or expanding their articling program- without having to carry a colleague’s wage, make Canada Pension Plan contributions or pay Employment Insurance premiums.

We have experience in the following areas of the Law:

-Commercial Litigation,
-Construction Law,
-Business Law,
-Employment Law,
-Family Law,
-Human Rights Law,
-Civil Litigation
-Personal Injury Law.

Our team is legally trained and have the skills to perform prompt, thorough and concise research in relation to any area of practice. We are attentive, customer-oriented and provide excellent value for our clients.

I welcome you reach out to me directly at (613) 879-9372 or for more information, or visit our website at

Tags:  Services 


Conférence du Sénateur Pierre J. Dalphond

Posted By Administration, October 31, 2019



Sénateur Pierre J. Dalphond

Les modifications apportées par le projet de loi C-78 à la Loi sur le divorce


Le mercredi 20 novembre 2019

De 17 h à 19 h 30

Université Saint-Paul
Amphithéâtre, Entrée rue Hazel
223, rue Main
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4 | voir carte


En juin 2019, le Parlement a adopté le projet de loi C-78, qui a modifié substantiellement la Loi sur le divorce. Ses objectifs principaux sont, entre autres, de réaffirmer que l’intérêt de l’enfant est le critère déterminant quant aux ordonnances le concernant, de remplacer la terminologie axée sur la garde et des droits accès, de s’attaquer à la violence familiale et de reconnaître le droit de divorcer dans les deux langues officielles. Cette présentation sera axée sur les principales modifications apportées, le contexte ayant mené à leur adoption et les objectifs poursuivis.

Entrée gratuite | Inscription obligatoire

RSVP avant le mercredi 13 novembre 2019

Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire

Information additionnelle

Déroulement :
▪ 16 h 30 : Accueil
▪ 17 h – 18 h 30 : Conférence
▪ 18 h 30 – 19 h 30 : Réception

Stationnement :
▪ Stationnement visiteurs payant
▪ Places de stationnement limitées au sein de l’Université Saint-Paul
▪ Nous vous suggérons de privilégier le co-voiturage ou le taxi

Réception :
▪ Réception offerte
▪ Bar payant
▪ Paiement comptant, cartes de débit ou de crédit

Ce programme contient 1 heure de professionnalisme. L’AJEFO est un fournisseur agréé par le Barreau de l’Ontario en matière de formation professionnelle continue.

L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario et l’Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne remercient :
Le réseau national de formation en justice et

Tags:  CPD 


Civil Justice Reforms

Posted By Administration, October 30, 2019
On January 1, 2020, important civil justice reforms will come into effect. The reforms were introduced through:

1. A regulation filed on October 23, 2019 to increase the Small Claims Court monetary jurisdiction (O. Reg 343-19 amending O. Reg. 626/00 pursuant to the Courts of Justice Act, s.53(1)).

2. A regulation filed on October 23, 2019 to amend civil court rules relating to Simplified Procedure (O. Reg 344-19 amending the Rules of Civil Procedure pursuant to the Courts of Justice Act).

3. Bill 100, the Protecting what Matters Most Act (Budget Measures) 2019, which passed on May 29, 2019 (amends s.108 of the Courts of Justice Act by eliminating civil jury trials in Simplified Procedure actions)

Please also note that a regulation filed on October 23, 2019 amends the Rules of the Small Claims Court court forms relating to garnishment proceedings (O. Reg 345-19). The court forms are available on the CSD court forms website.

Tags:  Community 


Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships

Posted By Administration, October 30, 2019
Luke’s Place ( is an Ontario non-profit organization devoted to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process.

To support lawyers working with abused women, Luke’s Place offers a 3-hour online training, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”.

This course is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. The fee is $125. To register, visit the Luke’s Place payment page on Canada Helps or contact

“Effective Lawyering” grapples with issues commonly encountered in family law cases involving woman abuse, including:
• A client who may present as confused, disorganized, disengaged and even hostile
• How to screening for family violence
• Challenges in gathering information from a client who is unaware of her financial situation, reluctant to disclose abuse and fearful of the opposing party
• Delays by the opposing party, including failing to file court documents, seeking repeated adjournments, lodging complaints against court personnel, bringing repeated frivolous and vexatious motions
• Abuse that doesn’t stop with separation including legal bullying and stalking of a client by the opposing party
• Harassment of lawyers and their staff by the opposing party

 Attached Files:

Tags:  CPD 


Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, October 30, 2019
Vincent Dagenais Gibson LLP/s.r.l. – Legal Assistant

Vincent Dagenais Gibson LLP/s.r.l. are currently seeking a legal assistant, preferably who is bilingual to add to our team.

The position will also require to assist in general administrative tasks as determined from time to time by the Management.

Skills required:
- self-motivated individual;
- strong work ethic;
- computer proficiency;
- ability to communicate via telephone, email and general correspondence;
- team player; and
- ability to pay attention to details.

- Salary will be based on experience and commensurate with the firm’s pay structure;
- Standard employee benefits will be provided after 3 months’ probation period; and
- Vacation and sick days will be per the firm’s policy

Vincent Dagenais Gibson is one of Ottawa’s leading bilingual law firms, serving the National Capital Region and surrounding areas since 1897. We are a full service law firm with highly developed practices in all areas where expertise is required by our diverse client base. Interested candidates can email their resume to Tammy Hendrick at

Vincent Dagenais Gibson LLP/s.r.l.
260, rue Dalhousie Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E4

Tags:  Employment 


Coffee Order in the Court!

Posted By Administration, October 23, 2019
The Advocacy Club is pleased to host a CCLA conference event unlike any other.

Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 8 am, at the Fairmont Hotel for the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet three of the newest Ontario Small Claims Court Deputy Judges.

This interactive event will cover Small Claims Court motions and pre-trials with these Deputy Judges as our lead performers in video vignettes. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet the judges and your fellow Advocacy Club peers.

All Advocacy Club Members and their guests are invited to join.

No cost to attend. Spaces are limited. Coffee will be served.

Register today with Advocacy club organizer Craig Williams (Club 18) at

Tags:  Community 


Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, October 21, 2019
We are a boutique Ottawa law firm, located in Centertown, seeking a lawyer with 1+ years of litigation experience (preferably personal injury and insurance) with the ability to handle cases in both English and French.

Interested candidates may send a CV to Brent Meadows at

Tags:  Employment 


University of Manitoba Invitation to Participate in Jury Survey

Posted By Administration, October 18, 2019

A team of researchers at University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law and University of Winnipeg’s Criminal Justice Department are conducting research on Canadian juries.

The survey focuses on three areas: peremptory challenges (current practice and opinions on the recent Criminal Code changes), judicial instructions to juries, and jurors with disabilities.

This research is supported and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The results of our survey will be aimed at informing legal practice and policy across Canada through recommendations developed in conjunction with our participants’ responses. We have spoken to members of the judiciary, Crown and defence counsel and we know there is broad interest in our area of study.

If you would like more information about us, we have included links to our faculty biographies below. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about this research, and also invite you to examine the survey for yourself at the following link.:

Tags:  Community 


Exciting news from LMR’s Real Estate, Business and Estates and Succession Law Practice Groups

Posted By Administration, October 17, 2019
William (Bill) Honeywell of Honeywell Law will join LMR effective November 4, 2019.

Bill is a solicitor with a focus on Real Estate, Business and Estates and Succession Law. He has practised law for over 40 years. Bill’s practice includes both residential and commercial real estate. He has worked extensively in the wills and estates area, including drafting wills, custom-designing complex estate and succession plans and trusts for clients. He also assists business clients, including buying and selling of businesses.

Bill has led seminars and lectured on a variety of legal subjects at the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Law Society of Ontario and the University of Ottawa, where he taught Wills and the Law of Succession.

He will continue to provide excellent representation to his clients with LMR and we look forward to welcoming Bill to the firm.

If you would like to extend your best wishes to Bill, he may be contacted after November 4th at (613) 729-2460, or

Tags:  Community 


Banding Together 2019

Posted By Administration, October 17, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Law Build campaign is hosting another



NOVEMBER 21, 2019

(doors will open at 7 pm)

at Queen Street Fair – 50 O’Connor Street (Sun Life Building)

Get out your dancing shoes and come and boogie with

The Relliks
Style of Cause
Lex Rock


$40 or 10 for $350.
$20 for students

Lawyers, Judges, Paralegals, Students, Colleagues, Friends and family are all welcome.

All funds will support the construction of one of the Habitat homes being built at the Leacross Landing development in Orleans.

Tags:  Community 


Associate - Corporate Commercial

Posted By Administration, October 11, 2019


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. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


The Gowling WLG Ottawa office is currently seeking a motivated senior lawyer to join its dynamic Business Law group. The successful candidate will provide transactional and general corporate and commercial support to a variety of clients and will work in a team environment.


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


Interested candidates should forward their resume and transcripts in confidence online to Gowling WLG Ottawa or via Fax at 613-788-3503.

Application deadline: November 1 , 2019

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.

Tags:  Employment 


Legal Counsel

Posted By Administration, October 11, 2019

Titre du poste : Conseiller(ère) juridique
No de l’affichage : J1019-0234
Date de clôture: 11 novembre 2019
Type de poste : Régulier, temps plein
Échelle salariale à l’embauche : n/a

Raison d’être du poste : Travaillant en étroite collaboration avec la haute direction de l’Université d’Ottawa, représente les intérêts de l’institution dans les procédures judiciaires et fournies des services juridiques à l’Université. Les principaux domaines de pratique sont les suivants : représenter l’Université devant les cours et tribunaux et fournir des conseils et des avis juridiques sur un large éventail de questions relatives à l’emploi et aux relations de travail, telles que les griefs, les arbitrages, les licenciements injustifiés, les droits de la personne, les normes du travail, contrats de travail, les politiques, santé et sécurité au travail, pension et avantages sociaux, questions relatives à l’immigration des professeurs et du personnel de soutien et la participation aux négociations des conventions collectives.

Qualités essentielles

LL.B. ou J.D. et membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario.

Connaissance et expérience dans une variété de branches du droit qui concernent l’Université, telles que le droit de la propriété intellectuelle, le droit contractuel et administratif.

Dix ans d’expérience en pratique du droit, y compris huit ans d’expérience préalable dans les principaux domaines de pratique mentionnés ci-dessous.

Capacité à gérer des cas juridiques complexes de façon autonome et avec un minimum de supervision.

Compétences supérieures en analyse, en négociation et en présentation de points juridiques.

Excellent jugement, esprit lucide et critique, capacité de raisonnement et compétences de rédaction supérieures, pouvoir de persuasion, habilité à imposer le respect, intégrité et discrétion incontestables.

Solides compétences en planification et approche positive, accessible et volontariste de la résolution de problèmes.

Capacité à apprendre rapidement sur les différentes branches du droit, à offrir des conseils juridiques fiables et à donner son opinion.

Capacité à travailler sous pression et selon des échéanciers serrés.

Compétences en relations interpersonnelles, notamment la capacité à forger un consensus lorsqu’il y a une divergence d’opinions entre les différents membres de l’Université, sans perdre leur confiance, et à travailler avec des personnalités variées.

Capacité à gérer son temps efficacement et, par le fait même, à gérer de nombreux cas à la fois.

Assurance discrète et capacité à réagir calmement lors de situations de crise.
Professionnalisme, prévenance et capacité d’être objectif et de se détacher, au besoin.

Bilinguisme – français et anglais (expression orale et écrite).

Poste relevant du : Conseillère juridique et directrice

Pour poser votre candidature, veuillez nous consulter notre site Web :


Position Title: Legal Counsel
Competition Number: J1019-0234
Closing Date: November 11, 2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Hiring salary range: n/a

Position Purpose

Working closely with University senior administrators, represents the University in legal proceedings and provides legal services to the University. The primary areas of practice include the following: representing the University before courts and tribunals and providing legal advice and opinion on a wide variety of employment and labour relations matters, for example, grievances, arbitrations, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights, employment standards, employment contracts, policy matters, occupational health and safety, pension and benefits, faculty and staff immigration matters and participating in collective agreement negotiations.

Essential Qualifications

LLB or JD and membership in good standing in the Law Society of Ontario

Knowledge and experience across a variety of areas of law affecting the University, such as intellectual property, contract and administrative law

Ten years’ legal practice, including eight years’ experience in the above primary areas of practice

Ability to handle complex legal issues with minimal guidance or supervision

Superior analysis, negotiation and legal presentation skills

Excellent judgment, clear and critical thinking, superior writing and reasoning skills, persuasiveness, ability to command respect, and unquestioned integrity and discretion

Strong planning skills and a positive, approachable, “can-do” problem-solving attitude

Ability to quickly learn a variety of areas of law and provide reliable legal advice

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Interpersonal skills, with ability to forge consensus among different University constituents, maintain trust and confidence, and work with a wide variety of personalities

Ability to manage time effectively and handle many matters simultaneously

Quiet confidence and the ability to react calmly in a crisis

Professionalism, thoughtfulness, objectivity and detachment (as required)

Bilingualism — English/French (superior spoken and written)

Position Reports to: Legal Counsel and Director

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