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Real Estate Assistant

Posted By Administration, February 15, 2019
Vincent Dagenais Gibson LLP/s.r.l. – Real Estate Assistant

We are seeking a real estate assistant to join our business law group.
The position is to support our residential and commercial real estate team to conduct purchases, sales and refinances from opening the matter to reporting.

Hours of work will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Knowledge and use of Conveyancer, Teraview and PC Law will be mandatory.

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;
- working knowledge of English;
- 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 


Bilingual Associate

Posted By Administration, February 15, 2019
Growing full-service downtown Ottawa law firm seeks to hire a three (3) to seven (7) year bilingual litigation associate. Starting salary commensurate with experience.

Apply in confidence to with the title “Bilingual Associate” in the subject line.

Étude juridique située au coeur du cente-ville d’Ottawa est à la recherche d’un(e) avocat(e) avec trois (3) à sept (7) ans d’expérience en litige civil, droit de l’emploi et du travail.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre curriculum vitae (en toute confidence) à avec le titre “Avocat bilingue” dans la ligne sujet.

Tags:  Employment 


Corporate Commercial Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 15, 2019
Dubuc Osland is an established Ottawa based Corporate Commercial law firm looking to hire an associate lawyer. We primarily serve Inuit organizations and commercial clients throughout Nunavut. Our practice also extends to Ontario based businesses.

We are involved in buying and selling businesses, commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, negotiating Inuit impact benefit agreements and joint ventures, and a wide range of other transactional matters.

We are looking for a Corporate Commercial lawyer with 2 to 5 years experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• strong analytical, communication and drafting skills.
• superior work ethic.
• excellent attention to detail.
• commitment to providing exceptional client service.
• ability to work independently while effectively coordinating with team members.
• extensive experience in corporate and commercial law.
• member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
• willingness to become a member of the Law Society of Nunavut.

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

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to Mary Beyer at For more information about our firm, please visit our website at

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

Tags:  Employment 


Law Clerk - Real Estate Law (1+yrs.)

Posted By Administration, February 14, 2019
Law Clerk – Real Estate Law (1+ yrs.)
Sicotte Guilbault - Orleans, ON

The successful candidate will possess the following requirements and Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• A Legal Assistant or Law Clerk diploma; or
• A minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a Real Estate Law;
• Experience in Commercial Law considered an asset;
• Fully Bilingual;
• A high priority for identifying client needs and providing this in a timely manner;
• Strong knowledge of legal concepts and terminology;
• A proficiency in Conveyancer, Teraview, Microsoft Office and PCLAW software;
• Ability to organize, prioritize and multitask efficiently;
• Ability to take initiative and look for innovative ways to problem solve, enhance work processes and procedures;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Able to prioritize and work with a professional and friendly demeanor under strict timelines;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to Draft all required legal documents; and
• Ability to complete transaction from start to finish.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer our full-time employees benefits as well as a pleasant and professional working environment.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume to or fax to 613-837-8015 Att: Patricia

Tags:  Employment 


Corporate Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2019
Allan Snelling LLP is looking for a clerk to assist us with our solicitor practice. You will continue working towards growing your legal skills by providing general administrative and clerical support to the Litigation and Corporate Departments. You should be a graduate from a Law Clerk Program or have equivalent experience in a relevant practice. 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 


Corporate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2019

Allan Snelling LLP is recruiting an associate to join our Corporate Law team.

We are a small (9 lawyer) law firm located in Kanata. We service the needs of businesses and individuals in a friendly collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will have between 2 - 4 years of experience in corporate law with a willingness to expand their horizons and represent clients in a variety of matters.

There is an opportunity to grow a practice of your own 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 


Specialist - Legal Operations

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2019

BLG’s National Leasing Centre (NLC) is looking for a dynamic individual with a growth mindset that can help solve for today while building for the future.

The NLC is a dedicated, leasing-only resource designed to provide our clients with an innovative approach to managing their leasing portfolios. In this role, the Specialist, Legal Operations will help identify and develop new business processes, maintain information and records, develop and maintain department technology applications, and work with different teams across the Firm to enable the NLC to grow and scale. The Specialist role will be a focal point of the legal team and will pay a central coordination role. This person must be a team player, have a strong work ethic and a mind-set of continuous improvement and be a self-starter in a fast paced environment. The role will need to adapt and evolve as legal operations build and align with the needs of the Centre and our clients. The role will be located at BLG’s Ottawa office and will report to the National Leasing Centre Lead Partner.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to identify problems and gaps, develop and design creative solutions and will have experience working in a legal environment, but does not have to have specific experience with Commercial Real Estate Leasing.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

• Acts as primary contact for the intake of new clients for the National Leasing Centre including the coordination of conflicts, alternate fee arrangements and set up of electronic billing processes
• Acts as primary contact for the intake of new matters for the Leasing Centre
• Reviews and assesses each new Leasing matter and provides responsible lawyer(s) with key matter details including estimate of time commitment and urgency of matter as well as client specific requirements
• Manages the recording, docketing and coordination of all Leasing Centre deadlines including liaising with clients on deadlines
• Collaborates with Law Clerks, Practice Assistants and Lawyers to manage Leasing Centre matters and ensures deadlines are actioned
• Develops and maintains a monitoring system for day to day communications and follow up on Leasing matters
• Collaborates with the NLC Lead Partner and Project Manager to develop workflow processes to optimize the case load management
• Assists in the testing and in the integration and adoption of technology to manage Leasing Centre matters and workflow
• Develops and generates reports of Leasing matter deadlines
• Develops and generates reports to provide Lawyers and clients with the status of Leasing matters
• Assists in the development of precedent letters and creation and maintenance of templates in Contract Express or similar technology
• Assists with the development and adoption of the National Leasing Centre best practices
• Contributes to the ongoing development of the National Leasing Centre

The key competencies required are:

• Law Clerk Diploma or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience in a legal or operations field
• Experience working in a Law Firm or In-house as a Law Clerk, Legal Assistant, or Legal Business Operations role for a minimum of 5 years
• Experience developing work flows, Lean Six Sigma
• Experience with Contract Express, Intapp systems and CMS an asset
• Strong organizational and problem solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
• Strong computer skills, particularly with Windows-based computer systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, outlook and Adobe.
• Available to work overtime, when necessary
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
• A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, and list of references by March 15, 2019, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme | Manager, Professional Recruiting
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
T: 613.787.3578 | Email:

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

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

Tags:  Employment 


Black Law Students’ Association of Canada’s 28th Annual National Conference - Upcoming Events

Posted By Administration, February 12, 2019

The 28th Annual National Conference will be held in Ottawa from February 14-17th, 2019 at the historic Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

BLSA Canada reflects the diversity of the African/Black experience and welcomes allies from all backgrounds who also seek to make a meaningful contribution to social justice initiatives.

Upcoming events:

Movie Night - "Black Legal Professionals, come out to BLSA Canada's Movie & Popcorn night to kick off their 28th Annual conference. The movie night will be held at 033 Hamelin Hall located at the University of Ottawa campus at 70 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, ON”

CABL YLD Event - "Black Legal Professionals, come out to BLSA Canada's Friday evening mixer sponsored by CABL. This event provides an opportunity for upcoming Black law students attending the 28th Annual BLSA Canada conference to mingle and network with Black professionals."

Click here for more information about these events. 

For more information on the conference, please view the attached posters below.

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Tags:  CPD 


Estate of Adele Armida Cipolla, Deceased

Posted By Administration, February 11, 2019
Anyone having knowledge of a Will or any testamentary instruments of the late
Adele Armida Cipolla, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, who died
on November 30, 2018, is requested to contact Kamaljit K. Saini at (519) 827-
9763 or by email at

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Announcing Negotiation Skills - Advocacy Club April 17, 4:00-6:00

Posted By Administration, February 11, 2019

The Advocacy Club presents a 2-hour session on negotiation techniques at KPMG's facilities at 160 Elgin.

Participants will form small groups of 4, with each group paired with a small claims judge or mediator. After the group leader makes a brief presentation on negotiation principles and techniques, the group will divide into plaintiffs (counsel and client) and defence (same). They will try to negotiate a deal from a short set of facts that provided in advance under the watchful eye of the judge/mediator. After 40 minutes, they switch roles and sides and try again with another case.

This is not mediation or pretrial. It is an exercise to learn techniques how to settle without an adult in the room. Qualifies as 2.0 hours substantive CPD.

Cost is $65.00 plus HST. Limited to 24 participants, so book early! Contact organizers Kelli-Anne Day (Merovitz Potechin) here or John Hollander here to sign up.

Tags:  CPD 


John P. Nelligan - Celebration of Life

Posted By Administration, February 8, 2019

John P. Nelligan
July 22, 1921 – January 7, 2019

Devoted husband, father and a titan of the legal profession.

A Celebration of Life will take place on
Thursday, February 28th,
2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Tributes to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the O’Born Room,
National Arts Centre, Ottawa.

If you have a memory to share, please send it to

Memorial and archives at

Open to all family and friends.

Tags:  Community 


Litigation Law Clerk Position – Cavanagh LLP

Posted By Administration, February 8, 2019

Our team is growing and we want to find a great new law clerk to join our fun and friendly group!

We are a small, busy civil litigation firm. We practice in the areas of insurance and professional liability defence, personal injury, commercial and employment law.
We are looking for a law clerk who is tech-savvy, a quick responder, action taker, adaptable and enjoys a fast-paced and fun environment.

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

Our new law clerk will have a minimum of two years’ experience as a civil litigation law clerk and will be capable of working in a paperless office with the use of various litigation support software programs. The candidate we will choose for this position will have strong writing and computer skills. They will be organized, able to multi-task and work independently. The ability to work in French, while not an essential job requirement, is valued, as is a sense of humour! (We will expect to be told a good joke at the interview.)

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

Please send your resume to our firm’s Director of Human Resources and Administration, Rachel Robert at by February 22, 2019.

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

Tags:  Employment 


Commercial Contracts Officer

Posted By Administration, February 8, 2019

Position Title:

Commercial Officer, Intermediate Level

Work Type:

Full Time – Regular



Requisition #:



Kelly McGoff

Company Description

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime, cyberspace and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless. The results – incredible.

Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Services, the Intermediate Level Commercial Officer, under the general direction of a Senior Commercial Advisor and/or Manager is responsible for the administration and support of various commercial areas, including: the pre-contractual phase of commercial management, contract negotiations, development, execution, and closeout activities.

Typical Duties

Pre-Contractual and Proposal Phase:

  • Support the pre-contractual phase of contract management, including the execution of confidentiality, teaming, joint venture, collaboration, software license agreements, etc.
  •  Support the proposal process, review presentations and submission deadlines by collecting & compiling necessary commercial data, certifications & representations, disclosure, program schedules, work breakdown structures, assumptions, understandings & clarifications, with guidance.
  • Work with supply chain management on the flow-down of contract conditions to suppliers/sub-contractors.
  • Supports in validating conformance to GD policy & procedures as well as all legal & regulatory requirements, all disclosure requirements, and submits final commercial volume proposal for management review, with guidance.
  • Support in identifying commercial risk.

Negotiations & Execution:

  • Supports the process around analysis for fact findings, contract negotiations/changes and closeout.
  • Works with Manager to ensure effective contract management during program execution.
  • Supports contract reviews in conjunction with other departments.
  • Provides input to the program team with respect to contractual obligations, liabilities, and rights.
  • Liaise with the Office of Export Control team to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Acts as a liaison with the customer for day to day contract and commercial matters, working with the Manager of Commercial Services to help resolve disputes and claims by ensuring best possible outcome for the company.
Special Projects:
  • Interfaces with internal departments such as estimating, finance, engineering, program management, supply chain management.
  • Support in the development of Business Area specific reports and stats.
  • Provides input and feedback on new tools and reports for use by the Commercial Services Dept.; may be required to participate in the implementation and roll out of new tools.
  • Directly supports, with guidance, senior program staff (commercial officers, program managers, engineering, etc.) in the management of customer programs by participating in contract review/change boards, internal program review meetings, operational program review meetings, customer reviews, key design reviews, etc..
  • Collaborates with other relevant groups to enhance relationship and resolve issues that extend beyond the Commercial Services Function.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Proven interpersonal and team effectiveness skills, focus on improving the overall success of the Commercial Services team.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Solid analytical and research abilities, detail oriented, with the ability to work independently.
  • Proven business acumen skills to provide superior customer service to client groups and ability to support key business decision making.
  • Strong written and oral communications; comfortable with conducting presentations and having difficult conversations.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office applications, CRM, Oracle and other related tools.
  • Good time management and organization skills; knows when to ask for help.
  • Progressive experience in a similar Commercial Services/contracts role with at least 4 years of experience.
  • Previous experience working on the development and implementation of commercial and or contractual policies and procedures.


  • Post-secondary degree in Business Commerce, Law or other related field.
  • Holding and/or working towards a Professional Business, Procurement or Contracting designation would be considered an asset.

Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance

Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.



Internal Applicants:


Apply through Quicklinks on CrossPoint - Jobs at GDMS-Canada

Please do not share the internal job link with external candidates


Your resume must be submitted through Human Resources.
It is not acceptable to submit your application to the hiring manager.


External Applicants:



General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity

and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions on our

disability accommodation policies.

Tags:  Employment 


Will Search – Estate of Pierre Georges Selim Cossais

Posted By Administration, February 7, 2019
Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Pierre Georges Selim Cossais of Ottawa, Ontario, who passed away on January 23, 2019 is requested to contact Alyson Zigayer of LaPierre Law Office Professional Corporation by telephone at 613-830-1112 or by email at Thank you.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Collaborative Practice Ottawa – Are you interested in becoming a member?

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2019

Collaborative Practice Ottawa is an association of skilled and caring professionals working with families in transition, separation or divorce. Together we foster a settlement process customized to discover and protect what is important to families, prioritize the needs of children, and help realize a healthy and sustainable future. We have over 90 members.

In order to offer this option to your clients, you need to be on the practicing panel. If you would like to receive training to qualify to be on the practicing panel, please email Kerri Ross at

You can also apply to be a general member (no collaborative training required). Legal, mental health, and financial professionals can apply to be general members. General members receive a listing on our webpage and are able to participate in our many networking and learning events. Annual fees for general members are only $125. If you would like to become a general member, please email Vickie Townsend at

To learn about Collaborative Practice Ottawa and our membership, visit our webpage.

You can also connect with us on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
We look forward to welcoming you into our group and expanding the collaborative community in our area.

Susan Gahrns

Tags:  Services 


Exciting news from Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Litigation and Business Law Practice Groups

Posted By Administration, February 4, 2019
Ronald Petersen has joined LMR effective February 4, 2019.

Ron is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on construction law. He has practised law for over 35 years and has appeared at every level of court in Ontario. He has also appeared in numerous arbitrations. In construction law, he has represented owners, developers, municipalities, Her Majesty the Queen, property managers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. He has acted in IP matters, estate litigation, personal injury, commercial litigation, commercial landlord and tenant and employment litigation. He has appeared as counsel in matters in 5 provinces in Canada. Ron also does significant volunteer work in the community.

He will continue to provide excellent representation to his clients with LMR.

We look forward to welcoming Ron to the firm.

If you would like to extend your best wishes to Ron, he may be contacted at 613.696.1305 or

Tags:  Community 


Two Judicial Vacancies - Toronto

Posted By Administration, February 4, 2019

Please see the document below in regard to two judicial vacancies in Toronto.

Download File (PDF)

Tags:  Employment 


Call out for volunteer lawyers for Ontario Justice Education Network / Ontario Bar Association competitive mock trial program

Posted By Administration, February 1, 2019
The Ontario Justice Education Network and the Ontario Bar Association are looking for volunteers for this year's competitive mock trial tournament for high school students, taking place at the Ottawa courthouse on May 8th, 9th or 10th (the day will be finalized shortly).

We need two types of volunteers:

1. Lawyer coaches: As a coach, you would be matched with a school to assist a team of students with their preparations: help them develop their case theories, prepare questions for examination, and help them understand the law they are working with. The students are preparing to argue both sides of a criminal case (failure to provide the necessaries of life). Ideally, each team will have one coach who can visit them for four prep sessions of about an hour (likely one in late March, and two or three in April). However, if you can only commit to two sessions we can also match a school with two lawyers. You would schedule the exact dates of meetings with the teacher once you're matched.

2. Lawyers to judge: We need lawyers to judge the mock trials on Wednesday, May 8th, Thursday, May 9th or Friday, May 10th (date will be finalized shortly) at the Ottawa courthouse from approximately 8:45am to approximately 3pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Colleen Liggett at OJEN is looking to finalize the list of volunteers by February 8th. Colleen will then send your names onto the OJEN coordinator to match you with a school, or assign you to judge.

Volunteering as a coach or a judge is a very worthwhile experience. The students are very keen to learn about the justice system, and both they and the teachers are very appreciative of our help.

Tags:  Community 


Corporate Commercial Lawyer

Posted By Administration, January 31, 2019
Updated: January 31, 2019
Job Description

Merovitz Potechin LLP, The referred to law firm, is seeking a Corporate Commercial Lawyer to join our team.

We are an equal opportunity law office that values teamwork, respect, integrity, caring and professionalism. We also believe in investing in people who understand that exceptional service to clients is critical to success.

Summary of Position:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Corporate/Commercial practice and be familiar with purchase and sale of businesses, franchising and commercial leasing. Wills and estate experience would be a valuable asset.


• Post-call, 2+ years of proven experience in a law firm;
• High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
• Ability to pay attention to details;
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to be both a self-started and team player;
• Development and Continual Learning;
• Accountability and Dependability;
• Decision making and Judgement;
• Excellent Technical Skills and Adaptability to new Software;
• Handling a high volume of files in a proficient and efficient manner
• Ethics and Integrity;
• Confident in their ability;
• Canadian qualified;
• Must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

We offer a competitive compensation package along with group health and dental benefits, career stability and reasonable hourly target.

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

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

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

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

Tags:  Employment 


The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) Job Posting

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019


Based in Ottawa, Canada, our CNPS legal services team continues to grow.

As a lawyer and educator, the CNPS legal advisor is primarily responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to eligible nurses across Canada. The CNPS legal advisor is also responsible for the delivery of risk-management education, and the management of litigation and legal services provided by external counsel. Working to deliver products and services designed for nurses is personally and professionally rewarding. With the CNPS, you will enjoy a dynamic work environment and a rewarding career that lends itself to a balanced lifestyle, and a contributory, defined benefit pension.

Interested? Learn more by reading about the position details here below:


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


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


• Law degree from a Canadian university
• Licence to practice common law in a Canadian province or territory
• A minimum of 5 years of practicing health law and civil litigation
• Experience working with health-care professionals


• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly developed analytical skills, critical thinking and organizational skills
• Ability to travel


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


• Permanent, full-time position
• Competitive compensation package
• Comprehensive benefits
• Defined benefits pension plan
• Mentoring and leadership opportunities

For confidential consideration, please email your cover letter and resume c/o Human Resources to

Tags:  Employment 


Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019
Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is a busy, downtown Ottawa boutique law firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver that specializes in labour and employment law, as well as personal injury and insurance litigation. We are expanding and we need an outstanding person to help us grow.

We are looking for a legal assistant that is looking to learn, flourish, and become part of a very vibrant and friendly group. This position is full-time and suitable for a candidate with at least 1+ years of experience as a legal assistant particularly with regard to the civil litigation process, including the Rules of Civil Procedure, at the Ontario Superior Court and Small Claims Court levels. Experience in employment law would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate will have:

• strong written and verbal communication skills;
• excellent attention to detail;
• keen organizational ability;
• flexibility to work independently or as part of a team; and
• the ability to prioritize and meet urgent deadlines.

We are looking for someone that is responsive, eager to learn, adaptable, and enjoys a fast-paced, and fun, environment. The right candidate will be someone who can assist with all administrative duties from filing and handling trust transactions to billing and binding, and is also very familiar with scheduling mediation, examinations, and pre-trials.

Samfiru Tumarkin LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Kari Benvenuto (Client Relations & Human Resources Manager) by February 22, 2019.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. (No phone calls please.)

Tags:  Employment 


Lawyer or Paralegal

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019

Is looking for an experienced
LAWYER OR PARALEGAL (Contract Full-Time)
Start Date: To be negotiated

Apply by: February 25, 2019 at 16:00
Apply to:

• Connecting Ottawa is a network of 51 legal agencies and community organizations in Ottawa. We are committed to improving access to justice for Ottawa residents who speak neither English nor French or who have difficulty communicating due to sensory impairments, speech or language disorders.

• The project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, recognizes that clients presenting with complex issues require a holistic and coordinated response from a connected network of partners. Threats to personal safety and security, precarious immigration status, homelessness, precarious employment, low income, youth in conflict with the law, indebtedness, family breakdown, etc. are all examples of issues that may require coordinated social services and legal services. The service response is further complicated by the communication barriers experienced by the clients.

• The project employs staff members whose primary purpose is to build the capacity of legal services to work in closer cooperation with community health and social services, local agencies serving immigrants, and services for persons with disabilities to ensure a more integrated service response for clients that present with a legal issue. Further, the lawyer or paralegal builds the capacity to advocate at a systemic level whenever the system itself creates barriers to accessible legal services for clients.

• The lawyer or paralegal advises and consults with front-line staff and trusted intermediaries at partner organizations throughout Ottawa concerning their clients’ legal issues, system navigation and assessment, information and referral activities related to complex issues that require access to legal services.

• The lawyer or paralegal provides legal education and information outreach services to ethnic and cultural communities and to community organizations that respond to the needs of persons living with a communications disability, regarding how to overcome communications barriers to understand the law, how to deal with the legal issues that affect their lives, and how to use the opportunities and the protections offered by the legal system.

• The lawyer or paralegal’s duties do not include casework or direct service with clients but do include advice to caseworkers engaged in crisis intervention and document preparation in some urgent matters.

• The lawyer or paralegal assists with the evaluation of Connecting Ottawa’s impact and outcomes by contributing to data collection and analysis and by reporting regularly to the project Advisory Group.

• Employees of the project are collocated with staff of la Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa at le Centre des services communautaires Vanier.

• Law Degree or diploma in Paralegal Studies and a minimum 2 years’ experience focused on the needs of a low-income and culturally diverse population. Licensee with the Law Society of Ontario.

• Access to a vehicle is required.

• Demonstrated experience in housing and social assistance, refugee and immigration law (experience in other areas of law are an asset but not required).

• Excellent knowledge of services that facilitate access to justice for persons with disabilities and cultural/linguistic minorities, and a general knowledge of community resources and cultural patterns in the Ottawa area.

• Experience developing and delivering public legal education workshops and materials and legal education outreach. Demonstrated success using innovative and collaborative approaches to public legal education and legal service delivery.

• Experience with linguistic minorities and persons who face barriers to communication because of a disability; and experience with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural practice.

• Proven capabilities as a collaborative team member with the ability to work independently to achieve identified goals.

• Proven effectiveness as a problem solver.

• Ability to build relationships, strong verbal and written skills, focus on best and strength-based practices, a desire to connect with the community to engage people about access to justice by marginalized linguistic groups, and a strong ability to generate positive opportunities are all essential to making this position fun and exciting.

• Competency in computer software and mobile technologies

• High competency in English essential; bilingual in French is preferred. Knowledge of another language is an asset.

The position is offered as a one year contract, renewable each year upon confirmation of funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. We offer an attractive salary and benefit package. If you meet the above qualifications, are well-organized, and want to be part of a dynamic and innovative project, please forward a resumé and covering letter that clearly describes how your knowledge and experience meets our requirements, to the attention of:

Gina Grosenick, Project Manager
c/o Community Legal Services of Ottawa
406-1355 Bank Street, Ottawa ON K1H 8K7

Please no phone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
[Interviews will be scheduled February 1 and 4, 2019.]

Deadline for Applications:
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

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Office Space for Rent on 200 Elgin St.

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019


JAD LAW, an established law firm practicing civil litigation, business, immigration, and real estate law, has 4 newly renovated, professionally designed, spacious, and elegant offices perfectly located at 200 Elgin St. right across from the Ottawa Courthouse. The building has three elevators, is secure, clean, and ideal for professionals, and we have available for rent as of February 1st:

1. Three windowed offices of generous size facing Lisgar St. ($1,100.00 plus HST/month). There is one underground parking available ($200.00 plus HST/month).
2. One large and well lit office ($950.00 plus HST/month).

Rent includes:
• Use of the professionally designed and furnished board room;
• Use of the waiting room;
• Gym and two adjacent shower rooms located on the same floor;
• Use of kitchen (sink, cabinets, fridge, microwave);
• High speed Internet/Wi-Fi;
• Photocopier/printer;
• Shredding services;
• Daily professional office cleaning.

Our office atmosphere is professional and collegial. There are opportunities for mentorship and referrals and you can enjoy the well-equipped gym (TV, elliptical trainer, treadmill, stationary bike, etc.) anytime you want!

If you are interested, please contact Anca Dumitrescu Jelea at or 613-706-2059.

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Announcing the Advocacy Club's Advanced Sessions for 2019

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019

Calling on Advocacy Cub members and sponsoring firms! Please help us stage present and run these sessions. We need logistical support, presenters and team leaders. Contact us at

During calendar 2019, the Advocacy Club will present the following sessions:

April 17 - Negotiation 101 - How to settle disputes without mediation.

May 11 - 7th Annual Advocacy Club Retreat - Organizers and sponsor already committed. Organizers are Aleksandra Gracia, Melissa Bastarache, Simone Akiyanu and Craig Williams.

June 12 - 3rd Annual CCLA Presentation - How litigators should deal with each other. A joint program of the Advocacy Club and CCLA. Logistical support from Club members Michelle Doody and Nigel McKechnie.

July 17 - Motions Techniques

September 11 - Discovery Techniques 1 - Good questions, bad questions, bad answers and judgment calls.

October 9 - Discovery Techniques 2 - Offence (getting all the information) and defence (preparing your witness and dealing with aggressive counsel).

Each session is hosted by our sponsor, KPMG at their offices: 160 Elgin #1900, from 4:00-6:00. Each fully qualifies as CPD hours (mix to be announced).

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Cavanagh LLP Professionalism & Career and Professional Development Centre joint Speaker Series

Posted By Administration, January 30, 2019

Cavanagh LLP Professionalism & Career and Professional Development Centre joint Speaker Series | WOMEN LEADING IN LAW: SUCCESS STORIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Feb 13 | 11:30 am - 12:50 pm | 57 Louis-Pasteur, uOttawa, Fauteux Hall, room 147

Speaker: ERIN C. COWLING, Founder Flex Legal Network Inc. uOttawa Common Law Regional Alumni Advisor (Toronto)

This program contains 1.5 EDI Professionalism hours.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Lunch included - All are welcome

This event will be presented in English only

The link is in the title:

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