Senior Law Clerk

Walker Law
Posting Date:
Nov 25, 2021
Company/Firm:
Walker Law
Area of Law:
Commercial Litigation
Deadline:
Jan 07, 2022
Location:
Toronto
Experience:
5+ years

Description

Walker Law is a diverse, dynamic, and successful award-winning commercial litigation law firm located in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto. We provide clients with cost-effective legal solutions to various litigation disputes including employment, contract, and real property disputes.

The Opportunity:

Walker Law is seeking an experienced Law Clerk with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial litigation to join our team. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic self-starter and strong team player who takes initiative.  A respectful persona as well as keen attention to detail including thorough proofreading skills is essential. The ideal candidate must be able to interact with colleagues and clients in a collegial, professional, and collaborative manner.

What you will do:

  • Issue pleadings and file various court documents via the e-civil filing portal.
  • Work with process servers to ensure that documents are served and filed.
  • Attend the courthouse as needed to file and retrieve documents.
  • Prepare, revise, and proofread drafts of correspondence and court documents such as pleadings, affidavits of service, etc.
  • Adaptable to changing court and firm policies such as Regional Practice Directions.
  • Preparation of simple court documents such as discovery plans, notices of intent to defend, notice of appearance, notice of appointment of lawyer, discontinuance, etc.
  • Schedule and coordinate examinations, prepare and send notice of examinations, draft and send out preparation letters to clients.
  • Organize client documents, determine missing documents/evidence based on the pleadings and information provided by clients, and prepare Affidavit of Documents.
  • Order transcripts, draft undertaking charts, and collect and prepare undertaking for review by lawyers. 
  • Ability to prepare mediation briefs or pre-trial briefs is an asset but is not required.
  • Assisting with trial preparation such as issuing summons and completing joint book of documents.
  • On occasion, the successful candidate is comfortable completing non billable work such as amending office manual chapters, posting on social media, and assisting with legal presentations.
  • Awareness of processes and deadlines for serving and filing court documents pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure.

What you bring:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy to draft correspondence and legal documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines and and work autonomously.
  • Take initiative and exercise judgment in identifying issues needing immediate attention.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Ghostpractice) with solid typing skills.
  • The ability to research on Westlaw is an asset but is not required.
  • Familiarity and a willingness to learn new applications such as Dropbox, Docusign, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Caselines.
  • Experience maintaining databases and online filings.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program in a related discipline (i.e., legal assistant, law clerk and/or Paralegal course) and a minimum of 5 year’s experience in a commercial litigation setting.
  • A Commissioner of Affidavits is an asset. 
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and general court procedure.
  • Flexibility with respect to working occasional overtime on an as-needed basis.

What we can offer you:

  • Walker Law has a strong reputation among its competition, peers, and clients for being respectful and conscientious with practicing law.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages based on experience with vacation and benefits including joining our group RRSP after completing the probationary period and discretionary bonus pay based on performance.
  • We offer flexible start and finish times with the possibility to periodically work from home after the probationary period.

Application Process:

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter by no later than January 7, 2022.  We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates; however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. 

Walker Law upholds a strict confidentiality policy to protect the privacy of all candidates so that you can ensure a stress-free recruitment process.

At Walker Law we value diversity and strive to make everyone feel included and respected.  We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a fair and accessible employment procedures.   We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of gender identity or expression, race, ethnic origin, creed, place of origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and any other category protected by law. Upon request we will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities.   Please contact our recruiter for any questions, accommodations or specific requests. 

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Contact Name Melissa Malcolm

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