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Wills & Estates Law Clerk​/Litigation

Job in Toronto - Ontario - Canada
Company: WeirFoulds
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-01-15
Job specializations:
  • Administrative
  • Law/Legal
    Law Clerk, Lawyer, Legal Counsel, Law Graduate
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Wills & Estates Law Clerk (Litigation)

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking a law clerk to join the litigation side of our thriving Wills, Estates, Trusts & Charities Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 4-8 years of experience in all aspects of estate, trusts and capacity litigation
  • Post-secondary education with a Law Clerk designation
  • Strong technical and legal knowledge
  • Ability to work with lawyers and clerks at all levels, excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player
  • Confidence to manage multiple complex files at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Assisting on all matters concerning guardianships, will challenges and interpretations, power of attorney issues and disputes, passings of accounts, variations of trust, and dependant relief applications as well as the other functions of a litigation law clerk, such as drafting and working with clients
  • Experience with WindUp, an estates accounting system, would be an asset
  • Experience with EDT and ACL, would be an asset
  • The successful candidate will work with our lawyers and other clerks on a variety of challenging and diverse matters, representing clients (including executors, corporate trustees, beneficiaries, financial planning firms and advisors, corporations, owner-managers and family businesses) in managing and assisting with all aspects of disputes.

    Please submit your application online , including a cover letter, transcripts and your resume.

    We thank all candidates for their response, but only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

    WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to Katrina Henn, Director of Professional Development, by email (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) or by , and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

    The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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