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Family Law Clerk
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP (“GGFI Law”), a growing law firm based in Kitchener, is seeking a law clerk with experience to join our family law department.
- New client screening;
- Managing family law files from beginning to end;
- Liaising between firm lawyers and opposing counsel, clients, court house staff, government agencies, and others;
- Ascertaining and gathering client information in order to meet disclosure requirements;
- Preparing various documents such as correspondence, memos, and court documents
- Tracking diarizations and limitation periods;
- Scheduling appointments, meetings and court dates;
- Some reception duties, when necessary; and
- Handling internal and external communications.
Required background, knowledge and skills:
- Superior organizational skills;
- Ability to process a high volume of documentation with attentiveness to detail;
- Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Divorcemate, PCLaw and the entire MS Office Suite;
- Previous experience in a law clerk or legal assistant position;
- Ability to effectively prioritize and manage a large number of time-sensitive tasks; and
- Ability to creatively problem-solve and independently determine how best to complete assigned tasks.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please email your resume to GGFI Law to the attention of Cidalia Sousa email@example.com or fax to (519) 579-8745 by no later than March 1, 2018.
Why Consider Waterloo Region?
Kitchener lies at the heart of Waterloo Region, a fast-growing metropolitan area of nearly 500,000 only an hour's drive from Toronto. Home to two universities (Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier) and one college (Conestoga), top-notch cultural amenities such as the Centre in the Square and the famous annual Oktoberfest celebrating the area's German heritage, "K-W" combines the affordability, charm and lifestyle of a mid-size community with the business and career opportunity of a larger center, offering the best of both worlds.
The Student Experience
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP offers a wide spectrum of legal experiences for students pursuing either summer or articling positions. The Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP experience includes exposure to such areas as Civil Litigation, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Real Estate & Corporate/Commercial transactions. Carriage over Small Claims Court and Landlord and Tenant Board files allows students the opportunity to interact with clients, firm lawyers, opposing counsel, as well as the judiciary, and to gain invaluable hands-on legal experience. Our students appear before such judicial bodies as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, motions and assignment court for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and arbitrations.
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP’s lawyers and staff provide a co-operative and helpful working environment to foster students’ legal development. Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP views all students as not only potential future associates, but as potential future partners who can share in and contribute towards the ongoing success of the firm. Our students participate in monthly lawyers meetings to learn about the inner workings of a medium sized Southwestern Ontario firm. Your feedback is vital in the ongoing effort at Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP to continually enhance the summering/articling experience.
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP embraces community involvement, striving to provide work-life balance for all of their employees. If you are interested in summering or articling opportunities with Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP, please feel free to contact us.
Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.