Associate Lawyer Position Vacancy

Our firm is a small but growing firm focusing in the area of family law. We are located at the prestigious Hullmark Corporate Centre at Yonge and Sheppard right above the subway line.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Associate Lawyer interested in taking on private clients and working with legal aid clients. The position involves working on client files independently, and in assistance to the Managing Lawyer of the law firm.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (formerly Law Society of Upper Canada)
  • Minimum of 1+ years of family law experience at a family law firm
  • Consistent employment history
  • Canadian qualified

We are offering the following:

  • Remuneration commensurate with experience – various competitive and flexible pay structures available
  • Full benefits after a 3 month period
  • Opportunities for mentoring and professional development
  • Competitive vacation time
  • Growth through mentorship and remuneration.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to the attention of  humanresources@separylaw.com


Law Clerk Position Vacancy

Our law firm is a growing Toronto / North York law firm with a focus on family law.

We are located at the prestigious Hullmark Corporate Centre, right on the Subway line at 4789 Yonge Street.

  • We are looking for a cheerful person, with a positive attitude that can act as both our receptionist and family law clerk.
  • The successful candidate must have at least 2 years family law clerk experience.
  • This is a fast paced office. It’s an excellent place to learn and grow both as a law clerk and from a salary perspective over time.

We are looking for the following skillsets amongst others:

  • Law clerk diploma or equivalent;
  • Act as a receptionist while balancing law clerk duties;
  • Fluent in English – written and spoken;
  • Well organized person, with strong attention to detail and deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of the Family Law Rules;
  • Strong proficiency in MSWord and working knowledge of Divorcemate;
  • Experience with Legal Aid is an asset;
  • Work independently, and as part of a team;
  • Take instructions and implement them;
  • Take constructive feedback;
  • Work in a fast paced environment;
  • The following are language skills that would be an asset at our firm: Farsi / Persian / Iranian / Russian

Duties:

  • Answering the client and potential client calls and scheduling initial consultations.
  • Managing lawyer calendars.
  • Drafting day-to-day correspondence.
  • Drafting legal documents such as first drafts of Applications, Answers, Case Conference Briefs, Settlement Conference Briefs, and some affidavits, 14B motions.
  • Scheduling court appearances.
  • Calendar/schedule management, including adhering to service and filing deadlines.
  • Maintaining regular and timely contact with clients in a professional manner
  • Maintaining and organizing client files (physical and electronic).
  • Other general administrative duties as required.

Education/ Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a family law practice environment.
  • Law Clerk or Legal Assistant Diploma or relevant work experience is preferred.
  • Experience in office administration is an asset.

Please do not apply for this position if you do not have relevant experience.

Salary will be commensurate with Experience.

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the attention of  humanresources@separylaw.com


Articling Student

The Articling Experience at Separy Law P.C.

We are a fast-paced and growing Family Law firm. At Separy Law P.C., students are a key part of our support system and we want students to be fundamental members of our team who thrive in a fast-paced environment and eventually become Associate Lawyers. We look for students with strong work ethic, intellect, passion, energy, and attention to detail.

At Separy Law P.C., we invest in our students. Our students are given first-hand experience and responsibility, acting as a liaison between clients and Associates, gaining relevant experience in all areas necessary to build a solid practice. At Separy Law P.C., we believe that all of our students must “learn the ropes” within a spectrum of responsibility which increases throughout the articling program. From learning how to attract clients by answering calls, booking potential clients, to conducting comprehensive client interviews, drafting documents, and attending Court with Court permission, our articling students gain a range of experience allowing them to confidently and independently practice as a family lawyer in their first year as an Associate Lawyer at our firm.

The first week of articling at Separy Law P.C. will be a dedicated training package to familiarize you about the administrative aspects within our law firm such as policies, procedures and our extensive precedent database.

Throughout the course of the articling position at Separy Law P.C., the student will be exposed to various aspects of the Experiential Training Package of the Law Society of Ontario such as the following:

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Interviewing
  • Fact Investigation and Legal Research
  • Drafting and Legal Writing
  • Planning and Advising
  • File and Practice Management
  • Negotiation
  • Advocacy

We are Family Law lawyers and, as such, litigators.

The successful candidate will draft documents, attend first appearances, schedule court dates and adjournments, accompany counsel to conferences, motions, and perhaps even represent a client at conferences where the Court allows the student to do so. As an articling student at Separy Law P.C., you will be exposed to different types of clients (paying, Justicenet and Legal Aid) which allows you to learn about cases from people of different backgrounds and cultures, enriching your ability to learn about how to approach cases from a diverse perspective.

As Separy Law P.C. continues to grow as a law firm, we have the intention to hire articling students as Associate Lawyers. Students will have a chance to grow alongside the firm. With broad exposure during your articling program at Separy Law P.C., you will be able to follow files from the day they are opened to the day a final order is made. As an articling student, you are guaranteed to receive practical and meaningful experience.

How to Apply

Separy Law P.C. hires 1 articling student each year. In order to apply, you must submit a cover letter, outliningwhy you think that you would be a suitable candidate to fulfil the articling position at Separy Law P.C. You must also attach a current resume and your undergraduate and law school transcripts

You may submit your application package electronically to humanresources@separylaw.com


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You may submit your application package electronically to humanresources@separylaw.com