Law Clerk – Family Law

We are seeking enthusiastic law clerk candidates with a minimum of 2+ years of family law experience and client services experience for a full-time position. 

In addition to Law Clerk duties, the successful candidate will maintain and manage lawyer calendars, communicate with potential new clients and existing clients, and communicate with various Courts in Ontario.

  • Drafting legal documents
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Liaise with process server to serve and file court documents
  • Schedule appointments and maintain appointment calendar and take calls
  • Coordinate arrangements for meetings/conferences and Court appearances
  • Maintain files/records with a high level of organization
  • PCLaw accounting
  • Other duties as required
  • Firm client invoicing tasks as delegated from time to time. The law firm will provide training no this when the task becomes necessary.
  • Data entry.

The following skills are assets:

  • Graduated from a recognized, accredited law clerk program in Canada;
  • Friendly and positive attitude;
  • Must have a working understanding of family law rules and procedures in Ontario;
  • Exceptional time-management skills and an attention to detail;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, PCLaw, and DivorceMate;
  • A solid work ethic is crucial and attendance;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Types: Full-time

Salary & Bonus commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter, resume to [email protected].

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

The Articling Experience at Separy Law P.C.

Please note that we have hired one articling student for the 2023/2024 Articling Year. We assess our needs in November of each year. To apply for the 2024/2025 year please send your resume by October 2023.

Below is some general information about our Articling Program. 

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 Toronto 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.

Our articling students 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 (private and Legal Aid Ontario) 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

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter, resume, law school and undergrad official transcripts to [email protected].

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