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Law Clerk - Wills and Estates

 

Job Details

Firm Name: WeirFoulds LLP
Posted: Tue. Sep 13, 2022
Location: Toronto

Job Type

  • Law Clerk

Law Clerk - Wills and Estates

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective, and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. A firm is only as good as its people and at WeirFoulds we are committed to hiring top talent. We offer a friendly and collaborative culture, where you will not only be working at a great place but also getting the mentorship and opportunities to help you learn and develop so you can fulfill your potential.

Role Summary

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking an intermediate law clerk to join its Wills, Estates, Trusts & Charities Practice Group.

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 administration and disputes.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • 4-8 years of experience in all aspects of estate, trusts and capacity litigation and administration
  • 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 a team player attitude
  • Confidence to manage multiple complex files at the same time
  • Experience in handling large volumes of documents using industry standard litigation support software such as EDT, Everlaw or Relativity
  • Understanding of software used for hearings in Ontario such as Caselines
  • 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
  • Experience assisting on 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 law clerk, such as drafting and working with clients
  • Ability to assist with establishing charities and non-profit organizations
  • Experience using either WindUp or Estateably estates accounting systems would be an asset

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

WeirFoulds welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Accommodations in accordance with applicable laws are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Amita Bhika, HR Manager, at abhika@weirfoulds.com.

At WeirFoulds, we recognize that we need to advance and to demonstrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, internally and externally. We have been working diligently on several key areas, and we recognize that we must do better. Our goal is to put words into concrete action through a number of specific steps. These are described in our on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, which we are pleased to share.

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

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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