Associate lawyer

  • Kress Law
  • Bonnyville, AB, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2019
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

We are seeking a highly ambitious, motivated associate to join our thriving general practice. Must be highly responsible, adaptable, quick on the uptake. We are looking for a problem solver who is able to solve real world problems in a common sense manner. Must be willing and able to practice as a general practitioner. Knowledge of multiple practice areas is not required, however the ability and willingness to learn is a must. A solid understanding of economic reality is necessary, both in the context of client matters and one's own practice.

Knowledge of a specific practice area can be fostered. We are open to candidates with various legal backgrounds if they have the right potential, however the ideal candidate will have experience in at least one of the following areas: family law, corporate/commercial law, civil litigation. Strong drafting skills and high attention to detail are crucial. At least two years at the bar would be an asset.

Our firm is small and nimble. Efficiency is valued more than face time. We can be highly flexible. We are searching for someone who is interested in a different kind of practice. To some extent, the role can be tailored to the associate.

This practice was established in 1974 and has been helmed by only three lawyers since then. Many of our clients are multi-generational and have long-standing relationships. We strive to provide them with prompt, personal service when they require assistance, at a reasonable cost.

We are located in Bonnyville, Alberta, an entrepreneurial community which acts as home base for many of the oilfield services businesses serving the oil and gas industry in the Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Conklin and surrounding areas. Our clients are primarily businesses and business families, as well as agricultural clients, but we also serve the general public. Bonnyville has much to offer, including reasonable housing costs, beautiful lakes and wilderness to explore, and we are only 2.5 hours away from Edmonton.

We have a solid team of legal assistants and accounting support. We can offer competitive compensation and the opportunity for significant career growth and future partnership. We are looking for someone to grow with us over the long term.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and current resume via email.