Junior/Intermediate Law Clerk - Corporate Services

  • Gowling WLG
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 12, 2020
Full time Law Clerk

Job Description


At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Based in the Ottawa office, we are seeking a Junior or Intermediate Law Clerk for our Business Law Department to work within a team environment.


  • Performance and interpretation of corporate searches (PPSA, bankruptcy, executions, profile reports, litigation, etc…)
  • Preparation and filing of annual returns.
  • Collecting and organizing material and information required for corporate records, including maintenance of minute books, preparation of annual resolutions and data entry using EnAct dedicated corporate database software.
  • Preparation, registration and maintenance of partnership, business names and extra-provincial registrations, including filing of notices of change.
  • Ability to comfortably communicate with clients and internal professionals in order to take instructions, obtain required information and report on status.
  • Initiating the organization of and management of files or parts of files.
  • Basic incorporations and organization of companies.
  • Assisting senior Law Clerks with drafting of corporate documents.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, employing good communication and social skills.


  • Law Clerk diploma coupled with 2 to 5 years legal experience as a Law Clerk/Paralegal in the Province of Ontario.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a professional demeanour.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Experience with EnAct or similar corporate database is an asset.


Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law