Malicki Sanchez, Barristers and Solicitors
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you an experienced Family Law Clerk? Have you gained experience within a law firm in Ontario and are ready to grow in your career? Are you prepared to work independently within an established law firm? We want to hear from you for this unique opportunity within our firm.
MALICKI SANCHEZ Barristers and Solicitors is a dynamic, award winning law firm in Mississauga established in 1959. Our firm specializes in various areas of the law. It serves a multilingual clientele with English, Spanish and Polish being the most predominant. Because of our broad experience in various areas of the law we are able to provide a range of solutions to clients. We litigate but attempt to find alternative cost-effective solutions for our clients.
Your key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Knowledge and ability to read and understand Family Law Rules
Preparing court documents for service and filing at all levels of the proceeding including Continuing Records, Endorsement Records, Financial Statements,
Briefs, Document Disclosure, Motion Materials, and Trial Materials
Experience in preparing Financial Statements and financial disclosure briefs
Experience in preparing Uncontested Divorces
Willingness and ability to correspond with clients and the courts
Excellent writing and communication skills
Drafting correspondence and preparation of Accounts
Qualification for the position, include but not limited to the following:
3 years experience within Ontario focused on Family Law
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential
Experience with DivorceMate, Microsoft Teams, CosmoLex, OneDrive, Office 365, Unity and other communication programs are an asset
Good judgment, an ability to think critically, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in a change oriented environment is highly desired
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to be innovative in support of strategic business goals such as client satisfaction and revenue targets
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
Ability to handle large volume of different files in an organized, efficient, and accurate manner.
Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public, staff, and lawyers.
Ability to plan, organize and manage work independently with minimal supervision
What you will bring to the team:
A motivated and proactive individual, with ability to prioritize and effectively meet deadlines while exceeding client satisfaction and creating a positive working environment
A positive outlook, flexible attitude, enthusiasm and a team player
Ability to re-imagine the business to elevate client services and improve processes and develop new business is key
The ability to problem-solve and work independently while being proactive
Commit to client satisfaction and reaching revenue targets
Ability to add value to the legal team with revenue generation and cost savings
Knowledge with using CosmoLex Microsoft Office, Divorcemate, Est8-a-base, Fast Company, Willbuilder, and ACL plus other software as required
Malicki Sanchez offers an enjoyable working environment and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Malicki Sanchez is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility.
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of SK
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) protects consumer and public interests and supports economic well-being through responsive financial marketplace regulation. FCAA enhances consumer protection through licensing, registration, audit, complaint handling and enforcement activities pursuant to various provincial statutes.
The Legal Branch of the FCAA is seeking two Legal Counsel (1 permanent full-time, 1 permanent part-time) to provide comprehensive legal services to the Consumer Protection, Insurance and Real Estate, Consumer Credit, and Pensions Divisions. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel’s practice will extend to all subject areas that touch upon the client programs’ operations, including administrative law, civil litigation, contract law and corporate law. Experience in pension law will be considered a strong asset, though not a requirement.
Main duties will include:
Conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions/memoranda on issues arising from any of the program areas administered by FCAA;
Advising on and assisting with investigations of possible breaches of legislation or other regulatory issues;
Providing legal advice and support to hearing panels in respect of matters under adjudication; and
Advising with respect to interpretation of legislation administered by the client programs and, as part of a team, developing proposals for new or amending legislation.
Candidates must have:
A university degree in law and membership or qualification for membership in the Law Society of Saskatchewan;
Comprehensive knowledge of contract law, corporate law and administrative law principles;
Experience in conducting civil litigation, regulatory proceedings or criminal prosecutions;
Knowledge of public policy formulation;
Excellent research and analytical skills, including the ability to practically apply legal concepts to fact situations using judgment and discretion;
Excellent interpersonal skills along with strong verbal and written communication skills; and
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Competitive compensation. The salary range for this position is $83,867 - $151,598 per annum;
Comprehensive health benefits including life insurance, medical, dental, extended health plan, and long term disability;
Employee pension plan;
Access to gym and pool facilities at a reduced rate;
Professional development opportunities;
Positive workplace, upbeat corporate culture;
Career growth potential; and
Excellent work-life balance.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check.
To join the FCAA team, please visit our website at: fcaa.gov.sk.ca/about-us/fcaa-careers. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and a sample writing with their application. This may be a short anonymized research memorandum, a legal writing, or a case comment.
Closing Date: June 11, 2021
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Government of Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Competition # : 30481
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 5/12/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
This opportunity is designated for applicants that identify as either an Indigenous Person, an African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Person.
The Legal Services Division is the government's law firm, providing a full range of legal advice and services to support government operations and help government achieve its corporate priorities. With a staff of more than 150 lawyers, paralegals, researchers and administrative professionals, the Division is one of the largest law offices in the Province.
We are skilled in administrative law, negotiation and drafting of agreements, commercial transactions, corporate governance, property transactions, the development of legislation and regulations to implement the public policy goals of government, support in employment and labour matters, and day to day advice on routine legal matters.
We represent government in all legal proceedings, except prosecutions. This includes formal litigation on behalf of the Crown before all levels of courts in the Province, the Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Typical cases brought before these courts include judicial review applications, statutory appeals, contractual disputes, constitutional issues, class actions, child and adult protection proceedings, and other claims made by or against government.
We also represent government before administrative bodies and tribunals, and in arbitrations and mediations. We assist government departments and agencies navigate the procedural and substantive aspects of these proceedings and help them resolve disputes.
As well we are home to the Registry of Regulations, which is responsible for filing, consolidating, and publishing Nova Scotia regulations. The Registry is responsible for the publication of the Royal Gazette Part 1 and Part II. The Registry reviews all draft regulations to ensure the regulations meet the required plain language standards, and to ensure that the regulations are consistent in form, style and content with current legislation and regulations.
For more information on the Department of Justice Legal Services please visit our website: https://novascotia.ca/just/Legal_Services/
About Our Opportunity
As the Legal Assistant, you will provide high quality, specialized legal administrative assistance, and file management support under the direction of two or more lawyers. You will utilize strong secretarial/administrative skills, knowledge of legal terminology and specialized procedures pertaining to certain areas of law. You will perform effectively under the pressures and strain of inflexible deadlines in a highly confidential office setting under minimal supervision. You will be responsible for creating, tracking, and managing Solicitor Service files. The opportunity requires you to be able to adapt to shifting priorities, balance your efforts between providing legal assistance and administrative support, respond in a timely and appropriate manner to inquiries and to be organized in your day to day file management.
Legal Assistance / Support to Lawyers
Provide specialized legal assistance for lawyers who provide legal advice/litigation services to government departments and various agencies, boards, and commissions
Ensure documents assigned by a lawyer are prepared, filed, and/or served within prescribed or assigned deadlines
Query and retrieve legal case law, precedent materials/documents, or other relevant information as identified by a lawyer
Secretarial / Administrative Support
Prepare correspondence, presentations, and documents of a legal and non-legal matter
Respond to inquiries from internal and external clients and the public
Schedule appointments and maintains lawyers’ calendar and schedule and book rooms, court reporters, travel, discoveries, witnesses, interpreters, case conferences
Books travel and related accommodations when necessary
Works in a team environment, providing coverage to assistants on their team and other teams as assigned by the Legal Services Coordinator
Responding to Inquiries and File Management
Acts as a point of contact to ensure clients have the appropriate information including file updates, process or procedural changes, Division updates and other general matters
Responds to inquiries from the public to ensure appropriate and relevant information is provided
Manages files in the Central Registry filing system, electronic shared directory and in the file/document management databases
Organize all hard copy and electronic files including filing of documents, data entry and the use of the STAR/STOR classification system
Ensures that files/filing is up to date and brought forward for review by lawyers as required
Qualifications and Experience
To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess a certificate/diploma from a Legal Assistant or Paralegal program and 3 years of experience in a legal practice or an acceptable combination of education/training and experience.
You have experience and competency in an automated environment, with proficient and accurate typing, dicta typing, MS Word, and data entry skills. You have knowledge of legal terminology, procedures, and documentation, as well as excellent research, analytical and organizational skills. Your excellent communication skills both written and oral giving you the ability to deal with clients, lawyers and co-workers in a fair, caring, and impartial manner communicating in a clear and concise manner while maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
Experience preparing Executive Council forms
Knowledge of provincial government departments and agencies
Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures, and documentation
Experience utilizing STAR/STOR record classification system, or other file management systems
We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
Province of Nova Scotia