Junior Lawyer

Posting Date:
Feb 01, 2023
Creighton Law LLP
Area of Law:
Position Type:
Junior Lawyer
Feb 28, 2023
Recent Graduate


CREIGHTON LAW LLP is recruiting for a new Associate Lawyer to join our team. This role is a full-time in office permanent position.  The successful candidate will have the benefit of mentoring from experienced partners in a collegial atmosphere.  The firm offers a competitive compensation package with benefits and pension available.  We are looking for candidates seeking a strong start to their legal career.

The ideal candidate should have an interest in conducting case conferences, motions, trials, and all aspects of the civil and family law practice in both Superior and Ontario court levels.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, independent, and comfortable in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and able to manage a large workload.

This position is best suited to individuals who have excellent client service skills and are friendly and professional.  In addition, organizational skills and an outstanding ability to multi-task will ensure success in this role.

Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Completing files from first contact with client to resolution of the matter, with any needed mentoring and support

· Correspondence, legal opinions, memos, briefs, contracts and other legal documents

· Strong drafting skills, including drafting of motion records, factums, and pleadings

· Legal Research skills using search tools such as Westlaw and Canlii

· Organization of paper and/or electronic files

· Docketing in PCLaw for Legal Aid and private client billing

· Assisting Senior Partners and other Associates, as required

 Qualifications and Skills

· Law degree from a recognized Canadian institution with excellent academic credentials

· Called to the Bar in Ontario and in good standing with LSO

· Self-starter and independent

· Excellent organizational and communication skills

· Willingness to engage in all aspects of family law, including but not limited to:

- Experience before the Ontario Court and Superior Court of Justice

- Rules of Civil Procedure and Family Law Rules

- Cohabitation, Marriage and Separation Agreements

- Divorce, Custody, Access, Property and Support

- Self-confidence, motivated, and the ability to network and problem solve

- Excellent research and communication skills (verbal & written)

- Ability to work independently

- Keen attention to detail and able to meet tight deadlines

 About the organization:

As one of the oldest law firms in Canada, Creighton Law LLP was established in 1885. We have served the community for over 135 years because of our ability to provide efficient and effective comprehensive legal advice and services to our clients as well as adhering to the highest professional standards in serving our clients throughout Durham Region. We are proud of the history and success of our firm and the high quality of legal services we have provided to generations of families in Oshawa and surrounding communities.

Please forward your resume to accounting@durhamlawyers.ca.

We thank all those who are interested in this position, only those that meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview.




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