Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP is seeking to hire a lawyer in the position of Family Law Associate.
The Family Law Associate will work on a broad range of matters, including the negotiation and litigation of child custody, support, and property issues. If you are eager for your next challenge, value service, and enjoy building relationships with clients and the community, you may be the right fit. The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of practicing in a multi-disciplinary and collegial firm in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo. We offer competitive compensation and bonus, with a great benefits package.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to handle carriage of a variety of files
- Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
- Common sense, practicality, and enthusiasm for assisting clients and for the practice of law
- Excellent business judgment and high level of professionalism
- The ideal candidate for the Family Law Associate position will have 1-3 years of post-call experience
Accommodation available upon request during all aspects of recruitment and employment. Please contact Human Resources if you require any accommodation.
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP is not currently seeking applications for support staff positions.
Why Consider Waterloo Region?
Kitchener lies at the heart of Waterloo Region, a fast-growing metropolitan area of nearly 500,000 only an hour's drive from Toronto. Home to two universities (Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier) and one college (Conestoga), top-notch cultural amenities such as the Centre in the Square and the famous annual Oktoberfest celebrating the area's German heritage, "K-W" combines the affordability, charm and lifestyle of a mid-size community with the business and career opportunity of a larger center, offering the best of both worlds.
The Student Experience
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP offers a wide spectrum of legal experiences for students pursuing either summer or articling positions. The Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP experience includes exposure to such areas as Civil Litigation, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Real Estate & Corporate/Commercial transactions. Carriage over Small Claims Court and Landlord and Tenant Board files allows students the opportunity to interact with clients, firm lawyers, opposing counsel, as well as the judiciary, and to gain invaluable hands-on legal experience. Our students appear before such judicial bodies as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board, motions and assignment court for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and arbitrations.
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP’s lawyers and staff provide a co-operative and helpful working environment to foster students’ legal development. Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP views all students as not only potential future associates, but as potential future partners who can share in and contribute towards the ongoing success of the firm. Our students participate in monthly lawyers meetings to learn about the inner workings of a medium sized Southwestern Ontario firm. Your feedback is vital in the ongoing effort at Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP to continually enhance the summering/articling experience.
Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP embraces community involvement, striving to provide work-life balance for all of their employees. If you are interested in summering or articling opportunities with Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP, please feel free to contact us.
Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.