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Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP



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Careers

 

Associates

Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP is seeking to add a civil litigation lawyer to work on a broad range of litigation matters, including commercial, property, estate, construction, and employment litigation. The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of practicing in a multi-disciplinary and collegial firm.

 

The successful candidate will possess: Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to handle carriage of a variety of litigation files, strong attention to detail and organizational skills, the 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. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of post-call experience with a reputable law firm.

 

If you are a motivated candidate with the required skill-set, please email your resume to the attention of Sindy Johnston at sjohnston@ggfilaw.com.

 

Support Staff

Giesbrecht, Griffin, Funk & Irvine LLP is looking for an Estates Law Clerk. The primary purpose of the Estates Law Clerk is to provide support and document preparation for the Estates Department and its lawyers. GGFI prides itself on providing a friendly and collegial environment and a competitive compensation package.

 

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of Applications of Certificates of Appointment With or Without a Will
  • Completing Estate Information Returns
  • Preparing or reviewing estate/trust/guardian/attorney accounts
  • Liquidating share assets
  • Completing all reporting letters and any necessary correspondence
  • Some preparation of wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications and Skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team within tight timelines
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Excellent client service and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Great attention to detail and ability to catch mistakes when proof reading
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Please submit your resume and cover letter to our Human Resources Generalist, Sindy Johnston, at SJohnston@ggfilaw.com.
GGFI Law is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation for interview or employment purposes.

 

 

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

Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

 

Don't see a role that interests you? Send your resume anyway to Sindy Johnston, at SJohnston@ggfilaw.com.