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Careers

 

Associates

Join us at GGFI Law LLP, a Kitchener law firm with strong roots in the community and an eye towards the future. If you value service and enjoy building long-term relationships with clients and the community, you may be the right fit. The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of practising in a multi-disciplinary and collegial firm in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo. We offer competitive compensation, a bonus structure and a great benefits package.

 

Litigation Associate Lawyer

GGFI Law is looking for a full-time 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. GGFI prides itself on providing a friendly and collegial environment and a competitive compensation package.

 

Duties:

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocating for clients at all stages of the litigation process
  • Working in collaboration with other associates and/or partners
  • Conducting initial client consultations
  • Drafting pleadings, facta, affidavits, notices of application/motion and other Court documents
  • Conducting legal research
  • Overseeing work delegated to students
  • Conducting examinations for discovery, cross-examinations and other examinations
  • Conducting Court hearings including trials, motions and applications
  • Conducting tribunal hearings
  • Mentorship of summer law students and articling students

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle carriage of a variety of litigation files
  • Strong attention to detail and 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

Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of post-call experience

 

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.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to our Human Resources Generalist, Brooklyn Steuernol, at bsteuernol@ggfilaw.com.

 

Support Staff

 

Family Law Clerk 

GGFI Law’s Family Law Department is interested in adding an experienced Family Law Clerk to the team. The successful candidate’s primary role will be to provide support and document preparation for the Family Law Department and its lawyers. GGFI Law provides a friendly and collegial environment and a competitive compensation package.

 

Duties:

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • General law clerk and legal assistant duties on family law files
  • New client screening
  • Managing all aspects of multiple active client files
  • Triaging & responding appropriately to incoming correspondence
  • Requesting & managing third party records
  • Client communication
  • Diarizing deadlines electronically
  • Preparing legal documents
  • Scheduling (client meetings, client assessments, etc.)
  • Clerical tasks (digital file organization, scanning, binding, etc.)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate of a Law Clerk training program would be an asset
  • Experience in family law
  • Solid understanding of the Family Law Rules and court procedures
  • Experience with software applications commonly used in law firms, including Divorcemate and PC Law
  • 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

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

GGFI Law LLP offers a wide spectrum of legal experiences for students pursuing either summer or articling positions. The GGFI Law 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.

GGFI Law’s lawyers and staff provide a co-operative and helpful working environment to foster students’ legal development. GGFI Law 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 GGFI Law to continually enhance the summering/articling experience.

GGFI Law embraces community involvement, striving to provide work-life balance for all of their employees. If you are interested in summering or articling opportunities with GGFI Law, 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 Brooklyn Steuernol, at bsteuernol@ggfilaw.com.