Job Posting: Associate Lawyer

Weiler Maloney Nelson is one of Northwestern Ontario’s most prominent full-service law firms. We are seeking a JUNIOR ASSOCIATE LAWYER with an interest in building a practice focused on LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT and GENERAL LITIGATION. The start date is flexible but the position is available immediately.

We encourage new graduates and recent calls to apply.

Weilers is committed to training associates to become exceptional professionals in their field in an environment which encourages mentorship and the exchange of ideas. We are looking for an energetic and driven lawyer who is committed to:

  • growing their skillset and knowledge base
  • providing excellent client service
  • pursuing challenging and rewarding work
  • taking an active role in community activities and business development

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Drafting and reviewing legal documentation, including but not limited to employment agreements, workplace policies, court and administrative tribunal pleadings, factums, affidavits, settlement offers and minutes, notices, bills of costs etc.
  • Providing competent, clear and concise legal advice on various matters of law
  • Conducting initial in-person consultations and virtual consultations independently
  • Manage client matters under supervision of Senior Associates, Counsel or Partners, with the potential to assume complete carriage over a file
  • Conducting research and compiling both client-facing and internal memos
  • Other project work in accordance with interests and skills

The job posting is intended to describe the general nature of work being performed and it is not intended to be inclusive of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (Fall 2022 calls are eligible to apply and will be considered)
  • 0-2 years’ post-call experience
  • Experience or interest in legislation dealing with human rights, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance, labour relations and employment standards
  • Familiarity with the litigation process including the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Adaptable and open-minded
  • Strong work ethic and practice management skills
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Superior communication and drafting skills and attention to detail
  • Technically proficient in Office software and major legal software
  • Able to work on-premise full time in a permanent position and legally eligible to work in Canada

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • 100% employer paid extended health benefits (drug, dental, vision and paramedical)
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • LSUC Fees, LAWPRO premiums, TBLA Fees paid by the firm
  • Opportunities for costs to be covered in relation to membership in additional law-related community organizations
  • Annual budget for Continuing Legal Education / Continuing Professional Development
  • Financial assistance with Bar Exam fees, application fee and Call to the Bar Fee for new graduates

Weiler Maloney Nelson is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous peoples, Francophones, persons with disabilities, racialized peoples, and members of the LGBTQ communities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resumé and transcripts to rthompson@wmnlaw.com Attn: Robyn Thompson, Office Manager / HR Administrator.

Thank you to all interested applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.