Current Positions

We welcome great talent, if you if wish to send us your resume for consideration for a future role not yet posted, we would be pleased to review it.

 

Please send your resume to Alix Luciani – aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

Thank you for your interest in our firm

Open Legal position/s:

 

Litigation Associate

DESCRIPTION: Litigation Associate -Family/Civil Litigation Department

(minimum  3-5 years’ experience)

 

We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our very established, and respected Litigation department is requires an experienced Litigation Associate  

  Responsibilities will include:

Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP are Niagara’s oldest law firm. We are a well-respected firm who seeks a litigation associate lawyer with 3-5 experience years to join our downtown St Catharines office

In this role, you will be assigned your own work as well as assisting senior counsel with family law and civil litigation matters. Preparation of pleadings, motion materials and legal research. Court appearances and attendances with clients, experts and witnesses. Excellent drafting skills are essential.

Once you have successfully joined this law firm’s team, you can expect to work on litigation files, and receive the career experience associated with working at a top firm. Our firm offers opportunities for advancement and great mentorship from some of Ontario’s top litigators, all in a collegial atmosphere.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates should be legally entitled to practice law in Canada and be a member in good standing with a provincial bar.

Job Type:
Full-time employment

Salary:
Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job:
Apply by sending your CV to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

Open Administrative positions:

Senior Legal Assistant – Family/Litigation Department

This role is for an experienced assistant only

Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare for affidavit of documents, pleadings briefs and disclosure briefs
  • Calendar and schedule management
  • Maintaining daily contact with clients in a professional manner
  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents
  • Productions of files and documents
  • Maintain and organize client files
  • Billing and collection of accounts

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • College Diploma and a Minimum 5+ years of Family Law experience; knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure an asset;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and court offices;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and clients;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills, strong initiative and exceptional ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere;
  • Strong technical skills (including Microsoft Office);
  • Ability to work as a team player and independently as required;
  • Ability to prioritize and focus;
  • Maturity; consistency of approach and ability to relate to all levels within the firm.

Job Type: Full-time employment

Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Send email to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

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Law Clerk: Civil Litigation & Family Law

Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP is seeking a candidate for the position of Civil Litigation and Family Law Clerk to support our Litigation Department.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including Applications, SCJ and Small Claims Court Claims, Defences, documents, Briefs, Factums, Books of Authorities, and other pleadings, for use at  Examinations, Settlement Conferences, Pre-Trial Conferences, Trials, Appeals, and other attendances;
  • Assembles precedent and case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, evidence, statues, regulations, and court opinions, judgments, reasoning;
  • Maintains calendar by entering and updating requirements, court dates, and meetings;
  • Communicating and meeting with clients as required;
  • Strict adherence to firm’s Confidentiality Policy; and
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading legal publications; maintaining personal networks.

REQUIRED Skills/Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Family and Civil Litigation Legal Assistant.
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of the Small Claims Court, and the Family Law Rules;
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; and
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and Divorcemate

Candidates with the following skills/qualifications will be given preference:

  • Completion of a College or similar Learning Institution Law Clerk/ Legal Assistant Certificate or Diploma;
  • Completion of ILCO Law Clerk Certificate;
  •  Familiarity with EsiLaw, ACL, QuckLaw, Acrobat, and Primafact;
  • Working knowledge of the following statutes:
  • Child and Family Services Act, Children’s Law Reform Act, Construction Lien Act, Consumer Protection Act, Estate Administration Act, Family Law Act, Federal Divorce Act, Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, Libel and Slander Act, Provincial Offences Act, Repair and Storage Liens Act, and Succession Law Reform Act..

Qualified candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references, in confidence, to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com, quoting Litigation Law Clerk in the subject line of your email.

Job Type:  Full-Time

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Law Clerk: Wills and Estates

Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP is seeking a candidate for the position of Wills and Estates Law Clerk.

Job Duties:

  • Administration of Estates and Trusts;
  • Prepares legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including SCJ Applications, documents, Briefs, Factums, Books of Authorities, and other pleadings, for use at  Applications for Certificates of Appointment, Passing of Accounts, Examinations, Pre-Trial Conferences, Trials, Appeals, and other attendances;
  • Assembles precedent and case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, evidence, statues, regulations, and court opinions, judgments, reasoning;
  • Maintains calendar by entering and updating requirements, court dates, and meetings;
  • Communicating and meeting with clients, accountants, financial and government institutions, as required;
  • Strict adherence to firm’s Confidentiality Policy; and
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading legal publications; maintaining personal networks.

REQUIRED Skills/Qualifications:

  • Candidates must meet the following criteria:
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Wills and Estates Law Clerk.
    • Strong working knowledge of the Estate Administration Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Succession Law Reform Act, and Rules of Civil Procedure.
    • Strong drafting skills;
    • Proficient accounting skills;
    • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; and
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Candidates with the following skills/qualifications will be given preference:
    • MTI Estate and Trust Professional designation;
    • Completion of a College or similar Learning Institution Law Clerk/ Legal Assistant Certificate or Diploma;
    • Completion of ILCO Law Clerk Certificate; and
    • Familiarity with Estate-A-Base, Emergent Technologies Estate Planning & Vault Manager, Estate Administration, Estate Accounting & Tax, EsiLaw, ACL, QuckLaw, Acrobat, and Primafact;.

Qualified candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references, in confidence, to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com, quoting Estates Law Clerk in the subject line of your email.

Job Type:  Full-Time

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