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.

 

Open Administrative Positions:

 

Role Law Clerk: Corporate and Commercial ( 3 – 5  years experience)

 

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking incorporation’s, organizations and re-organizations of corporations
  • Maintaining annual resolutions
  • Managing asset and share transactions
  • Liaising directly with clients
  • Related administrative work
  • Monthly Billing of Accounts

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • College Diploma and experience in a corporate services department of a large corporate law firm or equivalent experience an asset
  • Able to prioritize work
  • Ability to manage constantly conflicting and changing priorities
  • Detailed orientated and able to handle multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and tact in difficult situations
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong communication and written skills.
  • Maturity, consistency of approach and ability to relate to all levels within the firm.
  • Familiarity with Corporate Law software.

Job Type:
Full-time employment

Salary:
Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job:
Apply by sending email to careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

 

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DESCRIPTION: Accounting Clerk – Mat Leave

This role is for an experienced accounting clerk only (3 – 5 years)

We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our very established, and respected Estates department is requires an experienced Accounting Clerk  to join our accounting department.

 

This position is responsible for performing a variety of activities to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the Accounting Department. This role reports to the Partnership Accountant.

Responsibilities

Inputting of data to client files, receipting of all payments and recording to client files. Balancing of receipts to bank.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Previous invoicing and billing experience
  • Process payments, including credit card payments
  • Assist with various accounting functions
  • Excellent attention to detail especially as it pertains to accuracy with invoices and the level of detail and attention needed for all tasks and duties
  • Excellent ability with mathematical, analytical skills and problem solving capabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain professional composure at all times, while performing multiple tasks with deadlines and time sensitive information
  • Proficient in Excel computer program
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to quickly respond to changing work volume with high-energy level and speed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally, utilizing a strong customer-centric approach and thrive in a collaborative team environment as well as working independently
  • Demonstrate the ability to uphold confidential information

 

Education and Experience

  • We require 3 – 5 year experience with a College degree in Accounting or combination of relevant work experience and education.
  • General understanding of basic accounting knowledge coupled with prior experience working in a law office is an asset

 

Job Type:
Full-time employment

Salary:
Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job:
Apply by sending email to  careers@lbwlawyers.com

Please send your resume to our attention-careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

 

 

Open Legal Positions:

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DESCRIPTION: Associate– Family Law Department – MAT LEAVE ONE YEAR, with possibility of continuation

 

this position is in our St Catharines Office

 

(minimum 1 -3 years’ experience)

 

We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our reputable and established Family department requires an experienced Family Law/Litigation Associate to cover a one year maternity leave with possibility of  continuing with the firm afterwards. 

 

Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP offer 137 years of experience and an in-depth understanding of family law issues.  The Family Law department deals with all family law matters including, domestic contracts, separation, divorce, annulments, child custody and parenting issues, division of property and related corporate and/or trust matters. Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in all forms of dispute resolution.  It is our Firm objective to effectively resolve the family law issues for our clients with professionalism, knowledge and efficiency.  We deal with all forms of court actions and dispute resolution including Court Applications and Motions to Change, trials, motions and appeals, negotiations,  collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.

As an Associate at LBW, you will be provided with the opportunities and experiences to develop your skills as a family lawyer. You will have the opportunity to manage files assigned to you, while working in conjunction with experienced and knowledgeable lawyers in a collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 1 -3 years of experience
  • A license to practice law in Ontario and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Proven client and practice management skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, advocacy and drafting skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and business savvy

 

Responsibilities will include:

In this role, you will be assigned all the files of the family law lawyer who will be taking maternity leave.  We hope to be able to have a period of overlap so that you may familiarize yourself with files and continue the excellence of client service which is a hallmark of our Firm.  You may also be asked to assist more senior counsel with tasks on files in the Family Law/Litigation Department.  Experience with preparation of pleadings, motion materials and legal research is necessary. Court appearances for motions, conferences, and trials will be required.  Excellent practice management and drafting skills are essential.

While this assignment is a temporary mat leave position, successful demonstration of skills may result in an extension of work or a permanent position.

Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in our Firm.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide accommodations in line with the AODA and HRC throughout the recruitment and selection process. Should you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process please contact us at careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

Open Legal position/s:

 

 

Open Administrative positions:

 

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 us at info@lbwlawyers.com, quoting Estates Law Clerk in the subject line of your email.

Job Type:  Full-Time

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