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 Legal Positions

 

Senior Labour & Employment Lawyer 

 

Join LBW’s Labour & Employment Department in our St Catharines office. The successful candidate will join a team dedicated to supporting both our Management and Employee clients who operate both union and non-union workplaces in a wide range of industries. The successful candidate will provide services in all areas of labour and employment law under both the federal and provincial jurisdiction, including human rights, privacy, employment litigation, labour arbitration, collective bargaining, legislative compliance, and related litigation, as well as organizational and transactional advice. A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and excellence in client service is expected.

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:

  • Between 8 – 12 years of labour & employment experience.
  • Strong analytical, communication and drafting skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and proven success in building client relationships.
  • Assisting clients to ensure their businesses are compliant with employment laws and regulations.
  • Advising on start-up operations including processes, policies, and procedures
  • Drafting and reviewing a wide range of agreements, including offers of employment and severance agreements, corporate transaction documents as they relate to employee/labour issues.
  • Negotiating consulting collective agreements.
  • Reviewing, drafting, and implementing workplace policies and procedures.
  • Appearing before Courts and Tribunals.

Consulting and sharing expertise with respect to internal employment matters

Please submit CV to careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CORPORATE LAWYER

Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP is seeking an experienced corporate commercial lawyer to join its thriving Corporate Commercial Law Group.

This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. This is an excellent opportunity for the entrepreneurial lawyer. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills.

The successful candidate will have:

A desire to do great work, and be recognized for it. The successful candidate for this role will be well versed in corporate, commercial and may have a working knowledge of estate law and real estate law. This role will appeal to someone who has a passion for continuous improvement and service excellence, who wants to be part of a small team – someone who wants to grow with us.

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada;
  • B or J.D. from a recognized Canadian institution with excellent academic credentials;
  • 1-5 years of experience in Business Law, including mergers and acquisitions, leasing, financing and corporate restructuring, estate and real estate law gained from another leading law firm or top-tier boutique.
  • A pragmatic and clear communication style with strong drafting skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and proven success in building client relationships
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
    Ability to handle a high volume of work
  • Self-confidence, motivated, and the ability to network and problem solve;
  • Excellent research and communication skills (verbal & written);
  • Keen attention to detail and able to meet tight deadlines;
  • A working knowledge of wills and estates law is an asset;

Interested candidates can submit their application (cover letter, resume and law school transcripts) to: Careers Department careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

Based in downtown St Catharines, Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP is recognized as a top regional law firm that has been serving the legal needs of this community for 135 years. Visit lbwlawyers.com

We thank all candidates for their response, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Litigation Associate – St Catharines Office 

(minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience)

 Are you ready to take your next step in your legal career? Join LBW’s Litigation Department in our St Catharines office to work alongside the best and brightest legal minds, advising on and solving civil, commercial, construction and estate litigation.

 

Responsibilities will include:

In this role, you will be assigned your own work as well as assisting senior counsel with 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.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of commercial litigation experience;
  • significant court and drafting skills;
  • superior academic credentials;
  • in good standing with LSO;
  • excellent research and writing skills;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Job Type:
Full-time employment

Salary:
Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job:
Apply by sending your CV to careers@lbwlawyers.com siting this role.

 

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Open Administrative Positions:

 

DESCRIPTION: Legal Assistant – Real Estate

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Be a self-starter who is capable of working both independently and in a group setting
  • Possess excellent oral & written skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Possess strong organizational skills and must be able to complete a file from opening to reporting
  • Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Word, Outlook, Law firm software as required

Real Estate – Residential

  • Ability to communicate with clients, lenders and other legal offices directly.
  • Ability to work in both team and individual settings.
  • Ability to prepare initial client correspondence & requisition letters
  • Familiarity of all title insurance companies
  • Preparation of Residential loan documents
  • Registration of documents & preparation of reporting letters to all various Lenders
  • Proficient in both Teraview, and Lawyer Done Deal

 

We require a candidate with 4- 6 years’ experience working as a real estate legal assistant within a busy law firm.

 

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: Legal Assistant – Family Department – Located in St Catharines

Responsibilities will include:

  • Calendar and schedule management
  • Maintaining daily contact with clients and courts in a professional manner
  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and documents, where necessary
  • Data entry and data management
  • Prepare legal documents and/or correspondence for review
  • Assist lawyer(s) with trial and hearing preparation
  • Monitors proceedings for updates, schedules, and deadlines
  • Perform various administrative functions, including but not limited to, conflict checks, maintain and organize client files and client lists
  • Billing and collection of accounts

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • College diploma
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and court offices
  • 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 and DivorceMate)
  • Ability to prioritize and focus.

Job Type: Full-time employment, Health and Dental Benefits, Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Please send resume to careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

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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