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

 

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 – Corporate & Commercial

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking incorporations, 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: Legal Assistant – Family Department – Located in St Catharines

This role is for an experienced assistant only

Responsibilities will include:

  • This role requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Family Law Act and Family Law rules and court procedures including filing deadlines.
  • Initiative to work independently with a strong attention to detail.
  • Calendar and schedule management
  • Maintaining daily contact with clients and courts in a professional manner
  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and documents, where necessary
  • 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;
  • 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);
  • Ability to prioritize and focus.

 

Job Type: Full-time employment

Salary: Competitive Salary

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

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DESCRIPTION: Legal Assistant – Estates Department

 ( 3 – 5 years’ experience required)

 

  • Has In depth knowledge of the technical nature and legal aspects of the different types of estate administration documentation and can quickly assess what is required in any given situation.
  • Prepare new estate file intakes, processes estate files, certificates of appointment, inventory, and distribution of estates assets.
  • Taking calls on new estate matters and/or from callers not asking for a clerk specifically so that he/she can take initial info to deal with a new estate and/or redirect call to appropriate clerk on an existing estate.
  • Handles all clients completely, with tact in a professional, courteous, and enthusiastic manner, including the ability to deal with clients who are in an emotionally charged situation with empathy.
  • Keeps a file moving (send faxes, e-mail, miscellaneous paperwork etc.) and can quickly assess what is required in any given situation and in absence of lawyer.
  • Maintains currency of files, including, scanning, culling, and closing in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • View the obits daily and notify lawyer and clerk; inquiry whether letter should be sent to funeral home and complete that process if required.
  • On a new estate, whether being informed by an obit or a call into the office, to pull the Will and scan into a word file and prepare notarized copies as instructed by lawyer or clerk. This overlaps with point above.
  • Book appointments as instructed by lawyer or clerk including initial appointments working with lawyer to coordinate meeting date, time, location, type of meeting.
  • Returning calls or emails of clients or other parties (banks, insurance companies, CRA or other government offices, beneficiaries) on instructions from lawyer or clerk.
  • Assisting with preparation of routine letters and preparation of notarials as required.
  • Assistance with preparation of various forms as required with instruction from lawyer or clerk.
  • Keeps abreast of any changes in specialty area and is quickly able to adapt procedures to suit.
  • Can be called upon to assist with planning and development of new projects and act as a representative of LBW with external agencies with confidence.
  • May be called upon to mentor new staff and supervise co-op and student placements.
  • Fosters an environment where other staff feel comfortable in asking for assistance and advice in completion of complex or problematic work items.
  • Performs such further and other duties as may be assigned and/or required from time to time.
  • Law Clerk’s certificate –college diploma required or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a legal environment with preferably with estates experience.
  • Willingness and ability to learn estate administration law, process, and procedures.

 

Experience

 

A Legal Assistant Diploma

A least 3 years’ experience in a legal environment with preferably with estates focus.

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills are required.

Advanced computer skills

Excellent client focus, with a strong client approach.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

 

Please send resume to career@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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