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Support Staff

At SV Law, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver solid and sound legal advice, presented in a manner that helps our clients understand and follow complicated legal processes. We understand that our clients’ legal needs often arise out of serious and daunting situations, so we make it our mission to provide our services in an open and approachable manner. We are here to help.

SV Law has a long and distinguished history of providing Guelph, Fergus and area residents and businesses with high-quality legal services. Since the mid 1960‘s, the firm has been advising its clients and supporting its community. We now proudly serve clients from all over Ontario and continue to grow.

IT Manager

Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Administration; ensures that the Firm’s technology is in alignment with its business practices; maintains the Firm’s network systems, workstations, phone, voicemail, wireless communication devices. Ensure the firm stays current in it’s hardware and software needs, by research and networking with peers in the industry.

Experience

  • Experience with multi-platform operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 2008 and 2016 Server,
  • VMware virtualization,
  • Meraki firewalls, VPN (site-to-site and client), Security,
  • Veeam Backup and remote replication,
  • Cisco, HP, Dell routing and switching,
  • Experience with Exchange 2010 and Office 365,
  • Citrix remote servers,
  • SQL databases

Education:

  • Related College Diploma and/or industry certification
  • 7+ years of IT experience

Skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Exchange,
  • Document Management System (knowledge of Worldox would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of Legal software such as PC-LAW, DoProcess (Conveyancer DivorceMate, Estate-a-Base, etc.) Teraview, Emergent, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • High level of judgment/organizational skills and initiative to deal with complex duties
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive, highly confidential matters
  • Ability to effectively multi task when working under conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience in IT infrastructure planning and development
  • Common work schedule is Monday through Friday – 8:30am to 5pm
  • Working off hours on site or remotely required

 Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by January 31, 2019.

Civil Litigation Law Clerk / Legal Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate who has completed at minimum a University Degree and/or a Law Clerk or Legal Assistant program and has related experience.  This candidate will have experience organizing and monitoring ongoing litigation files including drafting and delivering Pleadings, Affidavits of Documents; Motion materials, Trial Briefs, Document Briefs, Witness Briefs, and other materials required to prepare for arbitration or trial.  Other duties to include but not limited to reviewing transcripts and following up on Undertakings, drafting and filing documents relating to: Correspondence to clients and opposing counsel including Authorizations, Bills of Costs, Consent to Judgment, Draft Judgment, and other material required for settlement or trial and arranging for Examinations for Discovery and Mediations. You will have excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to multitask which will assist you in working in this fast paced environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an asset for dealing effectively with clients and other lawyers and professionals in the interests of our clients.  Strong and accurate computer skills as well as familiarity with ACL and PC Law are considered an asset.   Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by December 24, 2018.

Condominium Legal Assistant / Law Clerk

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate of a Legal Administration program and/or Law Clerk Program or for a junior with 1-2 years’ experience within the area of real estate with a keen interest in Condominium Law.  In this role you will be supporting both Lawyers and clerks/assistants in the Condominium Practice Group.  Your responsibilities will primarily be to provide administrative support which may include: file opening, filing, formatting of documents, delivery of correspondence, preparation of pre-bills, keeping track of deadlines, and various other administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.  Additionally, strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for dealing effectively with clients, other lawyers, and professionals in this high-volume environment.

Experience with MS Office, specifically Outlook and Word is a must and preference will be given to those with knowledge, in the applications of Teraview, Conveyancer and PCLaw.

This is an entry level position with the potential for tremendous growth.

 Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by December 24, 2018.

Law Clerk/Legal Assistant – Municipal Law

This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate with 1-2 years experience and has completed a Law Clerk or Legal Assistant program. The successful candidate is extremely organized, enjoys working in a busy environment, can multitask, and has high attention to detail. Supporting one lawyer within our Municipal Practice Group the primary responsibilities involve: drafting of documents, registration of legal documents within Teraview, file organization, monitoring ongoing files, and following up on deadlines and tasks. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an asset for dealing effectively with our clients and other lawyers and professionals. As well, strong knowledge of Teraview, Microsoft Word, Outlook and PC Law are considered assets.   Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by December 24th, 2018.

Civil Litigation Clerk / Paralegal

As the successful candidate you will have graduated from a Law Clerk or Paralegal Program with experience in a similar role.  The experience must include experience drafting statements of claim, writs, garnishments, and motions; as well experience with preparing general correspondence, and deal with courts in various municipalities and regions. You will have excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, all of which will assist you in working in this fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an asset for dealing effectively with clients and other lawyers and professionals in the interests of our clients. Experience and knowledge with MS Office is a must and strong negotiating skills and experience with PCLaw and Small Claims Court procedures are considered assets.  If selected for the position, you will be required to complete a criminal background check. Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by December 24th, 2018.

General Support

We are currently accepting resumes from candidates who are interested in joining our expanding team. Our Firm offers services in Family Law, Business/Corporate Law, Condominium Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, Municipal, Real Estate Law, and Criminal Law. If you have 3-5 years of experience working as a law clerk or legal assistant in any of these areas and you are looking for a career that is closer to home, challenging and rewarding, please apply, in confidence, and send your resume to careers@svlaw.ca.  

We offer competitive wages and benefits, group RSP contributions, free parking, social events, and continued education and learning opportunities.

 

SV Law offers a competitive comprehensive compensation package including benefits and an active social committee.
Interested applicants should submit their comprehensive resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@svlaw.ca    
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.