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SV Law has a long and distinguished history of providing Guelph and area residents and businesses with high-quality, personal and professional legal services. Since the mid 1960‘s, the firm has been advising its clients and supporting its community.

Our lawyers are committed to increasing their knowledge by constantly monitoring changes to Canadian law and its practice and providing clients with the most up-to-date information and services available.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees and offer competitive remuneration, a comprehensive benefit package, contributions towards Group RSP, career growth and development, an active social committee, and a healthy balance between the workplace and your personal life.

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Estates Law Clerk

SV Law has an exciting opportunity for a permanent, full time Estates Law Clerk to join our dynamic team in our Guelph office. Let us provide you with a great work environment that provides benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being!

As a successful candidate you will have a Law Clerk or Legal Assistant Diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of 2 to 5 years experience in a similar role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proactive organization and tracking of Estate files assigned to you as clerk (including correspondence, client documents, and utilizing internal filing systems), keeping files current for the assigned lawyer
  • Provide all general administration of estate files including interim and final reporting
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines with the capacity to balance competing priorities, as required
  • Ensure timely file management as part of our commitment to client satisfaction
  • Valuating Assets of Estates
  • Prepare and submit all necessary court forms required for Certificate of Appointment applications with Ontario Superior court locations
  • Notifying and updating beneficiaries on applications for Certificate of Appointments
  • Liaise directly with clients with respect to all aspects of the process of an estate file including asset evaluation, court application, estate accounting, asset liquidation and distribution
  • Assisting trustees with distributions of bequest and residential funds along with drafted related releases and other necessary documents
  • Undertake asset distribution
  • Assist Estate Trustees to provide smooth communication with banking/investment institutions, lawyers, and courts
  • Other duties as assigned

About You:

You are a team player who thrives in an environment that offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of individuals, both independently and as part of a team. 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 with MS Office is a must and knowledge in the applications of Estateably, Emergent, PC Law and Worldox are considered an asset.

If you are interested in joining our talented team, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@svlaw.ca.

At SV Law, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported, and are free from violence and harassment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and community. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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Condominium Development Clerk

The Condominium Development Practice Group has an exciting opportunity for a permanent, full time Condominium Development Clerk.  If you are looking to join a dynamic, growing firm we would love to hear from you.  Let us provide you with a great work environment that provides benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being.

About the Opportunity:

As the successful candidate, you will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience as a real estate clerk. Your primary responsibility in this position would be working with the CPG Development team in all aspects of condominium development. Your role will entail drafting of condominium documents; assisting with condition fulfillment; registering required easements or other documents; handling communications from planners, surveyors, engineers/architects, Registry Office/other government representatives, and clients; and assisting with interim occupancies and final closings following registration of a condominium. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word & Excel), Teraview, Conveyancer/Unity and PC Law are used on a regular basis. Knowledge of the Condominium Act and experience with preparing/registering of various documentation in Teraview are considered an asset. Full in-house training will be provided.

About You:

You are a team player who thrives in an environment that offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of individuals, both independently and as part of a team.  You have a passion for technology and a desire to keep abreast of the latest industry software. 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, lawyers and professionals in the interests of our clients.

If you are interested in joining our talented team, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@svlaw.ca.

SV Law is committed to the health and wellbeing of our team members and clients and are following all Provincial and local public health regulations and protocols as they relate to COVID-19.

At SV Law, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported, and are free from violence and harassment.  We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and community.  If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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General Support

We are always interested in receiving 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.