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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.

Real Estate Law Clerk

We have an excellent opportunity at our Guelph location on our real estate team. We are looking for a Real Estate Clerk with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience.  Your primary responsibility will be to handle all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions, which includes preparing legal documents for purchase, sale and mortgage transactions, drafting agreements, ordering title insurance policies, communicating with lawyers, clients, real estate agents, banks and mortgage brokers, and dealing with post closing matters.  You will have knowledge in residential and commercial real estate gained through a related post secondary education program (i.e., Legal Administration and/or Law Clerk) or previous work experience. In addition you are extremely organized, you have high attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast paced high volume environment. Experience with MS Office is a must and knowledge of Teraview, Conveyancer, and PC Law will be considered an asset.  Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by April 26, 2019.

Runner - Part-time

SVLaw is seeking to fill an immediate part-time position at our Guelph location for a Runner.  This position requires the candidate to have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, a clean driving record, must own reliable transportation and mileage will be reimbursed.   Your duties include, but are not limited to, attending to banks, post office, courthouse, other law firms and other various locations including our Centre Wellington office.  This is a fast-paced position that requires great attention to detail.  Dress code is business casual and you are friendly and professional at all times. Interested candidates can apply by email to careers@svlaw.ca

Family Law Clerk/Legal Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate who has 2-3 years experience in the area of Family Law. Having graduated from a Legal Administration program and/or Law Clerk Program you will be working within our Family Law Practice Group. Your primary responsibilities will be drafting documents (applications, affidavits, separation agreements, parenting plans, etc.), preparing financial statements and net family property statements, scheduling the lawyer’s calendar, liaison with clients and opposing Counsel, preparation of orders from endorsements, and other administrative tasks associated with a lawyer’s practice. You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with clients and other lawyers and professionals in the interests of our clients, have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience with MS Office is a must and knowledge in the applications of DivorceMate and PCLaw are considered an asset.  Please send all cover letters and resumes to careers@svlaw.ca by April 26, 2019.

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 April 26, 2019.

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 April 26, 2019.

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 April 26, 2019.

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.