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We are an established full-service firm with three offices within Toronto, Barrie and Whitby, offering legal practice in more than 20 specialities and an array of sub-specialties handling cross-border transactions.

We enjoy all of the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm with a completely automated office and full technical and administrative support.  Our locations are an advantage to our staff who seek to avoid the hassles of working downtown.

We pride ourselves on having a relaxed and informal atmosphere where people will enjoy their work.  Most of us have been working here for a long, long time.  To see pictures of some of our firm events, visit our Facebook Page

We are able to offer our employees all the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth that they are looking for.  We continue to grow so, there’s no better time to build your career at DSF. We are now among the largest employers in the Don Mills area of Toronto.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with full technical, administrative and peer support. Enjoy all the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere from a convenient and accessible location in North York.

 

CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

 Please select the individual tab below for the job posting in which may be of interest to you. Please follow the instructions listed within the description.

 

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers. The firm offers work-life balance and has a broad-based practice which includes: corporate/commercial, commercial and bank lending, commercial litigation, bankruptcy/insolvency, condominium law, family law, wills/estates, personal injury, commercial and residential real estate, tax, immigration, and planning and development.

We are currently seeking a Real Estate Lawyer to join our Barrie office. The successful candidate will be work with a dedicated team of lawyers and clerks and be involved in all aspects of a real estate-focused practice. Candidates should have 5+ years of experience in real estate law, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel. Experience in commercial real estate and condominium law would be an asset but is not required. This position will enable the successful candidate to play a key role in the growth of the practice.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with full technical, administrative, and peer support. Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino.

We appreciate all resumes, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) is seeking a Family Law Clerk to join our family law practice. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing environment.

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma from a recognized Ontario Law Clerk program certified with The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience working as a family law clerk
  • Solid understanding of family law procedures and processes, including the Family Law Rules
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills, positive attitude, and ability to work well in a team environment

To apply, please email your resume to Yousra.Sabil@devrylaw.ca by February 10th, 2022. Please include “Family Law Clerk” in the e-mail subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DSF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and preserving an accessible, supportive and inclusive environment.

 

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) is seeking a Family Legal Assistant to join it’s family law team.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing environment.

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education
  • A minimum of 4 years of related experience
  • Solid understanding of family law procedures and processes, including the Family Law Rules
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills, positive attitude, and ability to work well in a team environment

To apply, please email your resume to Yousra.Sabil@devrylaw.ca by February 10th, 2022. Please include “Family Legal Assistant” in the e-mail subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DSF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and preserving an accessible, supportive and inclusive environment.

 

Job description

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 72 lawyers. The firm has a broad-based practice which includes corporate/commercial law, bankruptcy/insolvency, business law, commercial lending, commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, condominium law, employment and labor law, family law, immigration law, planning and development law, personal injury, wills and estates, and tax law.

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our legal team in our Barrie location. As the ideal candidate, you will have at least 5+ years of related experience in private practice and will also have good business instincts, excellent drafting and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to handle files independently and as part of a team. Experience real estate is an asset.*

This is an exceptional opportunely to be involved in corporate organizations, and re-organizations, structured financings and private placements, business acquisitions and dispositions, and in drafting and negotiating all manner of general corporate and commercial agreements.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with the full technical, administrative and peer support. Enjoy all the advantages and amenities in a relaxed, informal atmosphere from our convenient downtown Barrie location. Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

Job Type: Full-time

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers. The firm offers work-life balance and has a broad-based practice which includes: corporate/commercial, commercial and bank lending, commercial litigation, bankruptcy/insolvency, condominium law, family law, wills/estates, personal injury, commercial and residential real estate, tax, immigration, and planning and development.

We are currently seeking a Junior/Intermediate Real Estate Lawyer to join our Whitby office. The successful candidate will be work with a dedicated team of lawyers and clerks and be involved in all aspects of a real estate-focused practice. Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in real estate law, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel. Experience in commercial real estate or planning/development law would be an asset but is not required. This position will enable the successful candidate to play a key role in the growth of the practice.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with full technical, administrative, and peer support. Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino.

We appreciate all resumes, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must submit, a cover letter, resume, reference letters and transcripts.

Our busy and growing Toronto office is looking for a corporate clerk. Working with senior counsels, the ideal candidate will have: 4+ years of experience in corporate/commercial law, excellent technical skills and great organizational abilities. Experience in lending, real estate and/or wills/estates is an asset. If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity with our team. We appreciate all resumes, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Our busy and growing Barrie office is looking for a corporate clerk. Working with senior counsel, the ideal candidate will have: 4+ years of experience in corporate/commercial law, excellent technical skills and great organizational abilities. Experience in lending, real estate and/or wills/estates is an asset. If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity with our team. We appreciate all resumes, however only qualified candidates will be contacted.

We are currently looking to add an experienced planning and development lawyer to join our collegial team in North York.

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of municipal and planning law, including land use litigation, expropriation, environmental and constitutional matters including appearances before various courts and administrative tribunals, in particular the OMB. Applicants must have excellent advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of related legal experience, preferably gained at a municipality or with a firm representing municipalities. A portable or growing practice is preferred, but is not essential.

We are currently looking for an experienced corporate lawyer to join our office in North York.

The successful candidate will have a growing practice and a business-oriented approach to law. By joining DSF, he or she will enjoy the benefits of established technical, administrative and peer resources critical to growing a practice. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial-minded and have 7 to 12 years of business/corporate law experience from a reputable firm or as a sole practitioner. Candidates with a knowledge of tax law as it applies to corporate transactions will be preferred.

Our office is looking for an accounting law clerk to join its team. This position will work as an integral part of the accounting team. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate looking to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing environment. 

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a law firm accounting department
  • Experience with A/R, and G/L processing
  • Experience with ERP system for law firms, and working knowledge and experience with Aderant Expert is preferred
  • Technical accounting knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task while adhering to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail; Team player with the ability to take initiative and work independently

 

To apply please email your resume to Yousra.Sabil@devrylaw.ca. Please quote “Accounting Clerk” on the e-mail subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and preserving an accessible, supportive and inclusive environment.

 

ARTICLING & STUDENTS

As a mid-sized full service law firm, our articling students have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of practice in the firm. Although we may utilize a rotation to give students access to a broad and comprehensive articling experience, DSF maintains an informal component to the articling program. By allowing an informal component to the program, students are able to gain greater access to areas and practices of particular interest.

Many of the lawyers at DSF have also articled here. Our firm invests a tremendous amount of resources into the articling program as we look to our students as a key component of the firm’s continued growth. We endeavour to give our articling students the independence and the ability to make decisions that impact the matters in which they are involved. Lawyers are decision makers and we want to ensure that the necessary skills are learned from the beginning.

Our articling students gain court experience, as well as meet and communicate with clients, lawyers and representatives from outside the firm on the matter in which they are involved. Some of our articling student’s responsibilities include: Weekly attendance at examinations and motions, carriage of small claims court files, and writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. They also assist on motions, pre-trials, mediations, arbitrations, trials (preparing materials, negotiating with opposing parties, and attending), and conduct research.

DSF offers a salary competitive with other mid-sized Toronto firms, and pays the tuition of the bar admission course regardless of hire-back. Salary is not paid during the bar admission course.

Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’) is seeking  summer law students to join its team in 2022.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing environment. We have opportunities at our Toronto, Barrie and Whitby offices. Consistent with our commitment to developing and retaining talent, we will look to our summer students to fill future articling positions.

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

·        Enrolled in second year of law school

·        Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills

·        Strong analytical abilities

To apply, please email your application package to Yousra.Sabil@devrylaw.ca by December 30th, 2021. Please include “Summer Law Student” in the e-mail subject line. Your application package must include:

·        Resume

·        Cover letter

·        Undergraduate and law school transcripts

Reference letters are optional.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and preserving an accessible, supportive and inclusive environment.

 

DSF hires university and college students each summer to assist with administrative tasks. Please forward your application to us for consideration by the end of February. 

DSF complies with the guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario in the recruitment of articling students. The guidelines can be found at www.lsuc.on.ca.  Applications are due by July 6th and interviews will be conducted during the week of August 13th.

The deadline for submitting summer student applications is November 14th. We typically conduct interviews in December and January and try our best to accommodate out of town students.

Applications should include the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts, as well as graduate transcripts if applicable
  • a list of courses you are planning to take in your third year of law school

Reference letters are welcomed, but not required.

For all job postings and inquiries, please contact:

MIMI STELLINO

H.R. Manager
Devry Smith Frank LLP
95 Barber Greene Road
Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M3C 3E9
Phone: 416-446-5814
E-mail: mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

You are welcome to submit your applications either through regular mail or e-mail