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CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service, law firm with over 50 lawyers. The firm 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 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.

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 Senior 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 6+ 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.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service, law firm with over 64 lawyers.  The firm 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical support and customer service.
  • Working with other members of the IT organization to ensure timely resolution of employee issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems on behalf of employees
  • Performs moves/adds/changes to equipment (computer hardware, cables)
  • Develop training materials and procedures, and/or train users in the proper use of hardware and software.
  • Provide on-call, off-hours and weekend support as assigned to support the staff

 

Preferred Skills:

  • 2-4 years of experience
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, able to effectively troubleshoot issues remotely
  • Results-focused and team-oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Customer service oriented including strong communication skills
  • Troubleshooting experience on Macs and Windows platforms greatly desired
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook in an Exchange environment
  • Experience supporting mobile devices

 

 Nice to have skills:

  • Experience supporting software systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows
  • Computer support
  • User Training Experience

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Redesigned and updated workspace
  • Great team environment
  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation Policy
  • Consistent management and team support
  • Work-life balance

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.

We are seeking an experienced Real Estate Law Clerk with at least 4+ years’ relevant experience to work in our office in Barrie. Proficiency with Conveyancer, Teraview, title searches, and real estate transactions. Organized and detail oriented. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for writing and a knowledge of legal concepts and current issues to fill the full-time position of Marketing Coordinator.

The successful candidate have at least 4 years of experience in graphic design and content writing within the legal field.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Creative development and graphic design of all promotional materials, website content and marketing projects (web and print).
  • Taking a lead role in all marketing-related events, including completing all marketing projects and coordinating with outside vendors and suppliers as required.
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of our marketing equipment by troubleshooting, arranging for repairs and working with suppliers as required.
  • Taking initiative and working collaboratively with the firm’s lawyers.
  • Researching and writing excellent, relevant and engaging content for the firm’s blog posts, lawyer bio pages, legal newsletter and promotional materials.
  • Working with the firm’s marketing team to create and optimize all content.
  • Pursuing opportunities for media outreach and promoting content across social media.
  • Designing, proofreading and editing all content published by the firm.

What you’ll bring:

  • Initiative, attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional design, writing and editing skills.
  • Proficiency in using desktop and cloud-based applications including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Hootsuite, In Design, Word Press, HTML, Adobe, Mail Chimp and PR.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Sense of urgency, ownership of work, and accountability for results.
  • Passion for all social media, SEO, link building and other digital algorithms needed to execute online marketing campaigns that deliver objectives.

Please submit two samples of your previous designs and blog posts with your application.

We are currently looking for a wills and estates lawyer. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in estate planning and trust arrangements and a full or partial portable book of business. Experience with taxation issues is a plus, but is not required.

We are currently looking for a tax lawyer to complement our wills/estates and corporate teams.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in tax law, with a focus on estate planning, trust arrangements and corporate restructurings, and will have a partial or fully portable practice. Experience with cross-border taxation issues is a plus, but is not required.

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.

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.

Typically, DSF hires up to four summer law students. We accept applications from first and second year law students. Consistent with our commitment to developing and retaining talent, at DSF we often first look to the existing summer students to fill future articling positions.

The summer student experience is very similar to the articling experience. If a student demonstrates a willingness and ability to handle complex matters, as much responsibility as permitted will be given. Please review our outline of the articling experience for further details.

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