Litigation Law Clerk – Indigenous Practice Group

January 23, 2024

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Why become a Fogler, Rubinoff (“FR”) team member?  

At FR, one of our fundamental objectives is to keep our employees and their families healthy—physically, emotionally, and financially. To ensure the health and wellness of all our team members, we offer our Law Clerk, Staff and Support team members a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health, dental, “flex” health care spending, disability insurance, a robust Employee and Family Assistance Program, an annual fitness allowance and an RRSP matching program.

All our team members enjoy flexible working schedules, and most positions are eligible to participate in our hybrid workplace structure, attending to the office 2-3 days per week. Our team members also receive a generous Time Away from Work package, including flexible paid Personal Time Off, Volunteer time, paid Birthday, Moving Day, and more.

We believe in recognizing and rewarding our team members through our Milestone Anniversary Bonus program and our monthly acknowledgement of service excellence through our peer-to-peer “FRecognition” program.  All team members enjoy complimentary on-site breakfast and snacks twice a week, and are invited to attend our annual events such as our Summer Gathering, Staff Appreciation Week, and our Holiday party.

We support continued professional development and encourage professional and personal growth through our “FR Academy”, a learning management system offering a variety of online educational modules that cater to enhancing our internal training and learning culture. 

Litigation Law Clerk Job Description:

Our firm has an opening for a Litigation Law Clerk in our Indigenous Practice Group. This position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be professional, organized, discreet, and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of legal and administrative duties while coordinating and assisting lawyers with assigned matters;
  • Drafts, serves, and files pleadings, applications, affidavits, correspondence and other documents as required throughout the conduct of the file;
  • Assembles and codes discovery and disclosure materials;
  • Reviews transcripts and prepares lists of undertakings and refusals;
  • Database management, including searching and organization of data in electronic format;
  • Enters dockets on a timely basis following prescribed firm and departmental procedures;
  • Establishes and manages direct client relationships; and
  • Proactively identifies issues and recommends solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in indigenous law and/or litigation would be considered an asset;
  • Completion of Law Clerk Program recognized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO);
  • A member in good standing with ILCO;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure, legal documentation and terminology;
  • Superior administrative, organizational and time management skills;
  • Superior computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, and Litigation support software support;
  • Superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior research and problem-solving skills;
  • Detail oriented, hardworking and self-motivated;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision from lawyer and possesses a team player attitude; and
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to interact and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels.

Want to join our FR Team?

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please let us know how you found our job posting in your e-mail. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Fogler, Rubinoff LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.