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Will Search - Zdenka Sykora (also known as Zdenka Radija Edgar-Sykora)

Posted By Administration, 3 hours ago
Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Zdenka Sykora (also known as Zdenka Radija Edgar-Sykora) of 3640 County Road 24, Alfred-Plantaganet, Ontario, who died on January 25, 2015, is requested to contact Douglas D. Buchmayer of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, 2600-160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C3, telephone number #613-786-0231, fax number #613-788-4483, or by email

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Ontario Courthouse Wi-Fi

Posted By Administration, 8 hours ago

The Ministry of the Attorney General, in partnership with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (Justice Technology Services Division), has worked with the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, to implement Wi-Fi services in 74 base courthouse locations across the province.

The Wi-Fi services will be rolled out in three phases over the next 18 months – see chart here:
• Phase 1 – To date, we have installed or completing installation Wi-Fi in approximately 20+ of the 74 base courthouses in Ontario.
• Phase 2 – Approximately 20 additional courthouses by summer 2018.
• Phase 3 – The remaining base courthouses by March 2019.
• OPS and OPSGuest Wi-Fi signals will be available in all courtrooms and judicial areas of courthouses.
• East Region Phase 1 courts include: Belleville and Ottawa.

In each courthouse, three Wi-Fi signals will be available:

1. OPS and OPS/Guest Wi-Fi: This is Government Wi-Fi which is available in judicial areas such as chambers, retiring rooms, judicial libraries, meeting/conference rooms and courtrooms. The OPS signal will be available for use by the judiciary and Crowns. The OPSGuest signal is for use by counsel (defence or litigation counsel for civil/family matters) or self-represented clients.

NOTE: There is daily service and 6-month service. Beloware the bilingual application forms for counsel and self-represented clients to request a 6-month OPSGuest Wi-Fi account to use at courthouses. The account will work at any of the 74 courthouses that has Government Wi-Fi installed. It is up to the applicant to re-apply for an account after or just before it expires. There will be no warning message when it is about to expire.

2. Public Wi-Fi: Provided in areas where the public congregates (e.g. jury assembly rooms, cafeterias, lobbies/atriums, public seating areas, etc.).

Instructions to connect to both the Public and OPS and OPSGuest networks are also below. If you have any technical issues with Wi-Fi, please log a ticket with the service desk by calling or emailing:

OPS users: 1-888-677-4873 or

For any further inquiries on the courthouse WiFi, contact

Thank you.

Wi-Fi Application (English)

Wi-Fi Application (Français)

Connecting to the Public Wi-Fi Network

Connecting to the Government Wi-Fi Network from a non-Government Device

Tags:  Community 


Low Murchison Radnoff LLP Seeks an Estates and Succession Lawyer

Posted By Administration, 9 hours ago
Low Murchison Radnoff LLP is a long standing, Ottawa-based, full service, dynamic law firm, which serves the City of Ottawa and beyond. We are seeking a lawyer to join our Estates and Succession Law group.

The ideal candidate will have 10 or more years of experience in the following practice group areas: estates, estate administration, succession planning, as well as trust and capacity matters. An ability in disability planning or tax knowledge would be preferred.

LMR prides itself on its collegial atmosphere and the ideal candidate will complement our team. We are seeking someone who has excellent written and oral communication skills and the ideal candidate is adept at developing and fostering strong client relationships as well as relationships within the Ottawa community.

An ability to speak and draft in French, while not mandatory, would be a strong asset.

Low Murchison Radnoff s.r.l. est un cabinet d’avocats multiservice dynamique de longue date desservant les résidents de la ville d’Ottawa et les régions de l’est et du nord de l’Ontario. Nous sommes présentement à la recherche d’un avocat* pour joindre notre équipe au sein du groupe de Planification et administration des successions.

Nous recherchons un candidat ayant un minimum de 10 ans d’expérience dans les domaines suivants : testaments, administration testamentaire, planification successorale, fiducies et questions de capacité. Les candidats ayant des connaissances en planification successorale pour personnes souffrant d’une déficience physique et/ou mentale et en planification fiscale seront privilégiés.

LMR est fier d’offrir un environnement de travail chaleureux. Nous sommes donc à la recherche d’une personne qui sera en mesure de s’intégrer à notre équipe. Le candidat idéal possède aussi des compétences en communication hors pair à l’oral comme à l’écrit. De plus, le candidat idéal devra développer et faire fructifier de bonnes relations avec ses clients et les membres de la communauté d’Ottawa.

La connaissance du français est un atout.

*Le masculin est utilisé pour alléger le texte, et ce, sans préjudice pour la forme féminine.

Interested candidates should forward an application on a confidential basis to Nicole McStravick at

Toute personne intéressée peut soumettre sa candidature de façon confidentielle à l’attention de Nicole McStravick au courriel suivant :

Tags:  Employment 


Will Search - May Margaret White

Posted By Administration, 9 hours ago
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for MAY MARGARET WHITE, also known as MARGARET MAY WHITE, late of the city of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Michelle Carré at Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Professional Corporation, by fax to 613-837-9670, by email to, or by telephone at 613-837-1010 extension 243.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Family Law Lawyer/Employment Law Lawyer

Posted By Administration, 9 hours ago
Permanent Position

Join our great team! Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is looking for talented lawyers who are passionate about the law and keen to be part of a progressive, professional firm.

We want to hire a family law lawyer and an employment lawyer. We are looking for lawyers with at least five years of experience in these practice areas who can carry their own files with a large degree of independence. If you have experience in both areas, that is even better! Bilingualism will be favourably considered but is not essential.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is a multi-service law firm with 48 lawyers, located in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on having a strong team environment, great mentoring, and fostering an environment that encourages passion, fun, and providing great legal services to our clients.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne values and supports diversity in our work environment and in the practice of law.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume in strict confidence to:

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
Suite 300, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Attention: Caroline Choquette

Tags:  Employment 


6th Annual Advocacy Club Retreat – Great Expectations

Posted By Administration, April 23, 2018

The 6th Annual Advocacy Club Retreat is less than a month away! During three one-hour sessions, explore how to manage the expectations of our bosses, our clients, and ourselves. Through group discussions, panels and interactive presentations, learn key insights into the practice of law.  Hear from Ian Hu (LAWPRO),  Sarah Sherhols (Department of Justice), Karen Borovay (Forget Smith), Marie Clemens (Moodie Mair Walker LLP), Heather Cross (appellate lawyer), and more. At the closing networking reception, build relationships with colleagues in the Ottawa bar. Learn more at the Advocacy Club website (link) and see our promotional video (link).

If you have any questions, reach out to the members of the organizing committee, comprised of Nathan Piche (Gowling WLG), Rebecca Sewell (Treasury Board), Kwaku Adu (Articling at Legal Aid Ontario) and Kelli-Anne Day (Articling at Merovitz Potechin).

Register now as space is limited to 70 people and spots are filling up fast. Sign up by contacting program chair, Kelli-Anne Day. Once enrollment is approved, make payment as directed below.

·         When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00am to 12:30pm (registration starts 8:30am) at  the offices of KPMG, 150 Elgin Street, 18th Floor

·         Who: Club members who joined on or after Jan 1, 2016 or guests of attending members who are articling, articled, or newly called in 2017 or 2018

·         Cost: $60 plus HST for lawyers (payable by credit card or PayPal here) or $50 plus HST for articling/articled students (payable by credit card or PayPal here)

·         CPD: 3.5 CPD professional hours. Provider is John Hollander Professional Corporation, accredited by the Law Society of Ontario

Please note: net proceeds of this event will be donated to the CNIB's Beyond the Classroom program to assist their adolescents development program (details here).

Tags:  CPD 



Posted By Administration, April 23, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for DORA ASPELUND and/or BRIAN ASPELUND, of Ottawa, both deceased on April 3, 2018, is requested to contact Laura Kerr of Low Murchison Radnoff LLP at 613-696-1323 or Thank you.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Advocacy in Ottawa Symposium - May 11, 2018

Posted By Administration, April 20, 2018

Superior Court, Federal Courts and Beyond

Friday, May 11, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
(Lunch included with Full Day Registration)

Program Chairs:
Catherine Lawrence, Department of Justice
Nicholas McHaffie, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Tara Sweeney, Soloway, Wright LLP
Gregory Tzemenakis, Department of Justice

Program Description:
The third annual Advocacy in Ottawa Symposium: Superior Court, Federal Courts and Beyond will explore actions and applications. If you are a litigator in Ottawa this is one program you cannot afford to miss!

Morning session topics include:
• Working with Experts: Dos and Don’ts
• Top Tips for Mediation Advocacy
• Judges’ Panel: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Afternoon session topics include:
• Electronic Trials for Dummies
• Demonstration and Commentary: Examining and Cross-Examining Experts
• All Hail the Chiefs: A View from the Bench

Faculty Includes:
The Honourable Chief Justice Marc Noël, Federal Court of Appeal
The Honourable Chief Justice Paul S. Crampton, Federal Court of Canada
The Honourable Justice Simon Fothergill, Federal Court of Canada
The Honourable Regional Senior Justice James E. McNamara, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Justice Robert Wadden, Ontario Court of Justice
Kirsten Crain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Caroline Failes, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
William Major, Major Sobiski Moffatt LLP
Lynn Marchildon, Department of Justice.
Kevin Mullington, Mullington Mediation
Pat C. Peloso, Gowling WLG
Steve Pittman, Andrews & Co.
Fiona E. S. Porter, Intact Insurance Company
Michael Roach, Department of Justice
Christopher C. Rootham, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP

Eligible CPD Hours: Morning or Afternoon Only: 3.0 CPD Hours (1.5 professionalism, 1.5 substantive); Full Day: 6.0 CPD Hours (3.0 professionalism, 3.0 substantive)

To register:

Tags:  CPD 


Legal Counsel

Posted By Administration, April 20, 2018
Job Description

Do you want to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, innovative organization? Are you excited about working with a dedicated community who makes a real difference in the lives of Canadians by recruiting blood, stem cell, cord blood and organ, eye and tissue donors? Do you want to help save lives every day? Then this job is for you.

Canadian Blood Services is a collaborative community of donors, volunteers, health care professionals, employees and corporate partners committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians.

We are currently seeking a Lawyer to join our legal team in our Ottawa head office.

The primary function of our legal counsel is to provide legal and risk management advice to Canadian Blood Services on its activities throughout Canada. Reporting to the Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and working closely with other in-house counsel, you will be responsible to:

• Work collaboratively to provide timely and effective legal advice and support in the day-to-day business of Canadian Blood Services, covering a wide range of areas of law
• Provide advice on compliance with applicable legislative and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions, government directives, internal policies and procedures, and risk management matters
• Conduct legal research and writing
• Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of corporate and commercial agreements, including leases, procurement contracts, research and data-sharing agreements
• Assist in overseeing the legal department’s litigation and claims portfolio
• Facilitate the development and translation of legal knowledge, including development of education to Canadian Blood Services’ employees on emerging legal issues and best practices
• Retain, instruct, and supervise the work of external counsel, as required to ensure CBS’ goals are met and comply with applicable laws and best practices regarding corporate governance
• Supervise and mentor administrative legal staff and legal students.

Required Skills
Education and Experience:

• A law degree from a recognized academic institution is required
• Membership in good standing with a law society (common law) of a Canadian province or territory is required
• 2 to 5 years post call experience gained in a law firm or corporate legal environment
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential
• Experience providing advice on regulatory matters, health law, corporate law, and privacy law
• Excellent analytical, research, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are required, including ability to analyse and interpret the effects of laws and regulations on Canadian Blood Services’ operations
• Substantial knowledge of and demonstrated familiarity with legislative and regulatory frameworks
• An interest and willingness to take on other matters as is appropriate with a small team of professionals
• High degree of professionalism, strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work effectively and efficiently, in the context of competing demands, with internal clients at all levels of management on legal subjects
• Ability to think critically about business needs and risks and tailor legal advice accordingly
• Other health, risk management or other related credentials would be an asset
• Prior experience working in-house with a biologics manufacturer or health care organization is considered an asset.

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Employment Status
Regular Full-Time

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted using the following link:

Tags:  Employment 


Estate of Marjorie Aniceta Riopelle (Plunkett), deceased

Posted By Administration, April 20, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late Marjorie Aniceta Riopelle (formerly Marjorie Aniceta Plunkett) who died on December 3, 2017, is requested to contact Nancy DuManoir of Adam Miller Kelly Professional Corporation: 613-592-6290 or

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Book Launch for Biography of Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin

Posted By Administration, April 19, 2018
I would like to invite you to attend the launch of the book, 'Grace and Wisdom', a biography of my grandfather, the Honourable Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin of the Supreme Court of Canada.

The launch will be held in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court at 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please advise via email at if you would like to attend. The Court requires your name to be on the guest list if attending.

The book follows the life and career of this great Canadian as he rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his profession. It provides a glimpse behind a man whose opinions on our highest court decades ago continue to affect our freedoms and lives today: his origins, family life and the forces that influenced the man who in turn helped shape our lives. The book captures the rhythm of the times for this period of Canadian history and of the Supreme Court of Canada by expressing what it was like for him to occupy such an office.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 am to 12 noon
The Unrefined Olive
151 Second Ave, Ottawa ON

Tags:  Community 


Senior Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, April 19, 2018
Merovitz Potechin LLP The referred to law firm, is seeking a Senior Commercial Real Estate Lawyer to join our team.

Merovitz Potechin LLP strives to assist clients in all types of real estate matters involving buying or selling commercial and residential real estate in Ottawa and throughout Ontario and land development for residential homes, condos and commercial real estate.

• The ideal candidate will have 10+ years’ experience in a Real Estate practice;
• Must have strong work ethic;
• Ability to pay attention to details;
• Excellent technical skills along with excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Team Player;
• Self-started;
• Confident in their ability;
• Canadian qualified;
• Must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

We offer a competitive compensation package along with group health and dental benefits.

Merovitz Potechin LLP The referred to law firm, was established in 1976 and built upon a foundation of superior legal advice and exceptional client service. The partners have held “integrity” and “giving back to community” as the foremost of its values. We are an equal opportunity law office in Ottawa that believes in investing in people who believe that exceptional service to clients is critical to success. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This is an excellent opportunity to grow your knowledge and expertise by working with experienced lawyers focused on professional excellence.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your resume, in confidence to Tina Aiello-Hash, Human Resources Manager, at

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


CDL Young Lawyer’s Breakfast Series - Statutory Threshold

Posted By Administration, April 19, 2018
YL Breakfast Series Ottawa
Statutory Threshold

CDL Young Lawyer’s Breakfast Series
April 30, 2018 7:30 - 9:00 am
1 hour Substantive CPD

KPMG Boardroom
1800-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Program Chair: Ashley Bennett, Soloway Wright LLP

Speakers: Susanne Sviergula, Cavanagh LLP &
Samantha Iturregui, Kelly Santini LLP

On April 30, 2018, join us at a CDL Young Lawyers Division breakfast series seminar which will provide an update on the statutory threshold. This seminar will provide participants with an overview of recent threshold decisions, a discussion regarding themes and trends in the law and strategies from experienced defence counsel in handling your own threshold cases.

Attendance is open to all interested lawyers and insurance industry professionals.
The event will be held at KPMG 1800-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa.

Breakfast will be provided. We hope to see you there!

CDL Members $28.25
Non Members $45.20

HST included BN84996 1974

Tags:  CPD 


Corporate / Commercial / Specialty Real Estate / Municipal Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, April 18, 2018
Bond & Hughes is a small town law firm (Perth) looking for someone with at least 5 years’ experience, preferably in two or more of the areas of municipal law, commercial transactions, specialized real estate, and corporate work, and a strong interest in working with clients and tackling challenging work. Interested candidates can email their resume to We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Legal Advisor / Conseillère ou conseiller juridique

Posted By Administration, April 18, 2018


SCOPE OF POSITION: As a practising lawyer specialized in health law, the CNPS Legal Advisor is primarily responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to eligible nurses across Canada. The CNPS Legal Advisor is also responsible for the delivery of education and risk management services, and the management of legal services provided by provincial counsel.


• Provision of legal information, advice and support to health care professionals in connection with issues arising from their professional nursing practice
• Review and analysis of legal documents
• Provision of advice and ongoing support to nurses involved in litigation and legal proceedings
• Management of the conduct of litigation and legal proceedings across multiple Canadian jurisdictions
• Documentation of legal services in accordance with applicable standards and employer policies


• Development and presentation of educational modules, workshops and lectures on professional obligations and legal issues relevant to nursing
• Drafting of articles for publication on various health law topics relevant to nursing
• Research and provision of legal opinions relating to various corporate issues
• Representing the CNPS on external committees and working groups


• Law degree from a Canadian university
• Member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial Bar
• Health law and civil litigation experience


• A minimum of 5 years of health law and civil litigation experience
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly developed analytical skills, critical thinking and organizational skills
• Ability to travel


• Fluent in both official languages, written and oral
• Nursing baccalaureate and broad nursing experience
• Registered or eligible for registration as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in a Canadian province of territory
• Licensed to practice common law and civil law

This is a permanent, full-time position with a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits, including pension. For confidential consideration, please email your cover letter and resume c/o Human Resources to


TITRE DU POSTE : Conseillère ou conseiller juridique

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE : En tant qu’avocat exerçant en droit de la santé, la conseillère ou le conseiller juridique de la SPIIC sera principalement chargé de donner des conseils juridiques ainsi qu’une assistance aux infirmières et infirmiers admissibles. La conseillère ou le conseiller juridique de la SPIIC sera aussi chargé de délivrer des services d’éducation et de gestions des risques, et de gérer les services juridiques fournis par des cabinets d’avocats provinciaux.


• Communiquer des informations juridiques, prodiguer des conseils juridiques et prêter assistance aux professionnels de la santé relativement aux problématiques découlant de l’exercice de la pratique infirmière
• Examiner et analyser des documents légaux
• Prodiguer des conseils et apporter une assistance continue aux infirmières et infirmiers dans le cadre de litiges
• Gérer la conduite des litiges et procédures judiciaires dans plusieurs provinces et territoires du Canada
• Consigner les services juridiques conformément aux politiques de la SPIIC et aux normes applicables


• Élaborer et présenter des modules éducatifs, animer des ateliers et faire des communications sur les obligations professionnelles et les problématiques juridiques ayant trait à la profession infirmière
• Rédiger des articles sur le droit de la santé et en rapport avec la profession infirmière
• Faire des recherches et émettre des avis sur divers problématiques d’entreprise
• Siéger à des comités et groupes de travail externes comme représentant(e) de la SPIIC


• Diplôme de droit décerné par une université canadienne
• Autorisation à exercer la common law dans une province ou un territoire du Canada
• Expérience en droit de la santé et en litiges civils


• Un minimum de cinq ans d’expérience en droit de la santé et en litiges civils
• Aptitudes supérieures en matière de communication écrite et verbale
• Entregent et excellentes aptitudes interpersonnelles
• Solides aptitudes à l’analyse, pensée critique et sens de l’organisation
• Disponibilité à voyager


• Maîtrise des deux langues officielles (anglais et français) à l'oral comme à l'écrit
• Baccalauréat en sciences infirmières et une grande expérience en soins infirmiers
• Infirmière ou infirmier autorisé ou praticien inscrit ou admissible à l’inscription au registre des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés ou praticiens d’une province ou d’un territoire du Canada
• Détenir un permis d’exercice de la profession d’avocat en common law et en droit civil

Poste permanent, à temps plein, avec une rémunération concurrentielle et des avantages sociaux complets, y compris un régime de retraite. Vous pouvez soumettre votre lettre d'accompagnement et votre curriculum vitae par courriel à Toutes les candidatures seront traitées de manière confidentielle.

Tags:  Employment 


The Estate of Jean-Jacques Florian Joseph Lemay

Posted By Administration, April 18, 2018
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late JEAN-JACQUES FLORIAN JOSEPH LEMAY (also known as Jean-Jacques Lemay, Jacques Lemay, JJ Lemay, John Lemay, and Joseph Florian Jean-Jacques Lemay) of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is May 28, 1946, and date of death is December 16, 2017.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late JEAN-JACQUES FLORIAN JOSEPH LEMAY should contact Marcia A. Green, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Litigation Law Clerk / Assistant

Posted By Administration, April 18, 2018

Employment Opportunity
Litigation Law Clerk / Assistant

We are hiring a Law Clerk / Assistant ideally with experience in handling insurance and personal injury litigation matters on both the plaintiff and defence side.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

• Relevant College Diploma as well as related work experience with a law firm.
• Thorough understanding of the litigation process.
• Experience working a case from start to finish.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities and schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Bilingualism is preferred.
• Superior interpersonal skills.
• Professionalism, respect for confidentiality and discretion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Experience with electronic document management software is an asset.

Want to be part of a great firm but feeling a little under qualified? If you are the right fit, our team of experienced lawyers and staff will take you under wing and get you settled in.

We offer a pleasant working environment, excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Interested applicants should forward a covering letter, résumé and a list of three references in confidence, to Treacy Sorel at

Tags:  Employment 


Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Litigation Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

Looking for a change? Are you organized? A computer savvy, Rules of Civil Procedure loving, hard working, multi-tasker? If so, we want to meet you and have you join our ever-growing team.

We are a small but busy civil litigation firm. We practise in the areas of insurance and professional liability defence, personal injury, commercial and employment law.

Our office is located in Westboro, across the street from a Starbucks and a block from a Bridgehead and Equator Coffee (in case hot beverages outside the office are important to you).

What are we looking for in a legal assistant? Read on and find out:

• a minimum of five years’ experience as an assistant in civil litigation;
• excellent computer skills and the capacity to work without paper (we are a paperless firm, so we use multiple software programs to work and manage the practice);
• strong written and communication skills;
• initiative and the ability to work independently but recognize when your colleagues need some help and just pitch in;
• a sense of humour and the ability to tolerate quirky lawyers and our terrible stories; and
• bonus points if you have the ability to work in French

This is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to our firm’s Director of Human Resources & Administration Rachel Robert, at by May 5, 2018.

We thank everyone for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

P.S. There are almost always Timbits on Fridays.

Tags:  Employment 


uOttawa Student Proposed Internships

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018

Common Law students have the opportunity to pursue self-proposed internships during their studies at the University of Ottawa. These internships provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and exposes them to a variety of practice areas and work environments. Internships can be completed during any term.

What kind of work can a law student do?

Students can undertake the following tasks during an internship:
• Legal research: case law and legislation (become familiar with search engines such as LexisNexis Quicklaw and CanLII).
• Legal writing, such as drafting letters, affidavits, short articles, memoranda and research papers, compiling information to create a guidebook, gathering information on specific topics for lawyers.
• Assist lawyers in preparing a client for a hearing.
• Assist lawyers with client intake and at times interview clients.
• General interaction with lawyers and clients.
• Attend proceedings conducted by lawyers in court or in a mediation (attend a hearing, a labour arbitration hearing, a case conference, etc.).
• Learn about procedural matters such as filing documents.
• Fill out forms (any paper work pertaining to client files).
• Demonstrate knowledge of lawyers professional responsibilities and further develop such knowledge.
• Take part in the small firm or sole practitioner's daily operations to gain greater knowledge of its particularities.
• Attend workshops offered by the firm or to the lawyers of the firm.

More information about Student Proposed Internships can be found here and here

If you have a work opportunity for students or alumni that you would like to advertise in the uOttawa common law jobs database, please click here to fill out the Job Posting form.

Tags:  Community 


Barristers for a Better Bytown presents an evening of stand-up comedy and fundraising!

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Barristers for a Better Bytown presents an evening of stand-up comedy and fundraising!

Our comedy night will be held at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa (292 Elgin St.) on Sunday, May 6 @ 7 PM.

Featuring an all star lineup of legal comedy superstars, including Mark Ertel, James Foord, Israel Gencher, Jamie Bocking, Ceilidh Joan Henderson, and court clerk, Lorenzo Patino

The Honourable Justice Robert Beaudoin (SCJ) has agreed to serve as our Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are $20 ($15 charitable receipt available).

Please reserve your tickets as soon as possible online at

Looking forward to seeing all of you out there in support of a great local cause!

Tags:  Community 


The Estate of Wallace Shaw Owens

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Will for the late WALLACE SHAW OWENS of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is May 24, 1945, and date of death is April 3, 2018.

Anyone having information pertaining to the Will for the late WALLACE SHAW OWENS should contact Marcia A. Green, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Barristers & Solicitors. (613)231-8356.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Will Search

Posted By Administration, April 16, 2018
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for NORMAND LALONDE, late of the Village of Curran, Township of Alfred & Plantagenet, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Jason Shelly at SKS Law LLP, by fax to 613-422-1904, by email to, or by telephone at 613-422-1900.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Judicial Vacancy - Thunder Bay

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018

Please see the document below in regard to a judicial vacancy in Thunder Bay.

THUNDER BAY (Criminal/Family Law)

Tags:  Employment 


Junior Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018
Junior Associate Lawyer


Huckabone O’Brien is a small established full service firm located in Pembroke. We are seeking a junior associate lawyer to practice primarily in general litigation. Looking for an energetic individual who is comfortable working independently with full caseload with mentor support. The ideal candidate will have a solid academic background, a minimum of two years litigation experience, and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates will be considered as applications received. Please send your application in strict confidence by email to Please visit our website at to inquire about our firm and specialties.

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Live in Ottawa on May 1st: 3 valuable programs in Privacy, Copyright and Administrative Law

Posted By Administration, April 12, 2018
Join our expert panel for the morning program at Alt Hotel Ottawa to gather valuable and practical advice on how to navigate circumstances when dealing with litigants with mental health challenges. Explore the unique considerations and gain 2 Professionalism Hours!

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Then join us at noon for lunch and stay for the next valuable program Contracting in the Era of the European Union’s New General Data Protection Regulation, to gather practical advice on drafting and reviewing agreements that fall under GDPR requirements, which commence on May 25, 2018.

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Finally, join our expert panel later in the afternoon for our essential program The Copyright Board of Canada: Recent Developments and Practical Advice for Practice Before the Board. Ensure you are armed with the latest best practices for your next appearance before the Board with this helpful program!

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