Litigation Law Clerk (en anglais seulement)

No de référence LLC_-_04-26-18
Date d'ouverture de poste 26 avril 2018
Date de fermeture de poste 29 juin 2018
Emplacement Ottawa

Purpose of Role

The Law Clerk will perform a variety of routine legal and administrative duties, as well as assisting in complex matters, in the area of health law under the supervision and review of a litigation lawyer.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Electronic organization and maintenance of litigation files
  • Preparing client reports at regular intervals and engaging in direct client communications relating to ongoing matters
  • Identifying, requesting and monitoring lists of required productions and information from both the client and opposing counsel
  • Preparing medical and document memoranda/ briefs, charts, chronologies and summaries of documentary evidence for use on discovery, pre-trial and trial
  • Preparation of Affidavits of Documents
  • Reviewing and summarizing discovery transcripts; managing undertakings and refusals; preparing discovery reports to clients
  • Drafting and compiling motion materials
  • Compiling books of authorities and other briefs
  • Use of electronic document management software to search for key information and preparing binders containing relevant information
  • Compiling statistics and information and performing research tasks
  • liaising with and retaining expert witnesses
  • Instructing surveillance investigators, analyzing and preparing summaries of their reports
  • Preparing approval requests for settlement of claims for municipal clients.
  • Trial preparation, including preparation of required notices and subpoenas; arbitration preparation
  • Maintaining a bring-forward system to: ensuring team members have everything required for any scheduled meetings, discoveries, mediations, or court appearances
  • Preparing bills of costs/costs outlines
  • Cooperating within the team to assist with overflow, urgent deadlines and back-up coverage

Key Competencies Required

  • Law Clerk Diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent)
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a similar role with extensive knowledge of litigation legal procedures and statutes including familiarity with the rules for various courts
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 and other systems implemented by the Firm
  • Professional demeanor and strong organizational, investigative, fact-finding, and problem solving skills
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently and with excellent judgment to both follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative as required
  • Flexibility, good judgment and initiative with a demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle pressure and to remain calm in working within time constraints
  • Availability to work extended hours when necessary


If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Devon Prelaz (Manager, Human Resources), at no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.

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

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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