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The Ross Firm – serving Ontario – We bring sophisticated technology to keep your costs down, stay on top of the law, and make sure you’re informed throughout your case. Excellence + Value is what we do. The Ross Firm has offices located in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine and Port Elgin.

Family Law Administration Clerk – NEW


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented Family Law Administration Clerk to join our growing Family Law Team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. We currently have 5 family lawyers with a compliment of 10 existing team members that the successful candidate will be working closely with. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience working in family law and be able to work with less direct supervision. Our family law teams cover southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton but our reach is province wide. The successful candidate will have proven client management skills, strong analytical, communication, and drafting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation.  

Primary Duties:

  • Work closely with family law lawyers, clerks, and administrative team
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration of family law files assigned by supervising lawyer
  • Draft orders, consents and any other documents as instructed by the lawyers
  • Draft correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, courts, and other parties
  • Communicate by phone, and e-mail with clients, courts, opposing counsel and other parties
  • Digitally compile documents, serve, and file online, and maintain digital client files
  • Maintain daily digital task list for all client files 
  • Preserve, manage, separate, and organize large volumes of electronic documents in a very shortened time frame
  • Docket time spent on files contemporaneously with work being done
  • Any other tasks assigned

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in Family Law 
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, with an emphasis on excellence to our clients
  • Relevant post-secondary education (University Degree or Law Clerk Diploma)
  • Extensive knowledge of DivorceMate, Microsoft Office Suite, Clio or equivalent billing/client management software, Nuance, CaseLines, One Key and Adobe
  • Thorough knowledge of Family Law Rules, legal procedures, and statutes
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately

 

The Ross Firm values our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. The Ross Firm offers a hybrid work schedule, with a work from home option one day per week, or more if needed. Remuneration will account for experience.   

Interested candidates with a desire to live and work in a rural environment with a dynamic team, participate in a 21st century practice, and be a key member of a positive team should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website at careers@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Senior Civil Litigation Clerk – NEW


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented Senior Civil Litigation Clerk to join our growing Civil Law Team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. Our civil team handles matters before the Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario as well as various administrative tribunals. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in civil litigation law and be able to work with less direct supervision. Our civil law practice covers southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton but our reach is province wide. The successful candidate will have proven client management skills, strong analytical, communication, and drafting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation. In addition to the foregoing, experience in the following areas is a significant asset: Landlord side landlord tenant board work, small claims court collection work.

Primary Duties: 

  • Work closely with civil litigation lawyers, paralegals, clerks, and administrative team
  • Effectively participate on the team to provide excellent service to clients
  • Organization and management of the licensee calendar for appointments, hearing dates, limitation periods, bring forward dates, and scheduling generally 
  • Preparing initial drafts of materials as required and instructed
  • Communicate by phone and e-mail with clients, opposing counsel, and other parties as required and or instructed
  • Complete all substantive information gathering, drafting and participate in the management of civil projects
  • Operate seamlessly with technology and practice software, including, but not limited to CLIO and Net Documents or other similar client management and document management software, ACL, Microsoft Office Suite, PDF software (Fox-It, Adobe)
  • Maintain daily digital task list for all client files
  • Docket time spent on files contemporaneously with work being done
  • Any other tasks as assigned

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a civil litigation practice
  • Experience with landlord tenant board matters, small claims, and other tribunal work is a significant asset
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, with an emphasis on excellence to our clients
  • Relevant post-secondary education (University Degree or Law Clerk Diploma)
  • Thorough knowledge of RCP, legal procedures, and statutes
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately

The Ross Firm values our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. The Ross Firm offers a hybrid work schedule, with a work from home option one day per week, or more if needed. Remuneration will account for experience.   

Interested candidates with a desire to live and work in a rural environment with a dynamic team, participate in a 21st century practice, and be a key member of a positive team should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website at careers@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Paralegal – NEW


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented paralegal to join our civil law and criminal teams. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. Our civil litigation team handle a wide variety of matters and covers southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton. The successful candidate will have 5 years of experience in Landlord Tenant Board, Provincial Offences Act, Provincial Prosecution on behalf of Municipal Clients and Small Claims Court and be able to work with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will have proven client management skills, strong analytical, communication, and drafting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation. 

Primary Duties:

  • Work closely with the licensees, clerks, and administrative professionals with carriage of each file.
  • Effectively participate on the team to provide excellent service to clients.
  • Draft pleadings, including statements of claim, applications, defences, affidavit of documents, motion records, affidavits, orders, and any other documents as instructed.
  • Draft correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, courts, and other parties as required and or instructed.
  • Communicate by telephone and e-mail with clients, courts, opposing counsel, and other parties as required and or instructed.
  • Operate seamlessly with technology and practice software, including, CLIO, ACL, Net Documents, Wise Time, Microsoft Office, Nuance/Kofax, and Adobe.
  • Demonstrate domain knowledge, and specific familiarity with the Rules of Civil Procedure, relevant legislation, and significant cases in your day-to-day work.
  • Maintain daily task list for all client files and docket your time.
  • Any other tasks as assigned.

The Ross Firm values our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. The Ross Firm offers a hybrid work schedule, with a work from home option one day per week, or more if needed. Remuneration will account for experience.   

Interested candidates with a desire to live and work in a rural environment with a dynamic team, participate in a 21st century practice, and be a key member of a positive team should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website at careers@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Family Law Clerk – NEW


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented Family Law Clerk to join our Family Law Team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. We currently have 5 Family Law Lawyers that the ideal candidate will be working closely with. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of previous experience working with family law and be able to work with less direct supervision. Our family law teams cover southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton. The successful candidate will have proven client management skills, strong analytical, communication, and drafting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation.  

Primary Duties:

  • Work closely with Family Law Lawyers, clerks, and administrative team
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of family law files assigned by supervising lawyer
  • Draft pleadings, Affidavits, motions, conference briefs, Financial Statements, Net Family Property Statements, and any other documents as instructed by the lawyers.
  • Draft correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, courts, and other parties
  • Communicate by telephone, correspondence and e-mail communication between clients, courts, opposing counsel and other parties
  • Compile complex financial statements and net family property statements, including review and analysis of corporate financial statements and business evaluations, as well as complex farm properties
  • Maintain daily task list for all client files
  • Docket time spent on files
  • Extensive knowledge of Divorce Mate, Microsoft Office Suite, Clio or equivalent billing of client management software, Nuance, and Adobe
  • Any other tasks assigned

 

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within the Family Law practice area
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, with an emphasis on excellence to our clients
  • Relevant post-secondary education (University Degree or Law Clerk Diploma)
  • Extensive knowledge of Divorce Mate, Microsoft Office, and Nuance
  • Thorough knowledge of Family Law rules, legal procedures, and statutes
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately.

 

The Ross Firm values our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. The Ross Firm offers a hybrid work schedule, with a work from home option one day per week, or more if needed. Remuneration will account for experience.   

Interested candidates with a desire to live and work in a rural environment with a dynamic team, participate in a 21st century practice, and be a key member of a positive team should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website at careers@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Corporate/Commercial Law Clerk


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented clerk to join our corporate law team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. Our corporate team handles incorporations, amendments, and managing ongoing corporate maintenance of all our corporate clients. The practice covers southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of practice specific experience and be able to work with minimal supervision. They will have proven client management skills, strong analytical, communication, and drafting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation.

Primary Duties:

  • Work closely with the lawyers, clerks and administrative professionals with carriage of each file.
  • Effectively participate on the team to provide excellent service to clients.
  • Communicate by telephone and e-mail with clients, opposing counsel, corporate agents, and other parties as required and or instructed.
  • Complete all substantive information gathering, drafting and participate in the management of corporate/commercial projects/closings
  • Operate seamlessly with technology and practice software, including, but not limited to Unity, CLIO, Net Documents, Microsoft Office, Fox-It, and Adobe.
  • Maintain daily task list for all client files.
  • Any other tasks as assigned.

The Ross Firm values our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. We are flexible and have work from home options when required and at least one day each week. Remuneration will account for experience.

Interested candidates with a desire to live and work in a rural environment with a dynamic team, participate in a 21st century practice, and be a key member of a dynamic team should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website at bmeriam@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Civil Litigation Lawyer


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented civil litigation lawyer to join our litigation team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of practice specific experience with a focus on civil litigation law. They will have proven client management skills, detail oriented, strong communication, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation.

The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. The litigation team covers southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton. 

Remote work options are available.

The main responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Carriage of and responsibility for managing civil litigation files.

The Ross Firm values our licensees and our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. We are flexible and have work from home options when required and at least one day each week. Remuneration structure is flexible and will account for experience. Interested candidates should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website or at bmeriam@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer


We are seeking a tech savvy, highly motivated, articulate, team-oriented corporate/commercial lawyer to join our solicitor team. The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of practice specific experience with a focus on corporate/commercial law. They will have proven client management skills, detail oriented, strong communication, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a love of technology and innovation.

The Ross Firm runs a paperless, cloud-based practice. The solicitor team covers southwestern Ontario and beyond, including our six offices in Goderich, Stratford, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Walkerton. 

Remote work options are available.

The main responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Carriage of and responsibility for managing corporate/commercial files.

The Ross Firm values our licensees and our professional staff. We have implemented a 4-day work week as well as a defined benefit pension plan. These programs complement our existing benefit coverage and fitness contribution plans. We are flexible and have work from home options when required and at least one day each week. Remuneration structure is flexible and will account for experience. Interested candidates should apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume through our website or at qmross@rossfirm.com. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.