2020 Scholarship Winners

The Renfrew County Law Association is pleased to announce that 2020 scholarships have been awarded to the following deserving Students At Law.  We wish to congratulate all winners and wish them continued success with their studies.

Katheryn Bree Kilby
Conor Leggot


Notice of Application




Dear RCLA Lawyers and Visiting Lawyers:

The following policies are being implemented with respect to the RCLA Library and Lounge in the Pembroke Courthouse.



Access to the Library and Lounge will continue to be restricted to those members and users having a key card only. Other attendees will be considered on a need specific basis. If you do not have an access card but are entitled to one, please request same through the Library Staff so that they can focus on library operations and not opening the door for you.

Click on link to read full details on our COVID-19 Protocols: Use of RCLA Library and Lounge – COVID-19 Protocols


Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County – COVID-19 Announcement




Lawyer Employment Opportunity

Reiche Law is an established law firm located in Pembroke, Ontario practicing primarily in the areas of municipal law, residential and commercial real estate, wills and estate planning, and civil and estate litigation.  We also have experience in other areas of law.  Our firm is collegial and supportive

We have an established clientele primarily located in the Ottawa Valley.  We enjoy a high volume of interesting and quality work and are seeking another lawyer who has a commitment to integrity, client service, and the legal profession to join our firm. Compensation arrangements and all experience levels will be considered.  We are able to offer mentoring to newer Calls, as well as flexibility in pursuing your own interests and practice areas. 

All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please email with your interest and inquiries.

Law Clerk Employment Opportunity

Reiche Law is an established full service law firm in Pembroke Ontario. The firm practices primarily in the areas of municipal law, real estate law, wills and estates, corporate law and civil litigation.  We enjoy a high volume of interesting and quality work.  Our firm is collegial and supportive.

We are currently recruiting for a Law Clerk to join our team.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Transcribing and preparing legal documents;
  • Working with legal software, including PC Law, Teraview, Unity, Microsoft Office, and other internet based web applications;
  • Receiving phone and email correspondence and responding or directing to the appropriate party;
  • Liaising with clients, other organizations, and other law offices, as needed;
  • Attending locations off-site for filings and document exchange, including financial institutions, the Pembroke Court House, and other law offices;
  • Providing exceptional customer service to the firm’s clients and potential clients;
  • Completing general administrative duties including photocopying, and filing;
  • Other duties as assigned;

The successful candidate must have :

  • Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Exceptional customer service skills;
  • The ability to work successfully in a team environment; 
  • The ability to respect, and adhere to, confidentiality;

Experience in a law office as well as experience with PC Law, Unity, and Teraview would be considered an asset, but is not a requirement.  Pay is to commensurate with experience and part-time employment arrangements will also be considered.   

All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please email with your interest and inquiries.  Applications should include a cover letter and updated resume. 



Associate Lawyer

CHOWN SMITH & SCOTT Professional Corporation was originally founded in 1894. The law office carries on a longstanding history of providing high quality legal services and commitment to helping clients to successfully manage their personal, property, and business affairs. Our firm believes in building strong relationships with clients and community.  We are currently looking for the services of a lawyer with experience in family law to assist in a busy practice. Ideally, a candidate would also be experienced with real estate transactions, or willing to learn. Our practice is located in Renfrew, Ontario, just 45 minutes west of Kanata, and comprised of real estate, wills, estates, corporate, and family law. 

We are looking for a lawyer to join our office who is keen to be part of a small, service-oriented, professional firm.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Have a JD/LL.B, and are licensed to practice in Ontario;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years family law experience;
  • Have experience in Real Estate Transactions, or be willing to learn;
  • Familiarity with provincial and federal laws, court procedures;
  • Be a team player, passionate about client service, and hands-on with clients;
  • Be able to work independently, and handle cases with no or minimal supervision from beginning to end, and as a team player;
  • Ability to manage client expectations;

The family law practice is well-established and you will be taking over active files from a retiring lawyer. A flexible work from home/office arrangement is a possibility. Salary range commensurate with years of experience, and various compensation and practice arrangements would be considered.

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

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Will Check – Wills Registry for Ontario

We’re pleased to announce that, a Wills Registry for Ontario, is now open for use by lawyers across the province! Will Check is an initiative by the County of Carleton Law Association, funded in part by the Federation of Law Associations (FOLA), to keep track of will location information to assist in future retrieval. You can register a will individually or send them a batch file of information on several clients. They do not store the will itself, just information on where it can be located, and they provide a release form your clients can sign to approve having their will registered on the site. There is no fee for this service. Check it out at!