Announcements

 

 

2021 Scholarship Winners

The Renfrew County Law Association is pleased to announce that the 2021 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
Jared Davies
Samantha Savage
Rikki Lyn Voskamp

 

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

https://m.facebook.com/notes/family-and-childrens-services-of-renfrew-county/service-changes-effective-march-16/1816361141829649/

 

 

Renfrew County Legal Clinic

ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK
One Year Contract with Possibility of a Permanent Position

Renfrew County Legal Clinic, a Community Legal Clinic serving the low-income residents of Renfrew County, is seeking an Administrative Clerk for a one-year, full-time contract with the possibility of extension. Primary emphasis will be placed on supporting the Seniors and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Programs.  

Primary duties will include:

  • Assisting with Video Conferencing using Zoom.
  • Preparing files
  • Contacting clients, collect information and schedule appointments
  • Enter client information into Client Information Management System
  • Draft and send correspondence and assist with file closing
  • Compile statistics
  • Monitor voicemail
  • Work with participating legal clinics and partners regarding scheduling appointments
  • Attend satellite clinics/hospitals in Renfrew County as needed to witness documents
  • Prepare expense reports
  • Prepare and post to our social media accounts

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree
  • Office administration or equivalent experience
  • Customer services skills and professionalism
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to trouble-shoot with clients having issues with the technology for the video conferencing.
  • Commitment to the social justice work of the legal clinic, e.g. delivering high quality legal services to low income individuals and groups

We offer a generous benefits package and a 35 hour work week.  Salary $34,580/yr.

Ability to work onsite in our Renfrew office is required. Ability to speak French is an asset.

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need human rights accommodation.

This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.  Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume by end of business day April 27, 2022 to the attention of Emily Dupuis, Office Manager.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Renfrew County Legal Clinic
101-236 Stewart Street
RENFREW, Ontario
K7V 1X7

Fax: (613) 432-7121
E-Mail:  renfrew@lao.on.ca

 

Renfrew County Legal Clinic

STAFF LAWYER
One Year Contract with High Possibility of a Permanent Position

Renfrew County Legal Clinic, a Community Legal Clinic serving the low-income residents of Renfrew County, is seeking a Staff Lawyer. The Clinic provides client services in the areas of Social Assistance, Landlord and Tenant, Canada Pension Plan, Human Rights and Workers’ Compensation.

We are seeking a lawyer to join our fast-paced and cohesive team. We are looking for someone to independently and effectively manage a significant workload and pressures, while providing high quality personal service.  This position will be of interest to applicants with 1-5 years of experience.

Renfrew County offers pleasant small town living close to rivers, lakes and outdoor recreation. The Town of Renfrew is only one hour from Ottawa.

Duties will include providing legal advice, casework, public legal education, and community outreach.

Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required. A vehicle and valid driver’s license are essential. Assets include previous experience in a community legal clinic or a similar setting, experience in relevant law practice, experience with low-income communities. Ability to communicate and represent in French and English is also an asset. 

We offer a generous benefits package and a 35 hour work week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Proposed start date is in June 2022.       

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need human rights accommodation.     

This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.  Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination.        

Please apply by April 22nd, 2022 to the attention of Amy Scholten, Executive Director.

E-mail:  dupuise@lao.on.ca .  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

MULVIHILL MURRAY FANNON LAW OFFICE

Legal Assistant – Receptionist

We are a small law firm located in the heart of downtown Arnprior currently looking to fill a position with a responsible hard-working individual.

Responsibilities

  • Fielding internal and external telephone/email inquiries in a highly professional manner, ensuring that all client-related correspondence is passed on to the appropriate lawyer
  • Drafting/proofreading correspondence, documents, and reports
  • Performing administrative duties, including calendar management, booking appointments, photocopying, printing, organizing couriers and more
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts
  • Assisting lawyers in preparing accounts, cheque requisitions, bank transfers as appropriate

Requirements

  • Experience working in a legal environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office with excellent knowledge of advanced functions in MS Word
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with clients, lawyers and other professionals
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented individual with strong proofreading skills
  • Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative

Experience with Clio, DivorceMate, Will Builder and Estate-A-Base would be essential, but not a requirement.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please feel free to apply in confidence to Julia Kingsbury at jkingsbury@arnpriorlawyers.com.

We will keep all applications in the strictest of confidence. Please know that only those selected for an interview can expect to be notified. We look forward to hearing from all interested candidates!

 

PRICE LAW GROUP IS HIRING

Associate Lawyer

The Price Law Group is looking for an Associate Lawyer with an interest in Real Estate, Wills & Estates.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes in confidence to:
Kathleen Price at kprice@pricelawgroup.ca

 

TIMOTHY MCCANN LAWYER IS HIRING

Lawyer Employment Opportunity

The practice is seeking a lawyer to assist in the prosecution of criminal matters in Renfrew County.

 The practice has a high volume of criminal files and requires an engaging, diligent, and discerning lawyer to fulfill the duties and obligations of the professional service offered at Timothy S. McCann Lawyer.

Applicants must be organized, adaptable, and have strong communications skills. Ideal candidates would possess a L.L.B./J.D. degree and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Newer Calls and articling students are also welcomed to apply.

 The practice is located in Pembroke and serves the needs of Renfrew County. Legal services may also include some real estate and estate planning.

Candidates can submit their resume to office@mccannlawyer.com. Inquiries and applications will be kept confidential.

 

REICHE LAW IS HIRING

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 rcr@reiche.ca with your interest and inquiries.

 

CHOWN SMITH & SCOTT IS HIRING

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:

deanna@chownsmithscott.ca

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 WillCheck.ca, 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 https://willcheck.ca/!