2021 Summer Law Student and Articling Student Positions

Job Titles (2 roles:) Summer Law Student and Articling Student
Reports To: Principal Lawyer, Clerk
Location: 7300 Warden Ave Office / Remote
Term: Summer 2021 | April 2021 - December 2021 (or Negotiable)

ABOUT LANDMARK LAW:

Landmark Law is a small firm in Markham offering caring and affordable legal services for life’s important milestones and landmarks in real estate, wills and estates, and business law. Our clients are laypersons and small business owners in the community. Our principal lawyer conducts free community legal information seminars and enjoys mentoring students and new graduates. Our team members work with various technology platforms (RingCentral, OneDrive, Google Drive, Lawyerdonedeal, uLawPractice) to leave a greener footprint.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Our firm’s summer law student and articling positions are designed to provide an in-depth experience on various aspects of a small law firm from client inquiry and intake, documentation, assisting with files / transactions, compliance / reporting, to business development. The candidate will gain an understanding of various transactions and law society procedures and interact with the team and clients.

Our principal lawyer is an approved Articling Principal with Law Society of Ontario and the candidate's placement will be registered with as part of the Articling Program/Experiential Training requirement.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Business
The candidates will assist in the preparation of documentation, perform various searches and familiarize himself / herself with checklists, closing agendas, governmental requirements, etc. The candidate will also assist in the documentation of the purchase or sale of a business, preparation or review of commercial leases and the incorporation and organization of a Business Corporation.

Real Estate / Wills and Estate
The candidates will be responsible for the preparation of documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of the residential real estate as well as attending on clients to execute documents. The candidates will also prepare wills and related documents and assist in the administration of an estate.

The candidates will gain practical experience from initial intake to closing.

Other tasks include the following:

• Scheduling and client/counsel correspondences, reception, intake, information gathering, file opening, file management and final reporting
• Data entry, scanning information in legal software
• Updating templates / precedents with current client information
• Interacting with team members, clients, other law firms and service providers
• Assistance at seminars and with business development
• Assisting principal lawyer, clerk, senior assistant
• Other duties as reasonably associated with your role

SKILLS AND TRAITS

• File management
• Customer service
• Proficiency with e-mail, phone, and OneDrive/Google Drive
• High attention to detail
• Fast learner
• Great work ethic
• Exceptional organization and planning skills
• Exceptional time management skills
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
• Team player yet also able to work independently under minimal supervision. As the company is dynamic and growing you must be forward-thinking in this role and adaptable to an ever changing environment
• Responsive and ability to meet deadlines
• Self-starter, strong interpersonal skills, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and is looking to grow as a professional.
• Spoken/written Cantonese / Mandarin are assets but not mandatory

Currently, the Articling Student position is a volunteer/vocational role where you will be provided with training and exposure to Landmark Law's practice on a variety of law firm-related tasks in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario Articling Program requirements. You will be provided certain allowances, per diem payments, and reimbursements as set out in the attached Agreement.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS

• LL.B or J.D. degree from a Canadian law school;

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following to Winnie Luk-Taylor, Principal Lawyer at Winnie@LandmarkLaw.ca:

• Cover letter detailing your interest in our firm and any related experience
• Detailed resume
• Writing sample
• Law school transcripts
• References

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Landmark Law. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contract length: 8 months

Job Types: Full-time, Internship, Volunteer

Work remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19, occasional office meetings with clients

COVID-19 precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Virtual meetings
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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Winnie J Luk, BA, JD, MBA, founder of Landmark Law, is a seasoned Ontario lawyer practicing in Wills and Estates, Real Estate, and Business Law and frequent speaker of free legal education seminar.
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