Senior Law Clerk, Litigation


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What You'll Be Doing
You are knowledgeable about the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and the Ontario Small Claims Rules. You will independently handle small claims litigation matters and support the litigation lawyers on their files, including on litigation and regulatory matters handled in-house. Your activities include drafting a range of documents from Court documents to legal memos, preparing affidavits of documents, managing undertakings and refusals, attending in Court on small claims court matters, assisting with the service and filing of court materials, conducting research, and communicating with external counsel and opposing counsel. As a Senior Law Clerk, Litigation, you will be responsible for document collection/production, identifying and analyzing legal issues, assisting with special projects and other legal matters, and providing real time advice and guidance to help identify and reduce potential litigation risk. Having experience in general commercial litigation is an asset and private practice experience is preferred.
How You'll Succeed
  • Research and Information - Review of legal matters and provide legal advice/support by ascertaining the facts, identifying the legal issues, collecting relevant documents, researching legislation and case law, and determining appropriate solutions taking into consideration legal and CIBC business concerns. Draft pleadings, motion materials, affidavits, mediation briefs; prepare affidavit of documents and manage undertakings and refusals. Prepare legal memos, chronologies, summary of documentary evidence for discovery and trial.
  • Communication - Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Communicate (including in writing) with opposing counsel, the client, external counsel, and in-house litigation team
  • Legal Support - Responsible for small claims matters and providing litigation support to the litigation lawyers on their files, including on litigation and regulatory matters handled in-house. When required, maintain certification as Notary Public and provide Notarial services for clients.

Who You Are
  • You're a certified professional. Successful Candidate must have a law clerk diploma or enrolled in an accredited law clerk program or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience, ideally from another in-house litigation team or from private practice. You have a good understanding of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and the Ontario Small Claims Rules.
  • You're driven to succeed. You are motivated by accomplishing your goals and delivering your best to make an impact.
  • You understand that success is in the details. You notice things that others don't. Your critical thinking skills help to inform your decision making.
  • Your influence makes an impact. You know that relationships and networks are essential to success. You inspire outcomes by making yourself heard.
  • You're passionate about people. You find meaning in relationships, and surround yourself with a diverse network of partners. You build trust through respect and authenticity.
  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values - trust, teamwork and accountability.

What CIBC Offers
At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You'll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone's unique talents, and empowers teams to do what's right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:
  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home
  • Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity
  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities and individual development planning
  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan

What You Need to Know
  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Mailbox.careers-carrieres@cibc.com
  • You need to be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit
  • This is a regular full time role with a schedule of 37.5 hours each week
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