Associate - Family Law

Family Law · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Family Law
Employment Type 100%
Minimum Experience Mid-level

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How You’ll Help Us Better Serve Our Clients


Our Family Law Group seeks a mid-level associate (minimum 3 years of call) to add to their busy, growing team.  The candidate will be able to independently handle small to medium complexity family law files and to co-counsel family law files of considerable complexity often with corporate, trust and estate components. The candidate will be focused on achieving results for clients in a creative, pragmatic, timely and responsive manner in a fast-paced environment.  This is a great opportunity for an associate to work with senior counsel to gain experience in family law transitioning with confidence to a more senior and self-sustaining practice.

 

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas

 

  • Conducting some applications, case conferences, and have co-counselled trials at the BC Provincial and Supreme court levels in relation to:
    • asset and property division
    • contested and uncontested divorce
    • support and maintenance
    • parenting time and parenting issues
    • mediation and collaborative family law
  • drafting legal documents, including pleadings, opinions, briefs and agreements;
  • conducting legal research; and
  • delegating to paralegals and legal assistants as required.

 

Candidates will also possess the following attributes

 

  • a client centered approach, with excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • the ability to handle the volume and inevitable quick deadlines of a busy practice;
  • knowledge of Family Law Rules as well as court proceedings and processes;
  • excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • the ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, confidentiality, solve problems, and handle a high level of responsibility;
  • ability to keep senior lawyers apprised at all times;
  • strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • entrepreneurial spirit with ambition to build a long-term practice; and
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a collegial team.

 

Qualifications

  • membership in good standing with a Canadian Law Society for at least 2 years


What We Do


Clark Wilson is a thriving regional law firm that provides an excellent platform for business-minded professionals. We are consistently recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers® Canada for professional excellence. 


Clark Wilson is proud to be recognized as a Best Workplace™ in both British Columbia and Canada, as well as the following distinct categories–


  • Great Place to Work Certified
  • Best Workplaces in Canada
  • Best Workplaces in BC
  • Best Workplaces for Women
  • Best workplaces for Hybrid Work
  • Best Workplaces in Professional Services
  • Best Workplaces in Professional Development


Our firm is comprised of over 100 highly accomplished lawyers and 180 support staff. We are proud that our team includes a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, with a common dedication to responsive, thoughtful, and comprehensive client service. Our clients count on us to achieve results and provide value quickly and efficiently. Our employees are instrumental in helping us to achieve these results. If you would like to be part of our team and are hardworking and goal-driven – we want to hear from you!


How to Apply


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Clark Wilson is an equal-opportunity employer and advocate. This is not a statement we take lightly; it is part of who we are. We don’t just celebrate diversity, we rely on it to cultivate our culture, provide new perspectives, and grow our collective wisdom.


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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Family Law
  • Employment Type
    100%
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level