Careers at Ross & McBride LLP


Our Firm’s success is built on the unique skills, perspectives, experiences and values of each individual. We encourage a corporate culture that respects and celebrates the dignity, value and diversity of all people. Ross & McBride LLP is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and has created policies and procedures to meet the requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarian s with Disabilities Act, 2005 and those relating to Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment, Retention and Advancement.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Personal Injury Lawyer

Value and Profile:
Our Personal Injury Practice Group offers exemplary legal service for fair legal fees which reflect the value of clients receive. We are proud of our history and of what we have accomplished for our clients. We understand the negative impact trauma and injury can have on individuals and families and are here to help protect our client's future.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to take responsibility for many aspects within the field of personal injury law.

Skills and Qualifications Required:
> Be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
> 1-4 years of practice in personal injury law (experience with Plaintiff and/or Defence litigation)
> Must be able to handle all aspects of Accident Benefits and Tort claims in regards to Motor Vehicle Accidents, Falls, Product Liability, Disability Claims and other Person Injury Accidents.

  • In terms of Accident Benefits: the ideal candidate must be knowledgeable in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), be able to complete various insurance forms, and handle many Accident Benefit claims from inception to conclusion.
  • In terms of Tort claims (3rd Party claims): the ideal candidate must be comfortable drafting pleadings, drafting motion materials and attending motions court, attending examinations for discovery, drafting mediation memorandums, attending mediations, setting matters down for trial, drafting pre-trial conference memorandums, attending pre-trial conferences, and settling claims; preparing and assisting at trial.
> Ability to demonstrate sound judgement; keen eye for detail and tenacity for solving complex problems
> Have analytical skills utilizing their knowledge of the law for sound decision-making
> Solid drafting, research and writing skills.

We are offering:
  • Remuneration commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A collegial and dynamic work environment which values work/life balance
 
Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker via email to tparker@rossmcbride.com:
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • C.V. (no more than 2 pages)

If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him at tparker@rossmcbride.com or by telephone at 905-526-9800. Where an accommodation is requested, Ross & McBride LLP will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Corporate Law Clerk

The ideal candidate will be a positive professional who can assist our lawyers with the utmost attention to detail. She/he will be proactive, creative and always exploring ways to improve efficiencies and meet the needs of clients, while maintaining professionalism at all times.
 
This individual will deal with various corporate matters including drafting legal documents, conducting research, due diligence and managing client relationships. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: incorporations, organizations, amalgamations, changes in corporate charter, dividends, dissolutions, maintaining and reviewing corporate records, ledgers and registers, assisting with corporate reorganizations and share and asset purchase transactions.
 
Core Competencies:
 
  • QUALITY & EFFICIENCY ORIENTATION
  • TEAMWORK
  • INITIATIVE
  • DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT)
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • TIME MANAGEMENT
  • INTERPERSONAL AWARENESS
 
The preferred candidate has a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Corporate Law Clerk. Excellent knowledge of federal and provincial corporate statutes and corporate procedures. Exceptional communication, technical, interpersonal and client service skills. Experience with not-for-profit corporations and estates would be considered assets.
 
Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim R. Parker, General Manager, by email only at tparker@rossmcbride.com.
 
1.         Cover letter (1 page)
2.         C.V. (no more than 2 pages)
 
If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him at tparker@rossmcbride.com or by telephone at 905-526-9800. Where an accommodation is requested, Ross & McBride LLP will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
 

 

Articling at Ross & McBride

Ross & McBride and its predecessors have been part of the Hamilton legal landscape for over a century.

Our 41 lawyers practice in a variety of fields including Corporate and Commercial Law; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Matrimonial Law; Criminal Law; Charities & Non-profit Law; Personal Injury Law; Labour, Employment & Human Rights Law; Estates and Trusts; and Real Estate Law.

Ross & McBride’s diverse client base includes public and private corporations and institutions. We are proud of the many longstanding relationships developed as a result of our commitment to serving all of our clients’ legal needs.

Articling is an essential foundation-building opportunity. We recognize this and ensure that our students are fully involved in all aspects of professional life. Our Articling program is flexible and encourages students to pursue their interests, while gaining experience in a broad range of legal endeavours. Our students take responsibility for a number of ongoing files, make court appearances, assist counsel in all aspects of legal work and accompany counsel on trial.

There is a fast-paced yet friendly atmosphere at Ross & McBride. Our firm is interested in attracting students who relate well with the firm and its clientele. Our students combine excellent academic records with a variety of outside interests and achievements.

We would be pleased to receive applications from students interested in an articling position at Ross & McBride. Applications should be submitted to Andrew Spurgeon either by email to aspurgeon@rossmcbride.com or by mail to the attention of Andrew Spurgeon at Ross & McBride LLP,  1 King St. West, P.O. Box 907, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3P6.

Please note that, for the 2019-2020 Articling Recruitment Process, the deadline for applications is Friday May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm. 

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae and law school transcripts if/when available.  For students from international schools with grading scales which differ from Ontario law schools, we ask that you provide information and/or documentation as to your law school’s grading scale, if available.  References are not required but appreciated.