Law Clerk - Advocacy

  • Gowling WLG
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 21, 2019
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description


At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it - we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


We are currently hiring a Advocacy Law Clerk to provide support to our Professionals. The successful candidate brings strong litigation experience, a proven ability to work in a team environment, and a genuine interest in commercial litigation, insurance, and professional liability.


  • Assist the professionals in preparing for the various stages in the litigation process including Interlocutory Applications, Questioning, Trial and Appeal;
  • Liaise with clients, experts, opposing counsel and professionals as required;
  • Review files to understand the nature of each case, evaluate steps to be taken and ensure critical deadlines are identified and met on an ongoing basis;
  • Independently draft documentation including but not limited to court documents, correspondence and memoranda to meet the requirements of the Court, the clients, and the Professionals;
  • Organize, track and maintain documentation relevant to the files and proactively undertake follow-up as required;
  • Assist the Professionals in preparing expert packages including electronic organization of documentation;
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • A minimum of a Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma with preference for Paralegal/ Law Clerk Certification from a recognized post-secondary institution;
    • Litigation experience with a solid understanding of the steps in the litigation process;
    • Experience in commercial litigation, insurance, and professional liability is preferred;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, including the ability to take direction and receive mentoring from team members;
    • Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload;
    • Ability to adapt to the needs of the clients and the legal professionals;
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Excellent prioritization and organization skills;
    • Excellent attention to detail;
    • Advanced problem solving skills and flexibility, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities;
    • Demonstrated commitment to a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion is required;
    • Experience with Relativity is an asset.



Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

advocacy law