McLeod Law

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The convenience of two offices (downtown and south Calgary) makes it easier to meet with your lawyers.

Calgary South

300, 14505 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3J3

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Calgary Downtown

Centennial Place, West Tower
Suite 2110, 250 – 5th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R4

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Careers

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A firm that feels like family

People are the backbone of any successful organization. Our people — from partners to students — are integral to the firm's success. When you're part of the McLeod Law team, you're part of a collegial, respectful, tightly knit community.

Here are some more reasons why McLeod Law is one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2019):

  • We work hard but play harder Most employees begin with three weeks of paid vacation. New associates start with four weeks, and all employees get extra time off over the Christmas season.
  • Work from anywhere Alternative work options, including flexible hours and telecommuting.
  • Pay it forward All employees get one paid day to volunteer in the community every year.
  • Stay healthy in every way RRSP matching and premium health benefits.
  • Keeping learning In-house training, mentoring, and paid internships.
  • Great work deserves recognition Performance-based bonuses.
  • Celebrate together Fun social events.

Current Opportunities

We are always in the market for the right, talented individuals to join our team. You might share our values if you:

  • believe the legal profession is, above all else, a service industry
  • are forward-thinking, approachable, and collaborative
  • are dedicated to the client and developing long-standing relationships
  • believe in giving back to the community

Apply to join the McLeod team. Submit a cover letter along with your resume to Karryn Mysyk, and we’ll keep it on file for up to six months. You can also check back regularly for new postings.

Karryn Mysyk, Human Resources Manager
HumanResources@mcleod-law.com


Corporate Law and Securities Associate

McLeod Law is seeking an experienced associate to join our growing Business Law Group. Our corporate and securities practice spans several industries from real estate, oil and gas, technology to cannabis and includes public and private equity and debt financing, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters. 

  • Seven years’ of relevant experience in corporate law and securities work
  • Exceptional client management and customer service skills
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relations and team work
  • High level of commitment and motivation
  • Canadian qualified

Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyer (Contract)

McLeod Law is seeking an experienced personal injury lawyer that is looking for a different kind of career as an independent contract lawyer; a career that has more flexibility and the ability to choose when they work, where they work and how many hours they work.  Lawyers who are interested in operating as non-exclusive, independent contractors, including strong defence-side personal injury litigators are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities
  • Liaise with the client through the entire life of the file and/or manage particular steps in a variety of files
  • Gather medical documentation and analyze damages 
  • Build and maintain the client relationship by keeping them informed and involved
  • Manage the relationship with the insurance adjuster and/or opposing lawyer
  • Prepare settlement proposals and negotiate/mediate the settlement
Qualifications
  • 4-7 years of experience of relevant personal injury and/or defence work
  • Exceptional client management and customer service skills
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relations and team work
  • Canadian qualified
  • High level of commitment and motivation

Articling students

Substance is important and so is attitude. At McLeod Law, we look for bright, well-rounded students who are active in the community and value relationships. Many of our students grow with the firm to ultimately become partners. In fact, a number of our partners articled with us and built their legal careers at McLeod Law. We set you up for success. Students receive mentorship and go through our intensive professional development program that is designed to give you substantive legal knowledge and practice-management skills with hands-on, direct client contact.

Articling committee

Michael Kwiatkowski, Chair
Charlotte Hall, Member
Austin Paladeau, Member
Kristy Williams, Member

Hiring criteria

We do an initial review of resumes and transcripts. Then, after the selection process, interviews are held. We hire an average of three articling students each year who rotate between both offices.

Application deadline

2020-2021 application deadline is May 24, 2019.

Summer student opportunities

We’ve filled our summer student positions for the year, but please check back periodically for updates.

How to apply

Apply to join the McLeod team. Submit your resumé, cover letter, current transcripts, and a list of references to us at articling@mcleod-law.com

Join the team

Our employees are integral to McLeod Law’s success. They are not only a part of our practice groups but are an important part of our client relationships. Our support teams have a broad range of backgrounds, providing the skills and service to support our practice groups in the following areas:

  • finance
  • human resources
  • information technology
  • legal assistants
  • marketing
  • paralegals

We’re looking for people who are committed to providing exceptional client service in a supportive, friendly environment. 

Even if there are no current openings, you can still apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to Karryn Mysyk. We’ll keep it on file for up to six months. You can also check back regularly for new postings.

Karryn Mysyk, Human Resources Manager
HumanResources@mcleod-law.com


Accounting Analyst

McLeod Law is seeking an accounting analyst that will work closely with the Controller to ensure the integrity of the firm’s financial statements. This role is based at our South office location and involves reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end procedures while ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all accounting tasks.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist with development and distribution of profitability reports as they relate to practice groups, subgroups, individual lawyers and matters
  • Assist client matter marginal analysis, client matter pricing and costing, client matter budget and reporting
  • Assist with the firm’s operating and capital budget
  • Analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts including depreciation schedules, prepaid accounts, and variance analysis
  • Preparation of various reports to the Compensation Committee
  • Preparation of Monthly Production Report
  • Assist with preparation of the monthly financial statements
  • Capital assets continuity and depreciation schedule
  • Assist in the preparation of semi-annual and annual profitability analysis 
Daily/Weekly/Monthly Tasks
  • Prepare and post daily deposits
  • Process and post credit card payments
  • Prepare and reconcile monthly GST payment
  • Enter, post and reconcile journal entries and monthly accruals
  • Report preparation 
  • Work with external auditors on reporting requirements
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and management reports
  • Prepare and reconcile quarterly and annual compensation of contract partners
  • Work closely with banking contacts for account changes, including general accounts, trust accounts and credit cards
  • Assist with WIP and AR management
  • Back-up for other accounting staff
  • Other duties assigned by Controller 
Skills and Requirements
  • Post-secondary education preferably in accounting and/or finance
  • Minimum four years of accounting experience, law firm preferred
  • Accounting designation or pursuing a designation an asset
  • Exceptional use of MS Office software, particularly advanced in MS Excel
  • SQL experience an asset
  • Exceptional analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with vendors and lawyers
  • Team player, proactive and willing to pitch-in, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have a good command of the English language
Working Conditions
  • Month-end based activities, often with tight deadlines during the first two weeks of the month
  • Ability to travel between offices as needed

Learning & Development Specialist

McLeod Law is looking for a Learning & Development Specialist to deliver advanced and basic-level classroom and in-person training on applications and systems. The training will be done via lunch and learns, one-on-one sessions, group sessions and e-learning. The Specialist also performs orientations for new hires, schedules and coordinates all technical training programs, develops and continually updates in-house training programs and all training material and curriculum. As an excellent technical writer, they prepare and maintain thorough end-user documentation regarding software applications and other computer system procedures. The Specialist also informs the technology department of any issues identified. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist in the implementation and firm-wide training for NetDocuments
  • Work with Human Resources and IT to on-board new hires on Mitel, BigHand, Learning Management System, Zoom and other applications
  • Train personnel and keep training materials current on all software and applications by attending webinars and seminars
  • Coordinate with third parties for outsourced training such as grammar courses, document styles and legal specific applications
  • Responsible for writing, organizing, distributing and updating all audio-recorded, electronic and written learning materials, including training manuals and other curriculum
  • Maintain the Learning Management System, including the policies and procedures, training materials and video recordings, and various training guides and manuals
  • Maintain viEval to assist with the performance evaluation process for both staff and associates
  • Maintains records of training activities and employee training progress
  • Other related duties and projects as required
Skills & Requirements
  • Excellent technical writing skills and verbal communications and training skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Ability to learn new software and technology quickly
  • Completion of Post-Secondary diploma or certificate program in a related field 
  • 2 - 5 years experience in planning, developing and implementing training and professional development initiatives
  • Proficiency with NetDocuments an asset
  • Experience in a law firm or professional services firm preferred
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS) with viDesktop preferred
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and professional development

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