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

Manulife Place
500, 707 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1V8

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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.

Discover why McLeod Law is consistently named one of Canadian HR Reporter's Best Places to Work:

  • We work hard but play harder We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and as such, we provide new employees with three weeks vacation and new associates start with four weeks vacation.
  • Pay it forward We believe in giving back. All employees get one paid day to volunteer in the community every year.
  • Stay healthy in every way Your well-being matters to us. We offer RRSP matching and premium health benefits to ensure you and your family are well taken care of.
  • Professional & Personal Development At McLeod Law, we support your professional development with in-house training, mentoring, and paid internships, helping you expand your skills and expertise.
  • Celebrate together We believe in fostering a sense of community within our team, organizing fun social events, team-building activities, and celebrations.

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

Why McLeod Law?

  • Ambitious Strategy: We are in an exciting growth stage with an ambitious strategy, providing the right support and infrastructure to build and maintain your practice.
  • Dynamic Work Culture: Join a dynamic work culture that promotes teamwork, knowledge sharing, and continuous learning to foster personal and professional growth.
  • Nimble Practice Approach: Enjoy the flexibility of a nimble practice approach without the bureaucracy of a large national or international firm.

Whether you come from a boutique environment or a larger firm, at McLeod Law, you will benefit from our full-service integrated approach to client service. This ensures seamless management of your clients' current and future needs, while also providing the flexibility to be more creative and cost-effective in delivering exceptional client service.


Mid-Level Tax Associate

Our newly created Tax Group is seeking a mid-level Tax Associate. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the continued development of this practice area by marketing their services to both internal and external clients.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in continuing to learn under the guidance of an experienced tax lawyer in a sizable Calgary law firm that has Business Law, Trusts and Estates, Litigation, Real Estate and Family Law practice groups.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience practicing taxation law (including in the context of estate planning) with either a major or intermediate Canadian law firm or a law firm associated with one of the major accounting firms.
  • Experience in advising individuals, private corporations and public corporations on income tax and GST issues.
  • Strong analytical, matter management, research and writing skills.
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial, with exceptional communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Mid-Level Commercial Real Estate Associate

Our Commercial Real Estate Group has an immediate opening for mid-level Commercial Real Estate Associate. The successful candidate will work closely with our commercial real estate lawyers providing sophisticated legal advice to a diverse client base comprised of developers, buyers, sellers, lenders and landlords.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and entrepreneurial with the desire to integrate into the business community and build a practice.

Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of well-rounded experience in commercial real estate focused on acquisitions and dispositions, development, financings and leasing matters.
  • Experience in corporate lending transactions, project financings and other debt financing transactions would be an asset.
  • Strong matter management, research and writing skills.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter along with your resume to Jennifer Carter-Squire, and we’ll keep it on file for up to six months. You can also check back regularly for new postings.

Jennifer Carter-Squire, Human Resources & Facilities Manager
HumanResources@mcleod-law.com

McLeod Law is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity employment. We look forward to welcoming individuals who will contribute to our firm's continued success.

 

The McLeod Law Advantage

We recognize that law schools do an excellent job teaching students' legal analysis, research, and writing, but they do not provide intensive private practice fundamentals. In response, our firm created a student program aimed at having our students be the best version of lawyer they want to be. We teach students how to serve clients and the business of the law. If you summer and article with our firm, you will be equipped to handle the rigors of practice after your bar call. 

The Program

Our firm only recruits first year law students every other year. We decided to dedicate our resources to helping our students not only through their first summer of legal work, but all the way through law school and into their articling year. It is important to us that we support our people throughout their journey through law school and beyond. 

Your first summer with the firm will be spent developing relationships with members of our firm, working on client matters, and observing our lawyers in Court, arbitration, mediation, and in meetings. It is our hope that at the conclusion of your first summer we will be able to offer you articles. 

You will be invited to our firm events throughout the school year, and then you will return to the firm to work over the summer between second and third year of law school. During your second summer, you will deepen your relationships with members of our firm, gain more experience handling legal matters, and learn how our business works. 

Upon graduation, our firm will help arrange for you to attend Accelerated PREP over the summer months. Upon completion of the licensing program, you will join the firm for the balance of your articles. By this point, you will understand how our business operates and have a network of lawyers within the firm that you can leverage to build on your foundation. Our intent is for you to be the best version of lawyer you want to be; not mold you into a certain type of lawyer. 

We pay a competitive salary during your summers with the firm. We provide paid time off during your second summer with the firm, should you choose to travel or have downtime. We pay for Accelerated PREP and we pay your salary while you attend the program. 

The Student Committee

The Student Committee is currently compromised of: 

Application Process

We require the following documentation to evaluate your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Mid-term Law Transcripts

We would appreciate if your cover letter addresses why our unique approach to students interests you. 

Apply to join the McLeod Law team today by submitting your curriculum vitae, cover letter, undergraduate and mid-term transcripts  to us at apaladeau@mcleod-law.com 

Hiring Process

Our Student Committee will review application material in late January and reach out to candidates of interest. Our firm adheres to the Recruitment Protocols established by Alberta universities and all firms participating in first-year recruitment. 

Reach Out

If you are interested in our program, we invite you to contact our current articling students. They are pleased to share their experiences at our firm.

At McLeod Law, we have built a culture of collaboration and teamwork and offer a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding career for our staff. We provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential while providing a competitive compensation and benefit package.

We are a mid-sized law firm of more than 60 lawyers with legal services in over 40 different areas. For 40 years we have been in the business of helping people and take a team approach to provide the most creative, effective, and satisfying legal solutions for our clients. With an office located in the south of Calgary and one in the downtown core, we are conveniently located to serve our diverse clients across a broad range of legal services.



IT Manager

As the IT Manager, you will lead the overall technology vision for McLeod Law.  Delivering a technology platform for our organization that enables collaboration and efficiency and leverages technology for a competitive advantage in our market. You will provide consultation and decision-making on technology matters that will advance business performance and ensure the delivery of cutting-edge, forward-thinking capabilities that will effectively drive and support McLeod’s current and future business needs. This dynamic role encompasses both strategic leadership and hands-on involvement, ensuring the seamless operation of our technology infrastructure while fueling our growth through strategic initiatives.  

Responsibilities

  • Along with senior management and Managed Service Providers (Tecbound, Kraft Kennedy, etc.), develop the IT vision, strategy, budget management, security, governance, risk & compliance, business relationship management, and stakeholder management
  • Lead the evaluation of existing processes and initiate change to a future state structure where required
  • Develop and control the annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT infrastructure
  • Responsible for building and managing vendor relationships to achieve win/win situations and get the best results in delivery
  • Establish long-term goals, policies, standards, and procedures and oversee implementation to ensure proper governance and compliance are being followed
  • Manage team performance to ensure the meeting or exceeding of SLAs and commitments to the business
  • Instill a culture of high performance and excellent service within the IT department, which includes:
    • Clearly communicate business and team strategy and vision;
    • Performance management of IT department staff;
    • Instill a higher level of cohesion and service commitment within the department;
    • Timesheet/Expense review and approval;
    • Progressive discipline, as necessary;
    • Assist IT Help Desk staff with ticket management and ticket resolution; and
    • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of progressive IT management experience, ideally in a law firm or comparable professional services environment
  • 3+ years experience Managing and developing solutions with Microsoft 365 (Office 365, Exchange Online, Sharepoint) and Microsoft Cloud Services (Azure)
  • Proven ability to develop and execute IT strategies, manage budgets, and ensure security and compliance
  • Strong project management expertise, particularly with large-scale technology implementations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to build relationships with both technical personnel and firm stakeholders
  • Passionate about technology with a track record of introducing cutting-edge solutions that create tangible business impact
  • Exposure to LLM and AI Platforms would be an asset
  • Experience with Legal Practice Management Software (Elite 3E or similar such as Aderant, Accuming, PCLaw), with Document Management Systems (NetDocuments or similar Worldox, iManage) would be considered an asset
  • ITSM certifications (ITIL, etc.) would also be considered an assets

 


Law Clerk - Real Estate

We are seeking a highly motivated Law Clerk to join our Real Estate Law Practice Group.  As a Law Clerk you will play a crucial role in supporting our Real Estate team in providing exceptional legal services to our clients in Real Estate law matters.

Responsibilities

  • Residential and builder real estate transactions – drafting and full process of legal and banking documents in the areas of purchase, sale and refinance from opening to closing file.
  • Conducting tax and title searches with attention to detail;
  • Communicate with clients, realtors and third parties in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Manage closing dates and other deadlines.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Qualifications

  • 3 plus years of experience closing real estate transactions
  • Legal Assistant Diploma from a recognized post‐secondary institution or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Experience with builder work an asset
  • Experience with Unity software an asset
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal directly with clients
  • High proficiency in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly
  • The ability to work some overtime as required

 

 


Legal Assistant - Real Estate

The selected Real Estate Legal Assistant will work as part of a team assisting in complex matters in the Commercial and Residential Real Estate practice under the supervision of Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Lending lawyers and Law Clerks.

Responsibilities

  • Residential real estate transactions – drafting and full process of legal and banking documents in the areas of purchase, sale, and refinance from opening to closing files.
  • Review purchase and sale contracts, financing documents leases and Land Titles documents.
  • Provide support for acquisitions and sales of residential properties, condominium developments and financing transactions.
  • Carry out title and off-title due diligences searches on commercial properties and reviewing reports.
  • Commercial lending transactions.
  • Drafting statutory right of ways, covenants, easements.
  • Dealing with municipalities and strata corporations.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience closing residential real estate transactions and financing transactions
  • Experience with Conveyancer software Unity an asset
  • Commercial business lending background an asset
  • Experience with drafting security financing documents
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal directly with clients
  • High proficiency in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance and training

 


Legal Assistant, Commercial Litigation

We are seeking an intermediate level full-time legal assistant with litigation experience to join the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at our Bannister Road SE office location. As a Legal Assistant, you will play a role in supporting the team of lawyers in providing exceptional legal services to our clients in litigation matters.  

Responsibilities

  • Prepare litigation documents and pleadings
  • File maintenance, including daily filing, file organization, opening files and closing files
  • Organize and expedite the flow of work through the lawyer’s practice, initiating any follow‐up action as appropriate
  • Accurately prepare, transcribe, and type legal documents and correspondence
  • Co‐ordinate flow of documents between legal professionals and clients at all levels
  • Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the legal professionals’ practice
  • Administrative duties including time entry, bill preparation and information requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Legal Assistant Diploma from a recognized post‐secondary institution
  • Two to five years litigation experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal directly with clients and conduct themself in a professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive
  • Highly proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly
  • Performs well under pressure with tight deadlines and completes repetitive tasks with accuracy
  • Ability to follow directions and instructions

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Generous allowance of flex and vacation days
  • RRSP matching program
  • Opportunities for professional growth

How To Apply

If this sounds like a good fit, then consider joining us by applying by email to:

Jennifer Carter-Squire

Manager, Human Resources

humanresources@mcleod-law.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in McLeod Law; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. McLeod Law is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

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