Senior Lawyer (Edmonton)

Six-to-ten-year experienced lawyer; location Edmonton; excellent benefit package; 

Why Apply for This Position?

Our profession is traditionally associated with long hours and a demanding workload. Selecting a firm that values health, recreation, and family is an important decision when contemplating your work-life balance. Goodfellow & Schuettlaw prides itself on sharing these values and aims to provide an environment that will provide a more balanced success.

 

Who We Are?

Goodfellow & Schuettlaw is an Alberta based firm that practices primarily in all aspects of construction law, as well as areas that service our construction clients such as corporate and commercial, employment, and real estate law.

We are  expanding with a new office location in Edmonton and  looking for an experienced lawyer to assist in its growth and development. We are seeking a charismatic leader that can build and maintain business relationships while providing mentorship to junior lawyers. Excellent organization skills and knowledge of the law is essential. We are open to developing new areas of practice should the selected candidate have experience in areas not currently handled by our firm.

 

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated person demonstrating strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills and is a team player who will thrive in our firm's environment.  The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta

  • Experience in litigation  (construction litigation is considered an asset), and/or corporate solicitor work, commercial transactions, real estate, wills, and estate administration (including estate litigation), and/or strong level of experience in other areas of law considered an asset.

  • six-ten years’ experience in private practice or a combination of private practice and in-house

  • Strong understanding of the law

  • Detail oriented

  • Exceptional drafting and writing skills

  • The highest ethical standards

  • Must be self-motivated with an ongoing interest in professional development

  • Ability to work with a client to develop creative solutions to problems

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues

  • Willingness to use systems provided and possess an interest in technology trends

  • Our most important partners are our clients. and providing solutions, not surprises, is our practice.

Position Advantages:

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build their practice and skillset as part of a growing, successful firm. additional benefits to working at Goodfellow & Schuettlaw include:

  • Work/life balance

  • Bonuses and incentive programs

  • Annual professional development allowance

  • Teamwork environment

  • Mentorship opportunities

  • Benefits package

  • Regular social events

Although located in Alberta, we have experience providing legal services in British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

 

How To Apply

Please forward your Application Package (cover letter and resume) in PDF format to Candice McKnight at cmcknight@gfslaw.ca.  

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.