Careers

Our “city in the country” is British Columbia’s 5th largest city and growing, and offers both urban amenities and rural comfort. From challenging mountain biking and breathtaking skiing to some of the best golf courses in the province, Abbotsford is uniquely positioned central to all of these activities. It boasts the lower mainland’s only other international airport, and is still only a one-hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver. Linley Welwood has been an active part of Abbotsford’s growth and diversity, and continues to serve our city and all of our surrounding communities.

Linley Welwood is always looking to add to its exceptional team of Lawyers, Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Our “open door” environment provides a healthy, positive and friendly atmosphere to work. We believe in work-life balance, and promote teamwork and excellence, always fully committed to providing the best solutions for our clients. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a tremendous opportunity for growth and career development.

ARTICLING

We are now accepting applications for Articling 2020/21

About you:  You are an exceptional student with a broad range of interests and skills, interested in working directly on files and with clients. You are detail-oriented and appreciate working with a calm and dedicated team.  You have an obvious connection to our community or a clear interest in living and working here. You have strong writing skills, a solid work ethic, and the ability to relate to clients and colleagues.

About our articles:  You will work with partners and associates on a broad range of litigation and solicitor matters; and with staff to learn legal work from the bottom up. We’ll start by creating with you a written articling plan, which will include conducting research, attending court, drafting documents, and assisting in transactions. Where appropriate, you may work directly with clients. You will be encouraged to be involved in our community.

About our firm:  We are a full-service law firm with one of the largest bases of corporate clients in the Fraser Valley. We have deep relationships with our clients and the community. We strive to be practical problem-solvers, and emphasize team over individual performance.

About our community:  Abbotsford is BC’s 5th largest city. We have the largest farmgate in BC, an international airport, and a world-class hospital and regional cancer centre. Rents and housing costs are much less than Vancouver, on par with the Okanagan. We are 1.5 hours from skiing at Manning or Baker, 1 hour to downtown Vancouver, and minutes from awesome mountain biking and trail running.

HOW TO APPLY

Preference will be given to applicants who request an appointment to deliver their application package to us in person. To do so. Please contact personnel@linleywelwood.com to arrange an appointment time. Your applications should include:

  1. cover letter
  2. resume
  3. undergrad transcripts
  4. law school transcripts
  5. list of references
  6. writing sample maximum 2 pages

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  July 5th, 2019

CORPORATE PARALEGAL

Our firm is seeking an intermediate to Senior Corporate Paralegal to join our team!

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of 4 years of Corporate Law experience, and be a graduate of an accredited Paralegal program. As the successful candidate for this opportunity, your responsibilities will include, but not limited to managing a variety of commercial transactions from start to finish including asset and share transactions. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, strong attention to detail and a positive, proactive attitude with the ability to handle competing priorities.

Our firm provides competitive salary and benefits, positive and friendly atmosphere; offering our staff a healthy, dynamic and close-knit working environment.

HOW TO APPLY

Preference may be given to those applicants applying in person.  Applications can also be e-mail to personnel@linleywelwood.com please include your cover letter and resume.  We thank all applicants for their interest in our positions; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.