Associate Lawyer - Litigation

Job Description:

Monteith Ritsma Phillips is currently recruiting for an Associate Litigation Lawyer to join their growing team in Stratford, Ontario.  This is a position for an ambitious lawyer with 3 to 5 years of experience in litigation. The firm is looking for an self-starter with an entrepreneurial outlook and a demonstrated background in administrative law.


• Member in good standing with the Ontario Bar
• 3 to 5 or more years of litigation experience
• Experience in administrative law is an asset
• Experience with AFRAAT and/or LPAT proceedings is an asset
• Strong academic background
• Professional manner in communicating with others 
• Strong organization and teamwork skills
• Able to multi-task 

The Firm:

Stratford’s largest law firm, Monteith Ritsma Phillips has a long and distinguished history of providing legal services to the communities of Southwestern Ontario.  Founded in 1849, the firm has embraced change over more than 160 years to serve the needs of individuals, businesses, and municipalities.  In addition to Stratford, the firm has offices in Listowel, Mitchell, and Tavistock.  Monteith Ritsma Phillips provides full service to its clients across a variety of areas of the law.


Stratford is a short scenic drive from Toronto or London, with a population of over 31,000.  It is renowned as one of Canada's premier destinations for the arts, boasting world-class theatre and a vibrant art and music scene.  The preserved 19th-Century architecture and acres of trails, parks, and gardens are certain to charm.  Stratford is also a centre for Ontario’s booming agricultural industry.  Known for its friendliness and a community of excellence with international appeal, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life.  Residents of Stratford enjoy a lifestyle like no other.