Senior Corporate Clerk

Monteith Ritsma Phillips is currently seeking an extraordinary candidate who is interested in a challenging and satisfying role supporting Andrew Phillips, one of our senior partners whose areas of practice include corporate law, real estate, wills and estate administration. This position will work at both the Stratford and Mitchell offices.

To support firm and client success, you will:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of Andrew’s practice and ensure its smooth and efficient functioning; using our well-oiled system of organization and client management.

  • Hold yourself accountable for scheduling, drafting, editing, reviewing and proofreading documents, letters, emails, briefing, and memos, managing corporate files, maintaining minute books and our filing system;

  • Under Andrew’s direction, work independently on client files and be challenged to work at a high level of your capabilities;

  • Teach and guide the work of other clerks;

  • Grow and develop your specialized knowledge of corporate law;

  • Work closely with Andrew to build and maintain trusting client relationships and a high level of service.


To be the successful candidate you will have:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience of legal assistant and/or executive assistant to a Senior Partner;

  • Preferred experience or strong interest to learn corporate law.  Experience with real estate, wills and estates, considered an asset;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; editing, reviewing, drafting and proofreading of legal documents; 

  • Advanced knowledge of Fact Company, Microsoft Office Suite and PC Law, Teraview and Conveyancer considered an asset;

  • An interest in taking your law career to the next level and support the success of an established, successful and dynamic law practice;

  • Strong organizational and time management and ability to take on accountability for deadlines and client service.

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Consider joining our firm:

Monteith Ritsma Phillips is located in Stratford, Mitchell, Listowel and Tavistock. Our wealth of legal experience, combined with a progressive approach to the practice of law, ensures that our clients come first. Our team of lawyers and dedicated support staff share the belief that by offering timely, high quality legal services we will continue to earn our clients’ confidence and trust.


Stratford is a City on the Avon River within Perth County. Stratford is noted for the Stratford Festival. The serene area, including Tom Patterson Island, is the perfect place for a picnic, to exercise or even swan sightings while enjoying the outdoors. There are outdoor and indoor recreation facilities such as trails, parks and indoor training spaces.  Stratford has such a natural beauty, with a kind-hearted community and a thriving arts scene.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence via email to: careers@stratfordlawyers.com  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Various background checks will be performed on the successful candidate. We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.  If accommodation is required during the selection or interview process it will be available upon request.  This job posting is available in an accessible format upon request.