We are an established and full service firm located in the Don Mills area of Toronto. We enjoy all of the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm with a completely automated office and full technical and administrative support. Our location is an advantage to our staff who seek to avoid the hassles of working downtown. (We even have free parking.)
We pride ourselves on having a relaxed and informal atmosphere where people will enjoy their work. Most of us have been working here for a long, long time. To see pictures of some of our firm events, visit our Facebook page:
We are able to offer our employees all the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth that they are looking for. We continue to grow so, there’s no better time to build your career at DSF. We are now among the largest employers in the Don Mills area of Toronto.
We are always looking for dedicated and talented individuals to join our growing team.
Current Job Postings
SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER
We are currently seeking an experienced corporate lawyer. The successful candidate will have a growing practice and a business-oriented approach to law and will enjoy the benefits of established technical, administrative and peer resources to continue to build a practice. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial-minded and have 7 to 12 years of business/corporate law experience from a reputable firm or as a sole practitioner.
BANK LITIGATION/DEBT RECOVERY LAWYER
We are currently seeking an associate lawyer for our bank litigation / debt recovery group. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
The position will involve exposure to a broad base of recovery litigation including bankruptcy and insolvency, secured and unsecured debt enforcement, fraud matters and other civil litigation, with an opportunity to develop expertise in one or more practice areas.
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PARALEGAL
We are currently seeking an experienced licensed Paralegal with at least 3 years litigation experience to work with an accomplished lawyer and other members of a banking recovery and commercial litigation team. This position requires strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with clients, Court officials and opposing counsel. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of civil litigation procedures, preferably with banking and commercial litigation experience. Previous small claims court experience an asset.
We are currently seeking a full time Accounting Clerk. Min 3-5 year experience in a law firm preferred but not required. ADERANT EXPERT SYSTEM experience also preferable.
We offer an attractive remuneration package, an automated office with full technical, administrative and peer support and an opportunity to work on complex and challenging work.
Please forward your resume and academic transcripts to Mimi Stellino at email@example.com
Articling at DSF
We typically hire two articling students annually.
Framework of the articling program
As a mid-sized full service law firm, our articling students have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of practice in the firm. Although we may utilize a rotation to give students access to a broad and comprehensive articling experience, DSF maintains an informal component to the articling program. By allowing an informal component to the program, students are able to gain greater access to areas and practices of particular interest.
The articling experience
Many of the lawyers at DSF have also articled here. Our firm invests a tremendous amount of resources into the articling program as we look to our students as a key component of the firm’s continued growth. We endeavour to give our articling students the independence and the ability to make decisions that impact the matters in which they are involved. Lawyers are decision makers and we want to ensure that the necessary skills are learned from the beginning.
Our articling students gain court experience, as well as meet and communicate with clients, lawyers and representatives from outside the firm on the matter in which they are involved. Some of our articling student’s responsibilities include: Weekly attendance at examinations and motions, carriage of small claims court files, and writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. They also assist on motions, pre-trials, mediations, arbitrations, trials (preparing materials, negotiating with opposing parties, and attending), and conduct research.
DSF offers a salary competitive with other mid-sized Toronto firms, and pays the tuition of the bar admission course regardless of hire-back. Salary is not paid during the bar admission course.
How to apply
DSF complies with the guidelines of the Law Society of Upper Canada in the recruitment of articling students. The guidelines can be found at www.lsuc.on.ca. Applications are due by July 6th and interviews will be conducted during the week of August 13th.
Applications should include the following:
- cover letter
- copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts, as well as graduate transcripts if applicable
- a list of courses you are planning to take in your third year of law school
Reference letters are welcomed, but not required.
Applications and inquiries about our programs should be directed to:
Devry Smith Frank LLP
95 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, ON, M3C 3E9
You are welcome to submit your applications either through regular mail or e-mail.
Summer Law Student Program
Typically, DSF hires up to four summer law students. We accept applications from first and second year law students. Consistent with our commitment to developing and retaining talent, at DSF we often first look to the existing summer students to fill future articling positions.
Summer student experience
The summer student experience is very similar to the articling experience. If a student demonstrates a willingness and ability to handle complex matters, as much responsibility as permitted will be given. Please review our outline of the articling experience for further details.
How to apply
Please see the above guidelines under the how to apply section for articling.
The deadline for submitting summer student applications is January 1st. We typically conduct interviews in January and February and try out best to accommodate out of town students.