Careers & How to Apply

Careers & How to Apply


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.


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
  • resume
  • 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:

Mimi Stellino

H.R. Manager
Devry Smith Frank LLP
95 Barber Greene Road
Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M3C 3E9
Phone: 416-446-5814
E-mail: mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

You are welcome to submit your applications either through regular mail or e-mail.

Current Job Postings

Current Job Postings


FAMILY LAWYER – BARRIE

As the ideal candidate, you have 4+ years of experience in family law gained with a reputable firm and strong professional and academic credentials. You also possess strong communication and networking skills. Some portion of your own practice would be an asset but is not essential.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work within a growing family law group at an entrepreneurial firm with a collegial environment. We offer an attractive remuneration package, an automated office with full technical, administrative and peer support. Enjoy all the advantages and amenities in a relaxed, informal atmosphere from a convenient downtown Barrie location.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.



TAX LAWYER – TORONTO

To compliment our Wills/Estates and our Corporate teams. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in tax law, with a focus on estate planning, trust arrangements and corporate restructurings, and will have a partial or fully portable practice. Experience with cross-border taxation issues is a plus, but is not required.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.



LABOUR LAWYER – TORONTO

The successful candidate must have at least 5+ years experience in private practice and will have handled files including matters related to management-side:

• Collective Bargaining, Union Organizing, Grievance Arbitration
The ideal candidate will display exceptional communication skills, will be comfortable managing files independently and will bring with them a full or modest book of business.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.



PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT LAWYER – TORONTO

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of municipal and planning law, including land use litigation, expropriation, environmental and constitutional matters including appearances before various courts and administrative tribunals, in particular before the OMB. Applicants must have excellent advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 5+ years of related legal experience, in the planning and development field.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.



COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LAWYER – TORONTO

To work within our commercial real estate, development and lending groups. The successful candidate will be involved in, commercial transactions, commercial real estate purchases and sales, mortgage lending and assignment work. Candidates should have 5+ years experience in commercial real estate law. Experience in condominium, and development law would be an asset, but is not required. The position will enable the successful candidate to play a key role in the growth of the practice.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.



MARKETING ASSISTANT/GRAPHIC DESIGNER – TORONTO

A well established 150 person law firm, located on Don Mills, is looking for a full time, energetic, Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer.

This position reports to the Marketing Operations Manager and is responsible for managing and reporting on the firms various social media channels.  Assists with scheduling and coordinating advertising initiatives for the marketing department.  Designing, testing, and deploying e-mail marketing campaigns for the firm.  Provide data stewardship responsibilities for the firm’s CRM system.  Creating and updating print and promotional materials for advertising initiatives for the firm.  Managing and maintaining various marketing calendars on the firms intranet.  Printing and producing materials for each of the firm’s locations.  Maintaining promotional displays in boardrooms and client waiting areas.  Working with the content strategist and the firm’s professionals to update content for newsletters, the website, and promotional materials.

Experience with the Adobe Suite is required (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.).  Working knowledge of WordPress preferred.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward your c.v. to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca or fax to 416-449-7071.


SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER

We are currently seeking an experienced corporate lawyer to join our office in North York. The successful candidate will have a growing practice and a business-oriented approach to law. By joining DSF, he or she will enjoy the benefits of established technical, administrative and peer resources critical to growing 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. Candidates with a knowledge of tax law as it applies to corporate transactions will be preferred.



FAMILY LAWYER – Whitby Office

We are growing again! Devry Smith Frank LLP is looking for a Family Law lawyer for our our Whitby location.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to practising law and 3-5 years of experience drafting pleadings, separation agreements, marriage contracts, settlement conference briefs as well as excellent negotiating skills. Roots in the Durham community would be an asset. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the practice.

We believe in fostering an environment of sharing and collaboration by emphasizing the importance of belonging to a team and contributing to the firm through teamwork. We have an unyielding dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice in and we offer each firm member competitive compensation and benefits, a positive, collegial work environment and a healthy work-life balance.

Please forward your resume and academic transcripts to Mimi Stellino at mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

Articling & Students

Articling & Students

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.


Remuneration

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.


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 November 14th. We typically conduct interviews in December and January and try our best to accommodate out of town students.