28 March 2024

Lawyer in litigation (7 to 10 years) Quebec Bar – Ottawa office

About DS Lawyers

DS Avocats is an international law firm with over 400 lawyers in 24 offices. The six (6) Canadian offices of DS Avocats Canada, located in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Gatineau, Calgary and Vancouver, specialize in business law, taxation and litigation.

The Litigation team works in collaboration with all DS law firms, as well as with the various practices within the firm, and has extensive expertise in civil and commercial litigation, tax litigation, media law, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and labor law, and construction law. The team works with a wide range of local, national and international clients in a variety of sectors. DS clients appreciate the professionalism and determination of its members, as well as their pragmatic and entrepreneurial approach. Our group of experts are true business partners for customers, attentive to their needs, present and mobilized.


The incumbent we are seeking for must have a keen interest in litigation practice and experience handling cases in this field. He or she must have a strong educational background, exceptional analytical and organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication abilities.

Our Ottawa/Gatineau team operates in both official languages, serving clients on both sides of the Ottawa River. The successful candidate must be able to work in both French and English.

The candidate will collaborate on a variety of files, demonstrate the ability to work in a team, and possess significant experience in civil and commercial litigation, with knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency as well as construction law, which would be an asset.

Qualifications requises

  • Member in good standing of the Quebec Bar;
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in civil and commercial litigation;
  • Notable experience in advocacy and negotiation;
  • Demonstrated experience in trial proceeding (on the merits) and alternative dispute resolution; (mediation) in civil and/or commercial matters;
  • Solid experience in civil and commercial courts;
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the rules of civil procedure and practices in Quebec;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Office 365 functions;

 Professional and personal skills

  • Recognized interpersonal skills and teamwork;
  • Ability to work under pressure, resilient, deadline and result driven;
  • Recognized for organizational skills and priority management;
  • Excellent writing skills in both French and English;
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to serve as a mentor to junior lawyers;
  • Problem-solving abilities and customer services-oriented approach;


Joining a growing, innovative law firm and a team of legal experts in a dynamic environment interests you, this position is for you.! Please submit your resumé to  rh@dsavocats.ca

Do not hesitate  to contact us if you wish to learn more before submitting your application; we would be delighted to discuss with you.

We thank all candidates who have submitted their applications. Please note that we will only contact those whose applications are selected for an interview.

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