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Job posting: litigation legal assistant

We need a litigation legal assistant. Could it be you? 

The ideal candidate is a people person, problem solver, great written and verbal communicator, loves organization and administration, and thrives on the challenge of keeping lots of balls in the air. Roles and responsibilities include: Client intake, opening files, correspondence, diarizing, client follow ups and updates, communication with opposing counsel’s office, managing schedules, assisting with settlement completion, electronic and paper filing, file organization, monthly invoicing, A/R collections, file closing.

Reply by email with covering letter addressed to C. Knapp, resume, references and compensation expectations. Discretion assured. Deadline September 17, 2018.

What the law says about harassment: What is your responsibility for preventing abuse or harassment on your farm?

A recent article by Lisa McLean in Country Guide explores legal obligations for agribusiness related to sexual harassment in the workplace. “Whether you’re a manager at a large corporation or you own a farm business that hires a small cohort of staff, you’re obligated under the law to provide a harassment-free workplace, says Cherolyn Knapp, a partner at Guelph-based law firm, Nelson, Watson LLP.?”

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Changes to the ESA are coming January 1 – are you ready? Nov 29 lunch and learn with Cherolyn Knapp

Creative Solutions for addressing the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, Bill 148

Cherolyn Knapp of Nelson, Watson LLP will be speaking on what will the changes to rules about minimum wage, vacation pay, personal emergency leave and equal pay for equal work mean to your business and how will you plan for the changes? Join us for this important information and strategy workshop.

Wed, 29 November 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington 14 Macdonell Street, Guelph, Ontario

Lunch will be provided.

Link to register:

Lunch and Learn Series Sponsored by Global Currency Services

October 11, 2017: Telephone problems at NW

Did you call and get a busy signal? We are experiencing technical problems which we are trying to fix pronto. In the meantime if you are trying to call Nelson, Watson LLP and can’t get through, please send an email to your usual contact or email and we will call you back.

We’re hiring a litigation law clerk

Litigation Law Clerk required for contract position starting late July 2017 until mid-September 2018.  Here is a link to the posting:

Deadline to apply is July 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

We’re hiring a litigation lawyer for a 1-year contract

Looking to break into practice outside the GTA? This may the opportunity for you. Practice law in Guelph, one of Canada’s best cities to live. Vibrant, growing, community law firm seeks litigation/employment associate with litigation experience for a 10 to 12 month contract to cover a parental leave. Start date February 1, 2017.

Primary focus of practice will be civil litigation, including employment, human rights, commercial disputes, property, estates and other general civil litigation. Work with a litigation team which includes partner, associate, paralegal and law clerk support.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in one or more of the above areas of law, strong desire to live and work in Guelph interest in civil litigation and/or employment law, desire to help individuals and small to medium businesses, and the attributes of a self-starter, team player, excellent written and verbal communicator, problem-solver and trusted legal advisor.

Reply by email to with covering letter addressed to C. Knapp, resume, references and compensation expectations. Discretion assured.

Deadline December 14, 2016.

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We’re hiring a corporate/real estate law clerk

Experienced law clerk needed for real estate and corporate practice in busy office in Guelph. The ideal candidate will be organized and an excellent communicator. Reply  with covering letter addressed to L. Villar, resume, references and compensation expectations to be sent by email to Deadline December 6, 2016.

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Nelson, Watson LLP has moved to 15 Lewis Road, Guelph!

On July 29, 2016, Nelson, Watson LLP opened their doors at 15 Lewis Road in Guelph!

After multiple renovations and months of planning Nelson, Watson has successfully relocated to Lewis Road. The move marks a milestone at the firm as we continue to expand while offering the same quality services as well as more parking and meeting rooms to better serve current and future clients.

Visit our contact page for directions to our new office.

Renovations underway, Nelson, Watson LLP prepares to move!

We are counting down the days! On July 29, 2016, Nelson, Watson LLP will open its doors at 15 Lewis Road, Suite 101, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1E9.

The new office is easily accessible from the Hanlon Expressway/Hwy 6 and Speedvale Avenue. There will be ample parking, meeting rooms and work space for our team.

Telephone, email and facsimile contact information will remain the same.

We are looking forward to offering the same great quality of service in a bigger space! If you need help finding our location, please visit this map for directions.