Welcome to Shulman Law Firm

Founded in 2004 in Toronto, ON, we are a law firm that specializes in Family Law and Matrimonial matters. But this is not all that defines us.

What defines us and sets us apart from other law firms is the way that we work together and the values that we hold close. Our diverse group of team members work together and share the desire to deliver outstanding client service. We believe these are important factors to delivering the best-possible service and support to our clients.

As a diverse workplace, we appreciate the strengths and unique differences of individuals while encouraging collaboration and teamwork. We encourage our team members to continually develop in a way that provides our clients not only with technical legal expertise, but also as people to build valued relationships with.

Our Mission is to make a difference in the lives of our clients, our community and our profession. Our Vision is to providing better tomorrow’s. Our Values are built on the pillars of Community, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Respect and Humility.


Many organizations will list a 101 reasons to join their company. And they may be great reasons. We have 1 reason: join us because you want to. But, in case you need more than one reason, we offer a variety of perks and benefits when you join our team. Some of the most celebrated reasons include:


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Apply

Found a great role? Check out these tips to stand out.

HOW TO STAND OUT
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Interview

We interview differently. Here are some pointers to help you prepare.

GET SOME TIPS
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Decide

Learn about how we make hiring decisions.

GROW WITH US

Apply

Step 1 – Apply

Match Your Skills and Interests - Review the current opportunities that are available, and find a role that interests you and matches your skills. Once you’ve found it, prepare your resume.

Check and Double Check your Resume - Your resume is the first thing that gets seen at a potential new job. It’s important that your resume reflects you, and matches the skills needed for any position that you apply for. Before you submit your application for any position, check these helpful hints:

  • Check and double check for spelling or grammatical errors. Spelling errors are one of the top reasons for resumes to be overlooked, since all of our positions require a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Focus on your skills, experience and educational background. Show us how you are the best fit for the position you are applying for. After looking at your resume, it should be clear that your skills, experience and education match those of the job you are applying for.
  • Highlight your achievements within each position. Did you accomplish something that you are proud of? Tell us about it.
  • Keep it short. A resume of one to two pages is ideal. If there is more information that we need during the recruitment process (such as transcripts or portfolio), it will be communicated when you are contacted by a human resources representative.

Prepare your Cover Letter - All positions require a cover letter. This provides you with another opportunity to tell us a little bit about yourself, and why you would be a great fit with our Firm and for the position. When preparing your cover letter, follow these two tips:

  • Make it unique. We have a diverse team, and we want to know what makes you unique and what you will bring to our team.
  • Check your spelling and grammar.

Apply - If you are confident that your skills and interests are aligned with one of our current opportunities, and you have checked and double checked your resume, the next thing to do is apply.

After You Have Applied - After you have applied, your application will be sent to our Human Resources Department. We do not use a computer system to review resumes; it dehumanizes the approach to our recruitment process and it can eliminate.

All applications that come through are reviewed by a team member from our Human Resources Department who are trained in interpreting resumes and familiar with our roles. If your level of experience does not match a current position that is available, your application will be flagged for future opportunities that may become available and fit your level of experience.

If your application meets the skills and experience necessary for the position that you have applied to, a human resources representative will contact you and one of two things will happen: 1) You will be scheduled for a telephone interview, if there is no other information needed for the role you have applied to or 2) you will be asked to supply additional information (such as transcripts, or a portfolio).

Interview

Step 2 - Interview

It is important for us get to know you if are being considered for a position within our team and for you to get to know our Firm. This is why we hold multiple interviews with different team members.

Phone Interview - The first interview is a phone interview that is conducted by a human resources representative. This interview is mainly to confirm information on your resume, and get a sense of you and if your values align with the Firm’s. This discussion will usually last between 20 and 30 minutes.

Onsite Interview with Colleague - If you are invited to an in-person interview, it will be held with a human resources representative and a potential future colleague. This interview will be more technical-based. During this interview, you can expect behavioural-based, and hypothetical questions that cover your role-related knowledge.

You will have the opportunity during this interview to have a one-on-one discussion with your potential colleague to find out more about the work, the team and the culture. This will help you decide if Shulman Law Firm is the best fit for you, as well.

Onsite Interview with Senior Management - If you are applying for a legal position (articling student, lawyer or law clerk) and are successful during the phone and onsite interview, there will be a third and final interview with a member from our senior management team. Come prepared with 2 professional references for this interview. If you are considered for hire, a member from our human resources department will conduct your reference checks before an offer will be sent to you.

Tips for Preparing for an Interview

  • Research the Firm. Get to know what we do as a Firm and within our community.
  • Review your resume. You are encouraged to make reference to positions that you have previously held when answering questions.
  • Consider potential questions and develop possible answers. Our questions are not developed to “catch you”, they are designed to get to know you. Consider potential questions you could be asked, and develop possible answers.
  • Practice your answers. The more that you practice your answers, the easier they will flow during the interview. Also, as an added benefit to practicing your answers, it will help increase your confidence for the interview.
  • Demonstrate past behaviour. We want to know how your previous experience will help you in this new role that you have applied for. Tell us about it when you are answering your question. “How do you manage stress” should be answered with "I manage stress by prioritizing/whatever. While I was working at Jane Doe Ltd. there was a time…"
  • Prepare questions for us. What do you want to know about the Firm? The team? The position? Preparing thoughtful questions shows us that you care about the fit between you and the company as much as we do.
  • Relax and be yourself. We understand that it sounds easier said than done, but these interviews are also a time to let your personality shine through. Show us who you are.

Decide

Step 3 - Decide

Once you have been successful through all of the interviews, the management team will meet to review your application and to make a hiring recommendation.

If the hiring recommendation is approved by a member of the executive management team, you will be provided with your offer.

The entire process from application to decision should not take more than 4 weeks.

Accommodations - Shulman Law Firm P.C. embraces diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunity to employees and applicants. All of our employment policies and procedures are intended to be non-discriminatory and barrier-free in accordance with the principles and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to complete the application process, including the use or access of shulman.ca, as a result of a physical or mental impairment, you can request reasonable accommodations. We will be happy to assist you.

For accommodation requests, please call (416) 661-2777 ext. 235 or e-mail hr@shulman.ca . Please provide your first and last name, phone number, position for which you are interested in applying and the type of accommodation that you are requesting.

What You Can Expect

  • Once we receive your call or e-mail, we will contact you regarding next steps.
  • Please note that you may need to show proof regarding the need for your requested accommodation.
  • Your information regarding your requested accommodation will only be shared with individuals who have a specific need to know.
  • The request for an accommodation will not affect the Firm’s hiring decision.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

At Shulman Law Firm P.C. our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. We pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who share our passion for excellence, who has the drive and energy to succeed and the desire to work with individuals who share the same values. If you are interested in joining our team, please review the current opportunities that are available.