Associate, Medical Defence/Health Law (Bilingual), Contract



At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


The Gowling WLG Ottawa office is currently seeking a lawyer to work within its Medical Defence & Health Law group for a 12 month contract with the possibility of a permanent position. The Medical Defence & Health Law group acts as counsel on various matters in support of the defence of medical professionals.

As the successful candidate, you will work in a team environment providing legal advice, guidance and representation in relation to various medical-legal matters.   Your responsibilities will include providing management and strategic direction on matters relating to the defence of medical professionals in medical negligence litigation and various administrative proceedings (including medical regulatory and hospital matters).


The successful candidate will have a two to five years of related experience.  A background in litigation is an asset.  Bilingualism is a requirement.


Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, two writing samples and a list of all reported cases in confidence to: 

Sandra Borrello – HR Manager

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Suite 2600, 160 Elgin St.

Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3

Fax: 613-788-3503

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