Thompson, LeRose & Brown Trail & Castlegar Lawyers

Thompson, LeRose & Brown  Law Firm in Trail and Castlegar


Thompson LeRose & Brown is seeking a lawyer with a criminal law background to conduct federal prosecutions (CDSA and regulatory) throughout the Kootenay region of BC.

The ideal candidate is:
- 5+ year call with a criminal litigation background
- self-motivated
- very detail and deadline oriented
- a strong writer (legal writing is a significant part of the job)
- a collaborative, team worker who can develop effective relationships with investigative agencies and court staff
- with a solid foundation in search warrant and Charter litigation, and
- comfortable driving long distances in mountainous, winter conditions

We offer:
- a supportive work environment with excellent staff
- training/mentoring in federal prosecutions
- generous vacation time
- a general practice firm with opportunities to learn other practice areas

Living in the Kootenays is awesome because:
- housing is affordable
- you can say good bye to sitting in traffic
- there is world class alpine, cross country and back country skiing at your doorstep, without the crowds
- summer outdoor activities are boundless
- our beautiful mountain communities are close-knit with good neighbours, ideal places for families of all kinds

Minimum eligibility requirements include a criminal record check, a CRA compliance screening and good standing with the Law Society of BC. The security clearance process can take up to three months.

Salary is negotiable.

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please respond in confidence to Isaac Ferbey (

Contact:  Bruce A. LeRose, Q.C.,            

Job Type/Category: Full Time, Corporate Commercial

Overview:We are looking for aCorporate Commercial Legal Assistant to add to our team in Trail. The ideal candidate will be self- motivated, possess strong communication skills and a willingness to develop and learn. Experience in conveyancing would be considered an advantage but not essential.


  • Preparing a variety of corporate documentation, including, but not limited to incorporations, dissolutions, dividend declarations, director and officer changes, share transactions, extra-provincial registrations, alterations, corporate reorganizations and assembly of transparency registers
  • Attend to corporate filings with BC Online
  • Prepare correspondence, faxes, documents, invoices etc. using application software
  • Open files and maintain filing system
  • Maintain bring forward systems to ensure follow up and receipt of requested materials/documents
  • Conduct, review, and organize due diligence searches
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution OR experience as a Legal Assistant with a Corporate/Commercial background or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience
  • Proficiency with BC Online, ALF,LTSA, Personal Property Registry filings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and PCLaw
  • Strong communication skills with lawyers, colleagues and opposing law firms
  • Strong understanding of corporate structures, trusts and partnerships
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and the ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Knowledge/experience in real estate transactions and mortgages is an asset
  • Flexible, team player that is client service-oriented

Contact:  Bruce A. LeRose, Q.C., 

Job Type/Category: Full Time, Real Estate Conveyance

Overview:Thompson LeRose & Brown is seeking a real estate legal assistant/paralegal to join our firm.  The ideal candidate is highly motivated, senior professional that thrives on work that is both interesting and complex within a Solicitor’s practice.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of its busy practice including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing contracts of purchase and sale, conducting title/due diligence searches, and all matters related to Real Estate closings including financing.


  • Administers files from start to finish.
  • Prepares documents with respect to purchases and sales of various types of residential and commercial properties, financing, deposits and payouts.
  • Responsible for Land Title and Authority registrations, amendments and discharges.
  • Prepares and diarizes summaries of key transaction dates and conducts title and off-title due diligence searches.
  • Prepares all internal documents relating to trust transactions.
  • Prepares discharge of mortgages and reporting discharge particulars to financial institutions.
  • Prepares and finalize reporting letters and diarize key post-closing dates and tasks.
  • Communicates with vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, clients, lawyers, brokers and others.
  • Engages in direct phone and email communications with clients and others.
  • Other administrative support as required in coordination with existing administrative assistants.
  • Maintains confidentiality of the Firm and client information.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant or Paralegal Diploma/Certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution OR two years’ experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal in Solicitor’s practice or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Working computer knowledge including:MS Word, MS Outlook, PC Law, Pro-Suite conveyancing programs and Adobe.
  • Working knowledge of various applicable databases including BC Online, LTSA, municipal tax searches, etc.
  • Strong understanding of BC Land Title Office registration requirements and capability with e-filing including coordination of electronic meets.
  • Knowledgeable in litigation matters relating to land (eg claims of builders lien, certificates of pending litigation and judgments).

Thompson LeRose & Brown Law Firm in Trail & Castlegar