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Our associate, Emily OKeefe, will be speaking alongside Lawyers Financial on Thursday May 2, 2024, as part of the Ontario Bar Association’s annual “Call Forward Series”, on managing law school debt and financial planning. This popular annual event is presented by the Ontario Bar Association for students-at-law and young lawyers.

Our associate Emily OKeefe’s article “Access to Justice for Incarcerated Parents: Bridging the Gap”, has been published by the Ontario Bar Association. Ms. OKeefe is a passionate advocate for parents serving custodial sentences throughout Ontario and devotes the majority of her pro bono work to advancing the cause of access to justice for incarcerated parents in Ontario.


Follow the link to read the article.




We are delighted to announce that our partner Amy Green and associate Emily OKeefe, have both been nominated for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada (2025 Edition), in the “Best Lawyers” and “Ones to Watch” categories for 2025. 

McLeod Green Dewar LLP & Associates is a small to medium-sized law firm currently comprised of six lawyers, and ten support staff. We are located in the heart of downtown Kitchener and a two-minute walk from the Waterloo Region Courthouse.

We are a boutique style Family Law Firm with a centralized focus on negotiating Domestic Contracts, Litigation representation, including but not limited to Appeals, Mediation\Arbitration, Family and Children’s Services matters, and Family Law Act and Divorce Act matters.


We are seeking a lawyer to begin working with our firm as of April 2024.


The applicant’s required skills and knowledge must include:

  • Qualified lawyer in Ontario
  • Must be able to accept legal aid clients
  • Flexibility to work with changing priorities
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong and effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism and initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Primary Duties:

  • Drafting legal documents, including but not limited to, Facta, pleadings, motions, affidavits, and conference briefs
  • Drafting documents relating to: Correspondence to clients and opposing counsel
  • Upkeep on all current client files, as well as bringing in new clients
  • Delegate work to legal assistant
  • Attending scheduled court dates
  • Trials, appeals and mediation
  • Billing and collections

Compensation Package:

MGD offers:

  • a competitive salary and bonus structure
  • an extended medical and dental benefits package
  • paid parking, and additional paid holidays over and above the legislated requirements.

The successful applicants must have 1-5 years of experience in the family law field, although we are open to considering all serious applicants.


For more information on our firm, explore our website at and to apply for a position, send your resume to or contact the office by telephone at 519-742-4297


Job Types: Permanent, Full-time



  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Option for Hybrid Remote Work


Monday to Friday

We are excited to announce our associate Emily OKeefe, is chairing the Ontario Bar Association’s annual CPD, the “Regional Round Up: Key Updates for Family Proceedings Across Ontario”, on March 7, 2024. Join Emily and family lawyers from across the province as they discuss key updates on court procedure and advise on how to successfully navigate the court system in different regions. We look forward to a wonderful event!


We are one click or phone call away from helping you navigate this sensitive time in your life. Get the help you need.





Kitchener Office - MGDLawyers

30 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2G8


T. (519)742-4297
F. 519-744-5526