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Welcome to Oykhman Criminal Defence, one of the largest criminal defence teams in Canada. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience and have defended clients in over 10,000 criminal cases.

We are seeking candidates, across Canada, for the following positions.

More Information: View our brochure

We are seeking a driven and ambitious criminal lawyer to join our law firm as a Regional Managing Partner and practicing lawyer.

If you’ve ever considered starting your own office, but have stressed about how to do it, and whether you will have the client base to sustain the practice, this is the ideal model for you. In your region, you will be responsible for running and managing a full-service criminal law practice under the Oykhman Criminal Defence national umbrella organization. As a regional partner, you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, but also the security of the legal, management, and marketing resources of the broader organization.

As a regional managing partner, you will be responsible for all aspects of the client representation, from responding to initial calls or emails for representation to issuing closing letters and statements of account.

Further, you will be responsible for managing the firm’s operations including hiring and mentoring staff, managing billing and accounting, providing exceptional customer services to new and existing clientele, and collaborating with our centralized marketing team.

To excel in this role, you must possess a passion for criminal law and an ability to work well with all criminal justice system participants.  Strong management and organization skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish the financial strategy of the law firm by adequately distributing funds across the company, monitoring the monthly budget, anticipating requirements and trends, and evaluating the results.
  • Remain responsive and accessible to existing and prospective clients
  • Conduct research and analyze a case to determine a probable outcome and devise an effective strategy to defend your client/s in court.
  • Interpret laws for clients and help them to understand their legal options.
  • Aim to resolve cases as quickly and favourably as possible.
  • Represent clients at all stages of the court process.
  • Present evidence to a judge and/or jury should the case go to trial.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, including legal briefs and appeals.
  • Negotiate plea bargains and resolutions
  • Maintain a current knowledge of changes and new developments in the legal field.
  • Conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner at all times.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Compliance with local, provincial, and federal laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team.
  • Occasional travel required.

Compensation:

  • Lucrative profit share agreement.
  • Continuous learning and skills development.
  • Access to collective legal, management, operations, and organizational resources
  • Opportunity to increase your revenue through the management of associate lawyers.

Locations:

  • Ottawa, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Vancouver

More Information: View our brochure

We are seeking a driven and ambitious criminal lawyer to join our law firm. You will be responsible for representing clients in a wide range of criminal cases, interpreting laws and advising clients about their legal rights and options, conducting thorough research, and presenting evidence in court.

To excel in this role, you will display a passion for criminal law, a strong understanding of litigation strategies, and exceptional public-speaking skills. You should also show compassion toward your clients and conduct yourself in a professional manner, irrespective of the crime they have been accused of. Previous experience as a criminal lawyer is advantageous.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analyze a case to determine a probable outcome and devise an effective strategy to defend your client/s in court.
  • Interpret laws for clients and help them to understand their legal options.
  • Aim to resolve cases as quickly and favourably as possible.
  • Represent clients at arraignments, hearings, and court trials.
  • Present evidence to a judge and/or jury should the case go to trial.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, including legal briefs and appeals.
  • Negotiate plea negotiations, punishments, and settlements.
  • Undergo ongoing training to stay updated about changes and new developments in the legal field.
  • Conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner at all times.

Requirements:

  • At least +5 years working as a criminal defence lawyer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Juris Doctor law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Experience may be preferred.
  • Comply with local, provincial, and federal laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team of attorneys.
  • Occasional travel required.

Compensation Range:

  • $40,000 – $50,000 base salary, depending on qualifications and level of experience
  • Performance-based profit share

Start Date: Immediately

Locations:

  • Saskatoon, Regina

More Information: View Our Brochure

We are seeking proficient legal copywriters to produce long-format blog content for our law firm. You will be responsible for researching, writing, and editing articles on a variety of criminal law topics and offences.

To excel in this role, you will be a student working toward your Juris Doctor law degree from an accredited law school, demonstrate a strong understanding of legal research, and possess exceptional writing skills. You should also demonstrate an ability to meet deadlines, and receive constructive criticism from supervising editors.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analyze offences outlined in the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Draft articles following a content outline provided by a supervising editor.
  • Conduct spelling, grammar, and sentence structure reviews.
  • Submit content by the assigned deadline.
  • Complete content revisions provided by the supervising editor.
  • Conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner at all times.

Requirements:

  • +1 year of legal writing experience.
  • Currently working toward your Juris Doctor law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with a team of writers.

Compensation Range:

  • Depending on qualifications and level of experience

Start Date: Immediately

Locations:

  • Remote
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I would like to start by saying thank you to Dylan Finlay for all the great work he has done for me, I thought I was going to be dealing with a criminal record for the rest of my life and he managed to get me a criminal discharge on my case! He is on point and very professional, I would highly recommend Dylan Finlay to anybody who needs help with their criminal charges! Thank you once again Dylan!

K.S.

Dylan Finley handled my case. Right from the start he was polite, professional, attentive and he delivered on all of his promises. I had a case where it was looking really bad for me. I did everything Dylan told me to do and he took care of the rest. My life was filled with stress and worry about the case. Dylan handled my case like a pro and I received the outcome that I desired. I highly recommend Dylan to anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer. He has changed my life and given me the opportunity to have a bright future.

R.M.

Dylan Finlay is a professional and effective criminal defence lawyer. Dylan was my lawyer for an assault charge and was excellent throughout the entire process. He advised me how to turn myself in and what to expect, and then helped me build a case while I waited for trial. He was responsive to my emails and his confidence and knowledge relieved my stress. Furthermore, he was reasonable priced for the quality of defence he provides. I am very thankful for his services and got a favourable result on my case. I highly recommend his services.

M.A.

Dylan Finlay is an amazing legal representative and person.I was facing a challenging trial. After getting to speak with Dylan he alleviated all of my stress and concern that burdened me. He provided valuable knowledge and was very intelligent and that eased my stress of the approaching Trial Court Dates . He provided an abundance of research and paperwork, he just had that intelligent edge and legal insight that was commendable. He was very kind and a pleasure too speak with and very personable. Look no further! The legal services provided to me by Dylan was an absolute success. Dylan returned my life back to me. He got me out of a very challenging situation. No matter how much I would thank you Dylan, you are the best :)

O.K.

Dylan was such a great lawyer to work with. I had consulted with other lawyers prior, but decided to hire him after our first meeting as he was extremely professional and provided better advice and information than the others had. He was able to have my case resolved so quickly, much faster than what I had expected and achieved the result we wanted. I truly feel that he went above and beyond for my case, which shows me how much he cares about his clients. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a lawyer.

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