File Opening and Conflicts Clerk

Career Information

How to Apply

Candidates are asked to email a current resume, together with a cover letter stating salary expectations to: Please indicate “File Opening and Conflicts Clerk” in the subject line.

We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation related to any materials or activities used throughout our selection process. If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during our selection process, please advise prior to your interview.

Commitment to Diversity

One of our firm’s Core Values is that we value diversity and strive to reflect the communities we serve. In that regard, we encourage anyone who identifies as an Indigenous person, a visible minority, a person with a disability, and/or a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to apply. We also welcome you to self-identify your membership in these groups if you wish to do so.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) believes that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service. Their collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness, and communication, providing better results for clients. With Manitoba roots that run more than 130 years deep, TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm and has long been recognized as a leading full-service law firm dedicated to serving clients and delivering high-quality work.

Perks & Benefits

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Centrally located in True North Square, a state-of-the-art building.


The File Opening and Conflicts Clerk works under the direction of the Manager, Client Accounting and supports the efforts of the accounting department by assisting in tasks such as file openings, conflict checks, and closing files.

Below are a few key highlights of the position:

Client and Matter Creation

  • Initiate the opening of new clients and matter files in accordance with established procedures.
  • Obtaining required information ensuring all compulsory steps are completed and conducting thorough conflict searches in accordance with the Law Society of Manitoba Rules and the Firm’s file opening process and procedures.
  • Reviewing conflict search results and providing reports to responsible lawyers relating to potential conflicts.
  • Receiving & managing incoming client matter information.

Client File Maintenance

  • Inputting information into the accounting system relating to changes and updates to new and existing clients.
  • Assisting with closing files, data entries and various other clerical duties, as directed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will likely possess 1 to 3 years of related experience, or a post-secondary education in a field applicable to the position. Specifically, Accounting Technician, Accounting Administration, or a suitable combination of education and experience considered an asset.
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail essential
  • Competent with MS Office and ability to maintain a comprehensive accounting database.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under pressure within tight deadlines


  • Winnipeg