Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.
The Canadian Division Litigation department is looking for a motivated, independent individual to join their team as a Senior Legal Assistant in the Calgary office. Reporting to the Litigation Manager, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to multiple practices in a team-based model, specializing in life and health insurance defence litigation.
Draft and edit legal documents including civil court documentation in
Draft routine correspondence and transcribe more complex legal documentation
Compile affidavit of records, records and briefs, coordinate and schedule events for the lawyers and clients within requisite timelines during the litigation process
Schedule meetings, make travel arrangements
Communicate with internal and external contacts
Maintain database of file information for tracking reporting purposes
General office administration duties including faxing, scanning, photocopying, filing, cerlox binding, downloading/uploading files, DVD/CD burning, mail distribution, courier services, and other administrative tasks
Assist with office administration, including general office administration, administrative support, backup support, and office supplies
Assist with maintaining and managing invoice payments, expense payment and reporting
4+ years of experience in civil litigation and general office administration
Completion of legal assistant diploma
Solid understanding of civil litigation process in multiple jurisdictions including but not limited to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia
Proven experience in a similar administrative role
Excellent team player and ability to work independently on assigned tasks in a timely manner
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
Demonstrate ability to apply a common sense of understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
Strong client-focus and commitment to quality service and product outcomes
Excellent computer skills – Office 365, advanced knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat DC, OneDrive, SharePoint, Aspera and other applications
General office skills and computer knowledge, filing with the ability to work as a team and in a fast-paced environment
Excellent ability to use office equipment: printer, photocopier, scanner, cerlox binding, DVD/CD burner and other equipment
Excellent organizational and priority-setting skills
Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work
Demonstrate flexibility in adjusting to changes with a positive attitude
Demonstrate ability to take the initiative to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, results oriented, multiple team environment where confidentiality is essential
Demonstrate tact and professionalism and maintains complete confidentiality with the ability to exercise discretion with highly sensitive information
Position requires a sense of urgency and strong commitment to service level outcome
Demonstrate ability to work with independence on assigned tasks in a timely manner
Excellent ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure to meet deadlines while remaining focused with attention to detail and accuracy
What we bring
A bold ambition and set of goals to drive transformation in our industry
A mission for “Decisions made easier. Lives made better.”
A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success
Our best. Every day.
If you are ready to unleash your potential it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.
It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Holt Renfrew offers you an inspiring, fashion-driven environment with opportunities to learn and grow. From our incredible partnerships with iconic luxury brands, to our commitments to corporate social responsibility, you will be inspired every day. As Canada’s leading luxury retailer, our purpose at Holt Renfrew is to Inspire a Life of Style and this inspiration starts with you! Together, we drive Passion, Warmth, Excellence, and Unity, to deliver extraordinary experiences and build lasting relationships with our customers and each other. A job at Holt Renfrew offers a competitive total compensation, a generous employee discount, pension, and health & dental benefits, tuition assistance, and continuous learning and development.
The Legal Assistant will support a team of lawyers working on matters spanning all areas of the company in a fast paced environment.
Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Tracking, recording and prioritizing deadlines and action items and ensuring follow-up in a professional and timely manner
Assisting with routine correspondence, documents and organizing files to make them available and easily accessible
Drafting, editing and coordinating presentations, templates and materials with attention to grammar, spelling, and content accuracy.
Managing corporate records, licenses, registrations and applications
Arranging execution of agreements and other documents
Arranging audio/visual requirements, conference calls, hotel and travel arrangements, catering and meeting logistics
General administrative duties such as preparing expenses and invoices for payment
Performing other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate:
Self-starter who is able to deliver on commitments and is capable of working both independently and in a group setting
Excellent judgment, discretion and attention to detail
Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
Superior time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to build trust and work in a collaborative manner with a diverse group of people and teams across the organization
Resourceful, professional and creative with the ability to connect the dots in original and insightful ways
Bright, curious, open to new ideas and interested in our business and developing new skills when required
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
The measures of success:
Contribution to financial objectives
Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
Feedback from internal and external clients
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bring your M&A expertise in-house and shape the future Join our team The Legal Services team provides world-class, innovative solutions to the TELUS group of companies. We partner with teams across the organization to advance our corporate priorities and ultimately deliver better outcomes and experiences for TELUS’ customers. Our service delivery model is built by the best legal talent who are confident experts and see the details and the big picture. Our team is ready for complex challenges because each of us are intrinsically passionate about our calling as strategic business partners who deliver a superior legal customer experience. Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together As counsel with the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team, you will partner with our Corporate Development and TELUS Ventures teams and a diverse range of senior leaders from across the enterprise. As part of a high-performing team, you will continue to enhance our strong, collaborative relationships with our clients where you not only execute strategic transactions but also provide advice that helps shape our strategies. Here's how
Strengthening relationships with key stakeholders by cultivating a deep understanding of their business and providing proactive, solution-oriented advice
Striving continuously to advance legal and business practices by driving new approaches and process improvements
Leading and executing transactions on mergers and acquisitions files
Providing support on private equity and venture capital investments
You’re the missing piece of the puzzle
Respected for your legal skills, business acumen, initiative, creativity, learning-oriented mindset and collaborative style
Confident at engaging and interacting with sophisticated stakeholders, internally and externally
Noted for your ability to effectively communicate legal advice (including written) to diverse range of stakeholders
Recognized for your record of successfully managing multiple, concurrent files and priorities and delivering on commitments
Strong bias to action with the ability to work independently and to achieve the required goals
Called 3 or more years ago to the Bar
Experience leading M&A transaction from beginning to end
Experience in divestitures, corporate reorganizations and mergers, equity and debt financings, and corporate governance
Securities or intellectual property experience
Fluency in French
Who is TELUS? We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions. Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need. Do you share our passion? At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities. At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
SSENSE, pronounced [ es - uh ns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.
Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 76 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.
Job Description Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, the paralegal will have the following responsibilities:
Take responsibility for several corporate law files
Collaborate in the drafting of the documentation necessary for the implementation of corporate reorganizations, planning, restructuring and various commercial transactions
Prepare and participate in closing sessions
Study minutes books and prepare the necessary documentation for their update and for the update of companies with government authorities
Prepare the documentation required for the constitution and organization of legal persons
Perform verifications and searches with certain public registers. (RDPRM, Land register, REQ, Industry Canada, plumitifs, etc.)
Ensure the follow-up of the files as for the signature of the documents and their production, as well as the preparation of the necessary correspondence
Hold a diploma or training in paralegal technology
Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a paralegal in corporate law
Demonstrate professionalism and demonstrate a concern for quality and detail
Have an excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
Have an excellent knowledge of French and English grammar
Know how to navigate on different government sites (REQ, ISDE, RDPRM, Land register, etc.)
Have a good sense of organization, and know how to manage priorities while respecting deadlines
High degree of professional ethics and confidentiality
Highly analytical with sound judgment
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to face changing needs
Understand customer needs and provide effective service delivery