Lower Mainland, British Columbia
At ICBC, we're driven to ensure the well-being of drivers. We're working to keep rates as low as possible and provide hassle-free service. We proactively partner to reduce crashes and loss. Success depends on our employees. We are privileged to work with talented and dedicated people who do important work every day for B.C. drivers. Our team needs the passion, energy and initiative of people looking for a career built on making a real difference. Paralegal - Vancouver Job Title: Paralegal Reference Number: 108901 Location: Vancouver Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Hours of Work: 7.5 hr Day Shift (M-F) Posted Date: 2016/09/23 Position Highlights The Legal Services department team in Vancouver has an opening for a permanent paralegal position. Are you an experienced Paralegal with a great attitude that values a strong work/life balance? Perhaps it is time to consider a respectful workplace that promotes such values.You will contribute to the success of ICBC as we work to provide the legal defense of personal injury and other lawsuits against ICBC and its insured. You will assist lawyers in the preparation, development and handling of personal injury defence files for litigation. Your responsibilities will include: - Knowledgeable in the preparation of Lists of Documents; - Chambers applications, drafting pleadings including Statements of Defence and Bills of Costs; - Reviewing files, identify issues and preparing chronologies and mediation summaries; - Handling calls which do not require a lawyer's attention; - Assisting counsel with a number of activities including trial, examinations for discovery, chambers applications and Case Planning Conferences by preparing the required documentation as well as organizing calendars and coordinating with support people and resources as instructed; - Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda as instructed; and Providing paralegal support to an assigned group of 2 to 3 lawyers. Position Requirements The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with a post-secondary certification (eg: Paralegal certificate or diploma) from an accredited educational institution and several years of relevant experience. HRERC37B Position Information As a valued member of the ICBC team, you will thrive in a performance-driven environment that emphasizes employee leadership and accountability for delivering results. Anticipate a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a challenging work environment. If you are ready to join a driven team, we would love to hear from you. ICBC is a welcoming, equal opportunity employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates HRERC37B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Staff Lawyer - Ecojustice Ottawa Clinic
Program - Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, CAN
extended health and dental, transportation incentive, RSP matching after 1 year
Ecojustice is Canada's only national environmental law charity. From coast to coast to coast, our legal experts go to court to tackle Canada's toughest environmental problems. Our groundbreaking lawsuits protect wilderness and wildlife, take aim at dirty energy projects and keep harmful chemicals out of the air, water and soil on which we all depend.
We are independent, acting soley on behalf of what is right for the Canadian environment and the people of Canada. To learn more about how we are leading the legal fight for a brighter environmental future, go to: http://www.ecojustice.ca/
About the Role:
This legal counsel role based in Ottawa will appeal to a lawyer with experience in strategic litigation and case development, ideally with previous exposure to a public interest environmental law practice. As a member of Ecojustice's Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Ottawa, the Staff Lawyer will also provide mentorship and instruction to students working on Ecojustice files.
If you share in our collective passion for environmental law and understand the legal landscape in which we operate, then you could be working closely with our program team to:
Litigate on behalf of our clients to uphold environmental laws and set legal precedents
Identify, research and pursue cases to restore and strengthen environmental protection
Collaborate with lawyers, scientists and Ecojustice program teams to develop strategic litigation priorities
Participate in cross-functional team activities in support of strategic law reform, philanthropy and communication efforts
Actively engage with other environmental non-governmental organizations, law students, and Ecojustice clients, donors and supporters
Play a key mentoring role in our Ottawa office, working alongside lawyers with varying levels of practice experience
You have a law degree and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. You are an experienced litigator in one or more of the following areas:
Judicial reviews and/or appeals before the Ontario Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal or the Federal Courts;
Complex technical trials in regulatory matters;
Class actions and complex technical trials;
Environmental litigation in a tribunal or regulatory setting
You have demonstrated proficiency in environmental law, administrative law, and/or judicial reviews, excellent cross-examination skills and procedural knowledge, and experience with expert witnesses. You are comfortable working on high-profile and controversial cases.
With your commitment to public interest environmental law, you will flourish in a non-profit environment where legal responsibilities will be supplemented by communications, fundraising and guest-lecturing roles.
You will advocate for stronger environmental laws in Canada by using your excellent technical/legal writing, research and communication skills. Your ability to explain legal and scientific information and concepts to the general public will assist you in developing litigation cases and advancing our causes in defence of the environment.
To thrive at Ecojustice, you will need solid interpersonal skills and the ability work collaboratively with others in the development and carriage of litigation and law reform files. Given our size, you will also need the confidence and experience to work independently as counsel, while at the same time actively working with lawyers with a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. You have excellent oral advocacy and practice management skills and the ability and willingness to communicate tactfully and proactively to help others develop those skills. You have a desire to manage novel and complex test case litigation with challenging technical and scientific evidence. You must also be courageous and practice litigation in an environment where you won't necessarily have access to the extensive resources of for-profit firms. We seek someone who is dependable to a fault, has enough experience to be able to set out and manage their work in effective and efficient ways, and communicates well with colleagues.
If you are passionate about the environment and want to apply your legal expertise in a nontraditional legal and academic setting, you are encouraged to submit your resume and cover letter by our closing date of October 21, 2016.
Ecojustice Canada is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all of our employment practices. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability or any other identifying characteristic. Applicants with disabilities, of indigenous descent or visible minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity. For questions, please contact Andrea Gutierrez at 604.685.5618 x229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Reference number: JR6008876 | Closing date: 10 | 10 | 2016
Each member of the legal staff is a member of at least one Business Service Team. Legal work for each business is usually handled by a member of their Service Team, though from time to time a lawyer from a different team may be selected, depending on experience, expertise and availability.
Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd. is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Legal Counsel in the Montreal office. Reporting to the Vice-President of Finance and Administration the position of Legal Counsel is responsible for the following:
Provide expert and strategic legal advice to the Executive team and their respective teams;
Act as main point of contact for HR when it comes to labor relations issues including managing collective agreement grievances;
Advise and provide guidance on legal/regulatory and commercial aspects of contracts/transactions;
Act as a liaison to the Parent Company legal counsel;
Supervise, liaise and manage outside counsel relationships and costs to ensure superior value and risk management assistance from outside counsel retainers;
Proactively manage legal, reputational, fiduciary, regulatory and other risks in a challenging business environment;
Decisively engage in risk management and crisis prevention activities;
Negotiate, draft and execute agreements and contracts. Prepare, review, revise, comment on, organize and maintain contracts and other legal documents for the Company;
Keep abreast of legislative changes in all domains and anticipate potential issues;
Develop and maintain standard policies, templates and forms for corporate documentation;
Legal Counsel will be responsible for assisting the company on corporate, legal and regulatory matters;
Draft and provide legal review of business agreements, procurement actions, contract claims;
Additional duties will include regulatory, litigation, real estate, compliance, environmental, IP, or other areas as assigned;
Ensure that operation of company is in compliance with applicable and regulation within the Aerospace industry;
Must be able to work in highly collaborative, fast paced, high-performance work environment
Rolls-Royce is a Military Friendly Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
Four (4) to Six (6) years of experience in manufacturing and/or high technology industries.
Past experience dealing with labor law and collective bargaining agreements.
Member of the "Barreau du Québec" law degree is required.
Experience in international commercial activities and as in-house counsel
Experience in civil law as well as commercial and corporate law
Excellent sense of priorities, organized, detailed, pro-active and capable of working under pressure
Bilingual (French and English) oral and written
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in three global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace and marine. We continue to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products.
Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking a Solicitor for a permanent, full-time position for the Solicitor Services Team, primarily providing legal services in real property.HRM Legal Services provides quality, cost effective, timely and accessible legal services to meet the needs of HRM through its Council, various departments, boards, commissions, and employees. This Solicitor would be a member of the Solicitor Services Team, reporting to a Team Lead and the Director, and would provide legal services to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)The Solicitor is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to HRM staff conducting daily business and long term planning for the HRM. The Solicitor will provide accessible, efficient and expert counsel in legal matters responsive to client department needs. The Solicitor will be a client focused and self-motivated individual who will work both independently and with a team of lawyers and support staff, including another real property lawyer and paralegal, in the delivery of legal services to HRM client departments.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:• Provides general solicitor services to HRM, its agencies, boards and commissions, as assigned, with primary emphasis on real property issues and real estate transactions, but also municipal law and corporate commercial transactions as required;• Complies with HRM Legal Services’ Client Service Standards and Service Level Agreements;• Conducts legal research and provides legal opinions;• Maintains up to date knowledge and expertise in areas of law including statutes, case law, legal proceedings, and trends in the context of public law;• Attends meetings such as community councils, standing committees of council, or regional council, as required or assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience:• Law Degree from a recognized university;• Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience in the practice of law;• Member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society or be qualified to be admitted;• Experience in the following areas of practice: property/real estate transactions, corporate, commercial• Experience in municipal, corporate and/or commercial law would be considered an asset.Technical and Job Specific Knowledge:• Technical Skills: possesses strong legal skills with emphasis on an understanding of the fundamentals of real property law, ability to analyze legal documents, litigation basics and ability to write comprehensive and concise legal opinions.• Research Skills: possesses a sound knowledge of legal research techniques and software. Has the ability to research and synthesize complex legal and factual materials.• Business Fundamentals: understands tactical business fundamentals and risk/benefit analysis and incorporates them into decision making or advice provided. Also able to use basic rules: uses "rules of thumb", common sense, and past experiences to identify problems.• Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook).COMPETENCIES:Quality of Work; Client Services; CommunicationWORK STATUS: Permanent, full time positionHOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Work outside of regular business hours may be required to meet organizational needs.SALARY: Non Union Salary, Solicitor 2 ($77,500 - $122,000 per annum)WORK LOCATION: 5251 Duke Street, Duke Tower, 3rd Floor, Halifax, Nova ScotiaCLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.