Regulatory Law Chambers
Calgary, AB, Canada
Regulatory Law Chambers (“RLC”) is in search of a lawyer with 1-2 years experience (or potentially an articling student) who is a high performing, hard working, responsible individual that enjoys working in a team environment. The Supervised Legal Services Provider will support the Legal Services Director and other RLC team members to successfully achieve the oil, gas and electricity related regulatory objectives of RLC’s clients.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Conducting legal, policy and general research and preparing legal memoranda and regulatory submissions.
Supporting tolls and tariff related matters before the National Energy Board and the Alberta Utilities Commission.
Providing supporting research for electricity matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission.
Providing support for all matters before the energy regulators and proceedings, including appeals resulting therefrom.
Conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions.
Tracking filings, monitoring progress, regularly updating clients on filing progress, preparing workplans, scheduling and conducting status meetings with key client leads.
Preparation of academic regulatory papers, in the form of RLC's monthly newsletter or otherwise.
Keeping accurate and complete daily time entries.
Regular and predictable work site attendance.
Ability to work under stressful conditions.
Ability to work overtime hours when required to fulfill job responsibilities in timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
Client and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction.
Computers and Electronics — Usage knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal proceeding procedures, precedents, government regulations, agency rules, and the public interest criteria.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Curious and constantly striving to understand why.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
Good communication – ability to connect, understand and act.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative benefits and detriments of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in performing tasks.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Organization – Ability to assess and synthesize materials to organize in effective manner.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Research – Solid research and academic training.
Responsible and respectful – Towards self, job responsibilities, RLC team members, clients and experts and other industry people. “Can-do” attitude demonstrating hands-on accountability for work and work product.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Team Player — A desire to achieve consensus and involve others in decision making, caring about fellow team members, being accountable for problems and trying to understand other points of view.
Time/Energy Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others to provide support in multiple concurrent projects.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Education and Experience Requirements
A member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta, admitted to the Alberta Bar or eligible to be admitted after completion of articling.
Any commerce or engineering related education would be an asset.
Experience working with energy clients in complex regulatory proceedings is an asset
Plan International Canada
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The Senior Advisor, Legal Counsel is an integral member of the Operations team, advisor to the Executive Management Team and the Board of Directors. He/she will have an opportunity to influence and execute on the team’s goal - to build a thriving organization - as part of our overall organizational strategy: 20 Million Reasons .
Working collaboratively with a team of diverse subject matter experts you will provide legal support in the day to day running of our business as well as identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on proactively mitigating future risk.
We are looking for a candidate that can bring a strategic approach to organizational excellence and effectiveness; someone who is able to drive change through innovation and risk mitigation. Our successful candidate will be experienced in advising on a wide range of legal matters such as corporate law, employment law, contract negotiation, privacy and e-commerce, managing relationships with various stakeholders throughout the organization as well as with external counsel, and be able to influence decision making based on deep subject matter expertise and knowledge of leading best practices.
What does success looks like?
Provide the management team with proactive legal advice specifically pertaining to operating a non-profit organization, within an international federation.
Review and recommend revisions to key corporate policies, including privacy, employment documents, code of conduct, whistleblower policies.
Complete legal document review on contracts, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), third party agreements, employment documents, powers of attorney (POAs) and vendor/supplier/partner relationships.
Determine need, source, facilitate and manage relationship and product quality of outside counsel for specific purposes, issues, matters of law, litigation
Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid similar situations in the future.
As our ideal candidate you will have :
A law degree from an accredited law school; you were called to the bar in a Province in Canada; you remain in good standing to practice law
An aptitude for drafting and solidifying agreements, contracts and other legal documents
A proven track record as an internal consultant, advising organizations on such matters as privacy law, corporate law, employment law, CASL and general contract matters across multiple jurisdictions to assess potential business impact and opportunities
Business acumen and the ability to influence and support others by fostering strong business relationships
A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities and world-leading professionals; you think strategically and thrive in a fast-paced evolving work culture
A passion for mission driven work; your personal values demonstrate your commitment to ethical conduct and holding others accountable to the same; and are aligned with Plan International Canada’s corporate values
How to apply: To express interest in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization and a high performing team please forward your CV and covering letter, outlining your skills, experience and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 02, 2018. Please reference Senior Advisor, Legal Counsel in the subject line .
Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.
Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Review and evaluate the terms and conditions of contracts, with focus on legal requirements;
Execute templates and/or draft and negotiate contracts;
Oversee all aspects of managing and administering contracts; and
Drive to meet business objectives by working closely with various teams within the Company (finance, product management, sales, marketing and research and development).
Experience in the review, drafting, negotiation and administration of sales, procurement and licensing contracts within the telecommunications industry.
Strong international experience.
Experience with cloud-hosted business models and related contracting and regulatory considerations preferred.
Self-directed and motivated with a strong ability to multitask and work under pressure.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills.
High value for accuracy and attention to detail.
5+ years experience.
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Toronto, ON, Canada
You will provide legal and risk management advice and support regarding insurance investment products, segregated funds and other legal matters. Working under the general supervision of the Director of Legal Services, you will be part of a small but dynamic, high performance legal team that supports all business units within the Company.
Provide advice on a broad range of complex legal and regulatory issues related to insurance investment products, segregated funds and other legal matters to proactively manage the Company’s regulatory, legal and reputation risk
Act as a trusted legal advisor to employees and management
Provide leadership in complex, sensitive or strategic legal matters
Knowledge / Experience / Certification
8+ years legal work experience, preferably as in-house counsel for a Canadian insurance company
Extensive knowledge of insurance investments products (in particular individual variable insurance contracts and annuities) and segregated funds, experience in product development, distribution and administration of these products and accounts and familiarity with the regulatory requirements, industry association guidelines and industry practices that apply to them
Called to the Bar in Ontario and/or Quebec
Bilingualism (English/French) and knowledge of technology law are assets
Education / Professional Courses
Completion of a law degree (with courses or practical experience in corporate law and insurance law)
High degree of integrity and professionalism
Tact, diplomacy and the ability to handle confidential information
Attention to detail/accuracy
Well-developed relationship building skills
Ability to think logically, analyze and work collaboratively to solve problems
Well-developed communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
Well-developed conflict resolution and team facilitation skills
Identify potential legal, regulatory and reputation risks in a variety of matters
Balancing risk-taking with legal prudence, provide sound legal advice and recommendations to business units as to most effective course of action to achieve business objectives while mitigating risks
Work as part of a team on special projects and independently on day to day inquiries, complaints and miscellaneous legal matters
Draft, review and negotiate contracts and other forms of legal documentation
Proactively work with senior leaders to manage legal and reputation risk
Provide senior legal guidance to support the development and modification of practices and procedures to conform to legal requirements
Build relationships with business unit partners and provide training and support on legal matters, as required
Keep up-to-date with relevant statute law, case law and court procedures in a wide variety of subject areas
Provide leadership support to the department for strategic planning and plan implementation
Coach and mentor team members and participate in learning and development within the department
Prolonged periods of concentration and attention to detail
Prolonged periods of sitting while using a computer and/or telephone
Travel as required
Senior Management and employees on a local and national basis
Industry associations and government agencies
Other insurance companies and financial institutions
External Legal Counsel