Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Opportunity: General Counsel - Corporate Secretary
Term: Temp to Perm
Our Client, a quasi governmental body, is currently recruiting a General Counsel with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Corporate law to join its team in Mississauga.
Preference will be given to candidates with significant corporate governance experience.
This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills.
Desired Skills & Experience:
* Implements the legal processes and practices required to protect the interests and obligations of the organization.
* Prepares and reviews various legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, purchases and real estate transactions.
* Advises, negotiates, writes and reviews vendor contracts with the organization protecting the organization’s interests and ensuring clarity in agreements.
* Advises and assists HR in dealing with employment and personnel issues ensuring a fair and legally sound solution protecting the organization and its employees.
* Reviews regulations and policies to ensure they are relevant and appropriate, while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the industry on an ongoing basis.
* Applies for registration or copyrights of the products, devices, processes and trademarks of the organization.
* Reviews, advises a Appeal Tribunal and other legal matters, to protect the interests of the organization and builds rationale to support the suggested approach.
* Examines legal and other information to determine the advisability of prosecuting or defending any legal actions.
* Advises and provides input to provincial partnership planning and strategies as requested by the General Manager and Board.
* Engages and manages external legal counsel as appropriate with respect to deliverables, timelines, fees and expenses.
Corporate Secretary (20%)
* Manages all Board and certain Committee meeting logistics, including coordinating, preparing and distributing Board and Committee materials, meeting agendas, notifications and meeting minutes for the Board of Directors and Committees.
* Attends all Board and certain Committee meetings, recording minutes, highlighting Board and Committee decisions and/or information items, actions and directives.
* Prepares all correspondence for the Board and Committees, including responses to enquiries or complaints directed to the Board and Committees.
* Oversees the planning of Annual Meeting, Fall Regional Meetings and Spring Policy Conference including the assembly of papers, agenda, meeting logistics, communication and follow ups.
* Supports the Board Chair in performing their role, including the provision of appropriate briefing materials to represent the organization to producers, regulatory and government bodies, the media, general public, etc.
* Approves the Board member expenses to ensure compliance with the organization expense policies.
* Promotes and facilitates open and full communication links and ensures an effective flow of information between the Board, its Committees, management and stakeholders.
* Supports and directs governance processes, including:
o supporting the Board in ensuring an effective Director nomination process;
o orientation of new Directors and ongoing Board training and education;
o developing and implementing guidelines, criteria and instruments to evaluate and enhance individual member and Board performance; and
o keeping Board members apprised of governance trends and developments.
* Makes appropriate arrangements and preparations for Board representation at appeal hearings before the Appeal Tribunal.
* Prepares the Annual Report on behalf of and for approval of the Board.
If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: ben @ cartelinc.com
Ben Higham, JD, LL.M. Managing Partner - Legal Recruitment
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
With over 35 years of experience, Cartel is considered one of Canada's leading employment agencies servicing the legal community. Our clients are among the most distinguished law firms and our success lies in our applicants and their desire for the perfect career match. There is no fee to register with Cartel for any employment opportunity. We listen. We're honest. Just ask your friends. They'll tell you. Cartel. Give us a call; we really do make the difference.
Opportunity: Legal Assistant
Our Client, a pre-eminent litigation boutique firm, is currently recruiting an Legal Assistant with a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience in Litigation to join its team in Downtown Vancouver.
You must be an LAA graduate. Job Description: Our Client is a growing firm and they require a Legal Assistant to join its Litigation Practice Group. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. This is an excellent opportunity for the entrepreneurial Legal Assistant. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills. Desired Skills & Experience
0+ years’ experience in Litigation Law
Ability to work independently as well as on a team
Ability to handle a high volume of work
Knowledge of MS Office Suite and PC Law
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: ben @ cartelinc.com Ben Higham, JD, LL.M. Managing Partner - Legal Recruitment
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tilray is a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis. We are committed to setting the gold standard of care and excellence in our industry. We believe that commitment starts with a great work environment and benefits for our associates.
Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?
Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference in the lives of patients across the country?
Reporting to the VP – Legal, the Corporate Counsel will provide broad support to Tilray’s legal team. Key duties will include (i) administering and maintaining Tilray’s insurance portfolio, (ii) supporting on a broad range of corporate/commercial, financing, securities law, information technology, and intellectual property law issues; (iii) supporting the review and drafting of commercial agreements relating to procurement, professional services, technology development, leases, etc.; (iv) conducting due diligence on legal aspects of transactions to ensure compliance with applicable law; and (v) keeping track of developments in relevant statutes, regulations, and policies in the cannabis industry.
Liaise with insurance providers to ensure Tilray's insurance needs and specific requirements are articulated and met; where needed, spearhead acquisition of specialized coverage, including by gathering and summarizing complex business information requested by insurers
Review agreements for issues relating to insurance, including cost implications and indemnification language
Codify standards for third party insurance coverage requirements and ensure such requirements are implemented in agreements
Track all third-party insurance requirements and commitments
Maintain and provide proof of insurance to various third parties and, where required, notify such parties of any changes to coverage
General Legal Support
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including contracts relating to purchases, professional services, technology development, and leases
Assisting with due diligence, closings, and other routine elements of corporate transactions;
Administering and maintaining risk management initiatives within the company;
Supporting Tilray’s legal team on other legal and quasi-legal projects and tasks as needed
Degree from a Canadian or accredited U.S. law school
Completion of articling for Canadian candidates
1 year of experience required
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to synthesize information from multiple business units, and to follow through and meet deadlines
Ability to cope with competing priorities
Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to brief and communicate complex issues in a succinct manner
Office of the Ontario Ombudsman
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Ombudsman is an independent, impartial office of the Legislature that resolves and investigates public complaints about Ontario government organizations and broader public sector organizations. The Ombudsman recommends solutions to individual and systemic administrative problems, and promotes fairness, accountability and transparency in the public sector.
Our Counsel positively impact Ontarians by negotiating changes to practices, policies and legislation within the public sector. Counsel investigate serious and complex cases, prepare investigative reports, and provide legal advice and support to the Ombudsman and his staff. Working within a collaborative team, Counsel carry their own caseload. They may also work on internal policy development and contract preparation, as well as conduct staff training. Acting as representatives of the Office, Counsel participate in outreach activities such as conferences, symposiums and other events that connect stakeholders to the important work we do.
Consider joining our team if you have a special interest in public sector oversight, investigations, and administrative law.
Successful candidate will have the following:
A minimum of two years’ experience as legal counsel, and be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario
Significant experience researching, analyzing and applying administrative, education or municipal law, or in other relevant areas of practice
Demonstrated ability to research complex issues, use sound judgment, and provide legal advice and support
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
Strong interpersonal skills with the capacity to coach others through complex issues
Experience conducting administrative investigations would be considered an asset
This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, exciting work environment and be part of a world-renowned office with a team of top public sector professionals. You will have the opportunity to directly resolve individual problems, as well as participate in broader investigations which contribute to systemic change and improved public policy and administration.
There are three (3) full-time permanent counsel positions available.
Our recruitment practices reflect the Ontario Ombudsman’s continuing goal of encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Interested candidates are invited to apply by visiting the careers page of our website: https://www.ombudsman.on.ca/About-Us/Careers/Current-Opportunities.aspx
Applications must be received by January 25, 2019.
Please Note: Only applicants selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. Moving expenses will not be paid.
L’Ombudsman est un officier indépendant et impartial de l’Assemblée législative qui examine et règle les plaintes du public à propos des organismes du gouvernement de l’Ontario et des organismes du secteur parapublic. L’Ombudsman recommande des solutions aux problèmes individuels et systémiques et fait la promotion de l’équité, la transparence et la responsabilisation dans le secteur public.
Nos avocats-conseils exercent des effets positifs sur la vie des Ontariens en négociant des changements aux pratiques, aux politiques et aux lois dans le secteur public. Ils enquêtent sur les cas graves et complexes, préparent des rapports d’enquête et fournissent des conseils et un appui juridiques à l’Ombudsman et à son personnel.
Œuvrant au sein d’une équipe collaborative, nos avocats-conseils ont leur propre charge de travail. Ils peuvent aussi travailler à l’élaboration de politiques internes et à la préparation de contrats, ainsi qu’à la formation du personnel. En tant que représentants de notre Bureau, nos avocats-conseils participent à des activités de sensibilisation, comme des conférences, des symposiums et d’autres événements qui tissent des liens pour les parties prenantes à l’important travail que nous faisons. Envisagez de vous joindre à notre équipe si vous avez un intérêt particulier pour la surveillance du secteur public, les enquêtes et le droit administratif.
Critères de sélection des candidats :
Avoir au minimum deux ans d’expérience à titre d’avocat-conseil et être titulaire d'un permis du Barreau de l’Ontario
Expérience notable en recherche, en analyse et en application du droit dans l’administration, l’éducation et le secteur municipal, ou dans d’autres domaines de pratique pertinents
Capacité manifeste à faire des recherches sur des questions complexes, à montrer du discernement et à fournir des conseils et un soutien juridiques
Excellentes aptitudes à la communication écrite et orale
Aptitude avérée à travailler de façon autonome et au sein d’une équipe collaborative
Solides compétences interpersonnelles avec capacité d'appuyer les autres lors de situations complexes
L’expérience dans la tenue d’enquêtes administratives serait considérée comme un atout
Ce poste constitue une occasion unique de vous joindre à un milieu de travail dynamique et stimulant, et de faire partie d’un bureau de renommée mondiale avec une équipe chevronnée de professionnels du secteur public. Vous aurez la possibilité de régler directement des problèmes individuels et de participer à de plus vastes enquêtes qui contribueront à des changements systémiques et à des améliorations de politiques et d’administration publiques.
Trois (3) postes d’avocats-conseils permanents à plein temps sont ouverts Nos méthodes de recrutement reflètent l’objectif continu que se donne l’Ombudsman de l’Ontario de promouvoir un milieu de travail diversifié et inclusif. Des mesures d’adaptation seront prises conformément au Code des droits de la personne de l’Ontario .
Les candidats intéressés sont invités à présenter leur demande à la page des carrières sur notre site Web : https://www.ombudsman.on.ca/About-Us/Careers/Current-Opportunities.aspx
Toutes les demandes devront nous parvenir au plus tard à 23 h 59 vendredi le 25 janvier 2019. Veuillez noter : Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les candidats sélectionnés pour participer au processus de recrutement. Les frais de déménagement ne seront pas pris en charge.
Le masculin est employé à titre générique, sans aucune discrimination .