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Manulife Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Apr 20, 2018
Full time
Recherchez-vous des possibilités illimitées de perfectionnement et de réussite? En proposant un travail qui apporte des défis dans un environnement souple et coopératif, nous pouvons aider nos clients à réaliser leurs rêves et leurs aspirations. Sommaire du poste Fournir des analyses et des conseils d’ordre juridique, y compris en rédigeant et révisant divers contrats et autres documents, reliés aux domaines de l’assurance-vie individuelle, la distribution et l’assurance-crédit hypothécaire pour apporter un support stratégique aux Services aux particuliers (les « Unités d’affaires »). L’accent sera mis sur les demandes venant de l’unité d’affaires Assurance-vie et les services partagés s’y rattachant (notamment les équipes de Marketing, Finances, Conformité et Exploitation). Afin de soutenir les vice-présidents adjoints et les conseillers juridiques principaux de l’équipe des Services juridiques, Services aux particuliers, les responsabilités du conseiller juridique, Services aux particuliers, comprendront : Fournir des avis juridiques, des conseils et du soutien relativement au droit des assurances, aux lois sur la publicité et le marketing, à la distribution des produits d’assurance, aux lois sur la protection des renseignements personnels, ainsi qu’à tout autre domaine lié aux activités exercées dans les provinces et les territoires canadiens, au besoin Offrir des conseils, du soutien d’ordre juridique et réglementaire et sensibiliser les Unités d’affaires aux sujets qui les concernent, tout en prévoyant et contrant les risques touchant les unités d’affaires dans le cadre de divers projets liés aux activités et aux initiatives stratégiques des Services aux particuliers Rédiger et réviser divers contrats et conventions; polices et certificats; documents de marketing; guides sur les produits; documents liés à des concours et de nature promotionnelle; politiques et méthodes administratives de l’entreprise, etc. Fournir un soutien juridique concernant des questions relatives à la gouvernance, notamment les politiques et les procédures; suivre l’évolution de la législation, de la réglementation et du secteur Participer à des conférences, à des présentations, à des comités et à des groupes de travail sectoriels Passer en revue les demandes de règlement litigieuses et préparer des avis ou d’autres documents pour appuyer les Unités d’affaires Collaborer étroitement avec les conseillers juridiques internes et externes, au besoin Principaux défis Être capable d’évaluer et d’établir les priorités, et de gérer efficacement les attentes des clients dans un environnement dynamique où le rythme est rapide Être capable de rediriger facilement son attention sur une nouvelle tâche et de réévaluer les priorités selon l’évolution des circonstances Faire preuve de jugement en aidant les unités administratives à gérer et à équilibrer les risques juridiques et commerciaux *** English *** Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations. Job Summary Provides legal analysis and advice, including through drafting and reviewing of contracts and other documents, related to Individual Life Insurance, Advisor Distribution and Mortgage Creditor (“Business Units or BUs”) in order to provide strategic support to our Retail Markets business. Primary emphasis will be put on our Insurance Business Unit and associated shared services (including the Marketing, Finance, Compliance and Operations teams). In order to support the AVP’s and Senior Counsels on the Retail Markets Legal team, the responsibilities of Counsel, Retail Markets will include: Providing legal opinions, advice and assistance in the areas of insurance law, advertising and marketing law, insurance products distribution, privacy law and other related areas in all Canadian jurisdictions, as required Providing legal and regulatory support and advice and raising awareness with BU operations, while anticipating and guarding against associated risks to the BUs on a variety of projects and initiatives related to Retail Markets’ business and strategic initiatives Drafting and reviewing various contracts and business agreements; policies and certificates; marketing materials; product guides; contest documentation and other promotional materials; corporate policies and procedures, etc. Providing legal support on various governance matters, including policies and procedures; monitoring legislative, regulatory and industry developments Participating in industry conferences, presentations, committees and working groups Reviewing contentious claims and preparing opinions or other documentation to support Bus Collaborating with internal and external counsel, as needed Key Problems/Challenges: Must be able to assess and balance work priorities and manage client expectations effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment Must be able to shift focus smoothly and reassess priorities in response to changing circumstances Must display good judgment in assisting BUs, managing and balancing legal and business risks Qualifications Exigences du poste (connaissances, aptitudes et compétences) Être membre du Barreau d’une province ou d’un territoire canadien et avoir une excellente connaissance de la législation canadienne (common law et droit civil) Compter de 6 à 9 ans d’expérience dans un cabinet d’avocats ou un service juridique interne comprenant plusieurs avocats Connaissance de l’assurance vie individuelle et/ou des principes généraux de l’assurance Connaissance des cadres législatifs applicables aux produits d’assurance vie et d’assurance maladie, des lois sur la protection des renseignements personnels, aux lois sur la publicité et le marketing, des normes du secteur, et de la distribution de produits d’assurance Solide connaissance des principes, pratiques et procédures juridiques et capacité à les appliquer dans un contexte d’entreprise Excellentes aptitudes pour l’analyse, l’interprétation et la recherche Excellentes aptitudes pour négocier et grande force de persuasion Excellent sens de l’organisation Excellentes aptitudes pour la communication orale et écrite Grand sens de l’autonomie et de la responsabilité Capacité de travailler efficacement en équipe et de collaborer avec des partenaires d’affaires dans le cadre de divers projets Grande motivation et excellent sens des relations interpersonnelles À Propos de Manuvie La Société Financière Manuvie, groupe mondial et chef de file des services financiers, aide les gens à réaliser leurs rêves et leurs aspirations en priorisant leurs besoins et en leur fournissant de bonnes solutions et recommandations. Elle exerce ses activités principalement sous les noms de John Hancock aux États-Unis et de Manuvie ailleurs dans le monde. Elle propose des conseils financiers ainsi que des solutions d’assurance, de gestion de patrimoine et de gestion des actifs à des particuliers, à des groupes et à des institutions. À la fin de 2017, elle comptait environ 34 000 employés, 73 000 agents et des milliers de partenaires de distribution au service de plus de 26 millions de clients. Au 31 décembre 2017, son actif géré et administré se chiffrait à plus de 1 040 milliards de dollars canadiens (829,4 milliards de dollars américains) et, au cours des 12 mois précédents, elle avait versé à ses clients près de 26,7 milliards de dollars. Elle exerce ses activités principalement en Asie, au Canada et aux États-Unis, où elle est présente depuis plus de 100 ans. Son siège social mondial se situe à Toronto, au Canada, et elle est inscrite aux bourses de Toronto, de New York et des Philippines sous le symbole « MFC », ainsi qu’à la Bourse de Hong Kong sous le symbole « 945 ». *** English *** Job Requirements (Knowledge/Skills/Competencies): Called to the Bar in a Canadian jurisdiction and excellent knowledge of Canadian law principles (Common Law and/or civil law) 6 - 9 years of experience in a multi-lawyer in-house law department or law firm Knowledge of the life insurance business and/or insurance principles in general Experience with and knowledge of legislative frameworks related to life and health insurance products; privacy legislation; advertising and marketing laws; industry standards; insurance product distribution Strong knowledge of legal principles/practices and processes, and ability to apply them in a corporate environment Excellent analytical, interpretive and research skills Excellent negotiation and influencing skills Excellent organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong sense of autonomy and ownership Must be able to work effectively as part of a team and collaborate with business partners on various projects and initiatives Highly motivated with great interpersonal skills About Manulife Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 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 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  
Legal Aid Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Apr 20, 2018
Full time
The Youth Criminal Defence Office provides legal services to young persons between the ages of 12-17 charged with criminal offences. The Youth Criminal Defence Office located in Edmonton is currently looking for a full-time, permanent Lawyer. Job Description The Lawyer provides youth criminal defence legal services to clients covered by a Legal Aid Certificate, as assigned by Senior Counsel. The position will involve acting for clients on criminal charges, including conducting trials, speaking to sentence and possibly appellate work. In addition the Lawyer will be assigned duty counsel and on call shifts. Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a law degree from a recognized law school and be a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Knowledge of the rules of criminal evidence, criminal procedure, defence of criminal charges, as well as litigation experience is required. Must have 1-5 years of experience in criminal law. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  
Legal Aid Alberta Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Apr 20, 2018
Full time
Legal Aid Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that assists Albertans facing legal issues in navigating the justice system and finding lasting resolution of their legal challenges. Through professional, effective and accessible services that support better outcomes for our clients, we make a difference in the lives of Albertans and deliver value that extends beyond those who receive our services. The Criminal Resolution Office (CRO), is currently seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Criminal Resolution Office Lawyer, to represent clients in Provincial Court (Criminal), through to the resolution of their matters, and to advise and assist unrepresented individuals in Docket Court. Must reside or be willing to relocate to Fort McMurray, AB. Job Description Major position responsibilities are to represent clients through the initial stages of their matters through to the resolution. In addition, responsibilities include acting as Duty Counsel in Fort McMurray Criminal Adult and Fort McMurray Regional Criminal, Provincial Court which includes interviewing individuals both in and out of custody assisting them with their court appearances, conducting bail hearings and dispositions as necessary in docket court. The Criminal Resolution Office Lawyer will also carry a file load of clients to represent them in the preliminary stages of a criminal file and to assist them with a timely resolution of their matters. This position also provides Legal Aid clients with legal information and advice, and refers individuals to other agencies and programs. Fly-in, Fly-out travel will be required to Fort Chipewyan circuit court. Qualifications The successful candidate must have a law degree from a recognized law school, membership in the Law Society of Alberta, and experience in general practice. Criminal trial and family law experience is considered an asset. Minimum 5 years of experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Northern Living Allowance provided. If you are interested in the above position, please forward your resume including posting number LAA-18-20 to careers@legalaid.ab.ca. This posting will remain open until May 4, 2018. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Urban Legal Recruitment Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Apr 19, 2018
Full time
Our client is a globally recognized and highly respected international law firm founded and focused on principles of professional excellence, integrity, respect and independent thought. Our client is a leader in the field of commercial real estate and their position is reflected in the law that they practice, the exclusive ground breaking work that they do, the client relationships that they have and the quality of their people. With many of the brightest legal and business minds in the world, our client continues to help their clients build momentum.           Our client has had minimal turnover as they continue to grown through expansion, rather than through mergers. Our client is now seeking to add a commercial real estate associate to their current compliment of esteemed professionals.       Qualifications and Attributes:       2014 - 2016 bar call with relevant commercial real estate experience from a reputable Canadian law firm   Excellent academic credentials/transcripts Team player Strong work ethic Dynamic Confident in their ability Client service orientated Canadian qualified       Our client is offering the following:       Competitive base salary Lucrative bonus incentives Excellent health benefits Additional educational opportunities Cross border practice opportunities   Future partnership opportunity Mentorship Flexibility         Candidates are asked to email their CV and law school transcripts in confidence to Stacy Cowan at stacy@urbanlegal.ca             We guarantee confidentiality and discretion.
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