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Government of New Brunswick New Brunswick, Canada
Mar 30, 2017
Full time
      Lawyer I-III Legal and Justice Office of The Attorney General / Cabinet du Procureur Général Edmundston, New Brunswick Office of the Attorney General Public Prosecution Services Lawyer I-III Open Competition Edmundston (Campbellton) The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an individual to join the Public Prosecutions Branch as a lawyer at the Edmundston Regional Office (Campbellton). As a member of the Public Prosecutions team, the successful candidate will handle criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions in all levels of Court for offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Provincial Statutes. The work involves pre-trial preparation including interviewing witnesses, researching points of law and advising on the laying of criminal and quasi-criminal charges. Essential Qualifications: Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick. Candidates with less than 4 years of membership at the bar will be considered as Lawyer level I. Candidates with more than 4 years, but less than 9 years of membership at the bar will be considered as Lawyer level II. Candidates with more than 9 years will be considered as the Lawyer level III. This position requires written and spoken competence in English and French. Please state your language capability. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Asset Qualification: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate: Lawyer I Demonstrates some criminal trial or litigation experience in court. Lawyer II Some criminal trial or litigation experience in court. Minimum of 2 years criminal law experience. Lawyer III Extensive criminal trial or litigation experience in court. Minimum of 5 years criminal law experience. Subject to the response of this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration. Behavioural Competencies: The successful candidates will possess the following competencies:  analytical thinking, flexibility, impact and influence, and self-control & stamina. Operational Requirements: The following are also required: Travel; Possession of a valid driver’s license. Salary : From $ 48,802 to $ 113,750 annually, depending on education and experience. Applicants must apply online at www.ere.gnb.ca by April 11th 2017 indicating competition number 16-44-46. Office of the Attorney General Human Resource Services Argyle Place P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Tel: (506) 453-2719 Email:  justice.competitions@gnb.ca We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we promote a scent-reduced environment. As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment. We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Economical Insurance Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 29, 2017
Full time
Job description Economical Insurance recently launched a new in-house legal team that acts primarily in litigation arising from claims under its insurance policies. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new and growing litigation team.       The Law Clerk is responsible for supporting litigation, primarily through reviewing and organizing legal documents for the litigation area. The role will assist in file management, including the preparation of litigation materials and court materials. This position will be based out of the company’s North York, Ontario office.       Who We’re Looking For: You have a high degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with privileged and confidential information You have great attention to detail You are able to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple - sometimes conflicting - priorities You are a team player, adaptable to a changing environment       Your Skills & Experience: Legal Clerk college diploma Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Legal Clerk for a litigation department / legal team practicing civil litigation in Ontario; experience with personal injury/insurance claims is expected Knowledge of Ontario court rules, practice directions and procedures Demonstrated proficiency with Outlook and all MS Office applications       What You’ll Experience: A fun and supportive team with opportunity to grow Great benefits, ongoing education, and competitive pay A company that values the community, wellness and work-life balance
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 29, 2017
Full time
Job description We are a high-achieving, professional, entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and friendly place to work. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and offer a welcoming environment for all people. While we are here to service our clients and are a deadline-driven industry, we look to be innovative, and there are opportunities to participate in initiatives which make a difference in our firm and community as well as to attend Firm social events.       Achieve excellence doing work that’s challenging and rewarding, with people you’ll like working with, in an environment that’s welcoming, supportive, entrepreneurial and innovative, where you’re a valued contributor, not just an employee.       For additional information about the firm or this position, please visit our website at www.fasken.com.         DIRECTOR, LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT   Job Summary Fasken Martineau is looking for a well-organized and thorough individual to develop, implement and lead initiatives relating to legal project management with the purpose of increasing the efficiency and value of services provided to the firm’s clients while reducing costs. Reporting directly to the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer, the incumbent will work with practice groups in all of the firm’s Canadian and international offices to apply project management concepts to client files and legal processes. More specifically, the incumbent will support practice groups by providing them with a structured project management approach.       At Fasken Martineau, success means: A demonstrated ability to project manage, and efficiently handle competing and/or shifting priorities A strong commitment to customer service quality and a goal-oriented approach An acute focus on detail and accuracy as well as a highly developed customer service bias Being autonomous and ability to manage several files at once Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) when dealing with lawyers, clients, staff and third parties Strong, proven interpersonal skills, flexible, creative and versatile Being able to collaborate with an international team Demonstrating leadership traits that foster collaboration, exchanges and creativity Being politically savvy with a genuine desire to grow in a demanding professional environment A positive attitude with a focus on finding solutions Availability to travel on occasion.       Specific Responsibilities Providing leadership for creating, developing and implementing rigorous project management practices, such as preparing budgets and managing work plans for new and existing matters Optimizing existing processes and, in collaboration with practice groups, developing new work methods Developing document templates, reports and key performance indicators specific to each mandate Collaborating closely with the finance, marketing and business development teams to create tools and implement technologies for monitoring the progress made in projects Monitoring ongoing activities against project goals, established standards and client expectations, and providing regular updates and recommendations to the legal team involved Identifying and helping to mitigate risks on legal matters Seizing any new opportunity and suggesting the best strategies to apply with respect to providing legal services Participating in and, when required, leading legal project management meetings Leading Firm-wide projects as requested by the Chief Administrative Officer   Required Knowledge and Experience: MBA and/or university degree in law PMP (Project Management Professional) certification 7-10 years of experience as a lawyer or paralegal, as well as a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role Proven experience fulfilling responsibilities related to legal project management Excellent French and English abilities, both oral and written Advanced knowledge of various legal support systems and technical applications (e.g., project management software, Excel, etc.).   Supervision This role reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.       Accessibility and Accommodation It is important to our Firm that all its members, including those with disabilities, find our workplace to be welcoming and supportive. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.   Background and Reference Checks Any offer of employment may be conditional upon full background checks including a criminal record check, a credit check and employment and educational verifications. A reference check will also be conducted.   Your Application Qualified candidates are asked to submit their application by e-mail to faskenhr@fasken.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.   NO AGENCIES, PLEASE.
Doxim Markham, Ontario, Canada
Mar 29, 2017
Full time
Job description Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Counsel will oversee legal aspects of the business. The incumbent will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure as well will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company follows strict guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.     Tasks & Responsibilities     Review, draft and negotiate contracts for the business units involving product distribution, software licensing and statements of work, etc. Give accurate and timely counsel to management on a variety of legal topics Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitors compliance Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations Offer proactive advice on possible legal issues Expert in drafting and solidifying agreements, contracts and other legal documents Deal with complex legal matters with multiple stakeholders Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization Conduct work with integrity and responsibility Maintain current knowledge of legislation     Key Qualifications and Competencies     Minimum education: Undergrad Law degree from an accredited Canadian law school; Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.   Minimum experience: 2+ years’ experience at a Tier 1 firm or in-house.   Technical skills and/or knowledge required: Sound working knowledge of corporate and contract law, and exposure to IT/IP law would be an advantage; previous experience in (public) tech sector would be an asset.   Non-technical skills/abilities: Ability to manage shifting priorities and multiple deadlines; exceptional organizational abilities; innovative and resourceful with a strong sense of corporate awareness.   The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, must be detail oriented, with proven negotiation and influence skills.   Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedure.   High degree of professional ethics and integrity.   You work well on your own but also enjoy participating in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment where quick deadlines are the norm.     Any application MUST include a covering letter, no more than one page that explains why you are the best candidate for this role (a link to your LinkedIn profile will not suffice). If this sounds like you, please send your application to:           jobs@doxim.com     Please indicate job title in subject heading of email           “An Equal Opportunity Employer”
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