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The Native Women's Association of Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dec 11, 2018
Full time
Job Posting: Legal Counsel- International Reports to: Director of Legal Services Salary Range: $60,000 to $65,000 Term: Permanent Closing Date: Open until filled Location: Ottawa Summary NWAC is looking for one lawyer with 1-3 years of experience in international law. The lawyer should be familiar with Treaties, Conventions, Covenants, Declarations, Charters and Protocols in the areas of: Crime of Genocide Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Civil and Political Rights Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Rights of the Child Rights of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights NWAC’s Legal Counsel must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment to respond to a wide variety of legal and social justice needs within the organization. These needs range from in-house corporate necessities to external advocacy and litigation. This is exciting opportunity will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world. General duties The Legal Counsel will: Thorough legal/research as directed or requested; Draft and maintain corporate, litigation, and other legal documents; Draft correspondence with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public; Review and occasionally Conduct draft high level policy documents and reports; Monitor, review, help develop, and change legislation affecting Indigenous women and girls; Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public; Independently attend meetings, briefings, and court events as required; Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping; Travel as required to meet business needs; Competently and respectfully handle sensitive and difficult evidence and testimony; Provide sound legal advice to Executive Management and Board of Directors; Complete relevant administrative tasks; Independently and as part of a team prepare all aspects of litigation files as necessary; Demonstrate a firm understanding of and adherence to Professional and Ethical requirements and expectations; and Work with Strategic Policy, Violence Prevention, and other Legal Counsel to promote welfare and wellbeing of Indigenous women and girls; Perform other related duties as required; Studies and Experience A J.D. or LL.B. with great academic credentials; License to practice law in Ontario; License to practice law in Quebec considered an asset. Experience supporting a not-for-profit and/or international organization with diverse program offerings and cross-functional teams; Key Skills Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French an asset; Strong legal research skills; Attention to detail, and high-level of accountability for the quality and timely completion of projects; Exceptional judgement and relationship-building skills; Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment; Strong and enthusiastic work ethic and passion for the NWAC mission. Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice; Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders; Knowledge Requirements Thorough knowledge of Ontario provincial statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to employers; knowledge of Quebec statues and regulations an asset; Understanding of federal statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to federally incorporated Not-for-Profit Corporations; Knowledge of legal issues important to Indigenous peoples, particularly as they impact women and girls; Some knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions; Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights; Some knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally; Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.); Please submit resume and covering letter to: Christèle Goupy Human Resources 1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 (Email submissions preferred). Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year
Hicks Morley Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dec 11, 2018
Full time
Hicks Morley is Canada’s largest management-side labour and employment firm.  We devote our practice exclusively to human resources law and advocacy.  We advise and represent employers, including many well known corporations, local businesses and public institutions, on every aspect of workplace law.  This includes labour relations, wrongful dismissal and other employment litigation, pension, benefits and executive compensation, education law, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, health and safety, pay equity and information, data security & privacy. We are currently seeking an associate with a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated labour and employment advocacy experience to join our office in the Waterloo region. The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials and the ability to work independently and in a team oriented environment.  He or she must have exceptional practice management skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a client service orientation. Sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills and excellent organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills are required in the role. If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resumé and official law school academic transcripts in confidence to: Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP 77 King Street West, 39th Floor Box 371, TD Centre Toronto, Ontario M5K 1K8 Attention:  Lisa Carty Director, Professional Resources lisa-carty@hicksmorley.com Hicks Morley is an open and respectful workplace which fosters creativity, legal innovation and excellence in our client’s interests.  We are committed to recruiting and hiring the best candidates for all roles, and from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Upon request, Hicks Morley will provide suitable accommodations during the recruitment and hiring process to candidates with accessibility needs due to disability. No agencies please. Tags: Labour and Employment Law
Cartel inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dec 11, 2018
Full time
Cartel is assisting a Downtown litigation boutique that is seeking like minded lawyers in various areas of Civil Litigation.   If you currently have an existing book of business that you wish to retain a higher percent of your earning for billed and collected accounts this may be an ideal opportunity for you.   They are seeking to grow. The firm understands that existing law firm models are outdated and do not reflect the needs of a growing practise. The firm offers first rate offices and support.  This is not a law chamber situation.  It is an opportunity to genuinely be a member of a law firm with advanced goals and equitable financials.  If you have an existing practise in any area of Civil Litigation, to discuss this role further, please submit your CV to:  ben @ cartelinc.com Ben Higham B.S., JD., LL.M. Director of Legal Recruiting Cartel Inc. One, First Canadian Place, Suite 2550
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dec 11, 2018
Full time
We currently have an opening for an Evening Legal Assistant (Document Support). This position requires a client-serviced individual who can produce large volumes of high quality work under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will have exceptional technical skills (able to work with corrupt/damaged documents) and the ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment. In addition, the incumbent must be detail and results oriented, with superior proofreading and organizational skills. If you are a self-starter who shows strong initiative, then this may be the position for you! Hours of Work: 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; Monday to Friday. Position Requirements Successful incumbents will have a Community College Certificate in a Legal Secretarial Assistant program or equivalent, strong technical skills (Adobe Pro & MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint), be a team player, have a positive attitude and professional image, and possess a minimum of 1 years of experience in a similar role. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable. How To Apply We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you have the required background and wish to work in one of Canada’s leading law firms, please reply in confidence with a cover letter and résumé by the closing date to: Human Resources Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP P.O. Box 50, 1 First Canadian Place Toronto, Ontario M5X 1B8 Fax: 416-862-6666
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