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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov 24, 2017
Full time
C assels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading national law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada’s most dynamic business sectors. We have one of the largest business law practices in the country, serving multinational, national and mid-market clients from our offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Our Vancouver office is currently recruiting for a Legal Administrative Assistant in our Financial Services Department, providing a variety of routine legal and administrative duties to two Partners with an emphasis on commercial insolvency in matters related to debt restructuring, corporate reorganizations, loan workouts, fraudulent preference actions, bankruptcy and receiverships and related litigation. The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to: Preparing basic legal documents from written, oral and taped instructions and precedents. Drafting routine correspondence on behalf of lawyer. Entering dockets and preparing accounts. Transcription of dictations. Applying proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence. Assisting in management of lawyer’s practice, i.e., opening files, arranging meetings, scheduling hearing dates with government bodies and/or representatives, arranging travel and/or accommodations. Managing bring forward system and keeping lawyer apprised of matters in office. Assisting with assembly of affidavits, application records, factums and books of authorities. Coordinating with process servers regarding service and filing of court materials. Coordinating with court offices regarding trial and application bookings and related court material filings. Drafting cover/service letters and coordinating delivery of documents. Coordinating and monitoring administrative functions to ensure completion of work accurately and within established time frames. Providing support to other lawyers and staff as required and requested. The successful candidate must have the following education, experience and/or demonstrated skills: College Diploma in Legal Administration. A minimum of 5 years previous experience as a litigation assistant. Experience in restructuring & insolvency as well as commercial litigation is an asset. Proficient in MS Office 2007. Knowledge of Automated Civil Litigation (ACL). Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet applications and digital dictation software. Strong administrative and organizational skills. Ability to work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to changing situations easily. Ability to juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and exhibit sound judgment. Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team. Exceptional communication skills. Please respond, in confidence to: Agnes Szczeszek Human Resources Coordinator Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP e-mail: aszczeszek@casselsbrock.com Our Firm’s success is built on the unique skills, perspectives, experiences and values of each individual. We encourage a corporate culture that respects and celebrates the dignity, value and diversity of all. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone enquiries, unless required for accommodation purposes.
Economical Insurance Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nov 24, 2017
Full time
Description In 2017, Economical Insurance launched a new in-house legal team that acts in litigation arising from claims under its insurance policies. Economical is looking to expand its in-house team for the first time into Alberta. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing litigation team with excellent opportunities for strategic input and professional development.  Claims Litigation Counsel will act in litigation from inception through to trial and will be part of the Economical corporate legal team. The successful applicant will have carriage of multiple files, prepare written court materials, appear in court and advise on litigation strategies at the case level. In addition, the incumbent will play an advisory role to Economical’s Claims department in relation to claims litigation. This role will be based out of the company’s Edmonton office. Multiple positions are available, one of which may include leadership and daily management responsibilities. Who We Are: Economical Insurance is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies, but there’s really much more to us than that. Since our beginnings in 1871, we’ve been an organization that has imagined bigger and better things, inspiring us to take chances and think innovatively. Our employees are the reason we’ve come as far as we have, and the reason we’ll go much further still. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. What We’re Looking For: High degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard confidential information Assertiveness in practice, but reasonable and forthright Interest in court advocacy and trial work Exceptional verbal and written communication skills across a range of contexts Excellent negotiation and facilitation skills with a proven capability for effective presentation tools/methods Sound judgment, with the ability to critically analyze situations, problem-solve, and deal with ambiguity and have the ability to provide meaningful advice and recommendations Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, yet sometimes conflicting priorities Team player, adaptable to a changing environment Your Skills & Experience: Law Degree from an accredited law school (LLB or Juris Doctor) Licensed by the Law Society of Alberta to practice law as a lawyer in Alberta 2-6 years of post-call experience working in civil litigation, ideally insurance litigation Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint 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
D+H Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov 24, 2017
Full time
Toronto (Downtown), Canada   WHY DO WE LOVE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY?   With over 10,000 superstars across 48 different countries globally, it is hard not to be inspired every single day.  At Finastra we celebrate in global knowledge sharing, diversity and an opportunity to make a difference for each other and for our customers .   We are on a journey.  After bringing two global Fintech leaders together in June 2017, Finastra has truly recognized the opportunity and power we have, by combining our expertise, successes and passion together. Whether it is in a collaboration hub or innovating with colleagues across our global landscape, we are one team creating a network of talent and creativity in a stimulating environment, to do what we can to make a difference for our customers .    Our people are leaders in their role and are always looking for new ways to help our customers grow, compete and optimize their business.  From a graduate Software Engineer to an experienced Sales Executive – we are looking for personal leadership and people with the appetite to understand the markets and customers we serve. We drive   innovation that challenges the status quo and feel proud of the positive differences that we make every day.  We recognize talent and provide a work environment where leaders can drive results , develop and grow their careers.   Success is what you do, success is what we achieve, together.   The future of Finance is open – combine your talents with Finastra opportunities to create an exciting career with us.   For more information, visit Finastra.com   ********************************************************************** Job Summary Finastra is seeking an exceptional Corporate Counsel to join its legal department in Toronto.  This fast paced, dynamic team is accountable for the Canadian corporate legal portfolio of the 3rd largest Fintech company in the world.  Reporting to the General Counsel (Canada), the ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years post call proven work experience with a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters.      Requirements   Experience, Skills and Knowledge: Strong business acumen to draft and negotiate contracts with customers and vendors Provide legal advice relating to the implementation of new products and services Work collaboratively as part of the global team; and provide regulatory and compliance support Confident, resourceful and motivated lawyer with very strong drafting, negotiation and advisory skills.  Exposure or experience with software licensing, technology outsourcing, and product compliance would be considered an asset.  Must have a law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing of the Ontario bar.   **********************************************************************   The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact us at 800-274-7280 or via email at talentattraction@finastra.com .     The Future is Collaborative . The Future is Open. The Future is Now.
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