Miller Thomson LLP
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
We are seeking a Commercial Real Estate Paraprofessional to join our Real Estate department to provide commercial real estate law clerk services. The available position is in our Waterloo office.
Working as a team member in this busy environment, you will be exceptionally organized, flexible to deal with changing priorities, and be reliable to your lawyers and other team members. Proven ability to organize, problem solve and take initiative, follow instructions, while meeting a variety of timelines will make the right candidate successful.
Ability to manage files from beginning to end for purchases, sales and financings of residential, multi-unit residential, retail and industrial transactions
Analyzing, interpreting and summarizing title searches and off-title search results, together with identifying title and off-title requisitions
Drafting and coordinating all required documentation for transactions, including status reports, final reports and post-closing matters
Managing a large workload volume and competing demands
Maintaining control of and adherence to strict deadlines, including proficient maintenance of a good reminder/tickler system for each transaction at all stages of completion and post-closing
Identifying and resolving problems with minimal supervision
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Knowledge:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Real Estate Paraprofessional role within a legal environment;
Solid understanding of current legal terminology
Strong organizational and time management skills
Proficient ability to multi-task and handle competing deadlines and demands
Superior communication skills and strong ability to adapt communication style, as necessary, when communicating with clients and other team members
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Teraview and Conveyancer;
Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and follow instructions with minimal direction and supervision
Ability to work well within a team environment
Keen to learn and expand legal and professional abilities
In order to be considered, the candidate must have a strong work ethic, exceptional communication and organizational skills, be able to work independently and possess the willingness to contribute to the team. This individual must be responsive, intelligent and resourceful, and possess a professional attitude with great client services skills.
If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, quoting the above job title , to email@example.com
While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.
Miller Thomson will provide accommodations on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please inform our Talent Management department of the nature of accommodations that you may require, to ensure your equal participation
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
If you’re entrepreneurial, business-minded and always craving the next challenge, we would love to have you join us on our mission to shape the future of law.
Our lawyers benefit from a self-directed practice, top tier peers and access to the world's largest and most innovative clients - all with a full suite of benefits including paid time off, vision and dental care, and professional development resources. Currently, we're on the hunt for exceptional Commercial/Technology lawyers to join our ranks with:
5+ years of experience working on commercial and IT agreements. Experience dealing with SaaS, cloud computing and licensing agreements considered an asset
A high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgment with strong academic and law firm credentials. Prior in-house experience considered an asset
An innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives with a passion for providing unparalleled client service
Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and able to work onsite throughout the GTA
The responsibilities for this role will include:
Drafting and negotiating commercial-technology agreements such as service, licensing, hosting, procurement and supplier agreements
Mitigating risk in connection with the launch of new products and services
Working with and advising business clients directly, as well as providing guidance and practical solutions
Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.
With over 2,000 (and growing) Axiomites around the world, we seek to live up to the New York Times’ prediction that: “A more sweeping transformation may be on the horizon. And it may look a lot like Axiom”.
Our company is ranked #1 in business of law, innovation in corporate strategy and innovation in law firm efficiency by the Financial Times.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Who You Are… You are a highly competent business-minded lawyer with excellent corporate experience, an exceptional ability to draft and negotiate commercial contracts and a love for working on varied matters and getting things done. You genuinely enjoy working with a team, have integrity in everything you do and are motivated to always make things #MoreBetter. As this role requires providing direct legal support to the business and building company-wide processes, you are a unique person who is practical, can work effectively in a team environment, triage a heavy and varied workflow, set and deliver on appropriate priorities and appropriately manage various legal projects. You are Called to the Bar of a Canadian Province and have 3-6 years of experience, with at least 2-3 years of strong Corporate Law experience in a private practice setting (preferably from a national firm), as well as strong exposure to complex and varied commercial contracts. This position will ideally be located in Vancouver, Canada (for the right candidate, Toronto, Canada may be considered). Responsibilities... In your role, you will be responsible for a variety of Corporate and Commercial matters. On the Corporate side, you will lead or assist with:
Implementing the company’s corporate governance strategy
Global subsidiary management, including maintenance of minute books, organizational documents of our subsidiaries, management of corporate entities, etc.
Credit facility matters
Overseeing the work of the company’s transfer agent, including support of stock issuances, transfers, stockholder inquiries, etc.
Administration of Hootsuite’s equity compensation program
On the Commercial side, you will work within a team of lawyers supporting the business to draft, review and negotiate a broad range of contracts, including those relating to partnerships/alliances, procurement, and global real property leases. In both capacities, you will be instrumental in building legal processes to help manage the scalability of our legal services as we continue to grow and will have the opportunity to take on a wide-ranging portfolio of legal work. You’re Great At…
Providing business-oriented and practical legal advice
Communicating with others, with a knack for translating legal advice into actionable guidance to business teams in plain English
Being a team player with a strong orientation toward a collaborative, results-oriented environment
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Working effectively with a large number of individuals across various departments
Going the extra mile to get the job done right (and having fun while doing so!)
Being highly organized
Getting things done and meeting deadlines
Paying close attention to detail, while also moving toward the bigger picture
Triaging a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently
Taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction
Handling challenging situations in a time sensitive environment, and enjoying the challenges of a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
Being comfortable with change, and pivoting quickly as needs and priorities change
Working effectively with outside counsel
Previous In-House experience
Exposure to legal matters relating to software/technology
#LI-NV1 Hootsuite is an inclusive employer. Every effort will be made to provide accommodations requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Borden Ladner Gervais
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Purpose of Role
The Practice Legal Assistants will act as workflow coordinator for other support services including delegating and reviewing the completion of document production, file management, copying/scanning work and other administrative work. The Practice Assistants will take an active interest in, and obtain a thorough understanding of, all aspects of client requirements to provide exceptional service levels to the lawyers and our clients.
Manage calendars, ensuring they are up to date and reminding lawyers of meetings etc. on a daily basis
Arrange meetings, book conference rooms, refreshments, check rooms prior to meetings etc. and liaise with other attendees, both internal and external
Arrange for travel bookings and related details to be made through the support teams
Arrange photocopying, printing, organizing couriers, sending out of letters, faxes etc.
Arrange for files to be opened and closed, supervise general filing requirements and record keeping
Use effective systems to ensure that both short and long term tasks are completed within required timescales
Support lawyers in marketing activities including involvement in preparation of pitches and presentations
Take internal and external telephone queries, responding as appropriate and/or ensuring that all messages are passed on in a timely manner
Monitor post and/or e-mails and dealing with as appropriate and ensure that all client related correspondence is passed on to an appropriate lawyer if the relevant person is out of the office
Liaise with administrative support departments on behalf of lawyers as required
Liaise with the department’s Team Leader over any planned absences, arranging cover as necessary and communicating this to the relevant lawyers.
Client relationship management
Become an active part in the care of clients and be wholly familiar with contacts/clients
Enter, maintain and update client details and relevant information in the Firm’s CRM contacts system
Deal with basic client queries and general administration
Arrange client meetings
Check correspondence, attachments, documents, reports, presentations, faxes etc. produced by the Document Production team before they are passed to the relevant lawyer and undertake basic/minor amendments where appropriate
Type urgent/short/confidential correspondence and emails
Produce and maintain Excel spreadsheets as required
Financial - Billing
Assist lawyers in ensuring their time is recorded properly and entered onto the system on a daily basis
Assist lawyers in the billing and credit control process by liaising with the lawyer and accounts and to produce standard prebill financial/time reports through the system
Request cheques, bank transfers and paying in money received, as appropriate
Other duties and responsibilities
In addition to providing support to the lawyer(s) to whom they report, a Practice Assistant will also provide assistance to their immediate colleagues in the department and, where practical, other departments.
Team duties will therefore include: Assisting other members of the firm, both proactively and at the request of the Team Leader
Any other duties as requested by the Lawyers or Team Leader
Key Competencies Required
A Practice Assistant has responsibility to ensure that their skill set is up to date and they are familiar with the firm’s departments, key personnel, clients, internal systems and procedures. This will ensure that the Practice Assistant is able to carry out his or her role effectively and, where appropriate, discuss any training requirements with the Team Leader.
In addition to this, they should have/be:
Legal Assistant Diploma or equivalent experience;
Fluently bilingual in French and English, written and spoken;
Minimum 2-5 years legal experience;
Experience in Litigation;
Proficiency in MS Office (excellent knowledge of advanced functions in Word);
Ability to communicate in a professional manner with clients and lawyers;
Ability to interact professionally with clients and all members of the firm;
Strong organizational skills and time management skills;
Detail-oriented individual with good proofreading skills;
Excellent multi-tasking skills;
Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative;
Able to set priorities while maintaining flexibility;
A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Francine L’Heureux at FLHeureux@blg.com by July 6, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.
BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.