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Gowling WLG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 12, 2020
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE Based in the Ottawa office, we are seeking a Junior or Intermediate Law Clerk for our Business Law Department to work within a team environment. RESPONSIBILITIES Performance and interpretation of corporate searches (PPSA, bankruptcy, executions, profile reports, litigation, etc…) Preparation and filing of annual returns. Collecting and organizing material and information required for corporate records, including maintenance of minute books, preparation of annual resolutions and data entry using EnAct dedicated corporate database software. Preparation, registration and maintenance of partnership, business names and extra-provincial registrations, including filing of notices of change. Ability to comfortably communicate with clients and internal professionals in order to take instructions, obtain required information and report on status. Initiating the organization of and management of files or parts of files. Basic incorporations and organization of companies. Assisting senior Law Clerks with drafting of corporate documents. Ability to work well in a team environment, employing good communication and social skills.   QUALIFICATIONS Law Clerk diploma coupled with 2 to 5 years legal experience as a Law Clerk/Paralegal in the Province of Ontario. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word. Ability to work in a team environment with a professional demeanour. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Experience with EnAct or similar corporate database is an asset.   Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 10, 2020
Full time
At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.     PROFILE We are currently seeking two (2) motivated law clerks to join the dynamic Medical Defence & Health Law group. The Medical Defence & Health Law group acts as counsel on various matters in support of the defence of medical professionals. The successful candidate will be proactive, have a strong work ethic and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Note: One opportunity is an 18-month contract role and the other is a permanent role where Bilingualism (French/English) is required.     RESPONSIBILITIES   The successful candidates’ responsibilities may include and are not limited to the following: Receive directions from professionals Draft court documents and correspondence at each of the various steps throughout the conduct of the file Liaise with client to obtain new file details and information and relay the specifics to professionals to ensure the timely file opening and client contact has been made Calculate litigation timelines and ensure deadlines are met Maintain files, including monitoring, organization and updating of material, contact with opposing counsel, Courts and clients, and initiation of follow up actions where necessary Manage documents in electronic databases Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines Prepare materials for experts Summarize transcripts and prepare lists of outstanding items and/or tasks Assemble answers to undertakings Prepare charts, chronologies and summaries of documentary evidence Assist professionals in preparation and attendance at formal court/administrative processes and proceedings, examinations, etc. Assist in developing and improving electronic file management systems and paperless practice processes Liaise with firm IT specialists and third party service providers Assist in training and provide ongoing support to all group members on litigation support software and electronic file management systems (including Relativity) Draft policies and procedures for all group members and provide ongoing support on these policies and procedures Maintain and continually update several spreadsheets regarding fee forecasting and billing     QUALIFICATIONS 5 plus years as a Paralegal/Law Clerk Paralegal/Law Clerk or Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate Knowledge of Relativity, or other e-Discovery platforms, is an asset Knowledge and experience working with Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) software is an asset Ability to troubleshoot and develop creative solutions Interest in and aptitude for new software and technology In-depth knowledge of legal terminology, principles, processes and Rules of Civil Procedure is an asset Ability to communicate effectively in a professional, confidential and courteous manner Superior analytical and organizational abilities and the ability to problem-solve Ability to manage multiple priorities and to redefine priorities when necessary Excellent writing, verbal and grammar skills Bilingualism (French/English) is required for the permanent role. Handle stress in a professional manner Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Interpersonal skills required to work effectively with other staff and professionals in a team environment     Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Mar 15, 2020
Full time
A BOUT GOWLING WLG    At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.    When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.    Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.    PROFILE    As part of an international law firm, we are involved in a wide-range of local, national and international matters. We practice at the highest level; doing the sophisticated work demanded by some of the biggest businesses in Canada, and several of the Fortune 500. We are trusted advisors, giving advice that is timely, focused and practical. We are a fun group and clients like to work with us.    Our Community boasts two of the highest-ranked universities in the country, great public schools, an entrepreneurial spirit and many cultural, culinary, sporting and retail amenities which are attractive to busy professionals. It is a terrific place to live and work.    OPPORTUNITIES    We are looking for an associate who has solid experience in and is committed solely to the practice of employment law - both the solicitor and litigation aspect of the practice. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work with exciting entrepreneurs in the infancy of their endeavours, as well as the largest and most prestigious global companies. Our Waterloo Regional office, presently boasting 50 lawyers in multiple disciplines, will provide an ideal forum within which the successful candidate can build expertise and shape a solid practice with attentive mentorship along the way.    Employment, Labour and Equalities (3-6 years of experience)    APPLICATION DETAILS    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, law school transcripts (for candidates under 5 years) and any other material of assistance. Application materials are held in the strictest confidence.    Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.    While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Feb 28, 2020
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services teams work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE Our Calgary Employment, Labour and Equalities team provides a range of employment and immigration related services as well as guidance on Occupational Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation matters. Our office represents a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, insurance, energy and agriculture. Additionally, our Calgary professionals advise on a number of employment matters arising out of transactions; including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border deals. We have a robust labour practice, acting exclusively for employers. We regularly appear before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Human Rights Commission, all levels of Alberta court and frequently conduct grievance arbitration hearings. We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a genuine interest in employment law to join our team. RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare legal documents, letters, memos and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from our legal professional; Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional’s practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate; Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional’s practice including management of diary systems and databases to ensure important deadlines are met; Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professional of administrative detail including but not limited to accounting, opening and closing of files, and billing; Coordinate flow of documents between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals and clients at all levels; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Strong interest in Employment, Labour, & Equalities, with demonstrated experience in this area of law being required; Experience in litigation is required; Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required; Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload; Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills; Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities; Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dec 21, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it - we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE We are currently hiring a Advocacy Law Clerk to provide support to our Professionals. The successful candidate brings strong litigation experience, a proven ability to work in a team environment, and a genuine interest in commercial litigation, insurance, and professional liability. RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the professionals in preparing for the various stages in the litigation process including Interlocutory Applications, Questioning, Trial and Appeal; Liaise with clients, experts, opposing counsel and professionals as required; Review files to understand the nature of each case, evaluate steps to be taken and ensure critical deadlines are identified and met on an ongoing basis; Independently draft documentation including but not limited to court documents, correspondence and memoranda to meet the requirements of the Court, the clients, and the Professionals; Organize, track and maintain documentation relevant to the files and proactively undertake follow-up as required; Assist the Professionals in preparing expert packages including electronic organization of documentation; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS A minimum of a Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma with preference for Paralegal/ Law Clerk Certification from a recognized post-secondary institution; Litigation experience with a solid understanding of the steps in the litigation process; Experience in commercial litigation, insurance, and professional liability is preferred; Strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, including the ability to take direction and receive mentoring from team members; Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload; Ability to adapt to the needs of the clients and the legal professionals; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent prioritization and organization skills; Excellent attention to detail; Advanced problem solving skills and flexibility, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities; Demonstrated commitment to a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion is required; Experience with Relativity is an asset.     Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Nov 22, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.   PROFILE We are currently seeking a Senior Law Clerk to join our Litigation Department. The right candidate will bring 5+ years of litigation clerking experience in a full service legal environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team with a strong willingness to learn. The candidate will work closely with all members of our Litigation Department providing our clients with quality work and a high level of customer service.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Receives directions from the professional on the status of the file, the steps required for the conduct of the file, with instructions to meet critical deadlines. Drafts a variety of documentation, from research, precedents and/or directions, including pleadings, forms, contracts, agreements, and correspondence to meet the needs of the various steps required throughout the conduct of the file, in accordance with legislation and/or governing regulations. Assists the professional to ensure that each action on the file conforms to the requirements of the Courts and/or Governing Tribunals or other Government Department. Systematically organizes, tracks and maintains document files and case correspondence, using, where appropriate, computer databases and imaging software. Initiates follow up actions where and when necessary. Assists the professional in preparation for formal stages of the process, such as Examinations for Discovery; Closings; Court Proceedings, etc. Liaises with client to obtain and, when directed by the professional, provide information. Communicates directly with service providers and judicial/tribunal officials in connection with the client’s file. Prepares reports on an as needed basis.   QUALIFICATIONS 5+ years of Law Clerk experience specifically within Litigation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Able to prioritize and redefine priorities when necessary. Strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive. Capacity to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to deal with a constant workload, while being able to multi-task and prioritize effectively.   Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation from the clear legal job board at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Nov 22, 2019
Contract
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it with the clear legal job board, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.     PROFILE We are currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to work within our Litigation Group of our Waterloo Region office.     RESPONSIBILITIES Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional’s office, initiating follow-up action. Prepare legal documents with directions according to general precedents or instructions from professional; letters, memos, etc. of a confidential nature, which may be drafted independently for review by supervisor or may be prepared from dictation or hard copy. Liaise between the professional’s various internal and external contacts, groups and clients at all levels. Manage the bring forward or diary system/database to ensure important dates/deadlines are met. Prepare special reports, which may include gathering and summarizing data. Exercise initiative and judgement to relieve the professional of administrative detail. Create, monitor and maintain client files for better file management and client service. Coordinate administrative tasks e.g., accounting, opening and closing files, docketing, billing, etc.     QUALIFICATIONS A minimum of 2 years as a Legal Administrative Assistant. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Able to prioritize and redefine priorities when necessary. Handle stress in a business-like manner. Strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive. Capacity to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to deal with a constant workload, while being able to multi-task and prioritize effectively.     Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nov 22, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.  When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.  Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.   Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.  PROFILE We are currently recruiting for an Intellectual Property Assistant – Patents. In this role, you will work within a team environment, providing administrative support to the patent lawyers and agents.   RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinating payment of patent and industrial design maintenance fees to CIPO and foreign jurisdictions. Reviewing and entering correspondence from CIPO, Foreign Patent Offices and Foreign Associates into the Intellectual Property in-house database. Processing and entering updates into the Intellectual Property in-house database i.e. file opening forms, client contacts, removing and entering deadlines. Opening, preparing and filing PCT applications to WIPO and Industrial Design and Canadian applications to CIPO. Preparing and forwarding correspondence to CIPO, clients and foreign associates using the Intellectual Property in-house database templates. Reviewing and taking action on daily diaries, including making updates, coordinating with CIPO, pulling the files and delivering them to the responsible professionals, as applicable. Coordinating and communicating updates with the Accounting department i.e. changing clients, processing foreign associate invoices and submitting disbursements. Resolving work-related matters in a professional and timely manner.  QUALIFICATIONS 3-5 years’ experience working as a Patent Assistant. Canadian and Foreign Patent experience. Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with strong keyboard and dicta-typing skills.  Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let the clear legal job board know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate the clear legal job board, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE The Legal Administrative Assistant will work in a team environment in our growing Intellectual Property Practice. The successful candidate will bring excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a genuine interest in Intellectual Property. RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare legal documents, letters, memos and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from our legal professional and law clerks; Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional’s practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate; Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional’s practice including management of diary systems and databases to ensure important deadlines are met; Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professional of administrative detail including but not limited to accounting, opening and closing of files, and billing; Coordinate flow of documents between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals and clients at all levels; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Experience in Intellectual Property is preferred; Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution; Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills; Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities; Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 28, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE Assist and support the General Counsel with advice on firm processes, procedures, strategies and their implementation. Directly involved in complex business transactions, negotiating critical contracts, policy development and implementation, enterprise risk management and professional obligations. RESPONSIBILITIES Advise firm leadership, including the Executive Leadership Team, on legal obligations affecting the firm, its business and its clients. In collaboration with the General Counsel, review, draft and/or support: Conflict matters - domestic and international; Business intake initiatives such as engagement letters, outside counsel guidelines, terms of client relationships, RFPs; Governance agreements such as partnership agreement and Gowling WLG International Firm policies and firm contracts; Professional responsibility and regulatory compliance, including training and development programs on key areas; Enterprise risk management program including claims management; Insurance program including professional indemnity, cyber, Directors & Officers and the annual renewal of the firm’s insurance programs; Corporate Secretary work for the firm and its various affiliates; Investments in clients by the firm or professionals; and Special projects including various projects and transactions. QUALIFICATIONS Law degree and a member in good standing of a Canadian law society/bar. Minimum 6 years’ experience in the corporate/commercial area of law at a full-service law firm or in-house. Excellent interpersonal skills, and a practical and pragmatic style toward providing expert legal solutions. High level of motivation and commitment along with excellent organizational skills. Strong influencing, persuading, and decision making skills. Ability to manage several matters simultaneously in a fast-paced environment where the ability to meet deadlines is as important as attention to detail. Capable of assuming a high degree of responsibility and have a desire to gain exposure to increasingly challenging work. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview by way of the clear legal job board will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 14, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services teams work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE At Gowling WLG, we have been at the forefront of major sector developments for many years. We have a deep knowledge of the energy industry and the requirements of operating successfully in it, meaning we can help our clients identify and overcome challenges and take advantage of the opportunities arising in what is a fast paced and heavily regulated sector. Our multi-disciplinary team has a first-class reputation and operates seamlessly around the globe. We advise governments, regulators, project developers, network companies, financial institutions and investors, energy suppliers and traders, technology companies and the sector supply chain among others. We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team. RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare legal documents, letters, memos and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from our legal professionals; Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional practices, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate; Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional practices including management of diary systems, and databases to ensure important deadlines are met; Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professionals of administrative detail including but not limited to accounting, opening and closing of files, and billing; Coordinate flow of documents and information between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals and clients at all levels; Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Strong interest in Energy Law, with demonstrated experience in this area of law being preferred; Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required; Experience with mineral land descriptions, Crown mineral search letters, and freehold mineral titles is an asset; Experience in title reviews is an asset; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to handle a varied workload; Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities; Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong problem solving skills; Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 15, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG   At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.   When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.   Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.   PROFILE   Working within our Advocacy group with a focus on Administrative & Public Law, the successful candidate will perform full legal administrative work of a responsible and confidential nature for one or more professionals.   RESPONSIBILITIES   Organizing and expediting the flow of work through the professional's practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate. Accurately preparing legal documents and correspondence with minimal direction. Transcribing and typing legal documents and correspondence. Liaising between the legal professionals and various internal and external individuals, groups, senior government officials, politicians and clients at all levels. Working proactively in the day to day support of the professional's practice. Using initiative and good judgment to relieve the professional of administrative detail. Managing the professional’s calendar including travel arrangements. Liaising with clients. Preparing, scheduling, and organizing meeting and briefing materials for the professional and file management. Supporting and monitoring billing matters and undertaking of administrative tasks.   QUALIFICATIONS   Administrative Assistant or Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma coupled with a minimum of five years’ experience in a law firm or senior administrative role in the Senate or House of Commons. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of legal practice requirements, related programs and government relations/lobbying, work experience on Parliament Hill, is an asset. Good keyboarding skills are required. Aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner. Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset. Ability to multi task within a fast paced environment.   Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.   If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.   While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun 03, 2019
Full time
ABOUT GOWLING WLG At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.       When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.       Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.       Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services teams work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.         PROFILE We are currently hiring a Law Clerk to join our expanding Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) group. The successful candidate will join our CMPA Law Clerk team providing support to professionals in this specialized area of health law. The successful candidate brings strong civil litigation experience, a proven ability to work in a team environment, and a genuine interest in medical defence.       RESPONSIBILITIES Our CMPA Law Clerk will:           Assist with intake of new matters and associated tasks;       Liaise with client, physicians, experts, opposing counsel and professionals as required;       Review files to understand nature of the case, evaluate steps to be taken and ensure critical deadlines are identified and met on an ongoing basis;       Independently draft documentation including but not limited to court documents, correspondence and memoranda to meet the requirements of the Court, the client, and the professionals;       Organize, track and maintain documentation relevant to the files and proactively undertake follow-up as required;       Assist the professionals in preparing for the various stages in the litigation process including Interlocutory Applications, Questioning, Trial and Appeal;       Assist the professionals in preparing expert packages including electronic organization of documentation;       Other duties as assigned.             QUALIFICATIONS     A minimum of a Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma with preference being given for Paralegal/ Law Clerk Certification from a recognized post-secondary institution;       A minimum of five years of litigation experience with a solid understanding of the steps in the civil litigation process;      Strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, including the ability to take direction and receive mentoring from team members;       Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload;       Ability to adapt to the needs of the client and the needs of the legal professionals;       Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;       Excellent prioritization and organization skills;       Excellent attention to detail;       Advanced problem solving skills and flexibility, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities;       Demonstrated commitment to a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion is required;       Understanding of medical terminology is an asset;       Experience with Relativity is an asset.              Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.    While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.