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Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 25, 2019
Full time
BLG Vancouver is actively recruiting for an Associate for its dynamic Corporate Commercial Group . Right from the start, with the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you, you will be part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team. If you are a lawyer with drive and knowledge in the area of infrastructure, procurement, project finance, and general corporate commercial, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG. Through our distinctive client-focused approach, you will grow your career working with some of Canada’s most significant private and public sector clients. Depending on your background, you can expect to contribute to one or more of the following areas: Infrastructure (including Public Private Partnerships) and Procurement Project Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Divestitures Reorganizations Commercial Contracts This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and changing the future. Top professionals who want to innovate and collaborate should apply. A cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references should be sent in confidence, no later than August 9, 2019 , to: Kimberley Ho Professional Recruiting Manager Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 403.232.9626 KHo@blg.com We thank all applicants for their interest in this position on the clear legal job board; 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. Apply Now
Borden Ladner Gervais Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 14, 2019
Full time
Reference # MREA_-_07-05-19 Open Date July 5, 2019 Close Date July 26, 2019 Location Ottawa BLG’s Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group (EMER) is home to many of Canada’s most highly recognized expropriation, municipal, environmental and regulatory lawyers. Housed within Canada’s largest law firm, this specialized group represents many of Ontario’s municipalities as well as significant public institutions and private corporations. Our Ottawa office is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious lawyer with 3 – 5 years of relevant experience to join our team. The successful candidate will bring their experience to a team of talented and leading lawyers in the highly specialized areas of Municipal, Planning & Expropriation and Commercial Real Estate law. Candidates with strong drafting skills and interest in land use, development and real estate are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to hit the ground running, possess a superior academic record and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a talented team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level. If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references by July 26, 2019 , in confidence to: Danielle Laflamme Manager, Professional Recruiting Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613.787.3578 DLaflamme@blg.com 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. Apply Now    
Borden Ladner Gervais Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jul 05, 2019
Full time
BLG Toronto is actively recruiting a Senior Associate for its dynamic Tax group. Right from the start, with the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you, you will be part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team.  If you are a lawyer with drive, knowledge and 5 - 7 years experience private corporation and international planning experience as well as structured tax planning and trust experience, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG. Through our distinctive client-focused approach, you will grow your career working with corporations in Canada, the US and abroad. Depending on your background, you can expect to contribute to one or more of the following areas: Structuring Private Company Reorganizations Tax Advice and Structuring for Non-Resident Corporations International Tax Planning Voluntary Disclosures This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and changing the future. Top professionals who want to innovate and collaborate should apply. A cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references should be sent by July 19, 2019 , in confidence to: Danielle Laflamme Professional Recruiting Manager Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613.787.3578 DLaflamme@blg.com 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. Apply Now
Borden Ladner Gervais Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 01, 2019
Full time
Purpose of the Role We are looking for a Practice Assistant for our Business Law Group (Financial Services) . The Practice Assistant will be expected to 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. Key Responsibilities The key responsibilities of this role are: Administrative 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 Coordinate/conduct conflict searches with the assistance of the Administrative Assistant 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 Communication 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 Work a legal assistant job Document production 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 and Practice Group Billing Coordinator 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 Send bills to clients, with appropriate covering documents 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 Legal Assistant Diploma or equivalent experience; Fluently bilingual in French and English, written and spoken; Minimum 2 - 5 years legal experience; Experience in Business law an asset; 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.
Borden Ladner Gervais Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jun 19, 2019
Full time
BLG is proud to have the largest Shipping group in Canada. As the only firm with a national, coast to coast presence in this field, we represent all the major players of the industry. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in Shipping law, while experience in Maritime law will be considered a great asset. The selected professional must be perfectly bilingual, be a member in good standing of the Québec Bar and must've already advocated in front of the Courts many times. A Common Law degree and good knowledge of the Federal Courts are great assets. The successful lawyer will be called upon to act in litigation files in the Federal Court, the Superior Court and the Court of Québec, will conduct research and provide opinions on transportation regulations and assist more senior lawyers in the negotiation of contracts and transactions in the marine transportation and other transportation industries. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the national leader of the Maritime Law Group. At BLG, we encourage our professionals to take ownership of their careers. You will benefit from strong mentorship and top of the market professional development programs, while enjoying enough flexibility to develop your own initiatives and manage your own files. If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter and résumé, by July 13 2019 , in confidence to: Myriam Lapierre Manager, Professional Recruiting (Montréal) Borden Ladner Gervais S.E.N.C.R.L., S.R.L. 1000, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Suite 900 Montréal (Québec) H3B 5H4 514.954.3182 MLapierre@blg.com We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes. BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities. BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition. Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. * Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.
Borden Ladner Gervais Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jun 14, 2019
Full time
The BLG National Leasing Centre is actively recruiting for one or more Associates for its dynamic Commercial Leasing group. Right from the start, with the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you, you will be part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team.  If you are a lawyer with experience in leasing from in-house or private practice and strong drafting skills, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG. Through our distinctive client-focused approach, you will grow your career working running routine leasing matters for some of the biggest retailers and financial institutions across Canada. This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and changing the future. Top professionals who want to innovate and collaborate should apply. A cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references should be sent in confidence to: Danielle Laflamme Manager, Professional Recruiting Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613.787.3578 DLaflamme@blg.com 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. Apply Now
Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 07, 2019
Full time
BLG’s Commercial Litigation Group is currently recruiting an Associate with a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience to join its team in the Vancouver office. BLG is one of Canada’s leading dispute resolution firms with a strong tradition of excellence in commercial litigation and arbitration. Applicants who have strong analytical, oral and written communication, practice management, and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse litigation practice. Our litigators have experience in trial and appellate courts, as well as before regulatory, commercial, and administrative tribunals. Our broad practice group regularly handles complex commercial disputes, including class actions, international and domestic commercial arbitration, securities litigation and investigations, shareholder disputes, real estate and leasing disputes, franchise disputes, construction disputes, intellectual property, and trade and procurement disputes across all major industries. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his or her skills and career as part of a thriving team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to develop and build his or her own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond his or her current skill level. BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all candidates. If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references by June 7, 2019, in confidence to: Kimberley Ho Manager, Professional Recruiting Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 520 – 3 Avenue SW, Suite 1900 Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R3 403.232.9626 KHo@blg.com We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities. BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition. 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.  
Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 06, 2019
Full time
Purpose of Role The Commercial Litigation Paralegal will be an integral member of the Commercial Litigation Group working closely with lawyers and other members of team to provide the highest level of client service, while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team. The ideal candidate must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, a desire for continuous growth and thrive when working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience working in commercial litigation. Key Responsibilities The key responsibilities of this role include: Electronic organization and maintenance of files Preparing client reports at regular intervals and engaging in direct client communications relating to ongoing matters Identifying, requesting and monitoring lists of required productions and information from both the client and opposing counsel Preparing document memoranda/ briefs, charts, chronologies and summaries of documentary evidence for use on discovery, pre-trial and arbitration/trial Preparation of list of documents Reviewing and summarizing discovery transcripts; managing undertakings and refusals; preparing discovery reports to clients Drafting and compiling motion materials, books of authorities and Court and Arbitration material; Use of electronic document management software (Relativity) to search for key information and preparing binders containing relevant information Compiling statistics and information and performing research tasks Liaising with and retaining expert witnesses Trial/Arbitration preparation, including preparation of required notices and subpoenas; Maintaining a bring-forward system to ensure team members have everything required for any scheduled meetings, discoveries, mediations, arbitration hearings or court appearances Cooperating within the team to assist with overflow, urgent deadlines and back-up coverage Key Competencies Required Paralegal Certificate or Diploma from an accredited institution Relevant experience in a similar role with extensive knowledge of litigation legal procedures and statutes including familiarity with the rules for various courts Advanced knowledge of international arbitration proceedings is an asset Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel 2010 Professional demeanor and strong organizational, investigative, fact-finding, and problem solving skills A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and colleagues Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative as required Flexibility, good judgment and initiative with a demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail Ability to handle pressure and to remain calm in working within time constraints Availability to work extended hours when necessary Application If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Bria Taker at BTaker@blg.com by June 14, 2019 . 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. Apply Now