Miller Thomson Lawyers
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We are currently seeking a versatile and committed Legal Assistant to join our Toronto Litigation team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic role. This position will support two partners, and offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one’s strong litigation and practice management skills. This position requires a superstar organizer who has the technical knowledge and experience of handling complex files from start-to-finish. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organization skills, with a desire to work in and promote a client first focused culture. In this role, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):
Practice administration: including managing email and calendar accounts, electronic/hard copy filing, processing client accounts, and coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
Drafting, preparing and proof-reading of correspondence, accounts, various litigation documents (e.g. pleadings, briefs, motion records), and court forms;
Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system to diarize court and court filing dates, meetings, and appointments;
Filtering incoming calls/mail/email and following-up on various information requests, including responding to client queries, and re-routing responses appropriately to ensure high level of client service and responsiveness;
Other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this role, you possess:
Community College Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent combination of experience;
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant.
Experience in Civil Litigation (Federal and Superior Court procedures) will be considered an asset;
Strong attention to detail with the flexibility to accommodate work demands;
Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment;
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.
What we offer: We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer:
A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks’ Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee wellbeing as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
Flexible working options;
Special appreciation events / celebrations;
Charitable savings programs.
Who we are: Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest-growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry. Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications 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 accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation. Please note that, Miller Thomson LLP and Miltom Management LP (the “Firm”) have a COVID 19 vaccination Policy that requires all Firm members and visitors to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada to access our premises. Unless otherwise mentioned in the job posting, Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from the Firm will be required to provide a proof regarding their vaccination status in line with our policy as a condition of employment. The Firm will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical, religious, or other grounds to the extent protected by applicable human rights legislation.
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Branch: Non-Regulated Affiliation: Management & Exempt Employment Status: Full-Time Regular Posting End Date: Open until filled We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever. You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow. If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.
Your corporate law experience is unmatched and you can reliably provide sound legal advice on a host of subject matters. You understand the need to work closely with your clients and partners to achieve the best results. Sound like you? Then you should apply for our Legal Counsel role.
In this position, you will provide legal support on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters related to the energy industry, including procurement, real property law, information technology law, and advise our various internal departments. The details mean everything, and your meticulous approach ensures your legal analysis and advice are always on the mark. Thanks to your finely tuned methods for organization, you can effectively work on projects simultaneously and provide timely support to your clients.
We are guided by our values every day, including our drive to be collaborative and customer-centric. With our shared passion for serving our customers, we look forward to how you can help us rethink our energy future.
In year 1, you will:
Build a solid understanding of our business and strategic objectives and regulatory requirements to provide quality legal advice and support.
Develop expertise in specific areas of law and apply your legal knowledge and experience to support business units and senior lawyers.
Foster strong working relations with business units and key stakeholders.
In year 2, you will:
Be responsible for providing practical legal advice and support to specific business units, including providing legal opinions and drafting contracts.
Analyze legal issues and make recommendations to senior management and our executive leadership team.
Build on existing and new relationships with internal stakeholders and business units.
What it takes:
A bachelor of law or Juris Doctor degree, three to six years of post-call experience in an corporate legal department or law firm, and good standing membership with the Law Society of B.C.
Previous energy industry experience as well experience in real property matters, procurement, information technology law is an asset.
A demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail to identify, analyze, research, evaluate legal issues, interpret legislation and provide legal opinions and advice.
An extensive background in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.
Thorough organizational skills to manage multiple time-sensitive files and projects concurrently that meet business owners’ expectations.
Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.
Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.
To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.
Senior Counsel (Canada Legal Lead)
Location: Mississauga Head Office, Flexible Commuter (Hybrid Work)
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for managing all of the day-to-day legal matters, strategies and tactics associated with Amgen’s operations in Canada, overseeing an Associate, Counsel. This dynamic position will provide broad based legal support services to Amgen Canada's commercial, medical, regulatory and related business functions. This role serves as an important advisor to the General Manager and extended Leadership Team in Canada.
This Senior Counsel will be part of the Europe/MEA/LATAM Legal Group, based in Zug, Switzerland, and will report to a senior lawyer in the group.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Serve as primary in-bound / out-bound point of contact on all legal issues in Canada
Member of the Management Team for Amgen Canada
Advise Amgen Canada teams on customer contracting, distribution, brand promotions, privacy and related disputes with competitors, payors and customers
Advise on general compliance matters related to appropriate interactions with health care professionals and government officials, including participating on local committees
Work with Amgen Canada Business Units and Value, Access & Policy group on all aspects of pricing, promotion and reimbursement activities related to Amgen products at federal/provincial levels
Advise Amgen Canada Regulatory, Medical and Clinical teams on the laws and regulations related to the filing and promotion of pharmaceutical products, and clinical trial activities
Provide legal support on HR, IP-related and corporate development/licensing/litigation activities in Canada as requested
Manage corporate administration of related Canadian entities, including drafting Board of Directors and/or Shareholders meeting minutes
Manage engagement of external counsel, prepare legal budgets and track current and forecasted external legal spend
Provide support on an ad hoc basis for matters relating to Amgen’s research facility located in Burnaby, British Columbia (ABC)
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The legal professional we seek is a problem solver with these qualifications:
Licensed lawyer practicing in Ontario, member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and a law degree from a recognized law school or qualified to practice law by a provincial bar association in Canada
10+ years of law practice at a top law firm and/or experience working in a legal department of a multinational company
Experience in the life sciences/healthcare sector strongly desired but, in its absence, experience in other regulated industries
Excellent analytical, legal drafting, oral and written communications skills
Proven track record of ethical judgement, maturity, strategic planning, problem solving and decision-making, and strong leadership
Ability to manage competing priorities and provide a high level of client service to multiple stakeholders
Ability to work independently and in teams
Experience navigating matrixes within global organizations
People management experience
What you can expect of us
As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.
Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits
for a career that defies imagination
In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Renewable Energy Systems
Come join the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. We to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world's energy future.
Reporting to General Counsel, the Counsel provides counsel on legal rights and obligations of complex matters to protect our legal interests.
Review, negotiates and prepares legal documents to convey our intent in different transactions.
Advise on commercial contracts, subcontracts, leases, easements, letters of intent, joint venture agreements, supply contracts and power purchase agreements.
Identify legal and commercial risks, communicate risks and propose legal and commercial terms to reduce these risks.
Draft and negotiate acquisition and divestment agreements.
Review legal publications and pending legislation and advise management of changes that affect the Company.
Accomplish tasks delegated by General Counsel and support other attorneys.
Help with contractual issues related to development of renewable energy projects, especially related to land acquisition, leasing and sales of projects.
Help manage external legal resources to ensure quality and consistency of service on a cost-effective basis.
Help with Company Secretarial matters, preparing board documents and ensuring adherence to corporate governance guidelines.
Assert the position of the company in disputes, working for a positive outcome.
Draft and negotiate construction contracts and associated agreements, mitigating risks to the company.
Support the construction team by advising of our rights and protect these rights through notice letters, change orders and other channels.
Take responsibility to ensure board papers completely describe risks, and ensure papers are submitted working through the approval process working with the transaction team and the General Counsel.
Draft and propose processes and standardized agreements to facilitate efficiency in providing legal support to the business.
Become familiar with the goals of the departments working to become a trusted advisor to the team.
Follow safety and security procedures and determine appropriate action. Report potentially unsafe conditions and uses materials and equipment properly.
Intermediate skills in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.
Experience with project development, asset sales, construction, and finance.
Intermediate skills in assessing risks and developing solutions.
Experience in construction projects.
Expertise in property law and real estate transactions to support renewable energy development on a commercial scale.
Bachelor's degree and a degree from an accredited law school.
Admitted to the state or province bar association.
Physical requirements and environment:
The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those you encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform sedentary office tasks with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites. You may occasionally lift to 10 pounds and may be asked to use a computer.
Anticipated base salary range: $111,000 - $145,000
The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. You will be bonus eligible.
RES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.