Gowling WLG

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Gowling WLG Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Oct 26, 2022
Hybrid
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 equity, diversity and inclusion, 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 Our Waterloo Region office is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Business Law group. RESPONSIBILITIES Organize and expedite the flow of work through the Professional’s office, initiating follow-up action. Engaging in the management of the professional’s practice. Prepare legal documents with little or no direction 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 individuals, groups, and clients at all levels. Forward or respond to routine correspondence not requiring the Professional’s attention. Manage the bring-forward or diary system/database to ensure important dates/deadlines are met. Take instructions, prioritizing incoming work, following through on assignments and managing ongoing tasks. Prepare special reports, which may include gathering, analyzing 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 2-5 years experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proven ability and commitment to produce a high quality and quantity of work product occasionally under tight timelines. Ability to handle more than one professional and undertake additional responsibilities as required within the share and team. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Able to prioritize and redefine priorities when necessary. Thrives in a fast paced work environment and is able to 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. An offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP employees benefit from a hybrid work 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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 05, 2022
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 Gowling WLG is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant for our Intellectual Property group with a focus on Patent Prosecution. The successful candidate will perform full legal administrative work of a responsible and confidential nature. This role can be based in any of the following Gowling WLG (Canda) LLP offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP employees benefit from a hybrid work environment. RESPONSIBILITIES Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional's practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate Keep abreast of Canadian Intellectual Property Office (patent and design office) procedures and requirements, exercise sound judgment to seek advice Proficiency operating in an electronic and paperless environment Accurately prepare legal documents and correspondence with minimal direction Transcribe and type legal documents and correspondence Liaise between the legal professionals and various internal and external individuals, groups and clients at all levels Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional's practice Prepare invoices, assist in collections and ebilling. Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professionals of administrative detail QUALIFICATIONS Administrative Assistant or Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma. At least 8+ years’ experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant, ideally within Intellectual Property with a focus on Patents. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to work in a team environment with a professional demeanour. Ability to work independently with initiative and exercise sound judgement with minimal supervision. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Thorough, conscientious and strong proofreading skills. Ability to independently learn and use electronic tools, systems and applications. An offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation. 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 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 13, 2022
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. 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.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an integral part of our firm’s core values. We are always striving to build a more equitable, engaging and rewarding workplace by attracting and retaining talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks, paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business services team members work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE As a member of the global Conflicts Team, the Conflicts Lawyer will support the General Counsel Team and the Counsel, Conflicts and Regulatory Matters Team (CAMAT) with the implementation and continuous improvement of conflicts search and analysis processes and procedures.   RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct detailed domestic and international conflict analysis and support resolution of issues. Advise on, and determine the need for client disclosure and ethical walls, and preparing appropriate disclosure and waiver letters, if needed. Conduct research relating to Conflicts law and professional duties and rules of conduct.  Analyzing trends in file openings and conflict of interest issues, to assist in the further automation and innovation of processes.  Contributing to the development and improvement of the CAMAT, including streamlining work flow processes and software enhancements to upgrade our integrated global operation. Review, negotiate and manage Outside Counsel Guidelines, including cyber security elements. Other relevant duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Law Degree and membership in a law society. 1-3 years of experience working in a legal environment. Ability to conduct conflict of interest searches and exercise good judgement to identify and resolve issues. Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, think critically and show initiative while working in a high volume and time sensitive environment. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal, influencing and consensus building skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to provide excellent client service. Strong interest in technology and advanced computer literacy; willingness to learn Intapp conflicts application. Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Fluency in French, both written and verbal, is an asset.  Gowling WLG employees benefit from a hybrid work environment. An offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation. Not sure if you meet all the requirements?  If you are excited about this opportunity but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Gowling WLG is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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 28, 2022
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 equity, diversity and inclusion, 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. OPPORTUNITY Gowling WLG’s Calgary office is currently seeking a motivated associate lawyer with 3-5 years of experience to join its Medical Defence Group, which includes: civil litigation involving claims of medical negligence;  assisting physicians with matters involving their hospital privileges;  advising physicians in complaints to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and other administrative bodies, including the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner; and  advocacy before health and privacy tribunals.  The ideal candidate will have: civil litigation and administrative law experience with a focus on the health sector;  excellent academic credentials;  strong analytical, communication and drafting skills and attention to detail; proven client management skills; and  a willingness to work closely with strong teammates, senior advocates and great mentors to provide exceptional service.  If you are a mid-level lawyer with strong litigation experience looking for a great opportunity, this could be the career move for you. APPLICATION DETAILS Gowling WLG has introduced a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy that requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone working in or visiting its Canadian offices.  Accordingly, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation. Interested candidates should forward their resumes, including academic records, in confidence via the career page on our website. 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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 10, 2022
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 a Legal Administrative Assistant Level III to join our dynamic team. As an integral member of the Legal Administrative Assistant team, the incumbent will support professionals in our Advocacy department whose practice focus on Estates and Trusts litigation. RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare, draft and revise correspondence and other documents related to estate planning matters, estate accounts and the estate litigation process Transcribe a high volume of dictation Assist with preparations for trial, examinations for discovery and mediations Maintain busy lawyer’s schedule, including managing and monitoring emails, book appointments, travel arrangements, and prepare expense reports Take instructions, prioritize incoming work, follow through on assignments and manage ongoing tasks Prepare accounts and manage pre-bills, and have a strong working proficiency with all accounting and billing procedures Opening and closing files Possess the ability to handle more than one professional and to undertake additional responsibilities as required within the share and team Other duties as required QUALIFICATIONS Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized college preferred 5+ years of experience in estates and trusts litigation Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a strong knowledge of grammar and exceptional spelling and proofreading abilities Ability to take instructions, prioritize incoming work, follow through on assignments and manage ongoing tasks Highly organized, team player with the ability to work under pressure, deal with changing priorities and meet strict deadlines Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with clients and all levels of staff Strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive Capacity to work independently as well as in a team environment Strong file management, scheduling, billing, accounts receivable and database management capabilities Be capable of implementing and maintaining practice management systems on behalf of busy professionals Possess strong technical 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 us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Gowling WLG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 31, 2022
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 equity, diversity and inclusion, 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. OPPORTUNITY Gowling WLG’s Calgary office is currently seeking a motivated associate lawyer with 3-5 years of experience  to join its Medical Defence Group, which includes: civil litigation involving claims of medical negligence;  assisting physicians with matters involving their hospital privileges;  advising physicians in complaints to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and other administrative bodies, including the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner; and  advocacy before health and privacy tribunals.  The ideal candidate will have: civil litigation and administrative law experience with a focus on the health sector;  excellent academic credentials;  strong analytical, communication and drafting skills and attention to detail; proven client management skills; and  a willingness to work closely with strong teammates, senior advocates and great mentors to provide exceptional service.  If you are a mid-level lawyer with strong litigation experience looking for a great opportunity, this could be the career move for you. APPLICATION DETAILS Gowling WLG has introduced a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy that requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone working in or visiting its Canadian offices.  Accordingly, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation.