Miller Thomson LLP

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Miller Thomson LLP Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 20, 2024
Full time
As a recognized national business law firm, we support, grow, and impact our communities through our work. We help entrepreneurs, companies, and professionals shape and build the Canadian economy. When you start a career with Miller Thomson, you join a firm that puts its people first. We provide the opportunity to influence the course of your career, community, and workplace with the support and backing of a national organization. While teamwork and collaboration are hallmarks of our culture, we accept and encourage individuality. You can expect a friendly, safe, and supportive environment where your colleagues will rally around to help you succeed. Find the spark that will propel your career to new heights. Apply today to join a firm that is dedicated to you. We are seeking a Lawyer to join our Practice Efficiency & Innovation department in the Firm. The Practice Efficiency & Innovation Lawyer (“Innovation Lawyer”) supports multiple functions and initiatives that promote practice growth and service excellence. The Innovation Lawyer supports the firm’s legal project management function, which involves developing and managing roadmaps and pricing for legal matters, including the development and implementation of alternative fee arrangements, to improve the delivery of legal services, strengthen client relationships and enhance profitability. The Innovation Lawyer also supports the integration and deployment of new technologies and methodologies to enhance our legal services and client experience. As a legal project manager, this position promotes and implements the firm’s i3 initiative (involve, improve, innovate) to improve the delivery of legal services, strengthen client relationships and exceed client expectations. As a knowledge manager, this position captures, maintains and disseminates the firm’s knowledge and business intelligence resources. This position supports our Practice Group Leaders to help define, implement, and monitor business development and practice group management goals. The Innovation Lawyer works with Lawyers and Administrative Departments, such as Finance, Markets, IT and Library to meet the needs of the practice groups. Key Responsibilities: Educate and train our legal teams on LPM tools and methodology including AFAs; works closely with our legal teams to formulate matter work plans and monitor project progress to budget; participate in implementation of new innovative LPM tools (such as new software rollout); Collect, organize, and disseminate KM resources (e.g., KM precedents, model documents, etc.) and support the development of model documents and templates; train incoming lawyers and students on access and use of KM resources; Support practice groups’ strategic plans and business development activities (e.g., provide input for RFP pursuits, assist with client seminars, publications, etc.); What you'll bring : A practicing lawyer in Canada and/or LL.B. or J.D.; At least three (3) years of experience in practicing law at a national law firm or at a major corporation; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; This position requires a fluently bilingual individual in both French and English (written and spoken), as the nature of the work involves communicating with colleagues and clients in all provinces of Canada, including our office in Montreal; A strong communicator and able to work effectively, share ideas clearly with all team members and personalities; Demonstrates self-awareness, having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths and weaknesses; Process driven with excellent project and time management skills; Works comfortably both on teams and independently; Strong analytical, organizational, oral, written and presentation skills; Commitment to providing quality service and consistently exceeding client expectations; Able to be flexible with daily tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously, with tight deadlines; Takes initiative in seeking out opportunities to improve practice efficiency and support projects; Working knowledge of Microsoft Products. Skilled in Microsoft Excel and comfortable learning new technologies; Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships and be an effective listener and influencer. 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 well-being 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 ten offices across the country. 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 equity, 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 accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of the accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation. -