Dentons

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Dentons Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun 05, 2024
Full time
Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned as a firm with over 21,000 individuals in more than 200 offices serving clients across 80+ countries. Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2024); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2024), and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2024).   This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise. POSITION SUMMARY   The Legal Assistant role requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general and executive administrative support in our Corporate Group and Leadership Team. The position will require a confident and business-minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks, maintain confidentiality, support client and leadership team requests, and adapt to changing priorities.   RESPONSIBILITIES   Provide direct support to Calgary Office Managing Partner (OMP), Department Managers and Leadership Team, coordinating activities, events and sharing of both office and firm information among the Leadership Team and Partners with a strict adherence to confidentiality; Administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, maintaining calendars, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related Departments/services internally to provide documents and other materials on time to meet client needs; Support and respond to client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow up; keeping the OMP, Department Managers and Leadership Team apprised of interactions in their absence; Draft, prepare and proofread correspondence, accounts and various documents and forms with upmost attention to detail; Enter and maintain lawyer dockets and coordinate with the Accounting Department, when necessary; prepare detailed billing and deal with firm trust processes; Open, maintain and close files, and maintain precedent systems using the Firm protocol for knowledge management including file closures and reporting any requirements; Process incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing bring forwards; Prepare and update cheque requisitions and expense reports; Maintain client/matter lists and current client contact records/notices; Maintain and organize files, both electronic and hard copy as required; Demonstrate a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences; Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS   Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of previous legal assistant experience in related practice areas; Post-secondary education in business or related discipline. Legal Administration Diploma preferred; High level of competency in maintaining confidentiality and adeptly handling sensitive information and situations with the utmost discretion, ensuring that all interactions and data are managed tactfully, and in accordance with privacy regulations and organizational policies. Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments; Provide support to new team members in being a buddy/mentor during onboarding; Ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work, occasionally under tight timelines; Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and take initiative using sound judgment; Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written); Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; Knowledge of accounting/docketing systems and data management systems (i.e. iManage); Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required; Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information; Excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction or supervision and be internally motivated   We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. At Dentons we are committed to offering equitable and competitive pay, we achieve this by aligning internal salary ranges for specific roles to similar positions in the external market. In the normal course, our practice is to hire, transfer and promote employees within the entry part of our range, adjusting as needed based on the prior experience, skills and competencies required for the role along with any market differentials. Recognizing our exceptional talent means providing a comprehensive total rewards package beyond a competitive salary. We have curated our employee benefits portfolio to offer inclusive and comprehensive wellbeing and developmental programs for our people. With extended benefits and mental health plans, paid time off, savings plans, fitness subsidy, parental leave top up and more, our benefits are flexible, aligned to our core values and supports the various needs of our people. Additionally, our personal and professional development programs include people networks, mentorships, and leadership series programming to help people grow their career.   Note: Availability of the benefits and perks may be subject to your location and employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. Dentons reserves the right to alter these programs and offerings in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.     Equal Opportunity Statement At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time. Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 04, 2024
Remote
Global Conflicts Lawyer- Permanent Dentons is currently recruiting for a Global Conflicts Lawyer who will be responsible for assisting with the review, identification and resolution of potential conflicts issues with respect to clients, matters, and new business under applicable rules of professional responsibility and the Firm’s global policies. The role will work closely with members across the Firm’s Global Business Acceptance Department. Why Dentons is different The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways. With over 20,000 individuals in more than 179 offices the opportunity is huge . Dentons continues to receive external awards and recognition, including for our continued international expansion over the last 12 months; for ground-breaking innovation through the development of Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Global Referral Network; and for success in advising clients across multiple regions. Dentons is also a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index and a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner. Primary Responsibilities Work with Global Head of Conflicts, Global Business Acceptance Manager and others in department leadership to assist with conflict checking new clients and matters across a range of different jurisdictions. Utilize available internal and external databases and other such resources to supplement analysis and assist with decision making Communicate with Partners, and other lawyers and professionals to follow up on and address all potential conflicts of interest Prepare on as needed basis waiver/consent language, engagement letters or other such documentation for Partner review and/or submission to clients Proactively communicate with department leadership on complex conflicts questions and other compliance issues Support on general conflict issues that may arise in any jurisdiction Assisting with information barriers and document security management as needed Assist with training firm Legal Administrative Assistants, lawyers and business services staff in understanding the firm's new matter intake, conflicts, Anti Money Laundering, and other compliance procedures Undertake various related special projects as required Involved in leading business clearances across Dentons offices Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position Review and provide thorough and timely analysis of all new business in order to identify ethical and business conflicts of interest Maintain thorough, accurate and current records of all conflicts resolutions in order to ensure integrity of the database and assist in identification and clearing of future conflicts of interest and general matter management. Requirements About You Business international level of English – both written and oral; Highly collaborative and able to work in a global environment, accommodating the different time zones. Particularly strong written communication skills; Particularly strong organizational skills and the ability to manage numerous requests; Significant experience and a proven track record in/as:   You will possess: Knowledge of Intapp conflict checking, ethical wall and business intake software a plus. Be a team player, able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus Understanding and experience of business continuity requirements and implementations Drive out decisions and recommendations; Able to demonstrate excellent customer/client facing skills; Has commercial awareness and understands the business value required from IT investments; Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to details, consistency and quality. Able to work under pressure to tight project deadlines and can adapt to differing demands, prioritizing tasks where appropriate and ensuring complete 'follow through' on operational issues; Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law Strong legal research skills Can carry out all responsibilities in a way that supports the practices values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles. Adept in responding to challenges and issues as they arise; Able to thrive working under pressure, and be able to multi-task; Extensive experience of working with layers of engagement and approval; Impeccable attention to detail and ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects in a collective and collaborative manner. Stay current with recent research and thinking on ethics and conflicts best practices and rules across jurisdictions in which the firm has offices. Maintain a sophisticated, relevant base of knowledge in these areas Qualified lawyer, minimum 3 years of practice experience Prior experience working with law firms or corporate legal departments Independent, pro-active way of working. Able to effectively negotiate with and influence colleagues and others to achieve a successful outcome; Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution; Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, anticipating needs; Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure Essential Qualifications / Experience: Qualified lawyer, minimum 3 years of practice experience, Prior experience working with law firms or corporate legal departments Benefits Diversity & Inclusion Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences. We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. Equal Opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Reward and Recognition Remuneration and benefits package will reflect the successful candidates experience and country where hired.  
Dentons Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 28, 2024
Remote
Remote | 5+ years   Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned as a firm with over 21,000 individuals in more than 200 offices serving clients across 80+ countries. This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.   Dentons Canada is currently seeking a Senior Conflicts Attorney / Lawyer to join their Canada Conflicts team. No experience of the applicable Canadian professional rules is needed – training in the applicable Canadian professional rules will be provided. In a fully remote position, Dentons Canada currently seeks a US-based candidate with substantive and significant conflicts experience – at least 5 years – under the US (or Canada or SRA) rules at preferably an international business, or large national, law firm. The ability to search from scratch, and perform substantive conflicts analysis, is key. Intapp experience is highly desirable. Dentons Canada is open to you working remotely from the US. Relocation to Canada assisted by the Firm may be a possibility for the right candidate and depending on the circumstances. Working primarily from and with the Office of the General Counsel in the Canada Region, the Senior Conflicts Attorney/ Lawyer will assist with potential conflict of interest issues firm wide while playing an integral role in the firm’s client-matter intake process. Ideally, you will have practised law at a leading global law firm (although this is not essential); and while preference will be given to those in the Pacific time zone, all time zones will be considered.   At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 13 consecutive years (2011-2023), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2024) for the seventh time.   Are you interested in a thought provoking and challenging role, while maintaining a standard work schedule, with the option to work remotely? If so, we would love to talk to you about joining our team of conflicts professionals! Please contact our retained agent at ZSA Legal Recruitment, Warren Bongard at wbongard@zsa.ca. Ref. #LI32996.   This is an exclusive search with ZSA Legal Recruitment. All CVs sent to Dentons will be redirected to ZSA for review.
Dentons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 18, 2023
Full time
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Aug 17, 2023 Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 82 countries.   Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2023); Alberta Top 75 Employers (2023), Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; and Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021. This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.   POSITION SUMMARY   The Vancouver office is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our collaborative Labour & Employment group, supporting a mix of partners and associates. The position will require a confident and reliable individual to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities within the Labour & Employment team.   RESPONSIBILITIES   Preparing and drafting legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc. Setting court dates and discoveries and communicating with registries Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system in accordance with the firm’s standards and policy Entering and maintaining on a timely basis lawyer’s dockets, and manage monthly bill cycles Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required Preparing forms such as cheque requisitions, wire transfers, trust deposits, and expense reports Updating and maintaining client/matter lists Scheduling appointments and meetings Administrative tasks including scanning, photocopying, electronic file management, etc. Other duties as assigned   REQUIREMENTS   Legal Administrative Assistant Certification from an accredited institution 2+ years of work as a Legal Assistant with experience in the area of Labour & Employment/Litigation Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other platforms such as CSO and BC Online Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must BENEFITS WE OFFER   Join a firm that is recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada (2023) & Alberta Top 75 Employers (2023)! Competitive salary and benefits package Generous allowance of flex and vacation days RRSP matching program Opportunities for professional growth Short and long term disability insurance Subsidized fitness program Various social events and activities throughout the year Flexible work arrangements   We thank all applicants, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.   Equal Opportunity Statement At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time. Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at the legal job board.      
Dentons Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jul 25, 2023
Full time
ABOUT DENTONS Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 82 countries. Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2023); Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2022); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; and Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021. This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.   POSITION SUMMARY We are seeking a Legal Assistant for our Real Estate practice area in our Calgary office who has a unique blend of skills and experience and the motivation to provide exceptional support to our growing real estate practice. Our legal assistant structure is based on a team model within a practice group. Legal assistants typically support more than one lawyer and will be called upon help others within their practice group when workload volumes are at their peak or during periods of vacation or absence coverage.   RESPONSIBILITIES Administer conveyancing for Vendor/Developer or Purchaser/Lender of residential real estate files from open to close under lawyers direction for purchase transactions; Commercial real estate experience; provide support for acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, condominium developments, financing transactions and land development; Preparing, editing and proofreading routine correspondence, such as sales transactions and trust letters; Responding to client inquiries supporting file matters; Maintaining and organizing files with a robust follow up system; Prioritizing workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established timelines; Preparing requisitions for wiring and depositing funds; Establishing a professional rapport with clients and colleagues; Scheduling appointments and coordinating meetings; and Any other related duties, as assigned.   REQUIREMENTS Legal Assistant diploma from an accredited college plus a minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of legal assistant experience preferably related to commercial and residential practice areas; Proficient with MS Word, iManage, Excel and Outlook; Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are required; A proven track record of working with confidential information; Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues and clients both in person and conversing by phone; Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, remain calm with a sense of urgency while maintaining a positive team driven work ethic using sound judgement; Able to adapt to changing priorities, work with minimal instruction and a willingness to assist in a team member’s absence; Self-starter who is able to take initiative and approach colleagues and lawyers to solicit work; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Takes pride and ownership in the finished work product; Responsible, dependable and consistent; and Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct.   BENEFITS WE OFFER Join a firm that is recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada (2023) & Alberta Top 75 Employers (2023)! Competitive salary and benefits package Generous allowance of flex and vacation days RRSP matching program Opportunities for professional growth Short and long term disability insurance Subsidized fitness program Various social events and activities throughout the year Flexible work arrangements   We thank all applicants who apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.     Equal Opportunity Statement At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time.   Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.   We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.