Knowledge Lawyer, Current Awareness

  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

The Team

Knowledge plays a critical strategic role at Norton Rose Fulbright, ensuring quality and efficiency of services and that our clients benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of the whole organization. Senior management are committed to the vision of making the contribution and sharing of knowledge a core part of the firm's culture, in the belief that how we use our knowledge is key to business growth and client care.

Norton Rose Fulbright has a team of knowledge professionals dedicated to the standards, sharing and systems that will help us achieve this goal across the whole organization. This includes knowledge lawyers, library and information experts, full stack developers and legal technology specialists.

The Knowledge Lawyer position reports into the Director of Knowledge with a dotted line to the Library Services.

The Role

The Knowledge Lawyer, Current Awareness, will develop a national curated current awareness program and legislative updating service to ensure that our lawyers and key clients are kept apprised of key developments in the law that impact their practice and business.

As part of the role, the Knowledge Lawyer will analyze and summarize applicable developments in the law from a variety of sources including aggregated media, email alerts and web-based and online resources to create curated internal and external alerts to highlight critical areas of importance to key clients, firm leadership and practice areas.

The successful candidate has excellent research, analytical and drafting skills, is an engaging communicator, is passionate about the law and is self-motivated.

The position offers an agile, flexible working environment. The successful candidate could choose to work from home, out of any of our Canadian offices or under a hybrid model.


  • Excellent web-searching and technical searching skills and advanced MS office skills
  • In-depth familiarity with various legal research resources and tools such as WestlawNext and Lexis/QL
  • Highly detailed knowledge of government structures and the legislative process in Canada, including publications in relation to legislative updates such as Bills, Acts, Regulations, Guidelines, and other tools related to the legislative process at both the Federal and Provincial/Territorial levels
  • Ability to, in collaboration with other members of the Knowledge team and practice group heads, ascertain current awareness requirements in various areas of the law
  • Ability and willingness to learn new tools, processes and technologies
  • Knowledge of intranets as a communication vehicle and experience using SharePoint for developing content would be an asset
  • Ability to find and analyze legislative content, including updates to legislation for use in client products and for use by key internal stakeholders
  • Analytical skills such as trend identification and identifying important legal and industry developments
  • Strong research, editing and writing skills and ability to quickly summarize information in a clear and concise fashion
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to curate and analyze content using highly honed judgement skills
  • Ability to produce bespoke current awareness reports for short term requests and maintain daily and monthly deadlines
  • Creative thinking, passion for the law and a keen interest in current affairs and awareness for legal and business development news
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the Knowledge team, practice group heads and other lawyers in various areas of the law and business services team members across Canada

Education and Experience

  • Dual JD/MLIS or Law Degree with at least 5 to 7 years of research and practice experience
  • Bilingualism/French language skills an asset



Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a leading international legal practice. With more than 4000 lawyers operating in over 50 offices, we offer a full business law service to many of the world's pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia and the United States.

Diversity and Inclusion

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity in the broadest sense. An inclusive environment that welcomes and supports differences, and encourages input from all perspectives helps our people excel. Our commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse work environment is absolute. Our clients demand it of our teams, our global footprint requires it to succeed in a range of cultures and our ongoing pursuit of the best talent is dependent on it. We know that the best people can only be found by looking across the full spectrum of gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, culture and level of physical ability.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

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