Corporate Services (Law Clerk) Team Lead

  • McMillan LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 23, 2023
Full time Law Clerk Legal Support

Job Description

Our Corporate Service Team in Toronto has a new role in the Toronto office. The focus of the team lead component will be the provision of exceptional client service by the Corporate Services Department to our internal and external clients and ensuring ongoing efficiencies in the delivery of these services. This position is a hybrid team lead/senior law clerk position with a reduced billable target. This position reports to the Director, Law Clerks and Paralegals.

"Having worked a multiple law firms over my career, ranging from the large Bay Street law firms to smaller boutique law firms, I can say joining McMillan’s Corporate Services Department has been one of the best moves of my career. The positive atmosphere within the firm, the sincere thank you for your efforts makes the McMillan an enjoyable place to work. As a member of the Corporate Services Department you feel as though you are included and are a valuable member of firm. The Corporate Services Department is well-rounded with knowledgeable members and has a definite team attitude. Whether you are working with someone in the Toronto office or with someone from any of the other offices, you are an important part of the team. "

Please note that this role offers a hybrid workweek. Each week will combine at home and working in the office for the balance. Your hybrid schedule will start once you join McMillan!

What You'll Do

  • Co-ordination of Corporate Services Department workflow where large mandates are received, monitoring TOR Corporate Services email account to ensure requests are picked up by team members, and assignment of work to Clerks based on existing skills and development needs.
  • Management of physical corporate records collection and assisting Manager, Corporate Services with review of corporate database records as needed to ensure they are properly maintained, up-to-date and used effectively.
  • Monitor updates to corporate federal and provincial legislation and work with firm lawyers to review, analyze and research corporate federal and provincial legislation, amendments and regulations. Assist with development and/or updating of corporate precedents accordingly.
  • Assessment of department practices and processes to ensure they are in accordance with national Corporate Services Department policies and procedures. Assist Manager, Corporate Services in determining ways to improve efficiencies and ensure consistency in work product of the department.
  • Participate in the implementation of technological solutions to improve delivery of services for internal and external clients, as it relates to Corporate Services.
  • Ongoing training, skill assessment and mentoring of more junior team members to ensure continuous development. Mentoring and training of Toronto Corporate Services Legal Administrative Assistants to ensure continuous development and consistency of practices and work product.
  • Act as “go to” for Toronto Corporate Services Department members for questions and guidance on corporate procedures.
  • Perform a variety of complex and routine corporate legal work as required. Other duties as determined by the Director, Law Clerks & Paralegals and/or the Manager, Corporate Services.

What You Bring

  • Law Clerk diploma OR equivalent legal experience
  • 10 years’ of progressive experience in a corporate services position with extensive experience with complex corporate transactions and reorganizations
  • Knowledge of legal and technical procedures, statues, regulations and applicable governmental practices is mandatory.
  • Enthusiastic team member able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Prior mentoring experience is considered an asset
  • Embraces new technology and is driven by process improvement
  • Excellent organizational skills, project management experience and time management systems that establish best practices
  • Experience with Legal applications, corporate databases, document management and timekeeping software is required

McMillan Offers You


Mentorship and Support

Training as Software Evolves

Commensurate Compensation and Benefits Package

Fun Work Environment

McMillan = You

Inclusion and diversity are essential elements of our culture at McMillan which coincides with our core values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence. We are extremely proud to be named among the Top Employers in the GTA for 2023.

At McMillan, we know we will achieve the most success by attracting and retaining the best talent, and by representing and supporting communities from which we draw our members, the communities in which we live and work and the communities to which we provide legal services.

We are a law firm that prides itself in sustained quality and excellence in service while fostering a positive and collegial work environment which nurtures mentoring inspires enthusiasm and professional excellence. We commit to putting our best efforts forward in achieving our goals, and the goals of our clients. You can help us in that journey!

Need another reason to consider McMillan? Let’s work together to help you achieve your professional goals and career development.

Let’s get started

If this position is for you, and you reside in or around the Toronto area, we look forward to hearing from you. We like cover letters too so don’t forget to include one along with your resume when you click on the Apply Now button.

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McMillan LLP is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity. We respect and embrace the unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of individuals at all levels of the firm. This enables us to provide innovative client service, contribute fully to our communities and advance our firm’s values.