Resource Lawyer

  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 16, 2023
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) Legal Support

Job Description

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Advising many of Canada’s corporate leaders, as well as U.S. and international parties with extensive interest in Canada, our more than 1,000 firm members are based in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and New York.

Osler prides itself on attracting and maintaining some of the brightest talent in the legal arena. Our lawyers, students, management and staff have created a unique firm culture which nurtures mentoring and the exchange of ideas. Osler is a dynamic and exciting place to further your career or carve out a new path.

This unique non-partnership role will focus on a range of matters as part of a team dedicated to using cutting edge technology and streamlined processes to transform the way we deliver legal services. The Resource Lawyer, Corporate will focus on our Corporate Department and is expected to work with our Business Architecture Lawyer who is focused on providing support to our Emerging and High Growth Companies Departments.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development, maintenance and improvement of processes, playbooks, checklists, precedents, templates and other resources for our Corporate Department
  • Assist with the drafting, development and curation of models and precedents, in particular for use for data insights as well as software that requires curation of precedents for optimal use
  • Assist with the implementation of new legal processes and technology that enhance our service delivery
  • Assist with a substantive training program for students and associates
  • Assist as needed on keeping the group informed on legal and regulatory developments and undertaking client-facing initiatives (e.g., Osler Updates and Alerts, Legal Year in Review etc.) as and when required
  • Work with other members of the Legal Operations team as well as other individuals focused on transformation throughout the firm

Position Requirements

Education and Experience

This position requires candidates to be called to the Bar of Ontario with a minimum of 3 years of corporate (including securities law and capital markets experience) experience at a national law firm.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven track record in project management, with preference given to that gained in a legal context
  • A driven self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting
  • A solution-focus with strong business acumen and legal judgment
  • A “roll up the sleeves” mentality who can effectively action items to meet deliverables
  • A high technology proficiency and adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances

For the safety of firm members and visitors, Osler is committed to complying with the recommendations of public health authorities, including with respect to adopting mandatory vaccination policies. Employment at Osler is therefore conditional on complying with any vaccination policies that Osler may adopt from time to time in response to the recommendations of public health authorities.

We are currently working in a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a requirement to work partially in the office. The successful candidate can be based out of Ottawa or Toronto.

Accessibility and Accommodation

We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all phases of the selection process.

Background and Reference Checks

Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and educational verifications.

If you have the required background with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and wish to work in one of Canada's leading law firms, please reply in confidence with a cover letter and résumé by the closing date.

No agencies or phone calls/emails please.