Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Corporate Law Clerk (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 5 years’ experience working as a corporate law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking an ambitious, self-driven law clerk to join our corporate team in the Calgary office. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to process a high volume of documentation with excellent attention to detail.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Experience as a corporate law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, annual resolutions, securities filings, etc.
    • drafting filing documents and assisting on securities transactions as necessary (including closing documentation, clearance of press releases and knowledge of CDS/securities depositary/CUSIP mechanics)
    • conducting minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers
    • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities
    • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results
    • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
      • preparing and maintaining closing checklists
      • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents
      • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters
    • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations
    • Regular training of incoming students and junior associates on how to effectively use a corporate clerk on corporate law filings and related matters
    • CORES Level 2 required
    • File-related precedent searches as required, including maintaining a record of and sharing such work internally
    • Excellent judgment and the ability to work well under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Dedicated to client service and able to work outside of regular business hours when needed
    • Experience with the following would be an asset:
      • experience in the oil and gas industry (ie using Accumap and potentially assisting with certain oil and gas title matters)
      • experience using CorpLink
      • experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions
    • APPRES

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

    Applications should be addressed to:
    Kimberly Sheldrake-Head
    Senior Manager, Professional Resources

    Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

    Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Client Services Representative (Calgary - 1 year contract)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Client Service Representative to join our Calgary team. Reporting to the Office Administrator, this position requires an individual with exceptional client service experience and function as the first point of contact for internal and external clients.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Greet clients and notify professional and secretarial staff of their arrival.
  • Answer and route all incoming calls to the correct individual or forward messages to the individual’s voice mailbox.
  • Coordinate boardroom requests including; the ordering of food and beverage services to ensure all client needs are met.
  • Provide general administrative support (e.g. printing, scanning) to the office as requested.
  • Maintain and update reception and boardroom phone directories.
  • Coordinate service request calls for building maintenance and office services.
  • Administer taxi vouchers and provide monthly summaries to the Accounting Department.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of client events; liaise with Marketing as needed.
  • Assist with cheque requisitions, monthly expense reports and reconciliations.
  • Receive and respond to routine client inquiries (both internal and external clients).
  • Close reception area daily.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2+ years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client (internal and external) needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan, prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to follow instructions and standard work processes to perform routine tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to:
Isa King: iking@torys.com
Office Administrator

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Litigation Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 to 15 years’ experience working as a litigation law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking an ambitious, self-driven law clerk to join our litigation team in the Toronto office. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities and a strong interest in training and developing junior law clerks. You must be able to process a high volume of documentation with excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictates.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 10-15 years’ experience as a litigation law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • in-depth knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures
    • organizing and maintaining litigation files
    • coordinating the document discovery process
    • preparing litigation hold memos / document preservation notices
    • assisting clients with document preservation considerations
    • maintaining audit and chain of custody logs
    • document production including preparing affidavits of documents, witness briefs, mediation and pre-trial briefs, motion materials and correspondence on a broad range of commercial litigation matters
    • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
    • assembling document review teams both internally and externally
    • coordinating project estimates from eDiscovery vendors and ensuring vendors stay on budget
    • reviewing and summarizing transcripts and preparing discovery summaries
    • managing undertakings and refusals
    • arranging and participating in meetings with clients and experts
    • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
    • enforcing judgments, including preparation of all material and electronic writ filing
    • trial preparation
    • familiar with Relativity and other industry standard litigation support software
    • knowledge of the Tax Court would be an asset
  • Possess a law clerk diploma or have successfully completed the Institute of Law Clerk Ontario courses.
  • How to Apply

    Interested candidates should forward should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

    Applications should be addressed to:
    Kimberly Sheldrake-Head
    Senior Manager, Professional Resources

    Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

    We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

    Legal Assistant (New York)

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    We are currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our legal support team to provide support to three or more attorneys. This position requires an individual with a strong client service inclination, team-oriented proactive nature and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Practice, File and Contact Management:

    • Organize and maintain client/matter files in email and electronic document management system, including correspondence, transaction documents, client lists and contact information.
    • Initiate and manage intake process, including client conflicts checks, new matter memos and engagement letters.
    • Arrange travel arrangements including booking flights, hotel reservations and car rentals as required; organizing schedules and itineraries.
    • Handle routine client inquiries (internal and external).
    • Assist with preparation of client and business development materials.

    Financial Management:

    • Prepare monthly accounts for review and approval which includes working with Accounts Receivable team to process accounts on a timely basis, updating and revising pro-formas, ensuring compliance with client-specific billing requirements and following up on entry of daily dockets.
    • Prepare and manage other expense related matters (e.g., check requisitions, expense reports, etc.)

    Calendar Management/Client Meetings:

    • Organize and maintain attorneys’ calendars in Outlook.
    • Arrange for internal/external client meetings which may include booking restaurants for lunches/dinners and contacting internal and external clients and verifying attendee availability and/or coordinating with Client Services for client events and receptions.

    Document Preparation:

    • Prepare/draft/revise standard documents and correspondence for review/approval which includes letters, memos and agreements.
    • Organize and maintain documents for, and participate in, document intensive transaction closings.
    • Organize and compile executed copies of closing documents and attachments.

    General Administration:

    • Assist with various administrative responsibilities including printing/photocopying, scanning, mail, replenish supplies, coordinating conference calls, obtain references material from library, etc.
    • Assist with troubleshooting of basic technical issues and escalate to document services as appropriate.
    • Process conference/seminar registrations by obtaining approval from Professional Resources and arranging for payment and reimbursement.

    ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

    • At least 5 years of administrative/legal assistant experience within a major law firm, preferably focusing on corporate practice;
    • Strong desire to support and work closely with attorneys as an integrated team member of the practice;
    • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy;
    • Proactive nature and inclination to take ownership over projects, working independently with minimal oversight;
    • Fluency in written and spoken Japanese would be a strong asset;
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work both collaboratively with diverse and varied personalities;
    • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment;
    • Strong working knowledge of firm software (Adobe Professional/Nuance Power PDF, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as experience working in document management and time entry billing systems;
    • Post-secondary degree or diploma/certification in legal assistant or related studies strongly preferred; and
    • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting firmadminrecruiting@torys.com
    We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

    We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, NY Administrative & Professional Resources.

    Corporate Paralegal/Clerk (Halifax)

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    We are currently seeking an experienced junior corporate paralegal or clerk to join our Legal Services Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a paralegal in our Legal Services Centre (LSC), you will assist with corporate and securities searches, filings and document preparation, complex reorganizations and corporate due diligence; and supporting the corporate counsel work the LSC team does on national and international matters originating in our Toronto, New York and Calgary offices, to provide the high level of service and quality clients expect from Torys.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience working as a corporate paralegal or law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking someone who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for prestigious clients in a flexible and collaborative setting. You must also be willing to learn and to develop your skills, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills. The LSC team includes lawyers with a range of practice experience (from 4 years to 10+ years).

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • At least 3 years’ experience as a corporate paralegal or clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
      • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, annual resolutions, securities filings, etc.
      • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers.
      • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities.
      • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
      • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
        • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
        • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
        • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.
    • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (CBCA and, OBCA or NSCA, etc.).
    • Community College Paralegal Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
    • University degree would be a plus.
    • Experience using CorpLink will be considered an asset.
    • Experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions will also be considered an asset.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

    Applications should be addressed to:
    Kimberly Sheldrake-Head
    Senior Manager, Professional Resources

    Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

    Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

    Private Funds Associate (New York)

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    We are currently seeking a private funds associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York.

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    An ideal candidate will:

    • Have significant experience representing
      • sponsor clients in the formation of private investment funds; and/or
      • institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds, hedge funds or other similar investments, as well as their participation in co-investments and other related transactions
    • have broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to private investment funds and a basic understanding of applicable regulatory regimes;
    • be an independent thinker and possess an entrepreneurial spirit;
    • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
    • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
    • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
    • have approximately three to four years of relevant experience;
    • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
    • have good judgment.
    You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

    APPLICATIONS

    If this opportunity excites you, please submit your  deal sheet, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

    We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

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    Torys LLP is a respected international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork.

    We operate from offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal.