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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.

Lawyer, Legal Services Centre (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a lawyer in our Legal Services Centre (LSC), you will work on national and international matters originating in our Toronto, New York and Calgary offices, to provide the high level of service and quality for which Torys is renowned. We are seeking experienced and talented lawyers who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who want to engage in important work for prestigious clients in a flexible and collaborative setting. These non-partnership-track, long-term career roles are ideal for lawyers who prefer to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. The LSC team includes lawyers with a range of practice experience (from 3 years to 10+ years), and we will grow the team as required. All LSC lawyers are included in our professional development programs and all firm-wide events and initiatives. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

The LSC team focuses on a limited range of matters, including:

  • implementing corporate reorganizations;
  • performing corporate counsel work for selected clients' investee companies;
  • drafting and reviewing a broad range of commercial agreements;
  • performing due diligence; and
  • drafting and advising on straightforward M&A agreements.

By using technology, process-mapping and project management techniques, the LSC team will establish a high level of efficiency, effectiveness and expertise. You should expect your work to be recurring in order to accomplish the LSC's goal to be best-of-class in service and quality.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least three years' corporate law experience in private practice and/or in-house;
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities, timelines and processes;
  • a keen interest in learning and applying new processes and technology;
  • superior client service skills and a strong work ethic;
  • good judgment; and
  • the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development.

You must be a member in good standing of a provincial bar and be eligible to be called to the Ontario bar, if not already a member.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and transcripts to:

Kimberly Sheldrake-Head
Senior Manager, 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 Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Manager, Client Development

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager, Client Development is responsible for working with lawyers to formulate and execute a growth strategy focused on key clients. This role works closely with partners, other legal professionals, client relationship managers, office managing partners, practice leaders and administrative teams.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Business Development

  • Work with lawyers to manage and grow key client relationships which includes helping manage key clients. Work closely with Director, Marketing & Business Development to drive interaction and cooperation across the firm to ensure a cohesive and systematic approach to client management; ensure consistent messages are delivered to clients by fostering close working relationships between partners, associates and clients; maintain awareness and identify opportunities to ‘connect the dots' within the practices, offices, and other parts of the firm.
  • Conduct research and analysis of market developments and opportunities in support of expanding client relationships; develop high quality and targeted initiatives such as client seminars and presentations, issues based marketing campaigns, client positioning activities, marketing communications materials, etc., to capitalize on opportunities.

Communication and Reporting

  • Oversee the maintenance and evolution of key client reporting, both quarterly and annually. Maintain awareness of reporting analytics and capabilities.
  • Develop a communication strategy to raise the profile and share best practices around the handling of clients across the firm, in order to continually help improve the quality of the client relationship and to share our “client story”; include case studies, client profiles, etc.

Education

  • Support lawyers in the development of pitches, presentations and capability statements for existing clients; includes advising and coaching key stakeholders regarding fee arrangements and client feedback.
  • Help improve lawyer’s business development skills through coaching and training; identify best practices and develop tools that can be leveraged by all lawyers.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate degree with additional professional marketing or business qualifications.
  • 8+ years of marketing/business development experience in the legal or professional services sector or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Experience in client account/relationship management, project and campaign management and/or business development skills training, is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of legal markets and the legal professional landscape. Strong business acumen with a deep understanding of business development of a law firm and/or professional services sector.
  • Ability to deeply understand the client base; analyse outcomes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a broad range of audiences including to senior management, partners and clients.
  • Strong project and time management skills and ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects.
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong leadership skills to be able to build, motivate and direct a team of legal professional to success.
  • Strong interpersonal, consulting and persuasive skills to identify and reflect client needs in line with firm requirements and work independently and collaboratively with administrative departments.
  • Sound judgement and decisiveness.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach; driven by delivery and end results.
  • Responsive, proactive, and innovative; has the ability and desire to bring new ideas to the table.

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.

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 Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human 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.