Law Clerks and Paralegals

Current Opportunities

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will review all applications in light of our current needs, and will be in touch with those applicants with whom we would like to meet.

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.

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.

    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.

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