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.

Litigation Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have at least 5-10 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. 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

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 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 coordinating the procedural aspects of litigation files from start to finish
    • 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
    • assisting counsel with examinations for discovery
    • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
    • managing document review teams both internally and externally
    • managing/overseeing projects with external eDiscovery vendors to ensure projects are completed in a cost effective manner
    • 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
    • technical proficiency with Relativity or any 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.

APPLICATIONS

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

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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Paralegal Document Coordinators (2 positions, Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking two Paralegal Document Coordinators to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a paralegal document coordinator, you will work with colleagues in the LSC and other Torys offices to draft and review documents to be publicly filed, to prepare simple transactional documents, and to coordinate the review of documents by clients, colleagues and other legal professionals. Successful candidates will be provided with all necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience working as a paralegal or in a comparable position with a law firm, financial institution or other professional services organization. We are seeking someone who can work efficiently and accurately on a high volume of documents and who has a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:   

  • experience drafting corporate or other legal documents;
  • post-secondary degree or diploma in paralegal studies, business administration or equivalent;
  • proficient in MS Word and Outlook with a strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint;
  • exceptional attention to detail with strong formatting and proofreading skills;
  • superior time management and organizational skills; able to work quickly and efficiently, to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment, and to manage several workstreams concurrently;
  • able to work independently with minimal supervision and to work collaboratively with clients, colleagues and others;
  • able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands;
  • excellent verbal and written communication;
  • high degree of professionalism with strong interpersonal and client service skills and the ability to work with poise and discretion;
  • securities experience would be an asset but is not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, or submit a cover letter and resume online here. 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.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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