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.

Intermediate Securities Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years’ experience working as a securities law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking a confident, proactive, detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, articling students and lawyers, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside of normal business hours.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Progressively learn and assist in all aspects of securities related matters including:
    • continuous disclosure filings;
    • drafting insider and early warning reports and filing reports on SEDI or SEDAR;
    • preparing and filing exempt trade reports;
    • e-filings with Canadian Securities Regulators along with other related regulatory filings;
    • issuing press releases with applicable newswires;
    • monitoring new securities law developments and assisting in the preparation of bulletins and email updates related thereto;
    • handling inquiries of clients and lawyers on securities legislation;
    • preparing summaries of the OSC Bulletin for distribution to all lawyers;
    • drafting timetables for annual and special meeting of shareholders/unitholders;
    • conducting searches on SEDAR, SEDI, TSX, Disclosurenet and Edgar websites;
    • assisting with other general securities matters as necessary; and
    • providing supervision to administrative support as needed.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Strong initiative, good judgment and excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and client-service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster strong working relationships with a variety of teams.
  • Flexible; easily adapts to different work and communication styles.
  • Projects confidence; professional and mature.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law Clerk Certificate from a recognized institution or Corporate Seal accreditation from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.
  • Minimum of 7 years of securities law clerk experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Securities Act and National Instruments.

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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Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of corporate law clerk experience at a large law firm, and will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, 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, etc.)
  • Community College Law Clerk 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.

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.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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