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Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. 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.

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