Law Clerks and Paralegals

Current Opportunities

Corporate Law Clerk - Calgary

POSITION OVERVIEW

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. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ 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.
    • 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
      • Experience with the following would be an asset:
        • experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions 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)
        • experience making filings in the Personal Property Registry (PPR) system

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Corporate Law Clerk (Montreal)

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven corporate law clerk to join our team in Montréal. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and 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

The ideal candidate must be fully bilingual and have at least 5 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to all of the following:

  • Assisting with various mandates related to QC administrative entities (REQ, RPMRR, Land Register, AMP, CNESST, Office québécois de la langue française, etc.) namely:
    • REQ – Research, review/analysis of corporate records, orders of certificates and other corporate documents, filings (i.e., incorporations, registrations, amending and annual declarations, articles of amendment, continuances, dissolutions, etc.)
    • RPMRR – Research, review/analysis of registrations, filings (i.e., registrations and discharges)
    • Land Register – Research (title searches, mining rights searches), review/analysis of deeds and documents
    • AMP – Applications for authorization to enter into public contract/subcontract and surrounding process
    • CNESST – Assisting with various mandates, including company registrations/claims administration
    • Assist with other employment law matters as needed
  • Assisting in due diligence mandates for M&A matters (PPSA/litigation searches), drafting Québec portions of due diligence reports and/or litigation searches reports
  • Drafting and/or reviewing corporate documents (organizational documents, resolutions, agreements, etc.)
  • Draft organizational documents (e.g. resolutions, consent to act as director, subscription letters, share certificates)
  • Responding to various client demands that imply simply changing dates, signatories or generating blacklines
  • Preparing closing books and signature packages
  • Being the “gatekeeper” of closing folders in transactions
  • Preparing indexes with all pertinent documentation for each individual investors following a vintage; and
  • Assisting in the field of securities by looking up documents on SEDAR.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Aperçu du poste

Nous sommes présentement à la recherche d'un(e) parajuriste en droit corporatif ambitieux(se) et autonome pour se joindre à notre équipe à Montréal. Le(a) candidat(e) idéal(e) sera un(e) joueur(se) d'équipe confiant(e), proactif(ve), très détaillé(e) et possédant d'excellentes compétences organisationnelles. En collaboration avec d'autres parajuristes, avocats et étudiants, il est prévu que le(a) candidat(e) soit capable de gérer un volume de travail élevé avec des délais d'exécution serrés pendant et en dehors des heures de bureau et soit appelé à rédiger, réviser et analyser des documents corporatifs, et aider aux transactions.

Compétences et expérience

Le(a) candidat(e) idéal(e) doit être parfaitement bilingue et avoir au moins 5 ans d'expérience en tant que parajuriste en droit corporatif, y compris une exposition à tous les éléments suivants:

  • Assister dans divers mandats liés aux entités administratives du Québec (REQ, RPMRR, Registre foncier, AMP, CNESST, Office québécois de la langue française, etc.) à savoir:
    • REQ – recherche, examen/analyse des dossiers corporatifs, ordonnances de certificats et autres documents corporatifs, dépôts etc.
    • RDPRM – recherche, examen/analyse des enregistrements, des dépôts (par exemple, des enregistrements et des décharges)
    • Registre foncier – recherches (recherches de titres, recherches de droits miniers), revue/analyse des actes et documents
    • AMP – demandes d'autorisation de conclure des contrats publics ou des sous-contrats publics et processus qui l'entoure
    • CNESST – Assistance dans divers mandats, incluant les inscriptions d'entreprises/l'administration des réclamations
    • Aider avec des demandes en droit du travail (au besoin)
  • Assistance dans le cadre de mandats de vérification diligente pour des dossiers de fusions et acquisitions (RDPRM/recherches contentieuses), rédaction des portions québécoises de rapports de vérification diligente et/ou de rapports de recherche de litiges
  • Rédaction et/ou révision de documents d'entreprise (documents d'organisation, résolutions, accords, etc.)
  • Rédiger des documents organisationnels (par exemple, résolutions, consentement à agir en tant qu'administrateur, mandats, lettres de souscription, certificats d'actions)
  • Répondre aux diverses demandes des clients qui impliquent de changer les dates, les signataires ou de générer des comparaisons de documents (des Blacklines)
  • Préparation des livres de clôture et de l’assemblage des documents pour signatures
  • Être le «gardien» de la clôture des dossiers lors des transactions
  • Préparation d'index avec toute la documentation pertinente pour chaque investisseur individuel après un millésime; et
  • Assistance dans le domaine des valeurs mobilières par la recherche de documents sur SEDAR.

Comment s'inscrire

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s doivent faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae en toute confidentialité à Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, directrice des ressources professionnelles à ksheldrake@torys.com.

Chez Torys, nous nous engageons à favoriser la diversité dans le recrutement, la rétention et l'avancement de nos employé(e)s. Nous pensons que la diversité des parcours, des expériences et des perspectives améliore la qualité de notre travail et enrichit nos vies. Nous nous engageons à favoriser un environnement de travail inclusif et accessible. Des aménagements sont disponibles pour les candidat(e)s handicapé(e)s. Si vous avez besoin d'un accommodement à tout moment pendant le processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Kim.

Wills & Estate Law Clerk - Toronto

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a senior wills and estate law clerk to join our busy practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating 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 dictate.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player with an interest in mentoring and developing others. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in all aspects of estate administration, including:

  • managing estate administration files from initial notification to final distribution
  • having direct interaction and communication with clients
  • preparing all court materials for appointment of estate trustees, including ancillary grants and resealing
  • preparing documents to wind-up estates and trusts and distribute assets to the beneficiaries
  • preparing estate and trust accounts and all court materials for passing of accounts
  • experience with virtual document execution and electronic court filing procedures would be an asset

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Litigation Law Clerk - Toronto

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a litigation law clerk to join our busy practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating 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 dictate.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience as a litigation law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • 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
  • 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 litigation matters
  • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
  • managing undertakings and refusals
  • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
  • trial preparation
  • technical proficiency with Relativity or any other industry standard litigation

Prior experience with or exposure to: large, employment or commercial actions, securities regulatory investigations or civil litigation, privacy or data breach actions, working for major pharmaceutical and health product manufacturers in defending product liability claims across Canada, including class proceedings in all of these areas.Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Junior Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a junior real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto.  This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You will be assisting lawyers and senior law clerks with all types of property transactions. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must also,

  • be willing to learn and develop and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability;
  • have excellent judgment, organizational skills, and superior communication skills;
  • be dedicated to quality client service; and
  • be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 to 4 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

  • assisting with drafting and reviewing standard closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
  • conducting and reviewing searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
  • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
  • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
  • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Senior Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a senior real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating 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 dictate. You will be called upon to draft, review and analyze real estate documentation, and assist lawyers with transactions.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player with an interest in mentoring and developing others. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 20 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

  • drafting and reviewing closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
  • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
  • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
  • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
  • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
  • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
  • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced, ambitious, self-driven driven mid-level law clerk to join our Corporate Department, working closely with the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team in Toronto, working with startup technology companies at all stages (from incorporation through to sale/IPO) and the investors that finance them. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, resourceful, highly detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and is comfortable using a range of new technologies. Working hand in hand with lawyers, other law clerks and clients, 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 managing corporate transactions and ongoing client relationships. This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a dynamic, entrepreneurial and energetic transaction-based legal team, with a significant opportunity for professional growth, learning and client contact.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4-7 years’ experience as a corporate clerk in-house or at a law firm, or experience with startups, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • coordinating and overseeing client onboarding;
    • familiarity with corporate documents, in particular those related to incorporations, corporate financings, issuances of equity etc.;
    • maintaining corporate records and capitalization tables;
    • preparing initial drafts of form agreements, resolutions, closing documents and share certificates;
    • assisting with equity incentive plan implementation and administration; and
    • maintaining corporate transaction checklists and managing client and investor communications.
  • excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills; be dependable and have excellent follow-through on outstanding tasks.
  • strong communication and client service skills; able to maintain strong client relationships.
  • a flexible attitude to job roles as well as a willingness to contribute wherever needed. The ideal candidate will take full ownership of their core responsibilities and will be comfortable with those responsibilities evolving with the changing needs of the practice group.
  • working knowledge of the OBCA, CBCA, and other corporate statutes.
  • proficiency and comfort with technology, including spreadsheets (Excel), equity management software and transaction management tools (and a willingness to learn new technology-based tools).
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent), University degree would be a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants 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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