Firm Administration

Current Opportunities

To apply for our current opportunities in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, New York and our Legal Services Centre in Halifax, please email firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

Programmer/ Application Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Programmer/Application Specialist is responsible for creating program solutions, participating in the systems design process and maintaining, modifying, and developing systems and solutions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide second- and third-level support to Helpdesk for issues associated with assigned applications and follow through to resolution. Escalate to Director as required.
  • Implement, upgrade, modify existing applications and systems including in house applications, integrations between various systems and automated processes.
  • Develop and support programming solutions and procedures, including creating and maintaining documentation.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate processes and end user needs to support business requirements. Make recommendations to Director to improve processes.
  • Assess, test, and implement software, including version updates and security patches to supported third-party applications. Work with vendors to ensure business requirements are successfully met.
  • Stay abreast of new technology and techniques for application development and systems administration and maintenance.
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Technology or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3-5 years of experience in design, testing and implementation of applications and technology solutions with development experience, including Microsoft.NET, C#, SOAP/ REST Web Services, XML, JSON, ASP.NET Web API, Python, SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services, MS Office, Active Directory, PowerShell, Biztalk, Intapp Integrate, Visual Studio, VSTS/ TFS/ Azure DevOps.
  • In-depth knowledge of application architecture, computer logic, core Microsoft.NET technologies, programming languages and database design.
  • Technical experience with legal applications, including iManage, Inprotech, Intapp Time, Elite 3E including IDE Development experience, Foundation, CRM and Email Marketing solutions such as Interaction and Tikit is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and complete concurrent tasks and projects within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment; exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to troubleshoot and provide user support.
  • Innovative approach to work, consistently looks at ways of upgrading the system to more efficient and effective new technologies. Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Team Lead, WIP (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Team Lead, WIP is responsible for overseeing the full billing cycle process, managing the WIP team and ensuring timely billing to reduce the firm’s exposure.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for providing direction to the team on all billing (WIP) related matters which includes ensuring workload allocation is equitable amongst the team.
  • Accountable for meeting monthly billing target and assist in the planning of team effort.
  • Act as a point of contact for client/lawyer issues and take ownership of it through to resolution.
  • Provide analytical support on aging, prioritization of accounts and actual / target variances.
  • Assess current billing and client account support practices and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Track monthly billing projections, including amounts to be billed, deferrals, anticipated write downs, premiums and special billing arrangements.
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters with Alternate Fee Arrangements in place to ensure compliance; Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.
  • Establish strong working relationships with lawyers, legal practice assistants and external clients and develop insight on lawyers’ practice and billing cycle.
  • Proactively initiate billing process; communicate with lawyers monthly to review client exposure, and communicate with client to resolve any concerns as they arise.
  • Provide direct assistance to lawyers on the production of accounts, which includes generating and reviewing proformas for accuracy and docket narrative consistency, ensuring compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines, special billing arrangements and applicable tax rates.
  • Make recommendations to improve WIP/ billing processes. Develop best practices and communicate information related to improved processes and practices to the senior leadership team.
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets, WIP and Receivable reports) related to time/billing information for principals, management and/or clients.
  • With guidance from Senior Manager, work with external vendors to create, develop, and implement appropriate collection software to enhance efficiencies.
  • Provide technical and developmental support including coaching and direction to ensure the team is engaged, delivering on their accountabilities and meeting the service standards (in line with department goals/objectives).
  • Assess the skills and capabilities of the team on an ongoing basis to determine learning and skill requirements including identifying appropriate training requirements.
  • Together with Senior Manager, participate in performance review discussions and recruitment processes.
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as requested.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5+ years’ billing and collections experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Experience with 3E Financial Systems and/or related accounting systems would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish, lead and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive, collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Proven ability to establish relationships and build trust with stakeholders.
  • Results-oriented and self-directed individual.
  • Strong aptitude for utilizing technology in improving speed, accuracy and efficiency of a process.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting(firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Financial Analyst, Business Analytics (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Financial Analyst is responsible for preparing and maintaining complex financial and non-financial data and reports for clients and key stakeholders. This role is required to develop and design reports by leveraging knowledge in business analytics.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develops, prepares, and maintains complex internal management reports (financial and non-financial information) for Finance Managers and the Executive and Finance Committees.
  • Works with the Manager, Business Analytics to maintain all aspects of the firm dashboard (or related business intelligence tools) and ensures all data is accurate and any requests or issues are resolved in an accurate and timely manner; works closely with external developers/consultants in designing, testing, and implementing UX changes.
  • Partners with Marketing & Business Development to prepare and coordinate regular external client packages (e.g. quarterly and annual presentations, financial templates).
  • Works closely with Professional Resources, Legal Recruitment to develop and maintain complex reporting (monthly, quarterly, annually) of performance metrics of all timekeepers (lawyers, law clerks, students) and assists with the firm’s year end Partner review and Associate review process (e.g. annual billings report, individual Partner packages, reporting schedules for consultants).
  • Prepares the submission for the firm benchmarking process (Peer Monitor) and provides related regular reports and provides summary and detailed information as required for Partner presentations.
  • Responsible for preparing submitting reports in relation to legislative and regulatory requirements (e.g. Statscan surveys)
  • Develops trusting relationships with lawyers of the firm and provides multi-faceted support.
  • Reviews, validates, and/or provides guidance on the interpretation of reports prepared by other Financial Analysts or Junior Financial Analysts.
  • Prepares/develops and maintains internal reports for lawyers and respond to ad hoc requests for information as required.
  • Provides support and backup to other Financial Analysts, and Finance Managers.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent experience is essential.
  • Attained a professional accounting designation or in pursuit of designation is preferred.
  • 2-4 years of related experience, law firm or professional services firm experience is not required.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite with expert knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is required. Experience with MS Access would be an asset.
  • Must have working knowledge of SQL. Cursory knowledge of PowerQuery, PowerBI is preferred. Experience with MDX and/or DAX would be an asset.
  • Experience with extracting data from a complex accounting system is required. Experience with 3E would be an asset.
  • Strong relationship building skills are crucial as this role involves significant senior partner and lawyer interaction.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly grasp complex assignments; the aptitude to analyze a variety of considerations, determine what’s important, and assesses possible course of action.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting(firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Jenny Tavares, Director, HR Services & Employee Relations.

Financial Systems Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Financial Systems Analyst to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, this position will be responsible for preparing, maintaining and analyzing complex financial data/reports for key clients and various stakeholders. This individual will be required to design and create reports and partner with other Financial Systems Analysts to act as the firm System Administrator tasked with running all system-related maintenance, reconciliation and troubleshooting tasks.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Establish strong working relationships with Client Managers and provide full administrative support to enhance client relationships.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Financial Accounting/Reporting System (3E), including all system-related requests and troubleshooting.
  • Work closely with the Information Services Group to develop processes for new reports in 3E (IDE).
  • Prepare, analyze and maintain complex internal management reports (includes financial and non-financial information) for Finance Managers, Lawyers, Executive & Finance Committees and other administrative groups
  • Maintain MS Access databases with the aim to reduce dependencies on legacy databases and replace them with 3E reports and databases.
  • Provide support to the Financial Accounting team for month end closing processes (system closing tasks and financial package preparation).
  • Review, validate and/or provide guidance on the interpretation of reports prepared by other Financial Analysts or Junior Financial Analysts.
  • Provide support and backup to other Financial Analysts, Pricing Analyst and Finance Managers.
  • Train and mentor Analysts and delegate tasks as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Taxation or Internal Auditing.
  • Attained a professional accounting designation or in pursuit of designation.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Experience with Financial System maintenance and data tables, and knowledge of SQL is required.
  • Knowledge of MS Access is a significant advantage.
  • Strong technical skills with expert knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is required.
  • Experience working with Elite E3 Financial System and/or any other complex financial accounting system would be an asset
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly grasp complex assignments; the aptitude to analyze a variety of considerations, determine what’s important, and assess possible course of action. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with an ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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 Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Coordinator, Payroll & Benefits (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Coordinator, Payroll & Benefits is responsible for administering the overall payroll and compensation, including the biweekly payroll cycle and supporting the day-to-day activities of the Human Resources department.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Act as subject matter expert and respond to general questions related to payroll, benefit and retirement programs.

Payroll Processing

  • Process payroll, which includes administering changes relating to new hires, terminations, salary increases, promotions, transfers for staff for all offices (Canada and US).
  • Responsible for calculating, balancing and remitting payroll deductions and statutory withholdings for all offices (Canada and US), source deductions (EI, CPP, Tax, EHT), United Way Deductions, Garnishments & Family Support Orders, Electronic transmission of payroll deposits, and Electronic transmission of Pension & RRSP files to benefit providers.

Benefits Program/Administration

  • Coordinate benefit plans for all offices (Canada and US) including Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD, Medical and Dental, Executive Medicals, Optional Life policies, and OHIP Replacement Coverage.
  • Ensure employees are enrolled on time and into the correct benefit plans, orient new employees on their coverage, and monitor the monthly benefit invoices, etc. Conduct employee education sessions and deliver new hire orientation to all employees.
  • Administration of the day-to-day pension and Group RRSP/TFSA programs for all offices (Canada and US).
  • Coordinate employee leave of absence (short-term and long-term disability) and return process for maternity leaves, associate secondment, and other paid or unpaid leaves.
  • Process the taxable benefits related to firm programs.
  • Support various departmental projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) PCP designation or other equivalent formal payroll training/experience. Attained or working towards benefit or pension certification (CEBS) is an asset.
  • 2 years of payroll and benefits administration experience, including disability management.
  • US Payroll knowledge/experience is required.
  • Bilingual (French/English) would be an asset.
  • Experience with Ultimate Software (Ultipro) would be an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 nriches 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 Jenny Tavares, Director, HR Services & Employee Relations.

Corporate Services Assistant (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Corporate Services Assistant is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide administrative support to the department, including:
    • minute book filing
    • preparing share certificates
    • completing and revising extra-provincial annual returns and business name renewals, etc.
    • monthly invoicing and credit card reconciliation, payment from agents and corporate searchers and
    • maintaining the tickler system (for extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns) through the corporate database.
  • Maintain company information as it relates to compliance matters and enter data into the corporate database (e.g., directors, officers, shareholder registers and ledgers).
  • Enter newly incorporated companies into the database and organize the minute books, registers, etc.
  • Order minute books from suppliers, assign minute book number to new companies and update corporate database.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma as a law clerk is an asset.
  • 2 years of experience working in a large law firm environment within a corporate department. Experience working with corporate law clerks is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working in a corporate database (CorpLink) along with experience working in document management and time entry billing systems.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Jenny Tavares, Director, HR Services & Employee Relations.

Marketing Technology Coordinator (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing Technology, the Marketing Technology Coordinator acts as a subject matter expert for the firm’s Client Relationship Management (CRM) offerings, including maintaining good data quality standards and ensuring best practices for data entry, reporting, and nomenclature standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Perform system administrative responsibilities for the firm’s experience management system (Foundation software), including day-to-day monitoring and upkeep. Troubleshoot system issues by submitting, tracking and communicating incident resolution updates to internal stakeholders.
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity and responding to inquiries for the firm’s CRM system (InterAction).
  • Coordinate the timely distribution of bulletins, invitations and other relevant thought leadership materials to targeted external audiences.
  • Gather and analyze digital metrics from electronic marketing campaigns.
  • Coordinate reporting on international travel activity.
  • Provide internal stakeholders (legal assistants, lawyers and business services departments) with accurate contact lists for collaborative business development, mailings, marketing campaigns, seminars and other firm events.
  • Coordinate tracking and reporting on inbound/outbound referral work.
  • Assist with the creation of relationship maps for clients in support of client development initiatives and NPS surveys.
  • Under the direction of the Manager, Marketing Technology, assist with communicating and translating business requirements for various Marketing & Business Development tools (Tikit, LexisNexis, Survey Monkey).
  • Support the department with projects and initiatives.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing or Technology, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Experience working with Marketing Automation.
  • Strong knowledge of InterAction CRM and Tikit e-Marketing platform would be an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office, in particular Excel and Word, as well as knowledge of HTML formatting.
  • Proven ability to be resourceful and independently identify and source out missing information.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Jenny Tavares, Director, HR Services & Employee Relations.

Technical Support Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Technical Support Analyst is responsible for providing day-to-day technical support to end-users, while providing optimal service to the firm. The standard hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Respond to help desk calls, emails, walk-in requests and provide one-on-one support to end-users within established SLAs.
  • Provide desk-side support as required for calls that cannot be resolved over the phone.
  • Responsible for the entry of service requests, incidents and resolutions into the Service Management software, while following existing procedures.
  • Resolve incidents and problems using remote access software within established SLAs.
  • Escalate incidents and problems that cannot be resolved over the phone or through remote access using appropriate escalation procedures.
  • Record and maintain documentation and solutions stored in the internal knowledgebase.
  • Provide and support laptops and mobile devices for end-users as required.
  • Available during evenings and weekends to provide off-hours support on a rotational basis.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Technology or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 2+ years of experience in a helpdesk or client support role, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is desired.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Experience with ITIL an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to resolve technical and PC related problems.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach.
  • Flexibility to work rotational shifts.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Technology and Innovation Lawyer (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Practice Solutions team in the Toronto Office. As a Technology and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, legal assistants and administrative teams) to identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that enhance client service delivery. In this role, you will use your proficiency with technology combined with your legal knowledge to provide hands-on support in the implementation and adoption of improved processes and technologies. This is a progressive opportunity for a creative and forward thinker who is interested in combining legal knowledge with technology and innovation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist in identifying projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Develop feedback loops to ensure that solutions delivered continue to be used and improved.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance document production/automation.
  • Participate in training programs and develop resources to educate stakeholders on developed solutions.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and trends associated with legal technology solutions to enhance client service.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that implementation activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop project plans including communication strategies and detailed timelines. Oversee the execution of projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of work and key objectives.
  • Negotiate terms of contracts and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school. Must be a in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of legal processes.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology including proficiency in MS Office product suite - Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word and a willingness to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with current document automation software (such as Contract Express), transaction management software (such as Closing Folders) and document review software (such as Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills and an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, oral and presentation) skills.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes; promoting teamwork.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and pro-active attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Ability to work outside of regular working hours and travel periodically.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

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