ABOUT THE LSC
Opened in 2015 and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Torys Legal Services Centre (LSC) was designed to seamlessly enhance the value we provide our clients by providing all Torys offices with fully integrated and specialized expertise in essential corporate services.
Our bright, open concept office space allows for collaboration among team members. At the LSC, we are focused on working differently – this is your chance to be a part of cutting-edge legal process development and innovation hub.
We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, you will primarily take part in reviewing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and other commercial contracts for key clients, revising them to meet the clients’ requirements, and negotiating with counterparty’s counsel, reorganizations, and due diligence for corporate transactions. You will work as part of a team with colleagues in Halifax and across our other offices to carry out this work quickly and accurately in accordance with established policies and procedures. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting.
The successful candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and be able to work quickly and accurately on high volume, time sensitive matters. We are seeking someone who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for important clients in a flexible and collaborative setting.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will:
• have at least two years’ experience as a corporate associate at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund, including exposure to reviewing, revising and/or negotiating straightforward corporate or commercial contracts;
• have exceptional attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
• have superior client service skills and a strong work ethic;
• be highly organized, self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently;
• be team-oriented and a commitment to shared success;
• be able to deal easily with ambiguity and changing priorities, timelines and processes;
• be able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
• have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines; and
• have excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications, along with experience working in a document management system and using a time entry billing system are considered an asset. All candidates must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
This is a non-partnership track long-term career role, ideal for a lawyer who prefers to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.
Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. We focus on maintaining long-term relationships with Canadian and international clients who demand the best advice and service from their outside counsel. We believe that our continuing success over many years has come from adherence to our core values of excellence, client service, collaboration, long-term thinking and utmost professionalism and integrity. 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.
Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 05/08/2021