Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category Temporary Full-time
Position Associate Legal Counsel (Temporary 15 Month Contract)
Req Code 18-202
The Associate Legal Counsel (“Associate”) role will reside in the Legal & Internal Audit Services Division. The Associate will report to, and work under the supervision of, the Senior Legal Counsel & Privacy Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities With direction and support from, and under the supervision of, their Manager and, where applicable, other senior lawyers on the Legal team, the Associate’s primary responsibilities will be as follows:
Review, document and/or negotiate a range of commercial arrangements including HOOPP’s corporate goods and services procurement arrangements involving, for example, information technology agreements (such as software licensing arrangements, hardware procurement, cloud-based solutions), services agreements, maintenance and support agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other related documentation, with a view to ensuring compliance with HOOPP’s policies and risk tolerance.
Conduct legal research, develop and provide legal advice and support on issues raised by the business for use in HOOPP operations; draft letters, correspondence and other documents to communicate such legal advice and provide such support.
Develop and draft policies, standards and practices and other related documentation for effective governance, including identification, assessment and management of legal and related operational risks.
Assist in communicating to HOOPP staff policies and procedures and help to monitor and encourage compliance.
Support HOOPP’s privacy program, including the tracking of breaches, addressing privacy concerns relating to new technologies, advising on contractual terms, and supporting or developing any privacy training initiatives.
Develop and maintain knowledge of statutory and the common law (including emerging legal issues) in various areas of law that apply to HOOPP including: technology, corporate/ commercial, privacy, and to a lesser extent, pension, tax, employment and litigation.
Assist in the interpretation of laws and regulations and the preparation and provision of oral and written legal advice and guidance on issues of relevance to HOOPP’s business and operations.
Assist in the management and mitigation of legal risk in relation to HOOPP’s business and operations.
Engage and co-ordinate internal and external resources, as appropriate, including external legal counsel, to resolve legal issues; and oversee the work of external legal counsel.
Support the maintenance and continuous improvement of HOOPP’s agreements, legal processes and repositories of legal resources and embrace the efficient use of technology in the delivery of legal services.
Qualifications and Skills
Law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from an accredited law school, call to the Ontario Bar and member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada;
At least two years of experience practicing with a law firm or in-house legal department; and practice experience in negotiating a variety of commercial arrangements and drafting relevant agreements.
Experience negotiating and documenting transactions involving technology provisioning or procurement would be of advantage.
Knowledge of the following, preferably with some practical experience in each area:
Commercial transactions (including IT procurement and management arrangements)
Pension and benefits
About HOOPP HOOPP's core values - professional, accountable, collaborative, compassionate and trustworthy - guide its every interaction with HOOPP members and employees. As one of Canada's largest and most respected multi-employer pension plans, HOOPP invests the net assets of its $77.8 billion Fund, administers the Plan and pays approximately $2.3 billion in pension benefits per year. With over 339,328 members and pensioners, and more than 548 participating employers, HOOPP's mission to deliver on the pension promise remains strong. To remain one of the leading pension plans in Canada, we must continually challenge ourselves to improve our product, services and investment performance.HOOPP offers a professional environment designed to bring out the best in its employees.The organization's size and structure bring decision-making, accountability and ownership to the individual employee level. HOOPP employees are flexible and adaptable to work in cross-divisional teams in a fast-paced, rewarding environment. HOOPP is an equal opportunity employer.We recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications.Should you require accommodation because of a disability during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.Our HR team will consult with you so that arrangements can be made for reasonable accommodation.
Government of Saskatchewan
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Regina Court of Queen’s Bench
Temporary Position (18 months)
The Ministry of Justice has a career opportunity for a conscientious and dependable professional to work as a Judicial Assistant with the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench Judges’ Chambers. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for providing a fair justice system that upholds the law and protects the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan. For further information about the Saskatchewan Courts and the Court of Queen’s Bench go to http://www.sasklawcourts.ca/.
As a Judicial Assistant, you will provide administrative support to the Judiciary. Common job duties include transcribing court documents; proofreading, formatting, issuing judicial decisions; and developing and maintaining filing systems. You will also be responsible for distributing judgments and fiats, and co-ordinating hotel/travel arrangements.
The ideal candidate will have developed knowledge and skills through formal training such as a legal secretarial course and/or related work experience in a court/legal administrative environment. You will have considerable knowledge of court operations and procedures, and the ability to use WordPerfect and Microsoft Office computer programs. You will be well versed in legal terminology and able to accurately reference legislation, regulations and the Rules of Court. Your ability to deal with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature with tact and diplomacy will prepare you to work effectively in this demanding environment. Our candidate of choice will also work with limited direction, exhibit exceptional organizations, verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to build and maintain productive working relations with key stakeholders. You must also demonstrate good character in order to maintain the integrity of the justice system and the people it serves.
Appointment will be made by Order-in-Council.
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Criminal Record Check Requirement: The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.
Salary: $3878 - $5046 per month
Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below
Diversity Groups : Aboriginal persons, Persons with disabilities, Visible minority persons
Hours of Work : M - Monthly Out of Scope
Number of Openings : 1
Government of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Are you looking for a new opportunity to utilize your legal administration skills? We are looking for a motivated Legal Assistant to provide paralegal and administrative support to the lawyers on the Constitutional Law team. The Constitutional Law Branch within the Legal Services division provides a broad range of litigation services to other ministries and the legal assistant plays an integral part in the team. In this challenging role as litigation Legal Assistant you will assist the legal team by processing a variety of documents from lawyers dictation, handwritten notes or verbal instructions, including letters, memos, reports, preparing lists of undertakings, pleadings, trial binders, and formatting and preparing briefing notes and legal documents such as Affidavit of Records, Briefs, Orders, Statement of Claims, Affidavits, Affidavit of Service, Books of Authorities and Factums. Other activities you would be responsible for are maintaining and organizing files and diary systems, arranging appointments, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and other duties as required. You must be able to work independently and handle a high volume workload while meeting necessary deadlines. Attention to detail and an ability to encourage and work as part of a team will be necessary to succeed in this role. To be successful in this position a strong knowledge of court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset.
A two year Legal Assistant Diploma plus one year of related experience. Knowledge with court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of: one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.
$1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time vacancies across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm
Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Under general supervision, responsible for providing strategic advice to the firm and its affiliates on a wide variety of legal issues and projects.
Responsible for conducting timely, thorough and professional investigations of client concerns in a manner consistent with the firm's culture, values, policies and procedures.
Uses sound judgment to identify and assess potential liability to the firm, its affiliates, and its associates.
Analyzing correspondence received from various parties (clients, lawyers, regulatory agencies, authorized individuals, etc.) to identify complaints, assess risk, and determine appropriate response to same.
Providing a thorough, professional written and/or verbal response to complainants explaining complex matters in an understandable fashion and conveying the firm's position in a logical, substantiated manner.
Communicating settlement offers and/or proposing and taking corrective action based on the findings of an investigation.
Home Office - Canada
Home based Associate?
Possess an LLB or JD and a member of in the Law Society of Ontario.
2- 4+ years' progressive experience in an in-house or private practice setting with experience in financial services or regulated industry preferred.
Proven ability to investigate problems, make sense of information and simplify legal and compliance concepts while communicating (verbal and written) detailed information in an impactful way.
Demonstrated experience in the identification of risks and related recommendations regarding risk mitigation.
Demonstrated legal judgment and excellent strategic and analytical skills.
Ability to effectively manage tight timelines and keep others informed.
Experience/familiarity in the following areas would be considered an asset:
Relevant securities industry rules and regulations (such as those pertaining to investment products, trading, sales communications, acceptable business practices, handling of client complaints and filing/reporting requirements);
Investment dealer compliance methodology and program objectives; and relevant Compliance systems, processes and procedures.
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Awards and Accolades
For the 19th year, Edward Jones was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” by FORTUNE magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall. These 19 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for 15 years, top 5 rankings for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003.
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