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University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Apr 25, 2018
Full time
CONTEXT The mission of the Office of the University Counsel (the "OUC") is to: - apply sound judgment, thoughtful analysis, and constructive advice to help identify and manage legal risk; - provide legal advice and services that are timely, pragmatic, and proactive; and - work with academic and administrative units to streamline legal processes, wherever appropriate. The OUC is responsible for all the legal affairs of UBC, with the exception of labour and employment matters. The OUC: - advises on UBC governance; - advises on the legal ramifications of proposed actions and, when necessary, suggests alternative solutions or corrective courses of action; - provides strong and responsible advocacy before courts, administrative agencies, or other public bodies; - provides strategic legal advice and a full range of legal services directly to UBC, its senior administration, the Board of Governors, the Senates, and the Council of Senates; - provides legal advice and services directly to academic and administrative units when requested by the deans or administrative heads of unit; - recommends practices and procedures to protect UBC from undue liability; - determines the legal structure of UBC's subsidiaries; - oversees the development and review of Board of Governors' policies and delegated signing authorities; - is responsible for UBC's compliance with British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; - regulates and manages UBC's conduct systems and internal administrative tribunals; - administers UBC's conflict of interest systems; - provides seminars and other education-oriented initiatives on legal issues affecting UBC; - participates in special initiatives and sensitive projects on an as-needed basis; - brings the appropriate resources to bear in the delivery of legal services and the resolution of legal disputes and, where necessary, retains, instructs and oversees external legal counsel on behalf of UBC; and - manages the costs of legal services in an effective and cost efficient manner in order to maximize the value of UBC's expenditures. JOB SUMMARY The Legal Counsel is a core member of the OUC and provides legal advice and services to UBC. Organizational Status The Legal Counsel interacts and coordinates activities directly with other members of the UBC administration. The Legal Counsel reviews contracts and recommends them for execution to UBC's authorized signing officers. The Legal Counsel is approved by the Ministry of Finance to approve the issuance of indemnities by UBC. Work Performed The Legal Counsel: - provides legal advice and services on a range of legal issues directly to faculties and administrative units, except with respect to matters within the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Resources; - negotiates and prepares a full range of legal agreements to which UBC is a party with a view to ensuring consistency in external dealings and compatibility with UBC's policies and objectives; - approves indemnities as authorized by the Ministry of Finance; - upon consultation with the University Counsel, retains, instructs and supervises external legal counsel on behalf of UBC, except with respect to matters within the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Resources; - identifies and recommends procedures and practices to protect UBC from undue liability; - develops and reviews University policies for consideration by the Board of Governors; - participates in seminars and other education-oriented initiatives on legal issues affecting UBC; and - performs other related duties as required by the University Counsel. WORKING CONDITIONS Works primarily in the office space maintained by the OUC in the Old Administration Building. The position requires local travel as well as some national travel for meetings and conferences. Supervision Received The Legal Counsel reports to the University Counsel but is expected to exercise professional judgment in the day-to-day carriage of files and in setting priorities. The Legal Counsel may also receive work assignments from the Associate University Counsel, who assists the University Counsel in overseeing the Legal Counsel and other professional staff. Supervision Given The Legal Counsel is provided with administrative support which is generally shared with other Legal Counsel. While administrative support staff report to the Assistant to the University Counsel, the Legal Counsel are expected to provide work assignments directly to the administrative support staff who have been assigned to them, to cooperate with other Legal Counsel to ensure that the overall volume of work and deadlines assigned to their shared administrative support staff are reasonable and appropriate, and to participate in the evaluation of the performance of their assigned support staff. In addition, while the Paralegal reports to the Associate University Counsel, the Legal Counsel are expected to provide work assignments directly to the Paralegal, to cooperate with other Legal Counsel to ensure that the overall volume of work and deadlines assigned to the Paralegal are reasonable and appropriate, and to participate in the evaluation of the performance of the Paralegal. Upon consultation with the
TD Bank Markham, Ontario, Canada
Apr 25, 2018
Full time
TD Insurance is part of TD Bank Group, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. TD Insurance helps protect clients from the ‘accidents of life’ with a wide range of products including credit protection, life, health, travel, home and auto insurance. With more than three million clients, TD Insurance authorized products and services are available online, over the phone, and through a network of more than 1,000 TD Canada Trust branches. In Canada, we have two lines of business, General Insurance and Life and Health. Our General Insurance business is one of the top home and auto insurance groups in Canada and the national leader in group insurance and affinity marketing. Our Life and Health business is the number one provider of critical illness insurance and direct life and health insurance in Canada. At TD Insurance, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment. With a Canada-wide workforce of over 4,000 employees and offices in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, our company is always growing and can help you to grow. TD Insurance offers a stable and dynamic work environment where talent is appreciated and professional development is taken seriously. More than just a job, we offer rewarding careers. JOB DESCRIPTION: TD Staff Legal is growing again. Reporting to the VP Legal, handles assigned P&C insurance legal matters, represents TD Insurance or its policyholders in civil litigation and no fault/accident benefits matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage. Main Responsibilities: Uses Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters; advises, communicates and develops those strategies with TD Insurance Claims Representatives and insured Clients, as appropriate. Conducts necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researches the law applicable to cases or matters. Drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, legal factums and opinions as required. If requested, conducts settlement negotiations. Advises, communicates and confers with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meets with, and maintains good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required. Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defences involved with cases. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the bar in Ontario. MINIMUM 2 years post-call experience as a lawyer in Ontario. Background in insurance defence litigation, including personal injury and accident benefit claims and / or general litigation experience preferred. Knowledge of legal and court documents and procedures. Knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with policyholders, courts, and Judges. Ability to edit and proof legal documents. Motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure. Strong interpersonal & client service skills, professional and positive demeanour. Superior organization & priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task. Conceptual and creative problem solving skills ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Flexible work schedules available. We wish to thank all applicants however, only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone or e-mail inquiries please. INCLUSIVENESS: At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. Job Type: Full-time Experience: post-call: 2 years (Required)  
BDO Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 25, 2018
Contract
About Us BDO Law LLP is comprised of experts who are familiar with the legal and regulatory landscape who can offer a holistic approach to all legal business needs while offering seamless and efficient solutions for corporate clients. BDO Law LLP has simplified the practice of corporate law by modernizing typical forms while being paperless and having an accessible database for Partners’ & clients' use.   Our suite of services include: Incorporation of companies Establishment of trusts Formation of partnerships Negotiating and drafting legal agreements Preparation and maintenance of corporate records and minute books Share and asset transactions including acquisitions and divestitures Estate planning Entity mergers and amalgamations, windups and liquidations Job Description (EN) Position Summary   BDO Law LLP has an immediate opening for an Associate Lawyer to join our team for a 12-month contract with the potential for extension or permanent employment at the contract's completion. The successful candidate will be comfortable advising clients on corporate and commercial matters. Also the successful individual must be comfortable with relocating to Toronto, ON.   The incumbent will also have an opportunity for professional development by putting forth his or her best efforts through exposure to diverse corporate transactions, an opportunity for mentoring and continued legal education while making a significant contribution towards the development of our new firm.     Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities Advising clients on corporate, partnership and trust matters, such as incorporations, trust and partnership formations, reorganizations, rollovers, etc.; Drafting various corporate, partnership and commercial documents and agreements, including unanimous shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and trust agreement; Advising clients on share and asset transactions (M&A) and negotiating on their behalf; Experience in any of the following would be advantageous: wills and estates, real estate, commercial leasing, personal and corporate tax. Ability to handle a high volume of matters and a focus on quality and timeliness. Support the growth of BDO’s new legal practice, by partnering with the senior legal counsel and senior corporate clerk to develop systems, policies and procedures. Sustain and develop your knowledge of corporate/commercial, tax and other areas of law that affect BDO’s clients.   Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge Demonstrated interest in corporate and commercial law and an interest in developing a busy transactional practice LL.B or JD Admitted or qualified to be admitted by transfer to the Bar of Ontario (admissions to other Canadian provincial bars would be advantageous) 2-5 years of previous job-related work experience Ability to influence and motivate Strong written communication abilities Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills   Our Vision BDO Law LLP is committed to redefining how corporate legal services are delivered while being engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.    BDO is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. No phone calls and/or agencies please. Candidates may be subject to background inquiries which are satisfactory to us.  
Enbridge North York, Toronto, ON, Canada
Apr 24, 2018
Full time
W E= unlimited potential   We didn’t get to be a leader in energy delivery or ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index on our own. We did it in partnership with outstanding individuals who work together as a team to fuel people’s quality of life. Individuals like you. And now we’re looking for just such an individual to join our team.   To learn more about us, visit www.enbridge.com .   Job Posting End Date: March 10, 2018 This is a temporary position with an expected end date of March 2019   Primary Focus   This position within the Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) law department works with internal legal counsel, the Senior Law Contracts Analyst, Supply Chain Management and other departments, and internal clients to support the timely and complete legal review and execution of commercial contracts.  Tasks performed by this role include ensuring that contracts comply with Enbridge’s contracts policy, drafting commercial contracts for review by internal legal counsel and reviewing contracts (including verifying and amending key terms and negotiating appropriate revisions).   The position also facilitates the administration of the Contract Management System (CMS) and provides ongoing support to the electronic signature functionality that is embedded within the CMS.   Responsibilities: Drafting commercial contracts for review by internal legal counsel Reviewing contracts including verifying and amending key terms and negotiating appropriate revisions Administration of  CMS processes Ensure timely communication on the status of work in progress Act as a first point of contact for internal client inquiries regarding contracts and applicable Enbridge policies and systems   Qualifications: University degree or Law Clerk college diploma from an institution recognized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario 3 to 5 years pf progressive legal (law clerk/paralegal), or business experience related to the role Minimum 3 years’ experience in a corporate law department or law firm as a law clerk or contract management professional, with specific experience drafting contracts Proficient with MS Office, experience with contract management systems, and able to learn other systems/programs independently Excellent written and oral communication skills Detail oriented with strong critical thinking skills Excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact professionally with internal clients, external suppliers, and senior management   We accept applications submitted via our online recruiting system only ( https://careers.enbridge.com ).   Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting careers@enbridge.com .    We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.   Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.  
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