Civil Law Lawyer

  • Torys LLP
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nov 28, 2018
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

We are seeking a corporate lawyer with a civil law degree from a Canadian university to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail. We would be open to flexible work arrangements.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least two years of corporate experience at a top law firm;
  • have a civil law degree and will be fluently bilingual;
  • have strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • have a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • have the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • be a member of good standing of a provincial bar and be willing to be called to the Ontario bar. Being called to the bar in Québec and having a common law degree would be an asset, but it not a requirement for the role.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head. Please visit our website for more details on how to apply:

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 Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Practice Area(s)

Civil Law