Practice Support Lawyer
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Calgary, AB, CA Toronto, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA
Are you interested in pursuing a challenging and fulfilling position within a collaborative and supportive team? Are you interested in thought-provoking work without a billable hours target and with the option to work remotely? Join our Practice Support & Optimization team as a Practice Support Lawyer to pursue an alternative career path as a lawyer in the world’s largest law firm!
The Practice Support & Optimization team at Dentons is growing with the addition of a Practice Support Lawyer – Corporate (Securities). As a valued practice resource, the Practice Support Lawyer will work alongside Corporate group leadership to develop and execute its knowledge management strategy. Furthering the Firm’s technical excellence objectives, the Practice Support Lawyer will publish thought leadership, create practice materials, monitor and report on changes in the law and industry, develop new practice tools and methodologies, and design and deliver training.
The successful candidate will have current and broad experience in securities and corporate finance, including public and private offerings, as well as disclosure, governance and compliance matters.
The Practice Support Lawyer will work closely with all Practice Support team members to provide service to our national Corporate practice group across all six Canadian offices.
- locate, process, synthesize, and manage information and knowledge for lawyers, creating accessible and effective know-how resources and materials
- write and deliver memoranda and presentations reporting on new developments in the legal industry and case law, specifically when changes in law and client industries will affect practice and clients’ matters
- assist with drafting and editing papers, articles, bulletins, presentations and other materials for publication and distribution to clients
- create and collect, disseminate, and promote best practices in matter management, legal technology, communication, and collaboration
- design and deliver internal educational seminars for lawyers on practice resources and other related tools and products to facilitate continual education and improvement within the Corporate practice group
- draft, enhance, and update model and precedent documents, toolkits and checklists and develop, collect, and classify content for inclusion in databases and practice group intranet sites
- contribute to new and existing Practice Support projects and recommend new projects to meet particular challenges and needs
- engage in business development efforts for our Corporate group, including client outreach initiatives, seminars and pitches, to increase the Firm’s profile nationally and internationally
- provide ongoing support to students and lawyers on the use of knowledge management resources and tools, including managing and facilitating training sessions
- advanced written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
- advanced organizational, project and time management skills with the ability to multi-task detailed-oriented assignments with tight deadlines
- applying past practice experience to role as adviser to practicing lawyers
- understanding of business trends and lawyers’ practice needs
- advanced research and analytical skills
- advanced problem solving skills
- instilling confidence and building solid relationships
- innovative and creative thinking
- exercising sound judgment
- collaborative mindset with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- leading, promoting, and fostering change
- can carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports the Firm’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles
- be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude; demonstrate commitment to privacy and ethical conduct
- a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law, with strong technical knowledge in public and private equity and debt offerings, stock exchange rules and policies, continuous disclosure obligations, governance matters, regulatory compliance requirements and related matters
- LLB or JD from a Canadian law school or equivalent from British or US law school
- Must be qualified to practice law in Canada and a member in good standing with the relevant provincial Law Society
- intellectual curiosity and genuine passion in securities laws and capital markets
- comfortable with legal technology, e.g. document automation, artificial intelligence and collaboration platforms
*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 11 consecutive years (2011-2021) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2021) for the fourth time.
Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.
To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.