Junior Securities Law Clerk - Toronto

Role Summary

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. We have thrived by working with our clients to form true partnerships with them in order to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide backup and a broad range of assistance to a Senior Securities Law Clerk.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct Canadian securities regulatory filings for public companies on SEDAR, SEDI and NRD with direction from the Securities Law Clerk.
  • Attend to filings with the Toronto Stock Exchange using TSX SecureFile, the TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Attend to continuous disclosure filings on SEDAR and SEDI.
  • Assist with the dissemination of press releases.
  • Update minute books.
  • Prepare and file forms related to capital markets participation fees under the direction of the Securities Law Clerk.
  • Prepare and file exempt distribution reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual resolutions and related correspondence for registrants.
  • Open, maintain and close files both electronically and physically.
  • Assist other members of the securities team generally with all matters relating to the firm's securities practice.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Education

  • Successful completion of the ILCO Fellowship Securities Law Clerk course or a post-secondary law clerk certificate/diploma offered by a recognized Ontario educational institution.
  • Completion of the ILCO Corporate Law Clerk course would be an asset.
  • 1 to 3 years' of securities law experience in a legal or regulatory environment.
  • Experience with SEDAR and SEDI. 
  • Experience with NRD would be an asset.
  • Experience with maintaining databases and online filings.
  • Working knowledge of DisclosureNet would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Law Clerk.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients, and all levels of staff.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.
  • Good judgement and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to Kirsten Paul-McDonald, Human Resources Generalist, by email kpaul-mcdonald@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110 ext. 2274, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.