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Reporting to the COO, the Director of Information Technology (IT) will be responsible for the leadership and management of the overall IT function and for the effective and efficient delivery of IT services for the firm. This includes having a “hands on” approach to identifying and creating business process improvement solutions through the leverage and adoption of digital technologies that will optimize the firms’ performance and productivity. With the firm in the midst of a significant transformation, the Director, Information Technology will play a key leadership role, providing the IT vision and execution to help enable this transformation.

He / she will sit on the firm’s senior staff management team and make a major contribution to the overall operations of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the senior leadership team to define and develop the required IT strategies and plans to support the achievement of the planned business growth and profit objectives for the firm.
  • Accountable for the leadership of the five-person IT organization (IT Manager, Infrastructure, Help Desk and Training) and the management of the associated human, technical and financial resources, and the related controls.
  • Accountable for the delivery of the required IT services to enable the firm to be more effective. This includes the following capabilities:
    • Strategy and Innovation
    • Business Alignment and Relationship Management
    • Solution Delivery and Support
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Process Alignment and Improvement
  • Accountable for the delivery of the required services to operate the IT Utility to enable the firm to be more efficient. This includes the following capabilities:
    • Service Management
    • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Accountable for the delivery of the required services for IT to be effective and efficient in the achievement of its mandate. This includes the following capabilities:
    • Project Planning and Program Management
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • IT Architecture
    • IT Business Performance Management
    • IT Competencies and Culture
  • Accountable for the selection and management of third party relationships providing IT services to the firm.
  • Accountable to continually deliver greater value from IT investments and improve the organization’s performance through the productive use of information technologies.
  • Accountable for IT executive support of external customer relationships, including both existing customers and new prospects.

Key Performance Deliverables

In light of the identified responsibilities, the following are specific deliverables that the position is designed to deliver:

  • An updated IT Strategy that is kept current and approved by the senior leadership team;
  • IT Work Plans that are aligned with the approved strategy, within the defined financial parameters and supported by the appropriate business partners within the firm;
  • IT Governance and Controls to manage the IT investments and services and to protect the related assets of the firm, including IT Risk Management areas such as
  • Disaster Recovery Plans, regular external IT Security Reviews, third party software license compliance confirmation and IT Asset Lifecycle Management disciplines.
  • IT Projects that are delivered on time, within budget, according to the defined scope and supported by effective Change Management practices to maximize the technology adoption and related value;
  • IT Service Levels that are in keeping with the needs of the business and compatible with industry standard frameworks, whether the services are delivered internally or outsourced to third parties; and
  • An IT organization that is agile and effective in meeting the ever-changing information technology needs of the firm.

Candidate Profile

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an acceptable combination of education and relevant experience required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of direct work experience in an IT management capacity required

Competencies:

  • Advanced overall knowledge of digital technologies, including networking, operating system, databases, server architectures, web design/application principles and tools, programming concepts, software development cycles, associated tools and platform management and risk management disciplines.
  • Related business experience within the legal industry sector would be desirable.
  • Prior experience leading IT transformation (leading process improvements, efficiencies and cost benefits), including change management across an organization.
  • Highly effective project and program management skills.
    Sound leadership, staff management, and teambuilding skills.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences.
  • Highly self-motivated with a bias to results delivery over planning.
  • Strong negotiation and prioritization skills.
  • Able to influence others and effect change of direction, while keeping participants fully engaged.
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Please contact Ian Collyer at Boyden Canada to apply:
416-214-4207
icollyer@boyden.com
www.boyden.com

At WeirFoulds, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service. We thrive by working with our clients to form true partnerships to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

Our Toronto office is currently recruiting a Legal Assistant to join our Regulatory Group, primarily responsible for performing a variety of legal, clerical and administrative functions to support a busy litigation practice. The legal assistants are typically placed in three-on-one share arrangements supporting lawyers and/or law clerks in the group. The lawyers practice in the areas of regulatory, government, property and civil litigation. Experience in these areas is considered an asset along with demonstrated knowledge of the rules of civil procedure. Some flexibility in hours of work required to meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate preferred.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • At least three (3) to five (5) years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook) or MS Office 2007 at a minimum.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Legal Assistant.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including experience interacting directly with clients, and at all levels within the firm.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and diligent proofreading skills with a “right first time” approach to work completion.
  • Passionate about providing excellent customer service along with quality work product to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing legal documents with some direction, often from precedents.
  • Creating, revising and editing written material as needed to meet deadlines.
  • Transcribing, formatting, inputting, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, dictation, phone and oral instructions.
  • Handling incoming mail, including email.
  • Maintaining detailed filing system both hard copy and electronic.
  • Entering dockets and processing accounts utilizing the firm’s software.
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars.
  • Coordinating photocopying, scanning and faxing through the firm’s production centre to achieve deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, 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.

At WeirFoulds, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service. We thrive by working with our clients to form true partnerships to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

Our Toronto office is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to join our Corporate Group, primarily responsible for performing a variety of legal, clerical and administrative functions supporting a practice with a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. The legal assistants are typically placed in three-on-one share arrangements supporting lawyers and/or law clerks in the group. Some flexibility in hours of work required to meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate preferred.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant corporate work experience in a fast paced environment is required.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook) or MS Office 2007 at a minimum.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Legal Assistant.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing legal documents with some direction, often from precedents.
  • Creating, revising and editing written material as needed to meet deadlines.
  • Transcribing, formatting, inputting, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Assisting with the preparation of general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, dictation, phone and/or oral instructions.
  • Maintaining corporate lists for active and inactive companies, opening and closing minute book boxes and taking responsibility for the overall maintenance of the Minute Book Room.
  • Handling incoming mail, including email as and when needed.
  • Maintaining detailed filing system both hard copy and electronic in accordance with firm and practice group procedures.
  • Entering dockets and processing accounts utilizing the firm’s software.
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars. Alerting lawyers/clerks of upcoming deadlines accordingly.
  • Coordinating photocopying, scanning and faxing through the firm’s production centre to achieve deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, 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.

At WeirFoulds, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service. We thrive by working with our clients to form true partnerships to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

Our Toronto office is currently recruiting Legal Assistants to join our Securities Group on a 16 month contract. The Legal Assistant will be supporting three (3) lawyers, and will be primarily responsible for performing the clerical and administrative functions to efficiently run their legal practices and support the overall operation of the securities group. Responsibilities include: coordinating, organizing and preparing legal documents; managing files (physical and electronic files); coordinating lawyer’s schedule and existing/potential client meetings; updating contacts; drafting and revising correspondence and transactional documents; and liaising with internal departments, clients and external parties.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of securities and/or corporate experience is required.
  • Experience with SEDAR and/or SEDI would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Legal Assistant.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting, revising, formatting, proofing, and troubleshooting substantial legal documents and correspondence from instructions, mark-ups, dicta or precedents for lawyers review.
  • Maintaining client files and ancillary agreements and updating electronic data management system and physical files accordingly.
  • Assisting with transaction closings, including preparing and updating closing documents, recording funds received and reconciling with subscriptions received, bringing concerns to the attention of lawyers, and identifying and assembling relevant documents to produce closing books.
  • Liaising with internal departments, clients, agents and service providers to ensure deadlines and priorities are communicated and achieved.
  • Entering time dockets from both detailed information and handwritten notes and reviewing entries for accuracy.
  • Responsible for generating and reviewing client pre-bills, preparing various accounting reports as required, generating invoices, submitting lawyers’ expenses, preparing cheque requisitions and wire transfer requests and ensuring backup records are maintained.
  • Opening, maintaining and closing files both electronically and physically.
  • Registering lawyers to attend conferences, seminars, events and continuing education courses.
  • Preparing and submitting marketing investment requests for sponsorships.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, 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.

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 Legal Administrative Support role is an entry-level position and would be suitable for recent graduates of a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration program.

In this position, the LAS will be responsible for providing legal support to a team of Legal Assistants within a particular Practice Group, i.e. Litigation, Corporate, Property & Leasing, or Wills & Estates. This is a full-time opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration designation.
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • A working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Administrative tasks such as filing. This might include filing of hard copies of documents or notes as well as making labels;
  • Filing electronic documents in FileSite;
  • Helping the assistants with client billings. This might include: printing pre-bills, reviewing and making changes to pre-bills, drafting write-off forms or trust transfers;
  • Entering dockets;
  • New file opening; setting up files and preparing folders/labels;
  • Drafting cheque requests;
  • Helping assistants to close files which might include scanning, boxing or indexing of files to be sent to storage;
  • Helping assistants with large print, copy or scan jobs;
  • Inputting expenses;
  • Digital transcription;
  • Entering and updating contact lists;
  • Cover letters, envelopes and delivery slips;
  • Floating at various desks when assistants are on vacation or there is an unplanned absence due to illness, etc.
  • Other duties specific to the particular practice group as assigned (ie. . maintenance of Minute Books for the Corporate Practice Group or serving and filing of court documents in the Litigation Practice Group)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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110, 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.

WeirFoulds LLP is currently recruiting a Legal Assistant who will be supporting the Real Estate and Leasing group. The role will be primarily responsible for performing a variety of legal, clerical and administrative functions to support a busy practice. as outlined below.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • At least three (3) to five (5) years of relevant work experience. Experience in leasing or real estate law is preferred.
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook) or MS Office 2007 at a minimum.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned by the Real Estate and Leasing group.
  • Eagerness to learn and develop skills as a Legal Assistant.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • 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 work product to the Leasing group and to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing legal documents with some direction, often from precedents.
  • Creating, revising and editing written material as needed.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, dictation, phone and oral instructions.
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Handling incoming mail, including email.
  • Maintaining detailed filing system both hard copy and electronic.
  • Entering dockets and processing accounts utilizing the firm’s software. (experience with 3E (Elite) would be advantageous).
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars.
  • Coordinating photocopying, scanning and faxing through the firm’s production centre to achieve deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, 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.

WeirFoulds LLP is seeking a creative and high-energy self-starter to join our team as a Manager of Legal Support Services.

This position will assume responsibility for providing overall leadership and direction to the Legal Support Services (LSS) group. This role includes the supervision of the Supervisor, Document Services, Floater and LAS and is accountable for managing day to day operations, staffing and allocation of resources, assistant share arrangements and workflow distribution within the LSS department. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, this position is key in supporting WeirFoulds’ legal support strategy.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • 8+ years of experience as a legal assistant.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, build relationships, facilitate group discussions and interact with people at all levels of the organizational with tact, diplomacy and in a professional manner.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, facilitation, and relationship management skills.
  • Effective organizational, problem-solving, planning and analytical skills; demonstrated use of sound judgment and reliable decision making.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team based environment.
  • Proven ability to partner with a variety of stakeholders, exercising the ability to listen and to build confidence.
  • Develop, coach and motivate people and foster a positive work environment.
  • Ability to perform well under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Ability resolve problems effectively applying creative and analytical thinking.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and able to embrace new technology/information systems.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • The main responsibilities and duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Legal Assistants, including the allocation of resources and workload/workflow management.
  • In consultation with the Director, Human Resources, manage the recruitment, staffing, coaching, performance development and employee related changes (i.e.: administration of new hires, departures, leave of absences) for the LSS group.
  • Oversee and monitor share group allocation of all practice areas to ensure efficiency, including share group ratio analysis and working with various lawyers or practice group leaders as required.
  • Provide various reports and statistics on FTE allocation and identifies opportunities to bring efficiency to share groups and distribution of work.
  • Responsible for overall headcount and FTE allocation for LSS group, including budget preparation.
  • Manage and oversee compensation and performance management cycle for LSS staff, soliciting performance feedback, monitoring performance and identifying and developing performance plans as needed.
  • With other stakeholders, identify opportunities to enforce Firm standards including development and enhancement of technology.
  • Provide general leadership to the LSS group to ensure effective communication, expectations and standards.
  • Lead various projects and change management initiatives impacting the Legal Support Services department, participating in various pilot projects as required.
  • Identify, support and foster external relationships with local colleges, participating in career fairs and other initiatives.

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 Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, 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.

To learn more, please contact:

NICOLE HUNTER
Director, Human Resources and Administration
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