Law Clerk, Corporate

Toronto, ON, CA

Jul 4, 2024

 

Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned as a firm with over 21,000 individuals in more than 200 offices serving clients across 80+ countries.  


Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2024); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2024), and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2024).

 

This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.


POSITION SUMMARY

 

We are seeking an experienced senior Corporate Law Clerk to join our team of corporate paraprofessionals in our Toronto office. The role requires a confident and reliable individual who has the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, possess a high level of client-care with a confidential work approach. There is an emphasis for this position on an ability to multi-task, attention to detail and a strong willingness to be an “early adopter” of new technologies.


RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Performs a variety of complex and routine legal duties under the supervision of the lawyers;
  • Prepares corporate documentation relating to incorporations, organizations, amendments, continuances, amalgamations, extra-provincial registrations, dissolutions and other reorganizations, including tax reorganizations, share and asset purchases,
  • Manages and maintains updated corporate database and corporate records;
  • Works with lawyers in all Dentons Canada offices to attend to OBCA and CBCA transactions, filing and registration equivalents;
  • Attends to the review and analysis of corporate minute book records and recommends the appropriate course of action to update records and rectify deficiencies, including drafting the required documentation;
  • Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards;
  • Attends to general corporate work including government filings, enquiries from within and outside of the firm;
  • Provides mentorship and training to more junior team members;
  • Other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

 

  • A minimum of 8 years’ law clerk experience in a corporate services department of a law firm;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal procedures, statutes and regulations applicable to commercial and corporate law;
  • Able to manage files from start to finish;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with clients directly in a professional manner;
  • Able to multi-task and to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Demonstrated initiative and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent organization skills, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Flexible team player;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certification and membership an asset;
  • Proficiency with Athennian, Ecore, and DocuSign is an asset.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be selected. 

 

At Dentons we are committed to offering equitable and competitive pay, we achieve this by aligning internal salary ranges for specific roles to similar positions in the external market. In the normal course, our practice is to hire, transfer and promote employees within the entry part of our range, adjusting as needed based on the prior experience, skills and competencies required for the role along with any market differentials. 
 
Recognizing our exceptional talent means providing a comprehensive total rewards package beyond a competitive salary. We have curated our employee benefits portfolio to offer inclusive and comprehensive wellbeing and developmental programs for our people. With extended benefits and mental health plans, paid time off, savings plans, fitness subsidy, parental leave top up and more, our benefits are flexible, aligned to our core values and supports the various needs of our people. Additionally, our personal and professional development programs include people networks, mentorships, and leadership series programming to help people grow their career.

 

Note: Availability of the benefits and perks may be subject to your location and employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. Dentons reserves the right to alter these programs and offerings in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.
 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth 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.

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 careers.canada@dentons.com.