LexisNexis offers a market-leading range of vital information and powerful tools for all kinds of legal professionals. We are a Canadian subsidiary of a strong multi-billion $ revenue multi-national organization. We have one foot in the long and proud history of legal publishing, and the other in today’s exciting world of informatics, big data, artificial intelligence, and technology-enabled professional work. LexisNexis has a strong brand in Canada that we are using to bring an unprecedented portfolio of new products to market. Our Toronto office is located just north of the DVP & the 401.
We have an immediate opening on our Content team for a licensed paralegal or law clerk with at least three (3) years of experience in Insolvency and Restructuring Law and/or Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
The successful candidate for this full-time position will join a team of experienced lawyers responsible for the development and strategic direction of Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada, an innovative online practical guidance resource designed specifically for Canadian lawyers.
As the Paralegal / Law Clerk (I&R/LDR), Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada, your key responsibilities will include:
• Building relationships with respected legal practitioners and firms across Canada to create content that reflects leading legal and business practices
• Researching, reviewing and editing practice notes, checklists, flowcharts, precedents and other practice-related materials, as directed by the Content Lawyer(s)
• Ensuring currency and relevancy of materials included in the product
• Monitoring information sources to identify and report on relevant news and updates regarding legal developments in this practice area
• Working within a cross-functional team to execute on the content and product development strategies to ensure the delivery of high-quality content within mandated timelines
• Maintaining and managing relationships with key LexisNexis stakeholders within Canada, the US and UK
To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills:
• Paralegal license in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in Insolvency and Restructuring Law and/or Litigation and Dispute Resolution or a law clerk with relevant credentials and a minimum of three (3) years of experience
• Knowledgeable about laws, legal citation rules, legal libraries, various court systems’ rules and relevant filing requirements.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English including experience drafting correspondence
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, strategic-minded problem-solving skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, work with minimal supervision, independently as well as part of a team
• Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
It will also be beneficial if you have:
• An understanding of the legal practice needs and workflow requirements within the solvency and restricting or litigation and dispute resolution practice areas with knowledge of trends in the Canadian legal marketplace
• Experience in drafting or editing materials, law journals, CLE presentations or other legal writing
• Experience assisting with the preparation and management of agreements and court documents
Compensation package includes:
• Opportunity to work in a stimulating and collegial environment
• Pension Plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid Vacation Days
• Paid Personal Leave Days
• Two Paid Volunteer Days
• Summer Hours
• Good work/life balance includes flexible scheduling and telecommuting
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. In Canada, LexisNexis serves professionals in law firms, corporations, government and academic institutions, providing them with total solutions that serve professionals’ changing needs and help them achieve excellence.
LexisNexis Canada Inc. is committed to diversity, integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the employment proc