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As one of the world’s leading business law firms, we offer opportunities on a global scale to help you take your experience to the next level.

While supporting the development of your career and practice, we provide the necessary internal resources to help you get the job done. We support our lawyers' professional development through CBA subsection memberships, the attendance of CLE courses and workshops, lecturing, writing and other community activities such as board memberships and pro bono work.

As we honour our commitments to our valued clients, we also respect the importance of family, friends, personal health and community involvement. We work with our lawyers to achieve balance so that they will meet clients' expectations consistently and help them achieve their critical objectives.

Current opportunities


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes the opportunity to meet with lateral partner candidates with established practices seeking to join a global platform from any of our established Canadian based offices. If you are interested in connecting about potential opportunities, please contact Dan MacDougall, Chief Operating Officer, at +1.604.643.2915.



DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes expressions of interest from experienced, locally-qualified associate candidates seeking to join a leading global platform in any of our five established Canadian based offices. For more details, or to discuss the role please contact Analea Wayne, K.C., Director of Lawyer & Student Development by email

Current Opportunities

Lawyer - Employment and Labour (Montreal)

We are currently looking for a lawyer to join our employment law group for an in person full time ‎position ‎and invite you to review the job description.‎
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review and drafting of opinions, contracts, policies, communications and other documents relating ‎to employment, equity and workplace health and safety legislation;‎
  • Review and drafting of opinions, policies and other documents related to privacy and confidentiality ‎legislation in the field of employment law;‎
  • Reviewing collective agreements, managing labour disputes and assisting with grievances;‎
  • Preparing cases for litigation related to employment law;‎
  • Conducting due diligence related to the employment field in the context of transactions;‎
  • Willingness to work in related areas of practice;‎
  • Any other related tasks required as part of your duties.‎
Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required
  • Baccalaureate - Law;‎
  • Member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec;‎
  • Between four and six years of experience in employment law;‎
  • Experience in labor law and collective bargaining is an asset;‎
  • Ability to write and communicate in English/French to serve international customers and ‎‎communicate with colleagues outside of Quebec;‎
  • Highly-developed legal research skills;‎
  • Advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.);‎
  • Strong understanding of the relevant legislation;‎
  • High degree of accuracy and exceptional attention to detail;‎
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;‎
  • Dedicated to providing service beyond expectation;‎
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to listen effectively, and ‎respond appropriately;‎
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collegiality;‎
  • Strong ability to manage several files simultaneously and achieve objectives with minimal ‎supervision, good priority management, resourcefulness and autonomy. 

Manager of Student and Associate Programs (Maternity Leave Coverage)

The Manager of Student and Associate Development will support the National Director ‎of Lawyer & Student Development, whose mandate is to provide first-class talent ‎management, career development, and recruitment programs for our non-partner ‎lawyers and law students. The Manager will work closely alongside the Director to ‎oversee the Student Program and to provide coordination of CPD programs under the ‎Professional Development mandate. The focus will be on administering internal ‎continuing legal educations sessions, assisting with evaluation programs for our ‎lawyers and students and as a reliable leader during the recruitment period for Articling ‎and Summer Students.

This position may be located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, or Toronto ‎and requires occasional travel to our Canadian offices and Universities across ‎Canada.

We are looking for a candidate with an exceptional level of client service, who ‎understands the ‎importance of using discretion when dealing with firm matters and ‎who takes pride in producing ‎accurate and detail-oriented work. If this sounds like a ‎good fit for you, we invite you to review the job ‎description below‎.

Duties and Responsibilities
Student Development
  • Work closely with the Professional Development Team, take an active role in recruitment and professional development of both Summer Students and Articling Students;
  • Oversee the onboarding, orientation, and mentoring of summer and articling students nationally. Gather and provide student feedback throughout the year;
  • With support from the Professional Development Team, coordinate the completion of all applications, documentation and the payment of all fees associated with the articling student program and admission to the Law Society in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec;
  • Organize student seminars (articling and summer students) with assistance from the Professional Development Team;
  • Provide ongoing support to the Director, students and other stakeholders;
  • Oversee the student recruitment process by tracking applicants in an applicant tracking system, including:
  • Reviewing and vetting student applications;
  • Conducting student interviews (virtually or in-person, depending on the protocol/rules in effect at that time); and
  • Coordinating additional interviews and facilitating the overall decision-making process alongside the Director and other members of the Student Committee in each office.
Junior Associate Development
  • Provide mentorship and support to junior associates, including obtaining their feedback on the improvement of existing professional development tools and resources. Work with the Director to brainstorm and implement change based on associate feedback and the needs of the firm generally;  
  • Coordinate in-house professional development seminars and lunches, often organized simultaneously in multiple offices online or run in conjunction with other offices;
  • Work with Director of Lawyer & Student Development to communicate with presenters regarding seminar materials and client attendance;
  • Liaise with IT, Reception and Catering staff firm-wide to ensure timely setup of boardrooms, equipment and catering;
  • Assist with the ongoing and new accreditation of professional development seminars - Ontario, and as needs - in other offices;
  • Draft confirmation of attendance documents where required (Quebec);
  • Oversee the accuracy of professional development documents in conjunction with Director of Lawyer & Student Development such as the website, associate orientation manual, articling student manual, reporting partner materials etc;
  • Assist in numerous facets in running the annual performance evaluation process;
  • Generally support the Director of Lawyer and Student Development, and act as trusted advisor in professional development.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Canadian Law Degree with at least 2 years of experience in a large law firm, or experience in a similar role;
  • HR experience and or education in business/commerce or in HR/organizational design;
  • Experience in recruitment and the management design and implementation of HR and Professional Development programs for developing designated professionals;
  • Exceptional communication, management, leadership;
  • Advanced technical and PC skills and an orientation to use technology to create streamlined and efficient workflows;
  • Able to handle highly confidential information in a professional and discreet manner;
  • Very strong customer service orientation and ability to build trust of a sophisticated and professional client group;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Proactive and follows up as needed;
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision.