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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

Partners

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.


Manager of Associate and Student Programs ‎

The Manager of Associate and Student Programs will support the National Director of Lawyer & Student Programs, 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 Articled 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

Student Development
  • Working closely with the Director, take an active role in recruitment and professional development of both Summer Students and Articled Students;
  • Arrange and coordinate interview schedules in the fall, including coordinating travel and lodging arrangements as required;
  • Oversee the student recruitment process by tracking applicants in an applicant tracking system, setting up and attending interviews and putting together materials as needed;
  • Oversee the onboarding, orientation, and mentoring of Summer and Articled Students;
  • Coordinate admission applications to the Law Society for Articled and Summer Students and mid-term reporting and applications for call (Articled Students);
  • Maintain student program information on the firm intranet and external website;
  • Organize student seminars (Articled and Summer Students) with assistance from the Director, and
  • Provide ongoing support to the Director, students and other stakeholders.
Junior Associate Development
  • 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 needed - in other offices;
  • Draft confirmation of attendance documents where required (Quebec);
  • Oversee the accuracy of professional development documents in conjunction with the Director of Lawyer & Student Development, such as the website, associate orientation manual, Articled student manual, reporting partner materials etc.;
  • Assist in numerous facets in running the annual performance evaluation process, and
  • 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, and
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision

We invite you to send your application with cover letter to Analea Wayne, K.C. Director of Lawyer & Student Development by email analea.wayne@dlapiper.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for ‎an interview will be contacted. ‎

Associates

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 analea.wayne@dlapiper.com

2-4 Years Employment & Labour Associate‎‎ – Calgary and Toronto Offices

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is looking for talented junior-to-mid level associates with 2-4 years’ experience in Employment & Labour law for both our Calgary and Toronto offices. The successful candidates will have exposure to interesting and sophisticated work in a busy and talented team. We are looking for candidates who are self-starters, who punch above their weight, and who are team-players.

These positions will be for our Calgary and Toronto offices.

Specifically, the successful candidates' skills and experience will include:
  • labour and employment experience, including advocacy before boards and tribunals;
  • strong advocacy and negotiation skills;
  • excellent legal writing, research and analytical skills;
  • strong focus on client service; and
  • ability to handle complex employment & labour cases.
Our clients include publicly listed and privately held entities. Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience from a national, international or very well-reputed law firm. The team is made up of high performing and dedicated practitioners who are collegial, bright and committed to producing excellent results for our clients.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is proud to be at the top of the ladder when it comes to awards and benefits. The successful candidates will be remunerated at the top of market, with an array of benefits and an outstanding associate development program.

To submit your application, please apply below or directly to Analea Wayne, K.C., Director of Lawyer & Student Development, at analea.wayne@dlapiper.com. Please include your ‎cover letter, CV and transcripts.‎

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

5-10 Years Commercial Litigation Associate‎‎ – Montréal Office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Montreal office is newly looking for a talented associate with 5-10 years’ ‎experience in commercial and civil litigation. The successful candidate will work on a ‎variety of litigation ‎matters for our clients, supported by an incredibly busy and talented ‎team. You will be a self-starter and ‎looking to punch above your weight in our collegial ‎and high functioning group. You will be a proven ‎team-player.‎

‎Specifically, the successful candidate’s skills and experience will include:

  • Working independently on a multitude of tasks involved in litigation matters with minimal ‎supervision, ‎and progressing files in a timely manner;‎
  • Expertise in Quebec court filings, procedures, documents, and strong advocacy skills;‎
  • Strong attention to detail and outstanding writing skills;‎
  • Excellent client communication skills, ideally having worked with market-leaders in a variety ‎of ‎industries.‎
You will contribute to a complex mix of disputes work and will continue to expand your ‎litigation skills in ‎many of our key areas, which include: general ‎commercial and civil litigation, employment law, insurance ‎law, as well as class actions. ‎

Our clients are global and well-established entities, as well as entrepreneurs and ‎growing companies; ‎experience from a national, international or highly regarded ‎litigation boutique is preferred. The team is ‎made up of high performing and dedicated ‎practitioners who are collegial, bright and committed to ‎producing excellent results for ‎our clients. You will play a pivotal role, working closely with a number of ‎busy associates ‎and partners.‎

To submit your application, please email Carol Deakin ‎at carol.deakin@dlapiper.com directly and ‎include your cover letter, resume and ‎transcripts. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. At ‎this time we are not ‎briefing agencies.‎

3-6 Years Corporate Securities/M&A Associate Lawyer

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is newly looking for a talented mid-level associate with 3-6 years’ experience in Capital Markets/Securities, Corporate and M&A. The successful candidate will have exposure to interesting and sophisticated corporate work in an incredibly busy and talented team. You will be a self-starter, looking to punch above your weight, and always a team-player.

We are looking for candidates to join in any of our Canadian offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto or Montreal

Specifically, the successful candidate’s skills and experience will include:
  • Advising clients on securities law compliance and a strong familiarity with applicable securities legislation, instruments and stock exchange rules;
  • Advising client companies on a broad array of corporate transactions, including debt and equity financings, going-public transactions and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Advising both public and privately held companies on corporate governance, stock exchange rules and continuous disclosure obligations.
Our clients include publicly listed and privately held entities, so 3+ years’ experience from a national, international or very well-reputed law firm and/or mix of in-house work is highly desirable. The team is made up of high performing and dedicated practitioners who are collegial, bright and committed to producing excellent results for our clients. You will take a lead role, working closely with one very busy partner and another associate.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is proud to be at the top of the ladder when it comes to awards and benefits. The successful candidate will be remunerated at the top of market, with an array of benefits and an outstanding associate development program.

To submit your application, please send to kristen.bligh@dlapiper.com, including cover letter, resume and transcripts.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.