- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Accounting software
Widely recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, we have successfully represented clients' interests in some of the most complex, high-profile cases in Canadian legal history. Focusing exclusively on litigation and advocacy, we practice across dozens of legal areas and industries and represent our clients where it counts - on our feet in all levels of the courts and before every kind of tribunal. Our subject-matter expertise and extensive courtroom experience is consistently recognized by clients, peers, and senior members of the legal profession in leading legal publications, including Chambers Canada and Lexpert. We offer the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of Canada's most highly regarded litigators. Our partners are ranked among the best of their peers nationally and lead a mentoring and development program that attracts gifted lawyers who are committed to upholding the highest professional standards.
Lenczner Slaght is currently seeking a Conflicts Clerk.
Reporting to the Conflicts Partner and working closely with the Conflicts Specialist, the Conflicts Clerk will be responsible for maintaining our Conflicts-Intake database, Intapp, performing conflicts checks on clients and other parties for new matters and maintaining consistency in our conflicts database, Intapp.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishing and conducting conflicts of interest searches and processes, ensuring entities are correctly identified for conflict searching.
Preparing conflict search results reports summarizing and filtering results information.
Maintain Conflicts data in Intapp.
Assist in conducting semi-annual audits on conflict procedures to ensure proper procedures are followed.
Handle general Conflicts e-mail requests from staff.
Answer access questions related to Ethical Screens/Confidential Matters.
Creating and maintaining the firm's Ethical Screens processes.
Working with IT to ensure Ethical Screens are carried out and that updates to conflicts databases are completed.
Matter Opening and Closing
Working with Lawyers, Legal Assistants and the Matter Opening Assistant to open new matters as part of New Business Intake.
Ensuring correct metadata is added to new client files to assist with future conflict searches in addition to other processes.
Working with Records Management, Accounting and the Matter Opening Assistant to ensure the closing of matters is in accordance with the firm's procedures.
Assist Conflict Specialist with special administrative projects as needed.
Assist and participate in paid on-call for conflicts (after hours during the week and weekend).
Other duties may be required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate.
1-2 years working in a legal environment as a conflict clerk or similar preferred.
KEY SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS
Proactive, able to think ahead, problem solve and respond in a way that displays forward- thinking, and results-driven nature.
Advanced technological ability, including in-depth knowledge of legal software and applications, with experience in Intapp Conflicts and/or Intapp Walls technologies preferred.
Advanced research and problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct conflict of interest searches and exercise judgment to resolve any related issues in a timely manner.
Experience working with New Business Intake processes.
Experience in database searching and interpreting data.
Able to work independently and collaboratively with excellent judgement to both follow instructions, take initiative and effectively delegate to other legal support teams when appropriate.
Excellent attention to detail skills and ability to edit, catch errors and offer suggestions.
Must be flexible, adaptable to changing priorities and remain calm under pressure.
Strong organization and multi-tasking skills with ability to carry out multiple responsibilities while balancing priorities.
Proficiency using Microsoft 365 applications (Word, Excel).
Ability to effectively use Accounting Software (3E) preferred .
Maintain professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion at all times.
You possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build harmonious collaborative working relationships within your immediate team and across other departments in the firm.
Work arrangement: Hybrid in accordance with the Firm's current policy, which may be amended at any time.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Other: Overtime may be expected from time to time, including as part of Conflicts on-call team.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US?
We are a firm with deep values, centered around our commitment to excellence and winning. We are also dedicated to promoting and advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our workplace and in the legal profession. We maintain an inclusive work environment comprised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and cultures who are all valued, respected, and have an equal opportunity to develop, advance, and be heard. We have developed several award-winning and
forward-thinking initiatives, including resume anonymization in student recruitment to decrease barriers for diverse candidates and ReferToHer™, a program aimed to balance the scales on referrals for female lawyers. We have also made continuous process improvement and innovation a key strategic priority. Learn more about our programs by visiting www.litigate.com.
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes HERE.
Lenczner Slaght invites applications from all qualified candidates. We encourage applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and individuals from other equity deserving groups. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and hiring process. Please direct all requests and questions to Human Resources.