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Legal Talent Assistant Director (Toronto and Ottawa)

September 18 2021
Categories Generalist, HR, Training, Legal, Paralegal, Recruitment, Staffing
Toronto, ON

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is currently seeking a lawyer with excellent people skills to join our exceptional National People & Development team, as Legal Talent Assistant Director in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Ontario Legal Talent Director, this position will support the day to day management of the associate and law clerks program in the Toronto and Ottawa offices. More specifically, this role will:

  • Work with the Legal Talent team and practice group leaders to run the day to day operations and administration of the Associate and Law Clerks Program in Toronto and Ottawa
  • Be responsible for onboarding, career development and engagement initiatives and take an active role in associate attraction and recruitment
  • Support work allocation and file staffing to help meet client needs and ensure that associates receive access to a broad range of file work/experiences, development and stretch assignments
  • Lead and facilitate various aspects of the performance management process, including communications with mentors, practice group leaders, associates, and any other feedback contributors
  • Facilitate and maintain formal, informal and virtual mentorship programs
  • Support Toronto and Ottawa office D&I initiatives, including those that advance our race equity strategy, Women In Norton Rose Fulbright initiatives and our various Employee Resource Groups
  • Be an active participant in the Toronto and Ottawa Associates' Liaison Committees
  • Act as a go-to for associates and clerks on a range of career development and engagement matters, including helping to support virtual working, workload management and on-going dialogue and feedback
  • Work with the other People & Development Directors on a range of strategic talent management initiatives and daily operations

Skills and Experience Required

  • JD/LLB or Bachelor's Degree in human resources, education, business, commerce, or related discipline, with a minimum 2017 year of call
  • An understanding of and interest in the business of the legal industry
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) - concise, persuasive, diplomatic
  • Exceptional people skills and team spirit
  • Strong facility with technology
  • Ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with students, lawyers, peers and members of business services
  • Strong project management and prioritization skills
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Results-oriented analytical and problem solving skills

Norton Rose Fulbright

Please note that Norton Rose Fulbright Canada requires all Firm members to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Firm as a condition of employment. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact to discuss further.

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact

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