2nd Year Student at Law (Summer 2023)

About You

We are seeking a passionate and energetic student at law to work in a dynamic workplace. We work hard to create an environment that values empathy, honesty, and accountability. We take care of our clients and each other! With us, you will get to learn about the legal profession and gain hands-on experience.

Job Type

Full-time, Temporary.

Benefits

  • Company/Team Events
  • Monthly “Mental Health Day”. Our office is closed the last Wednesday of every month. Spend the day doing something fun. We might ask you about it over lunch or coffee when we’re back online on Thursday. Once a quarter, we use this day to organize a team event.
  • Access to Industry Events. We frequently attend at, and participate in, events organized by various accelerators in the city. As a member of our team, you would be welcome to join us in meeting some of the most promising tech startups in the country.

Schedule and Location

  • 40 hours/week
  • This position is offered at our office locations in North York and Downtown Toronto, Ontario. There is opportunity to work remotely occasionally.

About the Role

As a boutique, we work in small teams with diverse clients in a fast-paced environment. You will support incredible companies as they go through challenging and exciting phases of their growth. From start-up foundations, to raising money, M&A transactions, and going public. You will provide administrative support to our team of lawyers. You will also use legal software to create an efficient workflow and minimize paperwork. You will be the face and voice of the firm as you will be working directly with our clients on a regular basis.

About our Firm

Oziel Law specializes in business and technology law with an innovative edge; we use and create technology to deliver the most optimized legal solutions for clients. Our clients are start-ups and fast-growing businesses in a range of industries such as software, robotics, food science, biotech, gaming, e-sports, blockchain, and fashion/apparel. Our clients are founders and entrepreneurs - this means real people with passion and ambition.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and file articles and corporate documentation relating to simple/complex incorporations, partnerships, organizations, amendments, and public company matters.
  • Prepare and maintain corporate records, including by-laws, resolutions, registers, and ledgers using our entity management software.
  • Conduct legal research, as assigned.
  • Review regulations, laws, and legal articles, as required to assist with matter preparation and legal advice.
  • Draft legal documents, articles, reports, and correspondence.
  • Provide ongoing support to the firm’s lawyers.

Qualifications & Education

  • The student should be eligible to article starting September 2024.
  • Experience in a legal environment is optimal.
  • The following background/experiences would be an asset:
    • Working knowledge of Corporations Canada and the Ontario Business Registry.
    • Proficiency in legal software, cloud-based software (electronic signature platforms), G-Suite software (Google Docs, Gmail), and Office 365 software (OneDrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
    • Demonstrated interest in technology and/or startups.

To apply, please submit your application package (cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a writing sample, two references, and, optionally, one letter of reference) via email, addressed to Vanessa Liang at vliang@oziellaw.ca by January 15, 2023.