Articling Student - 2022

About You

We are seeking a curious, passionate, and energetic articling student 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 substantive hands-on experience in an exciting, rapidly evolving space.

Job Type

Full-time, Temporary.

Benefits

  • 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 to support incredible companies from inception to exit. We are looking to team up with an articling student that is excited to assist a company at every step of its journey; whether it be their initial incorporation, the drafting or negotiation of a complex technology agreement, or their efforts to raise capital or proceed through an M&A transaction – and most things in between.

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 have a law degree (i.e., J.D. or LL.B.) and must be eligible to article starting September 2022.
  • 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; and
    • 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 working with startups and in corporate/technology and/or securities law.

To apply, please submit your application package (cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a writing sample, and two reference letters) via email, addressed to Vanessa Liang at vliang@oziellaw.ca by 11:59PM August 1, 2022.