Practice Support Lawyer - Knowledge Management

Post Date: June 16, 2014

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's fastest growing national business law firms, with more than 470 lawyers working in offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham and Montréal. We strive to offer each team member a great challenge, competitive compensation/benefits, employee perks, an emphasis on wellness plus, a positive, collegial work environment.

We are seeking a Practice Support Lawyer to join our Knowledge Management team. In this role, you are the valued point of contact to facilitate Library/Research, Knowledge Management and Marketing requests for the firm’s Practice Group/s as designated. You will work with, and take direction from, assigned Practice Chairs and Partners, taking initiatives from inception to realization. You will also work with other Administrative Departments, to deliver support for practice group needs.

In this role, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Overseeing relevant Practice Group/s portions of KM Precedent and Model Document collection.
  • Supporting the firm’s Legal Project Management (LPM) initiative and developing innovative tools to further efficiency, i.e. drafting Knowledge Trees, etc.
  • Supporting business development activities, i.e., providing input for RFP pursuits, preparing company profiles and client target lists, etc.
  • Developing and implementing strategic marketing and business development plans and programs to support practice group specific business development objectives
  • Supporting annual practice group business development plans by tracking initiatives through all stages to completion and monitoring expenditures.
  • Monitoring and keeping track of market and industry research to identify client and business development opportunities.
  • Meeting with lawyers to identify relevant resources and tools to keep them better informed about industries, clients, legislative and case law developments, etc.
  • Providing additional support to Practice Support professionals to fulfill LPM and KM requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

As a trusted advisor to Practice Chairs, and Partners, in driving overall strategic goals, our ideal candidate is:

  • A practicing lawyer in Canada.
  • Fluent in French (an asset).
  • Has seven or more years of related work experience at a national law firm in a Professional Development, KM or practice innovation role.
  • A strategic thinker who will not only advise Practice Groups, but be involved in planning, overseeing and managing initiatives.
  • Unafraid to roll up their sleeves and help the team meet deadlines.
  • Process driven, with excellent project and time management skills.
  • Able to work comfortably in teams, and/or independently.
  • Dedicated to providing quality service and consistently exceeding expectations.  
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight deadlines, while ensuring efficiency, accuracy and quality deliverables.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships, and be an effective listener and influencer.
  • A polished presenter with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills.
  • Exceptionally detail oriented and a highly organized self-starter.  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Lotus Notes and Interaction (CRM) is an asset.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume quoting the job title and office location to:

Attn: Talent Management Specialist
Miller Thomson LLP
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West, Suite 5800
P.O. Box 1011
Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
Fax: 416-595-8695

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities.