Senior Associate — Planning & Expropriation Law (EMER Group)

Reference # SAPE_-_10-12-18
Open Date October 12, 2018
Close Date November 9, 2018
Location Ottawa

BLG’s Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group (EMER) is home to many of Canada’s most highly recognized expropriation, municipal, environmental and regulatory lawyers. Housed within Canada’s largest law firm, this specialized group represents many of Ontario’s most significant public institutions and private corporations.

Our Ottawa office is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious lawyer with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to join our EMER Group.

The successful candidate will continue to develop their municipal practice with a strong focus on municipal, land use planning and expropriation law. Lawyers dedicated to these highly specialized areas of the law who can run routine matters and more complex matters with minimal oversight and who want to join a team of talented and leading lawyers are encouraged to apply. Experience in environmental contamination, real property law and land development is an asset. The successful candidate must possess a superior academic record and be a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team through traditional and alternative career paths. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references by November 9, 2018, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
100 Queen Street, Suite 1300
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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