Employee (Former Employee) – Canada – 24 November 2015
Or articling student, but if you are in Comms or Marketing this is a horrific place that you should avoid. Unless you are a spineless sycophant who wants to just blindly follow orders from an incompetent sociopath, you're better off at another firm. The CMO will lie to your face with a big smile on her own because she knows she's setting you up for failure. But hey, as long as you're willing to dive under the bus when she throws you there, you'll make good coin, meet some nice people and have a lot of fun!
If you are seeking to learn, grow and utilize your best talents and skills, you should look someplace else like Bennet Jones or Dentons. I cannot warn you anymore clearly than this.
Reputable firm, competitive salary
Weak benefits, leadership is woefully unaware of how the CMO treats people
Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 March 2017
In my view working at NRFC is great. The people are wonderful. Management are very understanding and approachable. The most enjoyable part of my job is making sure our clients have received the most professional and efficient service that we can provide them.
Lots of benefits (i.e. team building activities etc)
Great place to work, employees and management are great to work with.
Legal/Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 February 2016
It is a fast paced work place that is very rewarding. The support team and management are excellent to work with and there is something new to learn each day. I love to work in an environment that is challenging as well as rewarding and this company provides all of it.
Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 26 November 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is an excellent employer. As a lawyer there you will be exposed to the highest quality legal work available anywhere in the country. As with any top tier law firm, work life balance is extremely limited in this job.
Corporate, Securities and Banking Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 January 2015
Inputting dockets, drafting, proofreading, revising and issuing documents such as Share Purchase Agreements, Resolutions, Closing Agendas, Minute Books, Take Over Bids, Mergers and Acquisitions, Term Sheets, etc., drafting and finalizing correspondence.
4 years of being responsible for managing Local Chair of the Business Law Group’s confidential and administrative tasks including: - Associate Reviews on a semi-annual basis - Budget documentation - Hiring and Termination Processes - Approvals of expenses - Arranging meetings relating to the interview process of Associates - Drafting charts, tables and other related confidential documents - Handling complaints, concerns and praise - Preparation of confidential memorandums to be sent to other local chairs in other practice groups.
Responsible for conflict searches and approval process of new clients.
Responsible for maintaining individual files for each Associate and Partner in the Business Law Group.
Managed Senior Partner’s practice on their behalf in their absence and while on sabbatical • Arranging meetings, travel and accommodations • Opening and Closing files.
Independently communicated with external clients on a daily basis.
Compiled Record Books and participated in numerous Closings.
Maintaining centralized filing system.
Managing business expenses.
Preparing files for storage.
Worked with detailed lengthy documents.
Managed heavy paper workload for Senior Partner and Junior Associate.
Active member in the following committees: Social Committee, Health andmore... Safety Committee and United Way Committee and Move Committee.
Work with Senior Partners on lengthy transactions at special request.
Most difficult part of the job is the lack of knowledge in other departments when needed.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the work, the people and the team work amongst other co-corkers.
Over the 9 years of working at this Firm my co-workers became family. We always helped each other with no hesitation.less
Great bunch of Assistants and lawyers - for the most part
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 April 2016
Like any other law firm in general. Not a fair allocation of Assistants to lawyers. Needs to be revamped for fairness. Some of the procedures are old and need to be fixed. Assistants should learn to work as a team not just the ones that do all of the assistants regardless of years in. I made some good friends and learned some other important life values.