Legal Talent Manager (Contract Position)

May 11 2023
Categories Generalist,
Vancouver, BC • Full time

The Team

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is seeking a Legal Talent Manager to join our friendly, collaborative and dynamic team in the Vancouver office. This is an approximately one year contract position (from mid-August 2023 to mid-September 2024), to cover a maternity leave.

The Role

Reporting to and working with the Legal Talent Director, this position plays a key role in managing the summer and articling student program in Vancouver and will be responsible for associate secondments and lateral recruitment. In addition, they will support the management of associate programs. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about people - their recruitment, development and advancement - and wants to work in a progressive and inclusive environment.


  • Support the development of recruitment and other talent strategies, including enhancing Norton Rose Fulbright's profile both internally and externally;
  • Play a key role in student recruitment processes, including acting as a liaison to law schools and as a firm representative for law students interested in joining the firm;
  • Lead specific strategic initiatives relating to law students (law school sponsorship, liaising with student clubs, developing fellowships etc.);
  • Work closely with Canada's Head of Diversity & Inclusion to implement strategies to attract and retain a diverse talent pipeline and to ensure that our people processes are inclusive;
  • Manage all aspects of the summer and articling student program, including orientation, rotations, mentorship programs, secondments, social events and other ad hoc initiatives;
  • Manage student training, including identifying training needs, developing and presenting training programs and/or liaising with appropriate presenters;
  • Manage the performance evaluation and associate hireback process for articling students;
  • Manage all aspects of associate secondments;
  • Manage all aspects of lateral associate recruitment including preparation of job posting, vetting applications, coordinating interviews, preparing offer letters and onboarding;
  • Support the Legal Talent Director and practice group Chairs with the associate program, including annual performance evaluations and compensation process.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a lawyer (experience in a private practice setting is helpful);
  • Demonstrated interest and experience with student recruitment initiatives, and mentoring;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, management/leadership and multi-tasking skills; and
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and think strategically in a fast-paced setting.

Ready to join a proactive and modern firm that provides an exceptional career experience in an inclusive and collaborative environment? Come join us!

Please apply with a resume and cover letter.

As a global law firm, we embrace a culture of excellence and working hard, but always with a focus on flexibility, respect, diversity and openness. We strive to create an equitable, inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work and realize their career potential.

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If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruiting process, please contact canvanhrtalent@nortonrosefulbright.comto further discuss your needs.

Please note that applicants who receive an employment offer may be required during their employment with Norton Rose Fulbright to provide proof of vaccinations recommended from time to time by government or public health authorities. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact to discuss further.

We thank all candidates for their applications, but please note that we will be contacting only those whom we invite for an interview.


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