Legal Product Developer

Date Posted: August 1, 2017

Department: SMG Legal and Regulatory

Location: 333 Bay Street - Toronto

Legal Product Developer – Practical Law Canada/Personal Injury Practical Guidance

(1-year contract)


To support the content creation and maintenance processes for Practical Law Canada, and Product Development and LPD Team Manager.

This position is responsible for:

  • supporting authoring process for Practical Law Canada materials by researching changes in the law and authoring, reviewing or editing portions of resources as directed by PL Canada Lawyer Editors;
  • developing expertise with Practical Law and Personal Injury Practical Guidance (Litigator) on Litigator products and editorial tools;
  • researching, writing, editing, updating and publishing legal updates for PL Canada resources created by in-house Lawyer Editors and third-party contributors as directed by PL Canada Lawyer Editors or Product Development Operations Manager;
  • tracking updates to websites, caselaw and legislation. Filtering and relaying this information to the appropriate parties to support the timely maintenance of Practical Law and Personal Injury Practical Guidance resources;
  • supporting Product Development Managers with go-to-market tasks including preparing content for marketing materials and assisting with webinar creation;
  • keeping abreast of all legal developments which impact assigned products; and
  • providing testing and other support as needed for various online products on WestlawNext Canada including Litigator.You will be a strong team player and will possess:
  • an LL.B or J.D. degree;
  • experience working as a lawyer or student in a law firm;
  • excellent drafting and writing skills, including: very close attention to detail; an impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English, and; the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply;
  • enthusiasm, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services;
  • strong analytical, problem-solving and issue-resolution skills;
  • strong planning and organizational skills;
  • the ability to work with minimal direct supervision;
  • demonstrated research/writing skills;
  • the ability to work under tight deadlines and to handle a variety of activities simultaneously;
  • a positive attitude and a flexible approach;
  • the ability to build strong relationships and collaborate with others across Thomson Reuters;
  • demonstrated research/writing skills; and
  • PC skills (MS Office).

Thomson Reuters offers an environment that is both challenging and supportive, and we are proud to have been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2009 – 2017, a Best Workplace from 2006 – 2017, and a Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2017. Thomson Reuters is committed to building a diverse workforce. We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals, and to do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification. We consider work from home arrangements for people with a disability or specific accessibility needs. If requested, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment and assessment process.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We'll bring a world of opportunities. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on:

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