Legal Writer

Date Posted: July 31, 2017

Department: Legal Writing, Analysis & Publishing Services

Location: 2075 Kennedy Road - Toronto

Legal Writer


Responsible for classifying and summarizing legal issues contained in case law

and other legal documents.

Your duties will include:

  • identifying and classifying legal issues in case law and other legal documents according to classification system used by the product;
  • writing headnotes, digests, words and phrases entries, quantum and expert witness entries, statutes judicially considered entries in accordance with writing standards using internal databases and editorial tools; and carrying out other tasks as assigned;
  • analyzing and organizing court documents in accordance with Litigator database structure;
  • prioritizing individual work to achieve department goals; and
  • reaching productivity targets to meet currency requirements of all products.

You will be a strong team player and will possess:

  • a Canadian or Commonwealth LL.B or J.D.;
  • strong analytical abilities and legal research skills;
  • the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to prescribed styles;
  • a keen eye for detail;
  • excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • the ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • an aptitude for learning new technical applications; and
  • PC skills - Word, Excel, Adobe and Outlook.

Familiarity with SGML or XML, court procedure and knowledge of French will be considered an asset.

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.

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