Legal Talent Manager

August 10 2022
Categories Generalist, HR, Training, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Recruitment, Staffing
Vancouver, BC

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 a newly created role reporting to the Legal Talent Director.

The Role

Working closely 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. This position can be full-time or 80%, depending on the successful candidate's preferences.


  • 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.

Please note that Norton Rose Fulbright Canada requires all Firm members to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Firm as a condition of employment. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact to discuss further.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world's preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; transport; technology; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our sector experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact

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