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Legal Writer

Thomson Reuters Publishing / Editorial 11/14/2017 1:42:40 PM Toronto, ON Canada
Job Description

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; 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; PC skills - Word, Excel, Adobe and Outlook.

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

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 more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ094326
Locations: Toronto-Ontario-Canada
Job Function: Publishing / Editorial
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