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Legal Officer, North America and the Caribbean (TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation)

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About Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

 

We use the combined power of journalism and the law to build global awareness of critical issues faced by humanity, inspire collective leadership and help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind.


TrustLaw

TrustLaw is the global pro bono service of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the world’s leading pro bono legal service, TrustLaw helps high-impact NGOs and social enterprises, to grow, streamline their operations and navigate complex laws and regulations by connecting them with free legal assistance from the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world. We also deliver groundbreaking legal research on key social and policy issues that our members use to support their advocacy and law reform efforts, and we deliver innovative capacity-building workshops on legal issues across the globe.

 

Legal projects facilitated through TrustLaw range from everyday operational and commercial matters – such as corporate structuring, intellectual property, non-profit governance or employment advice – to large-scale cross-border legal research projects. Research projects are based on NGO and social enterprise priorities across social or policy issues ranging from freedom of expression and social innovation policy, to human trafficking and data and digital rights, with a growing number in Thomson Reuters Foundation’s focus areas of media freedom, inclusive economies and human rights.


About the Role

The Foundation is recruiting a dynamic Legal Officer to help expand, strengthen and innovate our TrustLaw programme in North America & the Caribbean. Working with our North America & the Caribbean team, the Legal Officer will be based in our New York office and will manage legal pro bono projects from TrustLaw’s community of NGOs and social enterprises and support the team on thought leadership initiatives.

 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Scoping legal pro bono requests from our community of NGOs and social enterprises so that the requests clearly explain the legal needs.
  • Managing pro bono requests, including connecting the pro bono client with lawyers and following up with the parties involved.
  • Designing and managing multiple cross-border research programmes that address the most critical social and policy needs facing our NGO and social enterprise members.
  • Supporting TrustLaw’s regional portfolio of law firms, corporations, referral partners, NGOs, social enterprises and other key stakeholders in North America & the Caribbean to ensure TrustLaw regional quality and growth metrics are met.
  • Administering the service, for example through inputting into databases, planners, and trackers, running Salesforce reports, ensuring members have up-to-date contact information, inputting into quarterly reports, responding to requests for information, etc. 
  • Supporting the implementation of a regional strategy to expand and activate TrustLaw membership, ensuring we serve the best NGOs and social enterprises, as well as the strongest law firms and corporate in-house legal teams.
  • Contributing to the TrustLaw global annual strategy.
  • Seeking out and developing fruitful relationships with potential partners and members to further the mission of TrustLaw.
  • Executing a robust communications strategy that includes member events and promotion of TrustLaw publications.
  • Maintaining a high profile in North America & the Caribbean by supporting and coordinating events for TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, including working group, panel discussions and workshops, among others.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

 

About you

  • A lawyer (1-3 years PQE) with strong legal skills and experience in pro bono, international development or social change.
  • A good understanding of the legal and non-profit sectors in North America & the Caribbean, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that pro bono opportunities bring to law firms and legal teams.
  • Organisational and project management ability and experience of managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • An exceptional communicator with strong writing skills and public speaking experience.
  • Is ambitious, dynamic, and creative.
  • Commercial experience with a law firm or in-house would be favorable.
  • Experience organizing events or trainings favorable.
  • Fluent in English, other languages favorable (Spanish would be preferred).
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the US. 

About Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    3 de janeiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    30 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
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The salary is relative to the local charitable sector and will be commensurate with experience.

Benefícios

What’s in it For You?

At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Hybrid Work Model: Currently, as part of our COVID-19 response, our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines with the majority of our offices planning to remain remote throughout 2021. Upon return, we will embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work.


  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.


  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.


  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.


  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.

What’s in it For You?

At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Hybrid Work Model…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Fluent in English, other languages favorable (Spanish would be preferred).

Fluent in English, other languages favorable (Spanish would be preferred).

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de New York, NY
Local Associado
New York, NY, USA

Como se inscrever

To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter in English by 30 November 2021, describing how you meet the specifications for this role, what you bring to it, and your availability to start. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter in English by 30 November 2021, describing how you meet the specifications for this role, what you bring to it, and your…

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