Litigation Assistant-Toronto
Appleton & Associates International Lawyers - Toronto, ON

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Litigation Assistant

Appleton & Associates International Lawyers offers an exciting opportunity to work in a boutique law firm known for its innovative work in international trade law. The selected candidate will work with a dynamic team of professionals in a fast paced and collegial environment and have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Our “Ideal Candidate”:
We are seeking a Litigation Assistant who will be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support for lawyers practicing International Trade Law in Toronto and in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years prior experience as a Litigation Assistant.
  • Exceptional computer skills - proficiency in WordPerfect, Outlook, Word 2007, PowerPoint & Excel 2007 required.
  • Exceptional grammar, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • The abilities to multi-task, prioritize, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A keen interest in international trade or international law.
  • A strong work ethic and a cooperative attitude.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparing legal documentation
  • Editing/formatting law journal publications and newsletters
  • Providing documentation and research support for lawyers, articling and summer students
  • Assisting with hearing preparations and other administrative duties
  • Hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with some overtime required

We Offer:

  • Unique opportunity to work in an exciting area of law alongside the leaders in the field
  • Ability to gain experience in a unique and growing area of law
  • Varied and challenging work
  • Excellent office environment at our office located in the Bloor Yorkville area, Toronto
  • Salary & benefits package commensurate with experience.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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