Family Law and Litigation Clerk / Legal Assistant
Coristine Law Office - Ottawa, ON

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A small law family law and litigation law firm, located in the heart of Westboro, is seeking a motivated Family Law and Litigation Clerk / Legal Assistant.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Organize and expedite the flow of work, initiating follow-up action as required
  • Accurately prepare legal documents, correspondence, excel charts and email with minimal direction
  • Transcribe and type legal documents and correspondence
  • Prepare litigation documents to be filed in Court including photocopying, binding and organizing
  • Meet timelines/deadlines, schedule meetings, maintain calendar and tickler (bring forward) system
  • Responsible for all court scheduling (motions, trial, etc.), and out of court scheduling (i.e. mediations, examinations)
  • Prepare affidavit of documents, disclosure briefs, net family property briefs
  • Responsible for Court notices (notice of mediation, notice of action dismissal)
  • Prepare simple motions (i.e. motion to extend time)
  • Liaise between the legal professional and third parties including clients, court and suppliers
  • Work proactively in the day to day support of the professional's practice
  • Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professional of administrative detail

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Administrative assistant or legal administrative assistant or law clerk diploma coupled with a minimum of three years of experience
  • Experience in family and civil litigation
  • Familiarity with court filing procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Divorce Mate and PC Law is an asset
  • Good keyboard skills are required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a professional demeanour
  • Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately while multi-tasking
  • Strong time management, file management and organization skills
  • Electronic document management is an asset

SALARY
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Parking is provided.


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