Legal Assistant/Law Clerk – Boutique Litigation Firm
D Stade Consulting - Toronto, ON

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Opportunity:

A well known and respected boutique law firm located in mid-town Toronto is looking to add to their office team.

They are currently seeking a legal assistant/law clerk with at least five years' experience in a litigation law firm environment—although litigation specializing in estates and elder law litigation would be fabulous!

Responsibilities:

Supporting a litigation team in providing litigation, mediation and dispute resolution of estate, trust, and capacity matters.

The successful candidate will handle a wide variety of law clerk duties and senior legal assistant duties including: taking a pro-active role in organizing and maintaining comprehensive legal files, drafting correspondence, assisting in the preparation of legal documentation; assisting with record-keeping, time-management and other issues related to the on-going administration of legal files and dealing with complex and sensitive issues.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • a certificate or diploma from a recognized legal assistant or law clerk program;
  • five + years of direct, practical experience and current knowledge of legal process and procedures;
  • expert knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure as they relate to estate litigation;
  • good time-management and organization skills;
  • excellent communication skills—both written and oral;
  • good interpersonal skills to enable effective interaction within a law firm environment;
  • strong computer skills including Adobe and MS Office: Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • PCLaw experience would be great.
  • familiarity with estate litigation procedures; and
  • the ability to carry out law firm practices and procedures.

This position requires a candidate with the ability to work well in a busy, multi-tasking practice; someone who is a self-starter with a keen attention to detail and the ability to hold matters in strict confidence.

For more information about the firm and the position or to apply for this position, please e-mail cover letter and resume in confidence.


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