Our client is looking for an intermediate to senior Legal Assistant to work in their Litigation department. This position will assist two Partners.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Manage time, resources, workflow and deadlines of the lawyers - maintaining a filing system for all documents, compiling and organizing materials required for legal professional’s work-in-progress, opening up new files, etc.
Interact with clients to schedule appointments and exchange information.
Provide clerical and administrative support such as filing, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, transcribing Dictaphone notes, performing research photocopying and binding materials, etc.
Draft correspondence and memoranda, including affidavits of documents; compile documents and complete conflict reports.
Perform client account administration.
Legal Assistant diploma
To qualify, the successful candidate must have:
A minimum of 3 years experience in the legal industry, with a solid background in litigation;
Strong drafting skills and familiarity with relevant documents;
Strong document management skills with the ability to learn and use the firm’s document management systems;
Great attention to detail and sound proofreading skills;
Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and take initiative;
Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to set priorities while maintaining flexibility; and
A positive and professional attitude with a team-oriented mindset.
SALARY/BENEFITS: A competitive salary package will be offered to the right individual.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates to be considered for an interview will be contacted.
Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada to be considered for this role.
CONTACT: Janelle Kuropatwa