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Legal Administrative Assistant - Commercial Litigation

Job ID: 6799

Level: Intermediate

Description:

Our client  is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. They pride themselves on their dynamic, positive and team-oriented culture.  They offer an environment that nurtures mentoring, inspires enthusiasm and motivates employees to put forth their best efforts in achieving firm goals.

Summary of Position:

This is a full-time position as a Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant working in their Advocacy and Litigation practice group.

Responsibilities:

This position is an excellent opportunity for a flexible and motivated self-starter who enjoys working in a collegial and challenging work environment.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the efficient and proactive management of lawyer’s practices, i.e., opening files, arranging meetings, compiling expense claims, drafting routine correspondence and documents on behalf of lawyers;
  • Drafting, filing and tracking pleadings, prepare court applications and related materials;
  • Ordering, receiving, organizing, reviewing and summarizing List of Documents;
  • Awareness of processes and deadlines for serving and filing court documents
  • Dockets and preparing monthly accounts;
  • Liaising with clients by obtaining information and instructions from and forwarding to lawyers;
  • Managing bring forward system and keeping lawyers apprised of office matters;
  • Scheduling trials, discoveries and mediations and communicating with court registries
  • Organizing and assembling chambers records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books
  • Providing support to lawyers and staff as required and requested;
  • Other administrative duties as required, such as maintaining legal professionals’ calendars, contacts and travel arrangements

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Post secondary diploma or certificate in legal administration
  • A minimum of 5 years previous litigation experience
  • Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong working knowledge of court rules and procedures
  • Paralegal Certificate is an asset
  • Exceptional aptitude for software and systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2007 with advanced skills in Word (i.e., familiarity with charts, automatic paragraph numbering and tables), Excel and PowerPoint
  • Superior organizational/document management skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Team player with flexible attitude, the ability to establish priorities and who can work well under pressure
  • Specific experience in commercial litigation, insurance defense, and bankruptcy and insolvency would be an asset
  • Flexibility with respect to working occasional overtime on an as-needed basis

The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic individual who is a strong team player, proactive and takes initiative. A flexible attitude as well as keen attention to detail including thorough proofreading skills is essential. They are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant who is able to interact with colleagues and clients in a collegial, professional and collaborative manner. Previous Litigation experience is a must.

Our client is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email us.

Interested candidates please submit resume to info@evalee.ca.