Corporate Commercial Litigation Assistant *NEW*

Posted: Wednesday December 1st, 2021
Closing Date: Friday December 31st, 2021

Our client is a  successful, innovative and team-oriented law firm who is seeking a full-time Corporate Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant to join their dynamic and collaborative culture.  This role will perform a wide range of tasks which require strong communication, organization and time management skills. 

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare legal documents, letters, memos, simple pleadings, applications and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from legal professionals.
  • File management, including organizing and maintaining correspondence, files, trial binders, transcript binders, document binders and other components.
  • Coordinating service and filing.  This includes online filings of proceedings with agencies and courts.
  • Prepare simple Affidavits of Records with little supervision and more complex Affidavits of Records with supervision.
  • Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the practice including management of diary systems and databases to ensure important deadlines are met.
  • Use initiative and good judgement to relieve legal professionals of administrative detail including, but not limited to, accounting matters, invoicing and opening and closing of files.
  • Coordinate flow of documents between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals, and clients at all levels.
  • Provide excellent customer service while managing the client relationship including, but not limited to, client scheduling and correspondence.
  • File management including scanning, filing, and electronic filing of documentation.
  • Manage the calendars of the professionals including scheduling meetings and coordinating attendees.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation.
  • Energetic, willing to learn, positive attitude.
  • Able to take direction and receive constructive feedback.
  • Editing and proof-reading skills, excellent reading comprehension.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience with Eclipse, PCLaw, and/or Worldox considered a strong asset.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet unexpected and sometimes competing deadlines, and exhibit sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals.

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your resume in confidence to Shona Tischner at shona@urbanlegal.ca.

At Urban Legal Recruitment we guarantee discretion and confidentiality.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.