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Law Clerk – Litigation

Overview

Posted: October 25, 2021

The Law Clerk provides support to the litigation lawyers in the department. The Law Clerk is responsible for preparing legal documents and researching legislation.


Key Responsibities

  • Preparation of briefs, pleadings and appeals to be filed with various courts
  • Preparation of affidavits of documents, bills of costs, motions, etc.
  • Organize and manage high volumes of documents in the firm’s document management system
  • Under the direction of a lawyer, resolves routine legal issues
  • Daily preparation of dockets
  • Research and analyze statutes, recorded judicial decisions and legal articles
  • Prepare assessments
  • Address client inquiries as required
  • Monitor and notify the Litigation Department of any court form changes or updates to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • eDiscovery software management and maintenance
  • Train incoming students on court filing procedure, both in-person and electronically
  • Assist with other projects and support other departments as required

Qualifications

  • Law Clerk Diploma from college or suitable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three years of experience
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Relies on experience and sound judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • Strong working knowledge of PC desktop tools such as word processing and e-mail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional presentation

Skills Required

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize job tasks in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond effectively and professionally to changes in deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to ensure consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information
  • A positive, supportive and professional attitude

Interested applicants should forward their resumes to careers@perlaw.ca.


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