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Legal Assistant – Litigation

Overview

Posted: June 7, 2021

The Legal Assistant provides support within a professional legal environment.  The Legal Assistant is responsible for coordinating a variety of administrative procedures to ensure a high standard of quality and client service.


Key Responsibities

  • Preparation of correspondence and legal documentation including extensive formatting, editing and quality assurance
  • Preparation of pleadings to be filed with various courts
  • Coordinate external and internal communication including mail, e-mail, fax and telephone calls
  • Address client inquiries as required
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients and various components of the legal system
  • Maintain client files
  • Daily preparation of dockets
  • Preparation of accounts
  • Preparation of mail and courier packages
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, conference calls and maintain agenda
  • Assist with other projects and support other departments as required

Qualifications

  • Completed post-Secondary education in Office Administration – Legal, or Law Clerk diploma from a recognized post-secondary institute or suitable combination of education and litigation related experience
  • Minimum five years of law office experience in litigation
  • Good knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Strong working knowledge of PC desktop tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional presentation
  • Basic office equipment experience
  • Customer relations experience
  • Experience preparing and editing correspondence

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 schedules and priorities
  • Ability to ensure consistent attention to details
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information
  • A positive, supportive and professional attitude

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