Legal Assistant – Commercial Litigation & Employment Law | Toronto ON

Legal Assistant - Commercial Litigation & Employment Law | Toronto ON

In this position you will provide support to two lawyers and have experience in various aspects of commercial litigation and employment law.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of legal documents relating to employment litigation, estates litigation, debtor-creditor matters, real property disputes and high-profile class action litigation cases
  • Schedule meetings and co-ordinate appointments as required
  • Organize, open and maintain client files
  • Responsible for daily correspondence, document preparation, drafting and filing court documents
  • File preparation and management
  • Organize, assemble and draft chambers records, books of authorities, court pleadings and prepare agreements as required
  • General administrative duties including entering dockets and processing accounts
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Legal Assistant or Law Clerk Diploma program; university degree is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within a commercial litigation and/or employment law practice
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience working with a document management system, e.g., IManage
  • Solid working knowledge of the rules of civil procedure and court rules
  • Possess well-developed organizational and time management skills in order to manage multiple priorities with ease in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills help to build relationships and provide excellent client service
  • A confident self-starter, who works well both independently, and in a team environment
  • A keen problem solver with a solutions-driven mindset, and a strong attention to detail
  • Show good judgment and respond well to constructive feedback.

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