Legal Assistant – Employment & Labour | Toronto ON

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Legal Assistant - Employment & Labour | Toronto ON

Our  client is looking for a Legal Assistant with labour and employment litigation experience to support a very busy practice who will contribute to the overall excellent level of service provided to the clients. The ideal candidate should have strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. The successful candidate should have the capacity to perform duties with speed and accuracy with strong attention to detail. This is a good position for you if you are a self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills and a professional attitude.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and completion of various labour and employment litigation documentation which includes but not limited to Applications,
  • Responses, motion records, pleadings, notices, affidavits, affidavits of documents, correspondence for Superior Court, Court of Appeal, Small Claims
  • Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, CIRB and WSIB
  • Track all critical due dates
  • Assist in the preparation of employee handbooks, offers of employment, and termination notices
  • Arrange meetings, discoveries and mediations
  • Communicate professionally with all internal and external clients, as well as with various court and tribunal offices and opposing counsel(s)
  • Handle administrative details with respect to accounting, opening and closing files, docketing, billing, etc.
  • Accountable for all work assigned
  • Heavy calendar management
  • Registration of various conferences, including booking of accommodation and flight arrangements
  • Submission of expenses
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Support various projects and initiatives as required.
  • Produce the highest quality of work
  • Accountable for all work assigned
  • Takes initiative

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years’ Litigation legal experience
  • Previous experience with Caselines
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary level legal assistant or law clerk course
  • Superior knowledge of various tribunals, courts and the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • The ability to be flexible to the changing demands of the job
  • Handle time pressure situations and stress of multiple demands
  • Keep on top of lawyers and work without instructions, when appropriate
  • Strong technical skills using MS Office and ACL (Automated Civil Litigation)
  • Extremely organized and meticulous with follow-up and detail and in dealing with matters containing voluminous documents and urgent turn around
  • Client service oriented
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized, resourceful, and detailed

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