Legal Assistant – Municipal Law | Toronto ON

Legal Assistant – Municipal Law | Toronto ON

In this position you will work with two highly reputable lawyers within the Municipal department and become a part of their team. The role is strongly suited for those who enjoy working at a legal assistant capacity with some executive assistant duties. The right candidate will be professional, have strong proofreading skills, and have a high degree of accuracy and pride in their work.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and edit both legal and non-legal documentation as required
  • Monitor and maintain tickler system
  • Organize and coordinate large files
  • Plan detailed travel itineraries
  • Transcribe dicta
  • Responsibility for all lobbyist filings, as well as CPD reporting
  • Responsible for docketing, monthly billing and expenses
  • Willingness to assist with personal items
  • Produce the highest quality of work
  • Handle daily administrative details
  • Manage duties related to accounting
  • Accountable for all work assigned
  • Arrange meetings
  • Calendar management
  • Takes initiative
  • Confidential

 

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ previous experience as a Legal Assistant in Municipal or Planning law
  • Successful completion of a related post-secondary Legal Assistant or Law Clerk program
  • Handle time pressure situations and stress of multiple demands
  • Microsoft 365 suite of applications
  • Ability to learn firm customized software (Acumin, InterAction, FileSite, Big Hand)
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and Toronto Local Appeal Board or a willingness to learn would be an asset
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Detailed

 

This mid-sized law firm offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as opportunities for growth and development. 

To apply for this job email your details to donna@estaffsearch.com

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