Legal Assistant – Trusts, Wills and Estates | Toronto ON

Legal Assistant – Trusts, Wills and Estates | Toronto ON

In this Legal Assistant role you will manage the daily activities of up to 4 professionals in the Trust, Wills, Estates and Charities group. You will have a strong work ethic, be collaborative, highly organized, professional, adaptable, positive and interested in their work.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Executing all administrative duties including, but not limited to, email and calendar management, coordinating meetings, preparing for expense reimbursements, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system, as well as providing appropriate reminders
  • Under legal professional supervision, preparing legal documents and correspondence according to precedents and/or instructions (drafting letters, revising draft documents, and preparing document comparisons)
  • Liaising with Billing Assistants for the monthly production of accounts
  • Ensuring all physical and electronic filing is organized and up to date on a regular basis
  • Delegating tasks to, and coordinating with, other administrative departments
  • Providing backup coverage in the absence of other assistants
  • Other duties, as assigned

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Completion of a post-secondary Legal Assistant or Law Clerk course
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ working experience (large firm experience preferred) in Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities
  • In-depth understanding of business and legal terminology
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience working with 3E, iManage Desksite



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