Paralegal – Intellectual Property | Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa

Paralegal – Intellectual Property | Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa

In this position of Paralegal, you will work in collaboration with lawyers and paralegals working in the intellectual property litigation section. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Business Services, you will assume an important role in the preparation of cases for the court (both the Superior Court of Quebec and the Federal Courts) and in the management of the various documents relevant to complex files and cases. scope of intellectual property. This position is open to candidates located in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Write draft procedures and affidavits of all kinds;
  • Collect information and manage data in the various databases (evidence, correspondence, procedures, notes, contact lists);
  • When required, prepare and organize documentation to be sent to service providers for scanning and indexing;
  • Compile and manage requests for documents by third parties;
  • Review and index transcripts and participate in interrogations on request;
  • Assist lawyers in preparing for trials and attend as needed;
  • Prepare bills of costs (generally in large files at the Federal Court);
  • Organize the evidence;
  • Organize and manage the documentation stored in the rooms;
  • Ensure a link with experts and witnesses;
  • Perform other related tasks and responsibilities;
  • Prepare routine correspondence as requested;
  • Prepare the books of authorities, procedures and commitments.

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • College diploma (DEC) in legal techniques, and / or experience deemed relevant;
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in a paralegal position in intellectual property litigation;
  • Knowledge of the relevant and current laws and regulations of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal (knowledge of administrative tribunals in intellectual property an asset);
  • Bilingualism (oral and written) an asset, not a must;
  • Very good knowledge of Office suite software;
  • Very good knowledge of research at the Registry of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal;
  • Strong analytical skills, keen judgment to solve complex problems and a solution-oriented attitude;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ease in communicating with various stakeholders and positive attitude;
  • Professionalism, discretion and a positive attitude and desire to provide high quality customer service
  • Excellent judgment, sense of priorities and the ability to work at a fast pace given tight deadlines.

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