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Legal Assistant – Litigation, Labour and Employment Law, for well established labour and employment law firm client, downtown Toronto.

Marberg Job Number: 2135.
Job Type: Full Time Permanent.
Compensation:  From $55,000 to $70,000 per annum with full benefits and employer-matched RRSP plan.
Regular Work Hours:  FULL TIME HOURS; from 9 am to 5 pm including 1 hour lunch break, Monday to Friday (35 work hours per week).  Overtime occasionally required according to business need.
Work Location:  100% onsite at client’s downtown Toronto  office, on PATH and near TTC station.

Responsibilities Summary:  
To support 2-lawyer share, working directly with the partners, and additionally maintain responsibility for own files, utilizing superior research and drafting skills. Excellent career growth opportunity for junior to intermediate-level legal assistant or law clerk.

  • Communicate with current and prospective clients, arrange consultations and open new client files.
  • Produce, edit and format legal correspondence, letters, emails and other legal documents and correspondence from templates and written or verbal instructions.
  • Assist in preparation and filing of court and tribunal forms.
  • File documentation with administrative boards and tribunals, and civil courts.
  • Maintain filing and bring forward systems, scanning and printing various documents as required.
  • Maintain appointments calendar.  Schedule meetings, hearings and conference calls with clients, courts, tribunals and other legal agents.  
  • Keep track of imperative dates and timelines for lawyers.
  • Arrange for serving and filing of legal documents with courts, tribunals and opposing counsel.
  • Maintain time dockets.
  • Additional legal administrative and law clerk responsibilities as required. 

Qualifications:    
Education:  Post-secondary Degree or Diploma as a Legal Assistant or Law Clerk.
Preferred Work Experience:  At least 3+ years of experience supporting an employment law, labour law or civil litigation law practice.

Technical and Language Skills Requirements:

  • Strong proficiency in MSOffice, including Word, Excel and Outlook (will be tested).
  • Superior typing skills (will be tested).
  • Demonstrated attention to detail (will be tested).
  • Excellent knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and court forms (may be tested).
  • CaseLine experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with docketing software preferred.
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal, including advanced level business writing skills, excellent spelling, grammar, proofreading and syntax, and polished, professional telephone manners.

Task -Based Qualifications and Additional Attributes:     

  • Punctual, responsible, and reliable.  Demonstrated record of professional conduct and character.
  • Focused and able to work effectively with minimal direction and supervision, to prioritize tasks effectively, and to manage volume targets and due dates.
  • Pleasant and courteous.  Demonstrated commitment to client service and professional representation of the organization.
  • Superior attention to detail, and organized, methodical approach to completion of tasks.
  • Proven ability to respond to sensitive and confidential matters with tact, discretion, and excellent judgement in the interpretation and application of instructions and organization policy.
  • Advanced organizational, coordinative and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively for self and others, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of prioritizing work, making decisions and communicating with others within a values framework of respect, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusivity.

Additional Requirements:    

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, providing satisfactory documentation upon request.
  • Ability to work both 100% onsite, abiding by organization health and safety policies.
  • Ability to declare personal Non-Conflict of Interest in execution of position responsibilities.
  • Satisfactory Background Checks, Technical Skills Evaluations, and Employment References.

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that Marberg Staffing updates job posts regularly, and external job boards may not reflect these changes in a timely fashion. Please refer to https://marberg.com/career-portal for the most current information including salary range.

Please note that Marberg Staffing only accepts applications through Indeed.caLinkedIn and marberg.com.

Marberg is committed to supporting workplace diversity and inclusivity, to reflect the demographic profile of all Ontarians.  Applications are encouraged from equity seeking groups including people of colour, Indigenous people, individuals with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ2S community.

Job ID: 2135

Location: Canada Ontario Toronto

Category: Legal

Salary: Competitive

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Number Of Positions 1

Pay Rate 55000

Date Updated 11/30/2023

Status New

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