legal assistant - litigation, Toronto

randstad canada
job type
$ 45,000 - $ 60,000 per year
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job details

toronto, ontario
administrative support
job type
$ 45,000 - $ 60,000 per year
reference number
randstad canada
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job description

Are you an experienced legal assistant, with at least 3 years of exposure to Civil or Commercial Litigation? Have you worked on cases of defamation, breach of contract, professional negligence, civil suits resulting from white-collar crime, or class actions? Do you like the pace of a Toronto Bay Street law firms, but would prefer an environment that more off-the-beaten-path? Do you enjoy an environment where everyone is collaborative, takes their work seriously, but not themselves, and enjoys a good team outing every now and then? Want to work for a well-established leader in the industry and be given the opportunity for growth in your role? If so, keep reading!

what you get

• $45,000 to $60,000 base salary commensurate to experience
• Health and Dental benefits paid for by the firm
• 2-4 weeks vacation (commensurate to experience)
• easy access to TTC (by Osgoode Station) right downtown Toronto
• friendly atmosphere
• tech start-up feel that can play at the same level as a seven sister firm
• a diligent, and thoughtful HR leader
• beautiful office space with some great neighbours
• a team that takes their work seriously but not themselves
• little-to-no overtime (except if things go to trial of course)

who you are

• law clerk, paralegal or legal secretarial diploma graduate
• must-have at least 3 years of experience in civil or commercial litigation
• experience with finance professional negligence a nice-to-have
• professional demeanour
• strong attention to detail
• ownership over files/mistakes
• provides great client service
• flexible attitude and a willingness to learn new things
• strong team player, but also a great individual contributor
• intelligent, with a mind for strategy

what you will do

• draft and edit correspondence
• manage a calendar for meetings and tracking of deadlines
• arrange for courier for filing with the courts
• process dockets, but no accounts work necessary
• coordinate with clients and opposing parties via email or by phone
• organize productions
• assist with undertakings and discoveries
• open and close files
• revise and edit pleadings, orders, authorizations, affidavits

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