Trade Litigation Legal Assistant (4515) Full Time

Job Description

Trade Litigation Legal Assistant  

One of Toronto’s top-tier law firms is seeking a hardworking and entrepreneurial individual such as yourself to join their legal team as a Trade Legal Assistant. This firm is where you can reach the success you are striving for through the stimulating and interesting tasks the position demands, leaving you excited for each day at the firm! In addition, this role allows you to engage with an amazing group of supportive and friendly legal professionals, allowing you to feel connected to your colleagues and your work. Apply now before this opportunity is gone!  

Salary: 70k+

Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary education in legal administration or equivalent
  • Proficiency in the MS Office environment, Adobe Pro, Excel and other legal-specific technologies
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Federal Courts, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and court practices and procedures are considered assets
  • Understanding of metadata preferred
  • Experience with Aderant (or other legal-specific billing technology) and an understanding of a billing lifecycle, processing expenses and payment of invoices are considered assets
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail
  • Maintains professionalism, confidentiality and operates with discretion
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to effectively interact with clients and all firm members
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meeting deadlines
 Key Responsibilities 
  • Assist with the preparation and/or assembly of litigation, tribunal and court documents including electronic filings
  • Assist with the preparation and/or assembly of information response filings for administrative audits and investigations
  • Prepare protected and public versions of confidential documents for tribunal filings, including redactions of confidential information
  • Edit and manipulate documents in Adobe
  • Convert documents in Microsoft Word and Excel into Adobe
  • Coordinate with process servers regarding service and filing of court materials
  • Coordinate with tribunal and court offices regarding hearing and motions bookings and related court material filings
  • Draft and revise correspondence and other documents according to precedents and/or instructions including memos, letters, emails, reports, presentations, court forms and court documents
  • Apply proofreading and editing skills to all work products ensuring accuracy and completeness while checking for appropriate formatting, spelling and grammar
  • Act as a liaison between the lawyers and various internal and external individuals on file progression and other items
  • Assist in the administrative management of the lawyers’ and other legal professionals' practices including opening and closing files, arranging meetings, scheduling, arranging travel and/or other accommodations
  • Organize and maintain an up-to-date (electronic and/or paper) file system of client files
  • Provide administrative support with docket entries, the coordination of billings, processing expenses and payment of invoices following to the firm’s accounting policies and standards
  • Work collaboratively and provide backup and overflow assistance to other lawyers, law clerks and legal assistants with heavy workloads and in the absence of others, when needed
  • Exercise judgment, be resourceful and work independently to solve administrative issues
  • Other duties as assigned
 How to Apply: To apply, please forward your resume to Sabrina at sabrina@cartelinc.com

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Job Overview

  • Contact Sabrina Ungar
  • Phone 416-359-1971
  • Email sabrina@cartelinc.com
  • Posted Oct 25th, 2021
  • Location Toronto
  • Salary N/A
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