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Legal Assistant, Litigation, Toronto

Last update 2023-09-23
Expires 2023-07-25
ID #1831584670
Legal Assistant, Litigation, Toronto
Canada, Ontario, Toronto,
Modified September 5, 2023


We are currently seeking a versatile and committed Legal Assistant to join our Toronto Litigation team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic role. This will offer a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one's strong litigation and practice management skills. This position requires a superstar organizer who has the technical knowledge and experience of handling complex files from start-to-finish.

The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organization skills, with a desire to work in and promote a client-first focused culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Practice administration: including managing email and calendar accounts, electronic/hard copy filing, processing client accounts, and coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
  • Drafting, preparing, amending, proof-reading, and serving of correspondence, accounts, various litigation documents (e.g. pleadings, briefs, motion records), and court forms;
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system to diarize court filing dates, meetings, and appointments;
  • Filtering incoming calls/mail/email and following up on various information requests, including responding to client queries, and re-routing responses appropriately to ensure high-level of client service and responsiveness;
  • Docketing lawyer time, preparing and amending prebills, and sending invoices to clients;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll bring:

  • Community College Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent combination of experience;
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant.
  • Experience in Civil Litigation (Superior Court procedures) and knowledge of One-Key online filing system required;
  • Experience with Commercial List procedures is considered an asset;
  • Experience with Federal Court procedures is considered an asset;
  • Experience with Estates Litigation procedures is considered an asset;
  • Strong attention to detail with the flexibility to accommodate work demands;
  • Excellent organizational/follow-up skills;
  • Proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • Excellent ability to learn new computer applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.

What we offer:

We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer:

  • A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks' Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
  • A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
  • Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
  • A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee wellbeing as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
  • Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Special appreciation events / celebrations;
  • Charitable savings programs.

Who we are:

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's fastest-growing national business law firms, with ten offices across the country. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies, please.

Miller Thomson will provide accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of the accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Legal assistant, litigation

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