Gloin, Hall & Shields Lawyers Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Nov 16, 2017Full time
Some may think that small town life goes at a slow pace, but working at Gloin, Hall & Shields Lawyers , you would never believe that. Our small-town law firm is busier than ever, so if you’re looking for an opportunity to expand your legal expertise and become an invaluable member of a successful law firm, then you may be our next Legal Assistant. You’ve got some legal experience under your belt; now, this is your chance to make a real impact in the lives of real people, every day. Legal Assistant As our new Legal Assistant, your primary goal will be to support our lawyers within the legal scopes of Estates, Corporate, Litigation and Estate Planning. You’ll maintain and organize files, conduct legal research, and prepare and draft correspondence, legal documents and reports. You’ll manage our client accounts, communicate frequently with clients regarding their needs, and handle administrative work such as invoicing. We can guarantee that here, you’ll never be bored. There’s always challenging work to be done and you’ll be eager and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. You’re made for this role if you are: Self-sufficient – you’re able to work independently and you’re confident that you have the legal knowledge and experience to succeed; you’ll appreciate the autonomy this role has to offer. Resourceful – you aren’t afraid to take on tasks with minimal information; however, you recognize when you need to ask questions and aren’t afraid to do that too. Flexible – you can go with the flow, and adjust your work when necessary. You’ve got a thick skin and know that any feedback coming your way only serves to benefit our loyal clients. The Details This is a full-time, 4-month contract position working out of our office in Aylmer, Ontario. This position pays between $18-$22 per hour, commensurate with experience. You will work Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week (9 am – 5 pm, with an hour lunch). Working @ Gloin, Hall & Shields Lawyers We are a long-established law firm, that has been serving the St. Thomas and Aylmer community for almost 50 years. We have a small team of 6, led by 2 lawyers. We value our community and our clients, which is why we work hard to serve them well. If you’re a legal assistant looking for a role where you can flex your legal skills, and learn more, then we want to hear from you! Qualifications 1-2 years of experience as a legal assistant Legal experience in: estates, corporate, litigation and estate planning Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) in a professional setting Legal Assistant diploma/certificate from a recognized college How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Help” button in the application. We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment , and look forward to hearing from you.