Legal Assistant

  • Mier Recruitment
  • Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 11, 2017
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

JOB

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Accomplishing organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Preparing legal documents from written, oral or taped instructions and precedents
  • Drafting routine correspondence on behalf of lawyer
  • Applying proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence
  • Communicating with persons both outside and within the organization on behalf of lawyer
  • Monitoring the process of transactions and agreements
  • Assisting in management of lawyer’s practice, i.e., opening files, filing, arranging meetings, arranging travel and/or accommodations
  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading professional publications
 
JOB
REQUIREMENTS
  • College Diploma in Legal Administration
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a legal assistant replacement/floater position (or 3 to 5 years in an assigned legal assistant position), particularly in Real Estate
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills as well as above average attention to detail
  • Interest in understanding transactions and legal structures
  • Ability to work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to changing situations easily
  • Ability to work well with all types of personalities and levels of responsibility
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and exhibit sound judgment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team
  • Proficient in MS Office with advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only those being considered will be contacted.

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and possess the above qualities, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@mier.ca.

Practice Area(s)

Legal Assistant

Experience

3+ years