Legal Assistant (Contract) - Employment and Labour - Toronto

  • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 12, 2017
Contract Legal Assistant

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily correspondence, document preparation, dicta-typing, drafting and filing court documents; 
  • File preparation and management; 
  • Maintenance of established filing systems, including correspondence, reports, records, confidential files and B/F files and/or systems; 
  • Understanding and familiarity with various legal precedents and procedures; 
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, other lawyers and clients on file progress; 
  • General administrative duties including entering timesheets and coordinating billing cycle; 
  • Other legal duties as required.

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Legal Assistant position in Employment and Labour preferred; 
    • Understanding and familiarity with administrative tribunal and court procedures; 
    • Experience and/or ability handling a high volume practice; 
    • Strong attention to detail skills; 
    • Experience and understanding of labour and employment law is ideal; 

  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities required to prioritize a high volume of tasks or competing priorities; 
  • Dedicated to providing service beyond expectation; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions; and 
  • Ability to manage multiple internal clients and be adaptable to the needs of each.

Practice Area(s)

Labour and employment law

Experience

2+ years