Corporate Assistant (Civil Litigaiton and International Law)

  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 16, 2018
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Toronto - Corporate Assistant (Civil Litigaiton and International Law)

Essential Functions

  • Accurately proofread, format and assist with various legal and general materials, including: documents, reports and other items, ensuring accuracy and completeness; checking for appropriate formatting, spelling, grammar, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation and completion of various litigation documentation such as court filings, notices, affidavits, motion records, compendiums and book of authorities
  • Serving documents and filing them with applicable courts, tribunals and agencies
  • Awareness of processes and deadlines for serving and filing court documents
  • Managing administrative aspects of the lawyers' practice/calendar with minimal supervision, including travel arrangements and expenses

Qualifications

  • Community College Certificate in a Legal Assistant program with a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience (civil litigation an asset)
  • Thorough knowledge of legal terminology, Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Court of Appeal, Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA),
  • Exceptional proofreading and grammar skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Adobe Pro is a must)
  • Superior time management, organizational and prioritization skills with ability to work under pressure
  • Keen attention to detail and desire to provide high quality, accurate work product.
  • A strong team player and demonstrates positive work ethic

Apply To Human Resources
Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership
3400 One First Canadian Place
P.O. Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Fax: 416.863.1716
E-mail: hrdepttor@bennettjones.com

Please note that relatives of current employees are not eligible for consideration.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Practice Area(s)

Civil Litigaiton and International Law)