Legal Assistant (English Services)

  • CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 16, 2018
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

  Description   What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada   At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.    Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.   Please note this is a one-year temporary position with possibility of extension.
Your challenge   As Legal Assistant, your main objective will be to provide administrative assistance and clerical support to three lawyers (media law and business law) for the Legal Department in Toronto.   More specifically, you will coordinate office activities, as well as establish priorities and rushes for these three lawyers. You will provide assistance throughout all stages of legal matters, and compile basic data to facilitate requests for current and non-current information.   You will liaise with Corporation components and service departments, as well as external stakeholders. You will also perform data entry and document formatting, maintain agendas, arrange meetings and/or travel, and fill out expense accounts. Moreover, you will ensure physical and electronic filing, as well as filing system organization.   Qualifications   We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
  • Minimum three (3) years' relevant experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary.
  • College diploma as a legal assistant or equivalent would be an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Windows environment, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational (able to prioritize effectively) and time-management skills.
  • Able to work with little supervision, as well as demonstrate initiative, accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Discretion to perform all duties with complete confidentiality.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.   CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the  Talent and Diversity  section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.   If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law

Experience

3+ years