Litigation Legal Assistant - Montreal

  • Smart & Biggar
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Feb 11, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Smart & Biggar has been at the forefront of IP and technology law for over 100 years. We practice in every area of IP on behalf of an exceptional international clientele, and we are consistently ranked as Canada’s leading IP firm. We are committed to hiring people with different backgrounds and experience, who represent the best talent in their field.

Our Montreal office is currently recruiting for a Bilingual Legal Assistant to join our growing litigation practice. This person will work with our team of leaders in the IP and legal industries. Working closely with two young lawyers, this person will provide administrative assistance for this team in order to help them to tenaciously defend and assert our clients’ IP assets against their competitors. The ideal candidate will be someone who is professional, analytical, positive, calm, dependable and team-orientated.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and filing of client and court documents
  • Monitoring and responding to filing deadlines and other time sensitive matters
  • General administrative duties including time entry, preparation of billings and file management
  • Responding to clients and other parties
  • Other duties may be assigned or amended as required.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in the field of Legal Administration, Law Clerk, Paralegal, Law Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • 2 -5 years of experience in a legal environment, previous experience in litigation and an understanding of the Quebec and Federal Courts will be considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in French and in English including the ability to deal directly with clients and all levels of staff
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive
  • Highly proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly

Located in the heart of downtown, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:

  • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness
  • A flexible benefits program
  • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments
  • Family friendly policies including a 35-hour workweek
  • Employee referral program

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s 2018 Top Small and Medium Employers. Find out why!

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

IP Law