Legal Support Assistant- Commercial Litigation

  • McMillan LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 26, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Your Next Opportunity

Would you like to be a part of Canada’s leading and progressive Business Law firm?

McMillan has an exciting opportunity as a full-time Document Specialist/Legal Support Assistant in our Toronto Document Specialist Centre (DSC), focusing on Commercial Litigation. As a member of the team, you will play a key role in providing litigation overflow and advanced document support to all offices across Canada, as well as legal and administrative assistant support in our Toronto office, with the primary focus on the Litigation practice group, with exposure to other practice areas, such as Business Law, Financial Services and Real Estate.

What You’ll Do

You will be a key addition to the fast-paced DSC team, with high exposure to the Commercial Litigation department, while also maximizing your advanced skills in Microsoft Office and strong attention to detail in other practice areas. You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • providing advanced document processing support
  • creating documents through transcription
  • copy-typing
  • mail-merge
  • making document revisions
  • converting electronic files from one format to another
  • formatting documents;
    • working with styles,
    • bookmarks,
    • cross-referencing,
    • tables.
  • providing document trouble-shooting support and problem resolution.

Your Legal Support Assistant tasks include:

  • providing coverage for Legal Assistant vacations and absences as assigned
  • drafting correspondence
  • filing, both electronic and hard copy
  • preparation of accounts
  • coordinating and scheduling meetings,
  • maintaining calendars, and other duties as required.

What You Bring

You have established yourself as a key resource with your advanced experience in Commercial Litigation and strong Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PPT) skills. You also have legal experience in a large law firm environment and exposure to other practice areas, Commercial Real Estate, Business Law, and/or Financial Services is an asset. You have strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are proactive, detail-oriented and are able to effectively meet deadlines. You work well in a team setting, and provide an exceptional level of client service, whether providing onsite or remote support. You are flexible, including flexibility with respect to working overtime, evenings and weekend shifts.

McMillan Offers You


Mentorship and Support

Training as Software Evolves

Commensurate Compensation and Benefits Package

Fun Work Environment

Commitment to Learning

McMillan = You

Inclusion and diversity are essential elements of our culture at McMillan which coincides with our core values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence. We are extremely proud to be one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People three years in a row.

At McMillan, we know we will achieve the most success by attracting and retaining the best talent, and by representing and supporting communities from which we draw our members, the communities in which we live and work and the communities to which we provide legal services.

We are a law firm that prides itself in sustained quality and excellence in service while fostering a positive and collegial work environment which nurtures mentoring inspires enthusiasm and professional excellence. We commit to putting our best efforts forward in achieving our goals, and the goals of our clients. You can help us in that journey!

Need another reason to consider McMillan? Let’s work together to help you achieve your professional goals and career development.

Let’s get started

If this position is you, and you reside in or around the Toronto area, we look forward to hearing from you. Click on the Apply Now button.

McMillan is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email us or contact us at 1.888.662.4624 to submit your accommodation request.

Practice Area(s)

Commercial Litigation Law