Legal Assistant - Litigation / Labour and Employment Law

  • CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 27, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job 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.   Your role:   Working closely with the lawyer in litigation, labour and employment law, the Legal Assistant is in charge of assisting the legal cousel of the Legal Services in labor and employment in our Montreal office.   More specifically, you will :
  • Coordinate office activities, as well as establish priorities and urgent procedures for legal counsel.
  • You will provide assistance throughout all stages of legal proceedings, compile basic data to facilitate requests for information.
  • You will prepare, send and follow up on all procedures and case documents with the parties involved, including serving and filing with the various Courts and ensuring that deadlines are met.
  • You will maintain agendas; arrange meetings, travel and conference calls; and fill out expense accounts and keep copies.
  • You will also type, review, copyedit and carefully proofread a variety of documents as weel as all other tasks associated with a legal assistant position.
  • You will also be called upon to provide assistance to the Health and Safety in Montreal.
Please note that this is a 1 year temporary position.


  We are looking for a candidate with the following:
  • Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS) as a Legal Secretary and/or one (1) to three (3) years’ relevant experience as a legal secretary and/or legal assistant in labour and employment law or litigation matters.
  • Very good knowledge of the Windows environment.
  • Good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and email.
  • Superior French-language skills (spoken and written).
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Organization skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to be thorough, detail-oriented and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.   If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   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 Diversity and Inclusion 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   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.   Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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