Legal Administrative Assistant

  • McMillan LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 04, 2020
Contract Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

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 Legal Administrative Assistant in our Toronto Commercial Real Estate Group. This is a contract position covering a one-year maternity leave. As a member of the team, you will play a key role in managing the legal and administrative aspects of the practices of three successful legal professionals.

What You’ll Do

You will be the go to person for your team who will depend on your guidance and support to keep them organized. As their champion, you will be involved in a wide variety of administrative tasks, including: supporting the day-to-day requirements of two Partners and one Associate with their Municipal, Land Use Planning, Construction and Expropriation practices; preparing daily correspondence and documents; assembling and filing of tribunal hearing documents including, but not limited to, affidavits, motion records and books of authorities; handling all administrative details with respect to filing, accounting, docketing and expenses; monitoring and maintaining tickler systems, schedules and calendars; opening and closing files as required.

What You Bring

You have established yourself as a key resource in your successful legal career. Your history includes a minimum of three years' experience as a legal assistant, preferably in Litigation or Administrative Law. Knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. Experience working with the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly Ontario Municipal Board) is considered an asset, but not essential. You have strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are detail-oriented and are able to effectively meet deadlines, work well in a team setting, and provide an exceptional level of client service. You embrace evolving technology and have strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prior experience with Desksite, IntApp and 3E or similar document management, file opening and accounting software required.


McMillan Offers You


Mentorship and Support

Training as Software Evolves

Commensurate Compensation and Benefits Package

Fun Work Environment

Continuous Learning & Development

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 four 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.


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