Legal Assistant - Labour and Employment

  • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 09, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is one of Canada’s leading law firms with a team of innovative, proactive and dedicated lawyers, administrative and support staff who serve our clients in Canada and around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a generous, top-rated employee pension plan.

We are currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Labour and Employment department and invite you to review the job description. This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic firm.

Please note this position is for a maternity leave contract (12-15 months).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Produce documents including typing, revising, creating blacklines and/or multiple versions of daily correspondence and/or practice specific documents;
  • Maintain established filing and bring forward systems which may be in either manual or electronic form;
  • Interact professionally with clients, opposing counsel, experts and other relevant stakeholders via telephone and written communications;
  • Coordinate schedules and organize various meetings;
  • Complete electronic and/or manual filing;
  • Perform various administrative tasks including conflicts checks, opening and closing of files and other Finance procedures;
  • Provide a high level of service;
  • Other duties as required.

What's In It For You?‎

  • Health benefits including extended health and dental, life ‎insurance, AD&D, short and long ‎term ‎disability and emergency out-of-country travel
  • Retirement savings benefits including a support staff pension plan (firm contributes to the ‎plan ‎and matches ‎staff contributions to a maximum percentage of salary), and a Group ‎RRSP where ‎staff contributions can be deducted directly from pay
  • Time off including competitive vacation time offering based on tenure with the firm and ‎acknowledgment of all ‎statutory and some non-statutory holidays
  • Wellness benefits including an Employee and Family Assistance Plan and an annual fitness ‎benefit
  • Support for professional development expenses
  • Team environment with staff events and celebrations

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Formal Legal Assistant education required;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant;
  • Knowledge of Labour and Employment preferred;
  • Excellent software skills, particularly with Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in Nuance PDF, FileSite, Elite, Workshare programs is considered an asset;
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management abilities required to prioritize a high volume of tasks or competing priorities;
  • Dedicated to providing service beyond expectation;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DLA Piper Canada encourages all Applicants with disabilities to contact DLA Piper Canada if they ‎require accommodation during the recruitment process. DLA Piper Canada will consult with the ‎Applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of, suitable accommodation in a manner that takes ‎into account the Applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.‎

Practice Area(s)

Legal Assistant