Legal Assistant

  • The Home Depot
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 20, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel

Job Description

Reporting to the General Counsel this role will be responsible for providing timely and effective legal and compliance administrative support on a wide range of matters in a fast paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:
Provides administrative and legal support to the General Counsel as well as others on the team as required
Establishes and organizes file systems, binders and electronic files.
Reviews and distributes for processing statements of claims and other court documents, and ensures timely handling of claims documents
Scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, booking travel arrangements, managing expense reports and invoices
Drafting or preparing letters, memos, reports, notices and other correspondence
Ability to read and understand legal documents
Maintains compliance records for training and onboarding of compliance-sensitive matters
Organizing meetings, training session records and training schedules for compliance programs
Responding to phone queries from stores, customers, parent company and external vendors
Other administrative duties as required

Experience/Knowledge Required:
Internal Candidates: Must fulfill minimum time-in-position (1 year) and performance management code requirements (M+: Meets expectations; Consistently demonstrates)
Successful completion of a post-secondary education in a Legal Assistant or equivalent diploma
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a law office or in a corporate role
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
High level of accuracy and attention to detail – highly organized
Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with people at various levels of an organization
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
Proactive, strong judgment and problem solving abilities
Advanced knowledge of MS applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Flexible team player with a good sense of humour
Strong work ethic, positive attitude, highly motivated with a strong sense of accountabiliy