Legal Assistant (Calgary)

  • TD Bank
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • May 04, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

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Job Description

Job Description

o Prepares, through transcription of written or recorded documents, standard legal documents i.e. correspondence, factums, motions, summonses etc.
o Drafts standard legal documents, correspondence and pleadings for review by lawyer(s). Edits grammar, punctuation and spelling as needed.
o Handles routine inquiries in Lawyer's absence i.e., negotiates extensions of time.
o Manages lawyer's calendar i.e., schedules appointments, coordinates appearances. Resolves scheduling conflicts with Attorney's approval.
o Answers select telephone inquiries based on knowledge of case and provide reception coverage for office as needed.
o Responds to written or telephone inquiries with a standard letter.
o Establishes, maintains, and when necessary, revises lawyer's files.

o Performs additional duties as requested such as:
o Arranges medical exams.
o Maintains lists of witnesses, Subpoenas, fees, etc.
o Requests fees for payment from Claims department.
o Participates in arranging lawyer’s files for easy access during trials.
o Informs witnesses of scheduled court appearances.
o Maintains Law Library.
o And other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements

o College diploma in legal secretarial or equivalent training/experience.
o 1 year of legal experience
o Knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing.
o Knowledge of legal and court documents and procedures.
o Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o Ability to communicate effectively with policyholders, courts, Lawyers and Judges.
o Ability to edit and proof legal documents.
o Motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure.
o Strong interpersonal & client service skills, professional and positive demeanour.
o Superior organization & priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task.
o Conceptual and creative problem-solving skills.
o College diploma in legal secretarial or equivalent training/experience.
o 1 year of legal experience
o Knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing.
o Knowledge of legal and court documents and procedures.
o Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o Ability to communicate effectively with policyholders, courts, Lawyers and Judges.
o Ability to edit and proof legal documents.
o Motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure.
o Strong interpersonal & client service skills, professional and positive demeanour.
o Superior organization & priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task.
o Conceptual and creative problem-solving skills.

Inclusiveness

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job Family

Legal Services

Job Category - Primary

Practice Area(s)

Legal Assistant

Experience

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