Immigration Legal Assistant

  • Pace Law Firm
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 15, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Here We Grow Again!!!

We are looking for a legal assistant with experience in Immigration, to assist with citizenship and immigration applications covering Canadian temporary residence applications, Canadian permanent residence applications and preparing alternate citizenship applications. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria for success in this role:

  • 2 years of immigration law experience within a law firm (Canadian immigration required, US a plus but not mandatory).
  • Experience in a business/investor application
  • Able to build strong client relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and commitment

Critical Skills

  • Knowledge of government portals and online submissions.
  • Understanding of both permanent and temporary immigration categories.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with relevant software.
  • Thorough knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build strong internal client relationships by taking ownership of and showing initiative with all administrative tasks assigned to this role.
  • Carefully read and review assigned client files for any production requirements and deadlines.
  • Complete application forms, prepare and organize documents and submissions independently at the instruction of a lawyer.
  • Management of multiple files from beginning to end.
  • Communicating with clients to obtain documents required for application and providing feedback.
  • With instructions of the lawyer, deal directly with client in writing and by phone clearly, concisely and in a timely manner.
  • Learn and use all relevant technology and software

About Pace Law

Since 1981 Pace Law has been at the forefront of redefining the client experience. For our practice “client-first” is a creed and it defines our representation. Today, more than 120+ legal professionals across six offices in Ontario serve clients across 38 languages. We help clients achieve positive outcomes in litigation, personal injury, immigration and with establishing business interest in Canada.

Pace Law Firm seeks to set itself apart from other legal service providers through outstanding service matched only by the quality of expert legal advice backed by close to 40 years of experience. Our aim is to provide a standard of excellence in the advice and service we bring to our clients with a deep understanding of their needs delivered with compassion and respect.

Pace Law Firm seeks to effect positive change in people’s lives by helping them to navigate the legal process in a timely, less stressful, and cost-effective manner that leads to the best results they can find anywhere.

History of Pace Law Corp

Pace Law Firm traces its roots to 1980 when Al Pace, the founder, started practicing law in the west end of Toronto. He took a courageous and bold step by starting his own firm in 1981. As a young lawyer, he started as a general practitioner, taking on any case where he could help a client. His practice expanded through his dedication and attention to client service, and as a result, the foundation to Pace Law was established. His first foray was litigation and as the practice flourished, his business evolved in the area of personal injury.

He was loved by his clients and the demand for his services increased. Today the firm has diversified in many ways. Added to the personal injury portfolio, it has one of the strongest investor immigration practices in Canada. The firm also practices in wills, estates and commercial litigation.

Al has always insisted on giving the highest levels of excellence in all areas and disciplines within his firm. Al Pace has always believed that his clients come first. Today, Pace law consists of more than 120 professionals that still dedicate themselves to maintain his original philosophy, that every client matters. This is the guiding principle of Al Pace and the entire organization.

Practice Area(s)

Immigration Law

Experience

2 years