Taylor McCaffrey

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Taylor McCaffrey Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Feb 10, 2024
Full time
At Taylor McCaffrey LLP, we know that a successful firm relies on an excellent professional team – paralegals, legal assistants, marketers and communicators, human resources professionals and IT experts. Our legal professional support staff thrive in a respectful, collaborative and dynamic work environment. Taylor McCaffrey LLP encourages all staff to continue their professional development for personal and professional growth. Who are we? Taylor McCaffrey LLP is one of Manitoba’s leading law firms. We are focused on providing our clients with exceptional service that meets their needs. We offer a positive and professional working environment that demonstrates care and support for our firm members. We also focus on training, and opportunities for mentorship and advancement. Our compensation and benefits program is comprehensive and includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and EAP resources for you and your family and a Pension Plan. For additional information about the firm, please visit our website at www.tmlawyers.com. Role Overview: Taylor McCaffrey is seeking a Legal Assistant to work closely on a team comprised of a legal assistant and a litigation paralegal who support a group of Litigation and Labour Lawyers, and perform substantive work that requires knowledge of Civil Litigation and Corporate & Commercial Litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice, insurance, construction, professional and corporate governance issues and pension law. Duties and Responsibilities: Ability to draft correspondence to clients and counsel Confidence to draft pleadings and legal documents Dictation – prepare letters, e-mails and court documents Compiling briefs Reviewing examinations for discovery transcripts and preparing lists of undertakings Enter data into Eclipse, and working within Eclipse to edit, organize and compile voluminous Affidavits of Documents Scheduling internal and external meetings, phone calls, or outlook calendar events Making necessary bookings, and updating lawyers’ calendars Entering lawyer time, prepare invoices; general and trust deposits of cheques Billing (preparing pre-bills for review and making necessary corrections) Organizing and managing files by scanning and copying documents Basic knowledge of CanLii and Westlaw to find copies of cases Monitor phone calls Documentation and review Prepares files for hearings Maintaining files in document management system Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time Competencies: Must be customer service driven Must show initiative to anticipate the needs of lawyers Be able to work independently and also work effectively as part of a team Handle a demanding workload and respond to changing priorities as needs arise. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with individuals within the firm and clients external to the firm. Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills Strong computer skills Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and implement projects in a timely manner Experience with Acumin and Eclipse is considered an asset. Qualifications: 2 years’ experience is considered an asset, but we welcome applications from post-secondary legal graduates with administrative experience who seek to learn and develop their skills and experience then advance in the firm. Post-secondary education in Legal Administration. Experience in the use of MS Office Applications. Experience in a similar role is an asset. Schedule: 35 hour work week, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Job Type: Full-Time Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to careers@tmlawyers.com Taylor McCaffrey LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all firm members . Reasonable accommodations are available during our assessment and selection processes. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted. Taylor McCaffrey LLP 2200 – 201 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L3 Phone: 204-949-1312 Website: www.tmlawyers.com