Litigation Legal Assistant

  • Taylor McCaffrey
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Feb 27, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is seeking a Legal Assistant to work closely with a team comprised of legal assistants and a litigation paralegal who support a group of Litigation Lawyers, and perform substantive work that requires knowledge of Civil Litigation and Corporate & Commercial Litigation, including insurance, construction, professional and corporate governance issues and pension law. The ideal candidate will possess 3 – 5 years of experience in a similar type of position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafting correspondence to clients and counsel.
  • Drafting pleadings and legal documents.
  • Dictation – prepare letters, e-mails and court documents.
  • Compiling briefs.
  • Reviewing examinations for discovery transcripts and preparing lists of undertakings.
  • Entering 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.
  • Prepare files for hearings.
  • Maintaining files in document management system.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time.

Competencies

  • Must be customer service driven.
  • 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.

Other

Standard hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Job Type: Full-time

Taylor McCaffrey offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage and a Pension Plan.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter including salary expectations to careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.