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As a Legal Assistant 3, you will work collaboratively to provide legal administrative support to the lawyers practicing in Legal Services. You will be responsible for a variety of legal clerical and administrative tasks requiring you to exercise independent judgment. Primary duties may include:
Prepare, type, review and arrange for execution of a variety of documents including complex contracts and documentation, court forms including legal briefs.
Manage paper and electronic files.
Coordinate electronic exchange of documents.
Assist lawyers in all areas of their practice.
Liaise with client departments involved to coordinate service and determine or develop procedures to improve communications, reporting and turn-around times.
Receive and respond to inquiries from the general public, other law firms and professional groups with respect to general or procedural questions and status of documents.
- One of the following combinations of education and experience is required:
A completed 1 year certificate/diploma in legal studies and at least 1 year of relevant legal experience; OR
A High School diploma or equivalency (e.g. GED) plus job related course work in legal support services and at least 3 years of relevant legal experience; OR
A High School diploma or equivalency (e.g. GED) and at least 5 years of relevant legal experience.
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel.
Excellent/advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint with the ability to format large word documents is required.
Legal experience working in a litigation practice is required. Legal experience working in planning, real estate, corporate, commercial, finance, procurement, environmental law will be considered an asset.
Previous experience working with Prolaw software system, Eclipse SE and Microsoft Teams will be considered an asset.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with various levels of stakeholders, both internal and external to The City.
Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills along with demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in a limited timeframe.
- Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
Union: CUPE Local 38
Business Unit: Law
Position Type: Permanent
Location: 800 Macleod Trail S.E.
Compensation: Pay Grade 7 $31.72 - 42.44 per hour
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal and External
Apply By: August 9, 2021
Job ID #: 304298
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