Legal Assistant

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jan 09, 2022
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry.

We are currently seeking a versatile and committed Legal Assistant to join our Regina Litigation team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic role. This position will support a busy desk, and offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one’s litigation and practice management skills. This position requires a superstar organizer who has the technical knowledge and experience of handling complex files from start-to-finish.

The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organization skills, with a desire to work in and promote a client first focused culture.

In this role, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Practice administration: including managing email and calendar accounts, electronic/hard copy filing, processing client accounts, and coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
  • Drafting, preparing and proof-reading of correspondence, accounts, various litigation documents (e.g. pleadings, briefs), and court forms;
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system to diarize court and court filing dates, meetings, and appointments;
  • Filtering incoming calls/mail/email and following-up on various information requests, including responding to client queries, and re-routing responses appropriately to ensure high level of client service and responsiveness;
  • Other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you possess:

  • Community College Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent combination of experience;
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure is required. Experience in Labour and Employment or Civil Litigation will be considered an asset;
  • Strong attention to detail with the flexibility to accommodate work demands;
  • Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.

Please note that, Miller Thomson LLP and Miltom Management LP (the “Firm”) have a COVID 19 vaccination Policy that requires all Firm members and visitors to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada to access our premises. Unless otherwise mentioned in the job posting, Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from the Firm will be required to provide a proof regarding their vaccination status in line with our policy as a condition of employment. The Firm will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical, religious, or other grounds to the extent protected by applicable human rights legislation.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson will provide accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.