Legal Assistant

  • Miller Canfield
  • Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2024
Part time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Miller Canfield LLP is a leading international law firm that represents clients throughout Canada, the United States, and overseas.

The Windsor, Ontario office of Miller Canfield LLP is currently seeking to add a Legal Assistant to our team. The successful applicant will work closely with leading lawyers and be involved in all aspects of the litigation practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, gain valuable experience in complex litigation matters, and contribute to the success of our team while advancing your legal career. If you are a motivated team player with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic, we invite you to apply and be part of our dedicated and collaborative team.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

· Strong interest in pursuing a career in the legal field, particularly in litigation;

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Outlook, and Excel;

· Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment;

· Strong written and verbal communication skills;

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team;

· Professional demeanor and strong work ethic;

· Previous internship or work experience in a legal setting is a plus, but not required;

· Availability to work part-time hours (e.g., 20-25 hours per week) during regular business hours; and

· Willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities in a supportive and dynamic work environment.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, we will need you to work our team to enhance the litigation practice by:

· Assisting lawyers in all phases of litigation, including drafting legal documents, preparing court filings, and organizing case files;

· Managing and maintaining case calendars, deadlines, and court schedules;

· Assisting in trial preparation, including organizing exhibits, witness lists, and trial binders;

· Communicating with clients, courts, and opposing counsel in a professional and timely manner;

· Providing administrative support, such as scheduling meetings, managing correspondence, handling phone calls, opening files, and running conflict checks;

· Maintaining confidentiality in handling sensitive information;

· Collaborating with team members to ensure efficient and effective case management; and

· Performing other duties as assigned to support the litigation practice.

What You Can Expect From Us

The successful candidate can expect the following:

· Competitive salary and benefits package;

· Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the firm;

· Exposure to diverse and challenging litigation cases;

· Supportive and collaborative work environment;

· Access to cutting-edge legal technology and resources;

· Mentorship from experienced lawyers to enhance your skills and knowledge;

· Work-life balance initiatives to promote well-being and job satisfaction;

· The chance to make a meaningful impact and contribute to our clients' success; and

· A rewarding and fulfilling career in a reputable law firm committed to excellence and client service.


If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to our Office Manager, Shannon Kinney at by no later than April 5, 2024.

Please note that while we appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, only those applicants whose experience and expertise match our requirements will be contacted for an interview