F/T Legal Assistant

We are a respectful, fun-loving, and hard-working group searching for an experienced full-time legal assistant to join our team.

Our ideal candidate is a team player with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who is able to keep pace in our busy office. The successful candidate will have a proven track record working independently and as part of a team. They will be flexible, resourceful, and able to manage deadlines and shifting priorities. Our legal assistants report directly to the managing director and may take direction from two or more lawyers, as well as provide support for other assistants. Our newest legal assistant will take ownership of projects that are assigned, which means excellent time management and communication skills. He / she will be responsible for drafting correspondence and legal documents using firm approved precedents or from dictation, handwritten, or other notes. File maintenance is a critical component of the role, which may include daily filing, file organization, opening files, closing files, keeping client file lists, and maintaining tracking systems for limitations, follow-up dates and general file activity. He / she will be responsible for handling incoming and outgoing mail, answering client telephone calls and inquiries, as well as general administrative duties including some time entry and bill preparation.

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of related experience, as well as a diploma or certificate from a recognized legal assistant program. Familiarity with Worldox, PC Law and ACL will be considered an asset.

Please submit résumés to Debbie Davis (davisd [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca), December 15, 2018.