Legal Assistant – Litigation

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Located in Ottawa, ON

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

Our client, a medium sized Law Firm located in the Downtown core, is looking for driven and professional a Legal Assistant – Litigation to join their team. This is a full-time permanent opportunity that offers a great work atmosphere, opportunity for growth and a challenging environment. 

Why work for this organization:

  • 3 weeks' vacation
  • Medical and dental benefits after probation
  • RSP match after 1 year of service
  • 12 personal days per year
  • Centrally located 
  • OLRT station close by 
  • Reputable organization 
  • Staff retreats
  • Professional development

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support 1 Lawyer by managing their calendars, scheduling meetings, appointments and conferences
  • Dictate and profile
  • Draft basic letters and transcribe documents containing correspondence, memoranda and docket sheets
  • Proofread all documents, correspondence and memoranda to ensure accuracy of copy, grammar and punctuation and make changes for lawyer review
  • Prepare finalized legal documents
  • Coordinate monthly billings with the billing clerk
  • Receive, screen and transmit telephone calls, e-mails, conference calls and messages to lawyer
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintain client files – Ensure files are closed and stripped before going to off-site storage
  • Complete client intake forms
  • Review and summarize transcripts of examinations; manage undertakings and refusals
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a Legal Assistant with civil litigation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office, ProLaw, Apona
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, and problem solving skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work overtime if necessary

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience

If you are interested and believe you meet the specified qualifications, please reply to this ad in confidence with your Resume. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in Express Employment Professionals; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Express Employment Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Express Office: Ottawa
700 Industrial
Unit 330
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Y9
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