Legal Assistant - Family Law

Stratford Office

Monteith Ritsma Phillips is currently seeking an extraordinary candidate who is interested in a challenging and satisfying role as a Family Law Legal Assistant

To support firm and client success, you will:

  • Be a first point of contact for client calls;

  • Schedule client meetings;

  • Work closely with the lawyer on the file to build and maintain trusting client relationships and a high level of service;

  • Assist in the preparation of family law documentation including affidavits, applications, answers, conference briefs, financial statements and motions;

  • Grow and develop your specialized knowledge of family law;


To be the successful candidate you will have:

  • A minimum of three years of legal assistant experience in family law or strong interest to learn family law; 

  • Experience with drafting wills and power of attorney documents considered an asset;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; editing, reviewing, drafting and proofreading of legal documents; 

  • Advanced knowledge of Divorcemate, Microsoft Office Suite and GhostPractice and/or PCLaw an asset;

  • An interest in taking your law career to the next level and support the success of an established, successful and dynamic law practice;

  • Strong organizational and time management and ability to take on accountability for deadlines and client service.

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Consider joining our firm:

Monteith Ritsma Phillips is located in Stratford, Mitchell, Listowel and Tavistock. Our wealth of legal experience, combined with a progressive approach to the practice of law, ensures that our clients come first. Our team of lawyers and dedicated support staff share the belief that by offering timely, high quality legal services we will continue to earn our clients’ confidence and trust.


Stratford is a City on the Avon River within Perth County. Stratford is noted for the Stratford Festival. The serene area, including Tom Patterson Island, is the perfect place for a picnic, to exercise or even swan sightings while enjoying the outdoors. There are outdoor and indoor recreation facilities such as trails, parks and indoor training spaces.  Stratford has such a natural beauty, with a kind-hearted community and a thriving arts scene.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence via email to: careers@stratfordlawyers.com or click the link below.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Various background checks will be performed on the successful candidate. We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.  If accommodation is required during the selection or interview process it will be available upon request.  This job posting is available in an accessible format upon request.