Litigation Assistant

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Lawyer(s) in their broad Civil Litigation practice which includes employment and construction liens

  • Communicate with clients, opposing council and other professionals over the telephone and through email

  • Draft pleadings and prepare affidavit of documents.

  • Trial and arbitration preparation

  • Scheduling court appointments

  • Manage key dates and calendars for lawyers, including appointments, due dates and client related activities

  • Time docketing

  • Transcribing dictation

  • Opening files, performing file reviews, ensuring files are up to date, and closing files upon completion

  • General administrative duties including scanning, photocopying, binding

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a law clerk, with a good understanding of Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Estates Litigation, and various court procedures

  • A strong understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Advanced knowledge of ACL

  • Knowledge of GhostPractice or PCLaw

  • Knowledge of Teraview an asset

  • Exhibit strong writing and editing skills in the drafting, review and proofreading of legal documents, letters, internal and external emails, briefings, memos, and other forms of communication to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Experience preparing electronic correspondence and electronic documents

  • Strong software aptitude skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and general office etiquette

  • Ability to review, analyze and exercise independent judgment, set priorities, and multitask in a busy environment

  • Confident and dependable, with strong initiative and ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented atmosphere.

  • Welcoming and courteous demeanor, with a focus on customer service

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure

  • High level of discretion and confidentiality

  • Must be an independent worker, resourceful, reliable, professional, a multi-tasker, and a team player

  • Thorough, with strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted.


Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@stratfordlawyers.com

 

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