Job Description

Our client is a downtown Toronto law firm focused on commercial leasing, commercial real estate, and litigation. Their clients include entrepreneurial and institutional land developers, construction companies, commercial landlords, property managers, space users and commercial tenants.

For more than 25 years, they have provided personalized and business minded legal services using a practical and “real world” approach. They represent customer service at its best and is the only boutique law firm of its type in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing standard litigation proceedings, drafts of pleadings, orders, and other court documents.
  • Preparing, compiling, serving, and filing court documents.
  • Collating and binding briefs.
  • Carrying out correspondence and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the scheduling of examinations for discovery.
  • Handling certain invoicing procedures, entering data in multiple systems for billing and/or time entries.
  • Practice management, including appointment scheduling and arranging conference calls.
  • Digital and physical file management and keeping clerks/lawyers apprised of matters.
  • Perform other duties as required to achieve firm objectives.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Fluent written and spoken English, strong communication skills.
  • Post-secondary education – a Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate is an asset.
  • A minimum of 2 years of legal assistant experience.
  • Experience in construction law is preferred.
  • Familiarity with legal documents including agreements, leases, letters, etc.
  • Experience with O365 applications, Workshare, and PC Law.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills and time management.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure

IQ PARTNERS is committed to operating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and we encourage candidates of every race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience to apply for this position. We’d be happy to provide accommodation for any candidate that requires assistance due to a disability or medical need. Please contact us at 416-599-4700 or by email at info@iqpartners.com to discuss specific accommodations.

Job Title:
Litigation Legal Assistant
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Type:
Perm
Salary:
N/A
Job ID:
#9327
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