Gardiner Roberts LLP is an established full-service law firm located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown business district.
Founded in 1920, we provide a wide range of legal services in all areas of the law including corporate, litigation, administrative, commercial lending, securities, real estate, professional liability, health care, intellectual property and non-
profit and charities. At Gardiner Roberts, we believe that we are only as good as our people. For this reason, we place a high value on personal growth and continuously work hard to maintain a progressive and responsive workplace that has an environment of collegiality, mutual respect and trust.
Gardiner Roberts LLP is seeking a Corporate Legal Assistant . The successful candidate should possess a minimum of three to five (3-
5) years of law firm experience.
Process and revise electronic documents including dictation, editing and preparing black lining as necessary
Familiarity with all forms of legal documents including agreements, letters, memos, presentations, organizational charts and practice specific documents
Docket entry, pre-bill and account preparation
Practice management including, appointment scheduling and arranging conference calls
Maintenance of extensive filing system and databases
Prioritization of mail (including electronic), workload, and all time sensitive deadlines
Draft correspondence and documents on behalf of the instructing lawyer / clerk
Draft final reports and preparation of report books
Apply proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence
File management and keeping clerks / lawyers apprised of matters
Excellent computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel, Outlook and various other applications such as DM, Teraview, The Conveyancer
A team player attitude with excellent communication skills for liaising lawyers, staff and clients
Ability to work independently with excellent judgment to follow instructions with minimal supervision
Excellent time management and prioritization skills
Solid understanding of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, commercial documents
Solid understanding of financing transactions including secured loan transactions and an ability and willingness to assist with the closing and preparation of standard form documents is an asset
Excellent typing, proofreading and digital transcription skills
Detail oriented and work well in a busy team environment