Legal Assistant - Family Law
Miller Thomson LLP
Vaughan, ON LKH, CAN
8h ago

Description

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for a full-time opportunity within our Family Law Litigation group in our Vaughan office.

The successful candidate will be an administrative star with a proactive approach. This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic desk.

In this role, some responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to) :

  • Drafting, revising and preparing of correspondence, accounts, briefs, various litigation / family law documents and court forms;
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system and diarizing meetings, appointments and timelines for court / filing deadlines;
  • Administrative duties such as : managing email / calendar accounts, processing accounts, electronic / hard copy filing and coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
  • Act as the first point of contact for internal / external client inquiries as well as maintaining client contact to ensure prompt response times and excellent service delivery;
  • Other business related duties as assigned.
  • To be successful in this role, you possess :

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Legal Assistant and have a Certificate or Diploma from a Community College, or equivalent;
  • Solid understanding of the Family Law Rules and court filing procedures;
  • Working knowledge and experience with Divorcemate;
  • Excellent organizational / follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an open team environment;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.
  • What we offer :

    We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer :

  • A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks’ Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
  • A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
  • Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
  • A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee wellbeing as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
  • Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Special appreciation events / celebrations;
  • Charitable savings programs.
  • Who we are :

    Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest-growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal.

    Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry.

    Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

    While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    No phone calls or agencies please.

    Miller Thomson will provide accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.

    If you require an accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.

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