Family Law Clerk
Linds & Associates
Toronto, ON
1d ago
  • Family Law ClerkPermanentToronto, OntarioJOB-1359
  • Prepare financial statements, NFP statements and SSAG calculations

    Preparation of various pleadings and court documents (including drafting uncontested divorce application, Affidavit of Documents, and etc.)

    Draft orders, briefs, confirmations, pension forms, and other court materials

    Drafting and collating of court materials (motions, factums, financial briefs, continuing records and etc.)

    Trial preparation

    Engaging in file management (e.g. opening files, file reviews and etc.)

    Attending client meetings to take notes and prepare the file for opening or to provide further instructions on the file

    Meeting with lawyers regularly to ensure all files are up to date

    Key Responsibilities :

    In this role your responsibilities will be, but not limited to :

    Keeping informed on new policies, legislation and Rules, and providing oral and written updated communications to the lawyers and the assistants

    Flexibility to obtain and gather information from clients outside of the office

    Contacting clients and opposing counsel office for scheduling and information gathering

  • Preparing, and editing correspondence, memoranda, reports, forms and other documentation
  • General administrative duties, including but not limited to scanning, filing, photocopying, scheduling appointments, perform administrative duties with respect to accounting, opening and closing files, docketing, billing and etc.
  • Managing key dates and update calendars for lawyers, including appointments, due dates and client-related activities

    Answering the telephone, route callers, take messages and provide routine information to callers

    REQUIRED :

    Community College Diploma or equivalent and / or is working towards their qualifications

    Minimum 5 + years working as Legal Assistant or Law Clerk

    Experience with software : Divorcemate, PCLaw, Word and Outlook, Experience with docketing and time entry experience are definite assets

    A keen understanding of Family Law Rules and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

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