Job advertisement – Legal Assistant

 

Summary

Rare opportunity for a talented executive assistant to be part of a young law firm expanding its services and clientele in Rockland, Ontario. Our firm is an exciting family law practice where an employee will have the opportunity to contribute and learn within a great environment. This is a full-time position, 5 days per week. We offer a competitive salary, flexibility and paid vacation.

 

Date of hire: October 1, 2018 or sooner

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare legal documents for court filing;

  • Organize office accounting and client invoices;

  • Draft correspondence and agreements as dictated;

  • Schedule client meetings and lawyer’s agenda;

  • Follow up on correspondence with clients;

  • Coordinate office staff logistics;

  • Plan and/or organize meetings;

  • Perform all other tasks related to office organization and office support under the lawyer’s supervision.

 

Qualifications

  •  College diploma as a legal assistant or an equivalent diploma such as office administration;

  •  At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position;

  •  Fluently bilingual in french and English, both spoken and written;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel;

  • Experience working in family law and/or real estate law would be an asset;

  • Proficiency with divorcemate and esilaw would be an asset.

 

Specific skill sets

  • Resourceful

  • Great positive outlook

  • Ability to work independently – self starter

  • Outstanding people skills (must deal with the public)

  • Works well in fast paced environment

  • Excellent work ethic

  • Keen on learning

  • Diplomacy and patience

  • Must have a keen sense of confidentiality and discretion

Please forward resume cover letter and references to Rachelle Laforge at rachelle@thingschange.ca by September 20, 2018.

 

Only applicants meeting the criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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Laforge | Beaulieu

Head Office: 801 rue St-Jean, Rockland, ON, K4K 1L5

Ottawa: 440 Laurier Street west, Suite 361, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X6

Tel:613-755-4056  |  Fax: 613-751-3442

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