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Law Clerk/Litigation Assistant

 

Job Details

Firm Name: Walker Law Professional Corporation
Posted: Fri. Sep 20, 2019
Location: Downtown Toronto

Job Type

  • Law Clerk

Law Clerk/Litigation Assistant

Walker Law Professional Corporation is a boutique commercial litigation law firm located in downtown Toronto. We are seeking a  Litigation Assistant/Clerk with a minimum of 7 years of experience in commercial litigation. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic self starter who is a strong team player, problem solver, proactive and takes initiative. A flexible attitude as well as keen attention to detail including thorough proofreading skills is essential. The ideal candidate must be able to interact with colleagues and clients in a collegial, professional and collaborative manner. We offer competitive compensation based on experience and benefits are included.

Key Requirements:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Preparing/drafting and/or revising drafts of correspondence, various court documents, including pleadings, motions and affidavits of service documents

  • Scheduling mediations, pre-trials and trial dates, amongst other scheduling tasks

  • Awareness of processes and deadlines for serving and filing court documents

  • Organizing and maintaining physical and electronic filing systems

  • Support for dockets and accounts

  • Other administrative duties as required, such as maintaining legal professionals’ calendars, contacts and travel arrangements

  • Assisting litigators with organization and administration

Required Experience/Skills/Qualifications

 

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program in a related discipline (i.e., legal assistant, law clerk and/or Paralegal course) and a minimum of 4 years experience in a Litigation Setting gained ideally within a commercial or corporate litigation practice

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and draft correspondence and legal documents

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work autonomously

  • Knowledge or familiarity with the Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Ability to use initiative and exercise judgment in identifying issues needing immediate attention

  • Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), solid typing skills (75-80 wpm)

  • Intermediate to advanced technical skills (including Microsoft Office, PC Law)

  • The ability to research on Quicklaw/Westlaw is an asset, but is not required

  • The ability to adapt to firm policies and procedures

  • Flexibility with respect to working occasional overtime on an as-needed basis

Interested candidates please submit your resume with and any relevant documents to careers@tcwalkerlawyers.com

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.


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