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Robert Half Legal is looking to help our client find a Commercial Leasing Legal Assistant! This opportunity is for approximately 1 year contract, and is located downtown Toronto. 

Responsibilities:
? Process and revise electronic documents, editing and preparing black lining as necessary
? Familiarity with all form of legal documents including agreements, leases, letters and practice specific documents is an asset
? Docket entry, pre-bill and account preparation
? Practice management including, appointment scheduling and arranging conference calls
? Apply proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence
? File management and keeping clerks/lawyers apprised of matters
? Perform other duties as required to achieve firm objectives

Skills:
? Strong written and verbal communication skills
? Superior organizational skills required to effectively multi-task
? Excellent computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and various applications
? A team player attitude with excellent judgment to follow instructions with minimal supervision
? Excellent time management
? Solid understanding of commercial leasing transactions is an asset
? Excellent typing and proofreading
? Detail oriented and must work well in a busy team environment.

If you are interested, please email melissa.hughes@roberthalflegal with a copy of your most up-to-date resume a subject stating "commercial leasing legal assistant." Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Requirements
- Excellent oral and written communications skills

- Desire to thrive in a high-paced environment, requiring exceptional organizational skills, juggling priorities, and adhering to strict deadlines

- Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

- Hunger to discover new ideas and learn quickly

- Detailed and have the ability work independently

- Adeptness in legal terminology

- Black Lining experience

- Editing experience

- Demonstrated knowledge of calendar managements and scheduling appointments

- Calendar (docket) experience

- Solid understanding of proofreading

- Billing experience highly desired

- 1+ years of previous legal work experience 

- Excellent phone etiquette and ability to establish rapport with diverse clientele

- Advanced knowledge of Internet research, calendaring, word processing and spreadsheets

If you are interested, please Apply with a copy of your most up-to-date resume a subject stating "commercial leasing legal assistant." Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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