Legal Assistant - Business Law

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We are assisting a highly-reputable, large Canadian law firm in the hiring of a Legal Assistant for a 12-month contract in the Business Group located in their London office.

Position: Legal Assistant ? Business Law (12-month contract)
Location: London, ON
Benefits: VERY comprehensive benefits package

HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV to chloe.guffogg-allatt@roberthalflegal.com. All inquiries are 100% confidential. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
? Manage all administrative tasks, including email/calendar management and full cycle accounting procedures and firm processes (i.e. file openings, credit limits, invoices, collections, etc.);
? Manage/prepare agendas, coordinate/prepare meetings and materials, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
? Ensure follow-up on activities, files and outstanding items with direct reports;
? Filter incoming calls/mail and follow-up on various information requests;
? Draft/prepare litigation court materials in the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario (i.e. Statements of Claim, Default Judgments, Writs of Seizure and Sale, Motion/Application Records, etc.);
? Draft/prepare bankruptcy and insolvency related documentation (i.e. Proofs of Claim, Bankruptcy Applications/Orders, taxation of accounts, etc.)
Requirements
IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
? Minimum of three to five years? experience as a Business Law/Litigation Legal Assistant;
? Certificate or Diploma from a Community College or equivalent;
? Strong administrative and organizational skills;
? Experience working with large documents;
? Have the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, prioritize work, and take direction; 
? A team oriented approach and the ability to work in a fast paced environment;
? Must possess excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills;
? Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
? Possess a mature, professional attitude, meet strict deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters. Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs. We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.

Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.798.2974 to discover more about this position. Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.

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