Legal Assistant (Contract up to 12 months)
Come help shape our future: the Town of Caledon is a dynamic and rapidly growing municipality at the junction of the forces driving change in today’s municipalities. Only a short drive from Toronto, Caledon features a rare mix of the urban and rural, together with breathtaking natural areas protected for future generations. We are dedicated to seeing our employees thrive with engaging careers, in an environment where innovation and continuous improvement, lifelong learning and career development are prized.
Caledon is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to join its talented 12 member legal department. Reporting to the Town Solicitor/Assistant Town Solicitor, the Legal Administrative Assistant will be responsible for:
- providing litigation and prosecution support, including preparing motions, pleadings and submissions before courts and tribunals, managing document disclosure requests for prosecutions, and tickler/“bring forward” systems;
- preparing documents including, reports to Council, agreements, leases, correspondence and document templates
- departmental organization initiatives and records management, including documenting and standardizing internal processes, managing electronic and paper records, scheduling and tracking tasks and meetings
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with superior organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills and served as a legal administrative assistant or law clerk in a legal department or law firm setting. Prior experience working with a municipal legal department as well as experience with litigation, the Ontario Municipal Board or Teraview will be considered significant assets. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who excels in an energetic, creative and collaborative environment with a diverse and varied workload.