Litigation Legal Assistant

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Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Toronto team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys taking on a lot of responsibilities. This position offers a broad range of responsibilities that will utilize one’s strong litigation and practice management skills.

The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organizational skills, with a desire to take ownership over assigned tasks. 

In this role, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Practice administration: including managing email and calendar accounts, electronic/hard copy filing, processing client accounts
  • Drafting, preparing and proof-reading of correspondence, accounts, various litigation documents (e.g. pleadings, briefs), and court forms;
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system to diarize court and court filing dates, meetings, and appointments;
  • Filtering incoming calls/mail/email and following-up on various information requests, including responding to client queries, and re-routing responses appropriately to ensure high level of client service and responsiveness;
  • Other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you possess:

  • Community College Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent combination of experience;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure is required;
  • Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to day-to-day workflow is considered an asset;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.

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Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities. While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson will provide accommodations on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please inform our Human Resources department of the nature of accommodations that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.


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