Paralegal

Walker Law Professional Corporation is a boutique commercial litigation law firm located in downtown Toronto. We are seeking a paralegal with a minimum of 5 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.

Key Requirements:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal support to lawyers in a busy commercial litigation practice
  • Researching, drafting, reviewing and revising legal documents
  • Proficient with legal research tools such as QuickLaw and Westlaw
  • Client intake, communication and customer service
  • Assist the firm with closing documents and checklists
  • Drafting pleadings, motions, factum and appellate documents
  • Working with process servers to assure that they are filed in the court
  • Performing administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, billing, manage logistics etc)

Required Experience/Skills/Qualifications :

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program (Paralegal diploma or degree) and a minimum of three 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
  • Must be highly organized, able to work automously and effectively manage multiple matters and competing priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to use initiative and exercise judgment in identifying issues needing immediate attention
  • Intermediate to advanced technical skills (including Microsoft Office, PC Law)
  • Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), solid typing skills (75-80 wpm)
  • Flexibility with respect to working occasional overtime on an as-needed basis
  • The ability to adapt to firm policies and procedures

Interested candidates please submit your resume with and any relevant documents.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • litigation: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Paralegal: 5 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)

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