Legal Assistant – Construction/Litigation (14 month Contract)

At WeirFoulds, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service. We thrive by working with our clients to form true partnerships to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

Our Toronto office is currently recruiting Legal Assistants to join our Construction Group on a 14 month contract. The Legal Assistant will be supporting two (2) lawyers, and will be primarily responsible for performing the clerical and administrative functions of supporting a litigation practice as outlined below. The lawyers practice in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial leasing, employment, shareholder rights and remedies, real estate, construction and civil litigation.

Required Qualifications & Education
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk certificate.  
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant litigation work experience is required.  
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Eagerness to learn and further develop skills as a Legal Assistant. 
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients, and all levels of staff.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality work product to clients.
Responsibilities
  • Preparing legal documents with some direction, often from precedents.
  • Creating, revising and editing written material as needed.  
  • Transcribing, formatting, inputting, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics.  
  • Continually assessing and establishing work priorities as needed.
  • Typing general correspondence and various legal documents from handwritten notes, dictation, phone or oral instructions.
  • Handling incoming mail, including email.
  • Maintaining detailed filing system, both electronically and in physical files.
  • Processing accounts.
  • Scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars.
  • Photocopying, scanning and faxing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to apply online. Please click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to Amita Bhika, Human Resources Advisor, by email abhika@weirfoulds.com or by phone 647-715-3502, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. 

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. 

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.