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Miller Thomson enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected national business law firms. Daily, our people demonstrate a consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients. The firm’s dedication to its lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practise, gives us a distinctive position in the Canadian legal industry.

With 450 lawyers across Canada in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham, and Montréal, the firm offers a complete range of business, advocacy and personal legal services to corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, governments, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
 
Through strategic growth, Miller Thomson has added enhanced capabilities, depth and resources in many core and specialty areas of expertise in the firm. Today, we are exceptionally well-positioned to help domestic and international decision-makers with all their Canadian legal needs.
 

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Legal Assistant Services Specialist, Litigation

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40 King Street West, Suite 5800
Toronto, ON
Toronto ,M5H 3S1
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Legal Assistant Services Specialist, Litigation

Location:
(CANADA) and Toronto
Job Reference:
9600
Functional Area/Experience:
Law / 2 Years
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Job Description & Qualifications

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 a Legal Assistant to join our Toronto team of Legal Assistant Services Specialists. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for providing legal and administrative support to teams of Legal Assistants, Lawyers and Paraprofessionals in the Litigation Practice Group. The support will include a variety of administrative, legal and general office tasks. Broad legal knowledge and skills with experience in multiple legal areas is an asset.

In this role, you will be tasked to:

  • Drafting, editing, revising and proofreading legal documents for content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency and accuracy;
  • Filling temporary dedicated assignments assisting Lawyers/Paraprofessionals when needed;
  • Administrative support such as electronic and hard-copy filing, coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, completing expense requisitions, transcribing dictations, etc.;
  • Accounting/billing support.

To be successful in this role, you possess:

  • Community College Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent combination of experience;
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure is required;
  • Strong knowledge of commercial list procedures will be considered an asset;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, prioritize work, and take direction.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications that 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 Talent Management department of the nature of accommodations that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.