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  • Location
    (CANADA) and Regina
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Law / 3 Years

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 versatile and committed Legal Assistant to join our Regina Litigation team. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic role. This position will support a busy desk, and offers a broad range of responsibilities and challenges that will utilize one’s litigation and practice management skills. This position requires a superstar organizer who has the technical knowledge and experience of handling complex files from start-to-finish.

The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organization skills, with a desire to work in and promote a client first focused culture.

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, and coordinating meetings, appointments, travel arrangements, etc.;
  • 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 three (3) years’ experience as a Litigation Legal Assistant. Strong working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure is required. Experience in Labour and Employment or Civil Litigation will be considered an asset;

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Strong attention to detail with the flexibility to accommodate work demands;
  • Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when necessary.
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