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  • Location
    (CANADA) and Toronto
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Law / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

We are seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Toronto team to provide legal administrative support in the area of Restructuring (Insolvency) Law. The successful candidate will have experience with basic commercial transactions and knowledge of commercial list procedures. While previous experience in this area would be helpful, candidates with strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and a desire to develop valuable skills as an Restructuring (Insolvency) assistant are welcome to apply.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drafting and revising legal documents and correspondence;
  • Prepare and assist in compiling all court documents including affidavits, motion records, Facta, books of authority, etc.;
  • Schedule and confirm motions;
  • Administrative tasks including file openings/closings, running conflict checks, expense requisitions, e-filing and hard copy filing, etc.;
  • Manage billing and accounting processes including docket entry, preparation of client accounts and invoices;
  • Maintain and monitor lawyers' MS Outlook email accounts and calendars;
  • Other business related duties, as assigned.

What you'll bring:

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate, or Diploma from a Community College, or equivalent;
  • A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years’ experience as a Legal Assistant in a fast paced environment. Experience in Restructuring (Insolvency) is considered an asset;

What we offer:

  • We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer:
  • A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks’ Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
  • A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
  • Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
  • A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee wellbeing as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
  • Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Special appreciation events / celebrations;
  • Charitable savings programs.

Who we are:

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.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applications 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 accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform our Talent department of the nature of accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Strong knowledge of commercial list procedures considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with basic commercial transaction documents considered an asset;
  • Meticulous attention to detail with excellent proofreading skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently;
  • Flexibility to work with changing priorities

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