Bilingual Legal Assistant

September 16 2021
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Ottawa, ON
Description

Bilingual Legal Assistant

The Team

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is currently seeking a Bilingual Legal Assistant to work in our Ottawa Office in the area of Litigation.

The Role

  • Performing the secretarial duties in a share for two Litigation lawyers.
  • Preparing correspondence and legal documents for review, including court documents.
  • Document management.
  • Meeting timelines/deadlines, scheduling meetings, maintaining professional's calendar, and maintaining bring forward/tickler systems.
  • Preparing expense reports, assisting with the preparation of accounts, making travel arrangements, and other administrative matters.

Skills and Experience Required

  • A minimum of one year of experience as a legal assistant, preferably in Litigation law.
  • College Diploma from a Legal Administrative Assistant or Law Clerk program would be an asset.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi task.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Flexible approach to peak work periods.
  • Excellent oral and written language skills (French/English) and fast and accurate typing speed.
  • Positive attitude, strong client-service skills, and the ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), Document Management.
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at www.nortonrosefulbright.com. We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you are unable to apply for a position online or require any further accommodations during our recruitment process, please contact TORHR_RH@nortonrosefulbright.com.

Please note that Norton Rose Fulbright Canada requires all Firm members to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Firm as a condition of employment. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact TORHR_RH@nortonrosefulbright.com to discuss further.

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