Legal Assistant - General Litigation

November 9 2021
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal, Litigation
St Catharines, ON

Company Description

Sullivan Mahoney LLP is the largest law firm in Niagara, providing a full range of legal services to our diverse client base.

We have earned an unsurpassed reputation for impeccable service, thorough and pragmatic legal advice and complete commitment to our clients. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and dedicated to their professional development in order to best serve our clients’ needs.

Not only are we committed to our clients, but also to our communities. We give back through charitable donations, fundraisers and sponsorships.

Job Description

The General Litigation Assistant supports the day-to-day activities of the lawyer(s) assigned. This role is responsible for document preparation and general practice administration. Responsible for filing documentation, data entry and data management, correspondence, calendar management and emails.

Key responsibilities include:

  • provide support in the efficient and effective management of the practice including scheduling, greeting clients, file management, documentation management, etc.
  • preparation of account related documents (i.e. docket entries, billing summaries, accounts, etc.)
  • facilitate professional communication between lawyer(s), clients and external contacts
  • filing documents at various levels of court as required

Qualifications

  • 1 to 3 years general litigation experience
  • thorough and current knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and Ontario Court Practice Directions
  • strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and legal software (PC Law)
  • demonstrated experience providing administrative support in an environment with a variety of functions
  • excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and risk-assess high volumes of work, responding to shifting priorities as necessary
  • ability to take initiative and demonstrate accountability, flexibility and adaptability
  • advanced communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong aptitude for detail
  • decisive and able to work with minimal direction/supervision
  • enjoy working in a busy team environment

Additional Information

Sullivan Mahoney LLP is one of Niagara's most distinguished and trusted law firms. Our success lies with our knowledgeable and dedicated lawyers and staff. We strongly believe in our people - their efforts reflect our firm culture. From a commitment to client success, to the new ideas they generate, our employees have succeeded in making us what we are today.

In turn, we offer our staff competitive salary and benefits. We are always looking for self-motivated, hard working individuals seeking to be part of Niagara's pre-eminent full service law firm.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Sullivan Mahoney LLP is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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