Legal Assistant - General Litigation

December 1 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist, Litigation
St Catharines, ON • Full time

Company Description

Sullivan Mahoney LLP is committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence established by those before us. We are a firm in our resolve to provide strategic and cost effective advice in our vigorous pursuit to protect and add value to client interests.

Of course, the success of any law firm begins with its clients. We are grateful for the strong and long lasting relationships with a diverse group of clients. We are most appreciative of the trust and confidence they have always placed in us.

In over 60 years of practice, we have achieved so much. Yet, there is still much to do. We are excited about the prospect of continued growth shaped by the same values established by our founding partners.

Job Description

The Legal Assistant role supports the day-to-day activities of lawyers within the Litigation practice group. This role is responsible for document preparation and general practice administration. Responsible for filing of documentation, data entry and data management, correspondence, and calendar management and emails.

- Provides support in the efficient and effective management of the practice including scheduling, greeting clients, file management, documentation management etc.

  • Provides support in the efficient and effective management of the practice including scheduling, greeting clients, file management, documentation management, etc.
  • Prepares account related documents (i.e., docket entries, billing summaries, accounts, etc.
  • Facilitates professional communication between lawyer(s), clients and external contracts
  • Filing documents at various levels of court as required
  • Prepares, performs other duties as may be assigned and or required from time to time


  • 1-3 years' general litigation experience;
  • Thorough and current knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure and Ontario Court Practice Directions;
  • 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;
  • Organize the work and or schedules of the lawyer as needed to ensure that deadlines are met, ensure appropriate follow-ups are done and that clients receive good service. Carry out job functions efficiently and accurately including when under certain tight time frames;
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness, work independently, be well organized and strong knowledge and proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, PCLaw, Excel and Adobe Pro;
  • Exceptional attitude and work ethic;
  • Willingness to assist others voluntarily or as requested in a team environment;
  • Enjoy working in a large office and busy team environment;
  • Willingness and ability to support and enhance the Firm's presence and goals.

Additional Information

Sullivan Mahoney is a Firm rooted in tradition ;

history that is undeniably rich with a culture based upon hard work, integrity and an uncompromising commitment to clients.

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