Family Law Legal Assistant

May 20 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Family, Person, Generalist,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Why work at Blaney McMurtry LLP?

Blaney McMurtry LLP is a multi-service 120 + lawyer firm, based in the heart of downtown Toronto. For more than sixty-five years, we have helped clients overcome challenges and seize opportunities through our continuing commitment to achieving results and building relationships. We seek exceptional individuals who take pride in their work and know the importance of excellent client service.

Our motto is “Expect the Best” and that goes both ways. At Blaneys, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace that respects and supports all our staff. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and paid vacation. Your well-being is very important to us, and therefore we offer an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, as well as an Employee Assistance Program. If you would like to gain new skills, we have abundant training and professional development opportunities to help to achieve your personal and professional goals.

We are currently recruiting for a Family Law Legal Assistant for our Private Client Practise Group, who has the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills, and is comfortable working within a team. Blaney McMurtry LLP is passionate about what we do, and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to join our team.

What you will be doing:

  • Drafting correspondence to clients and lawyers.
  • Putting together Briefs and documents for court proceedings.
  • Booking and managing client appointments, and court appearances.
  • Responsible for service and filing of court documents.
  • Managing information in DivorceMate and the firm’s document management system (MatterSphere).
  • Composing, transcribing, formatting, and proofreading all documentation for grammar, spelling, and accuracy.
  • Preparing Certificates of Financial Disclosure.
  • Preparing Financial Statements.
  • Filing and organizing files.
  • Additional tasks as required.


  • 3+ years' legal firm experience in Family Law.
  • Legal Assistant certification from a recognized institution.
  • Familiarity with all filing rules and practice direction of the courts across the GTA.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, Divorcemate, Adobe.
  • Ability to diarize effectively and efficiently.
  • Familiarity with rules about service and filing.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and time management skills.

Interested applicants should apply here. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The position is currently hybrid with 3 days in office scheduled per week. This role may transition to a full time in office role.

If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact us. Blaney McMurtry is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.

Apply now!

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