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Law Clerk

September 20 2022
Categories Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON • Remote

This position will contribute to the achievement of key business priorities by providing proactive and professional support to the General Counsel Office (GCO). This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic legal department. You will provide law clerk, administrative, contract and research support and manage diverse tasks in the areas of civil litigation and commercial/corporate and administrative law. You will also be responsible for organizing and maintaining the legal department’s workflow, for example, managing GCO’s file “triage” system to ensure our internal clients receive timely and high quality services.

LAO is in the process of developing an organization-wide hybrid workplace model, taking into consideration the range of services and roles performed throughout the organization. During this development phase, the work of this role is hybrid and structured to provide greater remote work, but some in-person presence will be required.

• Prepare, and assist GCO staff in the preparation of court documents, contracts, procurement-related documents, presentations, and other legal and business documents and materials
• Conduct and analyze, and assist GCO staff in conducting and analyzing, legal research
• Create and manage, and assist GCO staff in creating and updating, templates, forms, policies; and instruct and work with colleagues regarding the proper use of templates
• Organize, manage and maintain GCO files (e.g. pleadings, contracts, research memos, business notes, correspondence)
• Organize and co-ordinate proceedings and court appearances, conferences and courses
• Co-ordinate and arrange in-person, virtual and teleconference meetings, developing agendas as necessary
• Manage calendars and incoming emails for litigation counsel
• Communicate with and respond to enquiries from staff, members of the legal profession, the public and court administration officials
• Identify, confirm and manage limitation periods for claims, court filing deadlines and contract dates, and maintain tickler system
• Respond to incoming mail/faxes
• Assist in developing or improving processes and best practices for the department
• Compile litigation and other department reports for review by General Counsel
• Act as back up to the Business Law Clerk, and Executive Assistant
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Relevant university degree or community college accreditation or a skills/experience equivalency acquired through previous law clerk training or experience
• At least two years’ experience as a litigation law clerk
• Knowledge of court administration practices and procedures, and relevant federal and provincial statutes to provide specialized secretarial, administrative and research services to lawyers
• Experience with filing electronic court pleadings and with electronic hearing attendance
• Strong knowledge of legal formats, style, terminology and phraseology to accurately prepare complex
legal documents from precedents or information provided by lawyers
• Detail and process oriented and highly organized
• Demonstrated customer service skills coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent administrative skills for the effective handling of priorities and stringent timelines
• Flexibility to respond to changing priorities and multiple demands in a fast paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently with limited supervision
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office applications (PeopleSoft skills is an asset)
• French language skills, both oral and written, are an asset

To apply submit a cover letter & résumé.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email.

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