Legal Assistant

March 16 2023
Industries Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Generalist,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Requisition ID: 7427
Number of Vacancies: 1
Department: Legal (20000045) - Legal (30000077)
Salary Information: $66,666.60 - $83,356.00
Pay Scale Group: 7SA
Employment Type: Regular
Weekly Hours: 35 hours, Off Days: Saturdays/Sundays Shift: Days
Posted On: March 16, 2023
Last Day to Apply: March 30, 2023
Reports to: Litigation Counsel

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

Provides direct administrative assistance to appropriate Solicitors. The role performs a variety of legal and administrative functions and carries out general litigation, arbitration, and hearing procedures as directed. The role also monitors and maintains documents, and resources.

Key Job Functions

  • Review, store, and update files on an ongoing basis as required.
  • Schedule and coordinate various meetings, investigations, searches and other activities related under area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and file motions or other court documents as required.
  • Liaise with internal and external parties on matters related to area of responsibility.
  • Draft and arrange various documents and reports.
  • Perform general office administrative duties and provide additional support as required.
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.


Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures
Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
Communicate in a variety of mediums
Use office technology, software and applications

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of legal/office administration, concepts, practices, methods, procedures and equipment as well as research methods and techniques.
  • Must have excellent secretarial skills and be proficient in the use of a personal computer and computerized applications related to the work.
  • Must have or quickly acquire knowledge of legal terminology and procedures involved in the progression of civil actions.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess sound judgement; well-developed interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational ability to prioritize several work assignments simultaneously and meet critical time requirements.

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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