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Legal Administrative Assistant (German Speaking)

December 2 2019
Industries Legal
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Commercial, Corporate, Business, Immigration, Management, Administration, Generalist, Labor, Employment
Toronto, ON

Yorkway Management Inc.

181 University Avenue, Suite 2100, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3M7

Title: Legal Administrative Assistant  (German Speaking)

Department:    European Practice Group

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time position

Wage: $24.72/hour

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and 15 days paid vacation

Location of Work: 181 University Avenue, Suite 2100, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3M7


Yorkway Management Inc. ("Yorkway Management") is the management company of the law firm Dale & Lessmann LLP ("D&L"). The administrative personnel of D&L is hired and remunerated by Yorkway Management. By way of background, D&L is a business law firm based in Toronto, Canada. The firm has one of Canada's leading law practices devoted to advising European clients – in particular clients from Germany, Austria and Switzerland – with respect to the establishment and expansion of their businesses in the Canadian and NAFTA marketplace. Our clients carry on business in almost every industry sector. As a result of our clients' increasing interest and success in the Canadian business marketplace and our firm's expertise, D&L has established a European Practice Group in the summer of 2007. Today, this practice group has grown to include four multi-lingual lawyers, a multi-lingual immigration consultant and multiple administrative support staff. All lawyers whose practices are devoted to providing legal advice to German, Austrian and Swiss companies are assisted by staff with German educational qualifications and native German language skills appropriate for a law firm environment.


D&L is expanding its European Practice Group and we currently have an opening for an Legal Administrative Assistant  (German Speaking)


  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations;
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure;
  • compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage in English and German;
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information in English and German;
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and administer contracts and other documents in English and German;
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings;
  • Compile data and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executive committees and boards of directors;
  • Prepare and co-ordinate the production and submission of summary briefs and reports;
  •  Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports;
  • Establish and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures;
  •  Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action based on meetings;
  • Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations; and
  • Conduct research on legal issues in German and English;
  •  Explain Canadian, foreign and domestic policies to governments and nationals of foreign countries.


  • Law degree from either a recognized Canadian or German language University is mandatory;
  • Minimum of one (1) year of providing similar administrative support in both English and German is mandatory;
  • Native German-language speaking skills, as appropriate for working in a law environment, is mandatory;
  • Working knowledge of the following software applications is mandatory: MS Office (Word, Word Perfect, Power Point, Excel, Outlook) and PCLaw. network