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Legal Assistant, Business Law (12-month contract)

March 12 2021
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business, Generalist, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Montreal, QC

At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2021 for the ninth consecutive year. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.

As a Legal Assistant, Business Law you will be:

  • Preparing, editing, formatting, printing, scanning and revising correspondence, memoranda, litigation documents, reports, forms, labels and other printed material through dictation, copy typing or other instructions, in accordance with the requirements set by the practice group.
  • Proofreading documents and checking for appropriate formatting, spelling, grammar and clarity.
  • Managing files including: opening new files, maintaining large and complex files, developing, maintaining and utilizing an orderly filing and retrieval system to ensure ease of reference to historical paper or electronic records, organizing law and precedent files.
  • Working with Records Management and Administrative Clerks to create, maintain and store client files as appropriate.
  • Managing key dates including physical bring forward system and updating calendars for assigned lawyers, including their meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities.
  • Coordinating lawyer travel arrangements, including preparing itineraries and travel expense reports.
  • Reviewing and routing incoming communications.
  • Receiving, handling, screening and/or directing incoming calls as directed by lawyers; responding to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and taking messages as required.
  • Coordinating activities with functional area staff (Office Services, Marketing, etc.), as needed.
  • Providing consistent backup support when assistants are absent; providing support to assistants who may be managing multiple tasks and/or difficult deadlines; and working proactively as a positive and productive member of the team.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Legal Assistant Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a legal assistant.
  • Strong attention to detail and superior word processing, spelling, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Capacity to perform duties with speed and accuracy.
  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure to meet important deadlines.
  • Ability to follow-up on files and delays with minimal supervision.
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality.

How to apply:

We invite you to submit your application to careers@mccarthy.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

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