Legal Professionals

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At Taylor McCaffrey LLP, we know that a successful firm relies on an excellent professional team – paralegals, legal assistants, marketers and communicators, human resources professionals and IT experts. Our legal professional support staff thrive in a respectful, collaborative and dynamic work environment. Taylor McCaffrey LLP encourages all staff to continue their professional development for personal and professional growth.

Legal Professional Positions

Taylor McCaffrey is seeking a Legal Assistant to work closely on a team comprised of legal assistants and a litigation paralegal who support a group of Litigation and Labour Lawyers, and perform substantive work that requires knowledge of Civil Litigation and Corporate & Commercial Litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice, insurance, construction, professional and corporate governance issues and pension law.  The ideal candidate will possess 3 – 5+ years of experience in a similar type of position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to draft correspondence to clients and counsel
  • Confidence to draft pleadings and legal documents
  • Dictation – prepare letters, e-mails and court documents
  • Compiling briefs
  • Reviewing examinations for discovery transcripts and preparing lists of undertakings
  • Enter data into Eclipse, and working within Eclipse to edit, organize and compile voluminous Affidavits of Documents
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings, phone calls, or outlook calendar events
  • Making necessary bookings, and updating lawyers’ calendars
  • Entering lawyer time, prepare invoices; general and trust deposits of cheques
  • Billing (preparing pre-bills for review and making necessary corrections)
  • Organizing and managing files by scanning and copying documents
  • Basic knowledge of CanLii and Westlaw to find copies of cases
  • Monitor phone calls
  • Documentation and review
  • Prepares files for hearings
  • Maintaining files in document management system
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time

Competencies:

  • Must be customer service driven
  • Must show initiative to anticipate the needs of lawyers
  • Be able to work independently and also work effectively as part of a team
  • Handle a demanding workload and respond to changing priorities as needs arise.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with individuals within the firm and clients external to the firm.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and implement projects in a timely manner
  • Experience with Acumin and Eclipse is considered an asset.
  • Experience with Acumin and Eclipse is considered an asset.

Other

Standard hours:  8:30 – 4:30

Job Type: Full-time

Taylor McCaffrey offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage and a Pension Plan.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter including salary expectations to careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Qualified candidates can submit their cover letter and resume via email to:

careers@tmlawyers.com