Legal Assistant


Level A Professional Group
Published
March 18, 2020
Category
Job Type
Region
Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Description

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Legal Assistant for our client in the Peterborough area.

On the job, the successful Legal Assistant will enhance attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney’s trial proceedings.

Legal Assistant Job Duties:

  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines, etc...
  • Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
  • Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.
  • Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.

Legal Assistant Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must have minimum 3-years experience as a Legal Assistant
  • Experience with Teraview required
  • Administrative and computer skills
  • Reporting Skills & Research Skills
  • Legal Administration Skills
  • Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality, Dependability, Client Confidentiality

To apply, please submit your "Legal Assistant" resume in MS Word or PDF format as an attachment to your application.

Thank you for applying!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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