The Legal Assistant role requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general and administrative support in our Financial Services Group. The position will require a confident, reliable and business-minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicant must be team-oriented and accustomed to working as a work team with other assistants. Generally, the hours of work are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility required to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required.
Drafting, preparing and proofreading correspondence, accounts and various transactional documents and forms.
Entering and maintaining lawyer’s dockets and coordinating with the Accounting Department, when necessary; preparing detailed billings.
Dealing with and responding to client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow up; keeping the lawyers apprised of interactions in their absence.
Opening, maintaining and putting away files, and maintaining precedent systems using the Firm protocol for knowledge management.
Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing bring forwards.
Preparing and updating cheque requisitions and expense reports.
Updating and maintaining client/matter lists and current client contact records electronically to meet Dentons’ requirements.
General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related Departments/services internally to provide documents and other materials on time to meet client needs.
Maintaining and organizing files, both electronic and hard copy as required.
Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences; ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality; accountability in relation to both internal and external clients to achieve outputs and goals for the Department and the Firm.
Other duties as assigned.
Post-secondary education in business or related discipline. Legal Administration and/or Law Clerk Diploma preferred.
Solid work experience in a legal environment with working knowledge of corporate law; preference will be given to previous experience gained within a large firm environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of procedures, with a sound understanding of financial services transactions.
Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments.
Ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work, occasionally under tight timelines.
Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and take initiative using sound judgment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of accounting/docketing systems and data management systems (i.e. Elite and iManage).
Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proof reading and accuracy are required.
Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information.
Must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction or supervision and be internally motivated.
Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues, clients both in person and conversing by phone.
Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must.
PPSA experience is an asset.
Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct.
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by email to:
Dentons Canada LLP
- We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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