Senior Legal Administrative Assistant - Media & Defamation

Gowling WLG - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Gowling WLG is seeking a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant for our Advocacy Department to work within a team environment practicing specialized litigation - Defamation & Media Law, Privacy, Freedom of Information, International Trade and Customs. Based in the Ottawa office, the successful candidate will perform full legal administrative work of a responsible and confidential nature for one or more professionals.


Accurately preparing legal documents and correspondence with minimal direction.
Transcribing and typing legal documents and correspondence.
Liaising between the legal professionals and various internal and external individuals and clients.
Managing the professional’s calendar, including travel arrangements.
Preparing expense reports.
Preparing and organizing meeting and briefing materials for the professional.
Preparing litigation documents, including Books of Authorities, Compendium of Argument.


Legal Administrative Assistant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in civil litigation.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint.
Knowledge of Litigation management programs is an asset.
Ability to communicate effectively with other Firm members, with the aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner.
Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills.

Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.