Tax, Wills & Estates - Legal Assistant

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP - Toronto, ON (27 days ago)

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Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is a mid-sized business law firm with approximately 240 support staff and lawyers. Our firm successfully balances high standards of professionalism with a congenial and flexible work environment for our staff and lawyers. We are committed to delivering responsive, quality service, advice and technical expertise. We seek support staff that strive for excellence, are committed to client service and enjoy working as part of a team.

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant in our Tax, Wills and Estates department. The ideal candidate will have five to seven years' experience working in tax and estate law, and a certificate/diploma from a recognized legal program.

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Legal Assistant include:

  • Transcribe and type deeds, wills, affidavits, briefs, and other legal documents
  • Process court documents from beginning to end
  • Draft and amend correspondence through general instruction, standard format or dictation
  • Open and distribute lawyer's mail and schedule appointments in their calendar
  • Accurately maintain files and records in a fast paced environment
  • Handle administrative details with respect to accounting, opening and closing files, docketing, billing, etc., as specifically directed by lawyer
  • Perform routine clerical, administrative and general office duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, mainly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with great organization skills
  • Working knowledge of ACL, Teraview, PPSA and Aderant are considered an asset

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is committed to a diverse workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers a congenial work environment, competitive salary and benefits. We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Job Type: Full-time