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Job Order #: 5601746

Employer Name:
McKercher LLP
Posted Date:
05-Dec-2017
Location:
REGINA
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Education:
Private Vocational School Certificate
Experience:
3-5 Years
Apply By:
29-Dec-2017
How to Apply?:
online
 

Application Information

Employer Name:
McKercher LLP

Contact Name:
Kathy Stenzil

Contact Email:
k.stenzil@mckercher.ca

Employer Website:
www.mckercher.ca



Description

McKercher LLP, a full service law firm with over 60 lawyers is seeking a Legal Assistant in the Regina office.  You will be assisting lawyers and clients as they work through legal proceedings, including providing assistance with document preparation and administrative functions.  This position involves working under tight time schedules and on numerous files at any given time.

The ideal candidate must possess excellent technical and administrative skills; have the ability to prioritize and expedite workflow; possess the ability to handle changing priorities; and be extremely organized.

Your required skills and knowledge include:
- Handling and prioritizing workload independently; calendaring deadlines; assisting with trial preparation; finalizing legal documents using Microsoft Word; and fielding telephone inquiries
- Flexibility to work with changing priorities
- Processing large volumes of documents
- Meeting strict deadlines
- Problem solving with minimal supervision
- Communicating in a professional manner with lawyers, other team members, and clients
- Possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills
- Exercise independent judgment and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

To be successful in the role, you have:
- At least 2-5 years' experience in a legal assistant environment.  
- Advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Office and Outlook along with the ability to learn other firm-specific software
- Strong dicta transcription skills
- Excellent proofreading skills
- The ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative
- A willingness to learn and contribute to the team

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and a rewarding work environment.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being interviewed will be contacted.

 

Skills and Abilities

Business Equipment and Computer Applications
 - Legal software applications
 - Spreadsheet
 - Word processing
Essential Skills
 - Computer use
Legal or Law Clerk Specific Skills
 - Prepare legal documents, court reports and affidavits
Type of Establishment Experience
 - Legal firm

 

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