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Legal Assistant

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Job Order #: 5666745

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$14.00 to $25.00 hourly (depending on experience)
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12 - 18 months
Completed at least some post-secondary
1-2 Years
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Nicole Sawchuk

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Nicole Sawchuk Law Office is seeking an experienced permanent full-time Legal Assistant to join our talented and committed legal team. This is an opportunity for a self-motivated individual to assist with a busy family, civil litigation, wills and estates and municipal law office practice. The candidate will have strong organizational skills, a multi-tasking background, computer aptitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a keen eye for detail, and a professional positive attitude with a genuine passion to go above and beyond.  

Our office is a busy small family oriented law firm with a casual office setting consisting of a full time lawyer and two full time support staff.  This position is currently a term position for 12 to 18 months, with the possibility of extending into a permanent position.  Starting hours would be approximately 35 to 40 hours per week.  

    Completion of a recognized legal assistant program is preferred
    Minimum 2 years of legal assistant/bookkeeping experience is preferred
    Proficient knowledge working with computers including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access) as well as operating a telephone phone system, photocopier, fax machine and scanner
    Strong knowledge of PCLAW accounting software including payroll and bank reconciliations
    Ability to produce accurate documents and excellent proofreading skills (ability to check typed material for grammatical, typographical, spelling, word usage and format errors)
    Fast, accurate keyboarding skills; minimum 60 wpm
    Detail orientated and able to handle multiple tasks
    Strong organizational skills
    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; work under pressure with tight deadlines with accuracy


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Type of Establishment Experience
 - Legal firm
Type of Legal Experience (Legal or Law Clerks Only)
 - Civil litigation
 - Family
 - Municipal
 - Wills and estate
 - Administrative
Notaries Public Specific Skills
 - Draft contracts, prepare promissory notes and draw up wills, mortgages and other legal documents
 - Witness and certify the validity of signatures on documents
 - Administer oaths and take affidavits and depositions
Legal or Law Clerk Specific Skills
 - Prepare legal documents, court reports and affidavits
 - Research records, court files and other legal documents
Business Equipment and Computer Applications
 - Database management
 - Legal software applications
 - Spreadsheet
 - Word processing


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