A busy downtown law office is looking for a full time Legal Assistant to join their team. The areas of practice are family, civil litigation, immigration and real estate. The candidate will be working primarily for two (2) lawyers. The duties shall include:
(a) Assisting the lawyers with the preparation of legal documents and regular correspondence;
(b) Organizing the lawyers’ files;
(c) Attending to the clients by providing them with information, when necessary and following up with clients for tasks that need to be accomplished on the files;
(d) Scheduling appointments for the lawyers;
( e) Maintaining the lawyers’ diaries and liaising with clients to ensure that deadlines are not missed;
(f) Performing other support services within the office, which services may include but not limited to booking appointments for the lawyers, following up with the lawyers about outstanding tasks and completing such tasks as required;
The candidate must be competent in written and spoken English. The position also requires the use of computer programs, therefore, the ability to use Word, Excel and other applications is required. Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Mandarin will be a great advantage, but it is not a requirement.
Salary is negotiable and will depend on the proven skills and experience of the candidate.
Please respond with your resume.
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