Legal Administrative Support (LAS) - Toronto

Role Summary

WeirFoulds has established itself as the premier regional law firm in Ontario, and has provided strategic, cost-effective and innovative legal advice to our clients since 1860. We have thrived by working with our clients to form true partnerships with them in order to ensure that our legal advice addresses their priorities.

The Legal Administrative Support role is an entry-level position and would be suitable for recent graduates of a Legal Assistant or Legal Administration program.  

In this position, the LAS will be responsible for providing legal support to a team of Legal Assistants within a particular Practice Group, i.e. Litigation, Corporate, Property & Leasing, or Wills & Estates.  This is a full-time opportunity with core work hours of Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Required Qualifications & Education
  • Post-secondary education with a Legal Assistant or Legal Assistant designation. 
  • Thorough understanding of legal terminology.
  • A working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work products to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Administrative tasks such as filing. This might include filing of hard copies of documents or notes as well as making labels;
  • Filing electronic documents in FileSite;
  • Helping the assistans with client billings. This might include: printing pre-bills, reviewing and making changes to pre-bills, drafting write-off forms or trust transfers; 
  • Entering dockets;
  • New file opening; setting up files and preparing folders/labels;
  • Drafting cheque requests;
  • Helping assistants to close files which might include scanning, boxing or indexing of files to be sent to storage;
  • Helping assistants with large print, copy or scan jobs;
  • Inputting expenses;
  • Digital transcription;
  • Entering and updating contact lists;
  • Cover letters, envelopes and delivery slips;
  • Floating at various desks when assistants are on vacation or there is an unplanned absence due to illness, etc.
  • Other duties specific to the particular practice group as assigned (ie. maintenance of Minute Books for the Corporate Practice group or serving and filing of court documents in the Litigation Practice Group).

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to click here to apply online.

WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to Kirsten Paul-McDonald, Human Resources Generalist, by email kpaul-mcdonald@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110 ext. 2274, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.