Essential Functions

  • Preparation of correspondence, presentation, spreadsheets and other documents using various software including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe and Visio
  • Developing and maintaining filing system and filing documents on iManage
  • Administrative duties as required such as managing calendars, coordinating meetings and making travel arrangements
  • Booking boardrooms and arranging other meeting requirements
  • Opening new files
  • Docket entry and coordination of billings
  • Preparing cheque requisitions and trust deposits/withdrawals
  • Preparing expense reports
  • Photocopying and printing various documents, sometimes on behalf of other lawyers
  • Maintaining up to date contact information
  • Possible researching on SEDAR and other sources
  • Liaising with other staff on various matters
  • Assisting with closing financing transactions, including preparation of basic documents based on precedents and tracking delivery of closing documents
  • Drafting/revising agreements based on lawyers' comments

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience as a legal assistant in Corporate
  • Post-Secondary education in legal administration or equivalent
  • Solid typing computer and typing skills: proficiency in the MS Office environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail
  • Service oriented, adaptable, and dependable
  • Maintains professionalism, confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients and all levels of staff
  • A strong team player
  • Demonstration of a positive work ethic
  • Desire to work in busy, transactional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check. Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Bennett Jones is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Details

Location
Toronto, ON

Employment Type
Full TIme

Posted on March 19, 2021