Field Law
Published
October 25, 2019
Location
Yellowknife, Canada
Category
Legal  
Job Type
Compensation
Compensation is based on years of experience
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

PROFILE

Ideal candidate will possess a recognized Legal Assistant Diploma or Certificate and have 3 + years of legal experience.  5 + years Secretarial and Administrative support experience will also be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced computer skills
  • Pro-active and self-sufficient
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and handle high pressure deadlines
  • Exceptional multi-tasker
  • Proficiency in MS Office required

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • answer the telephone, schedule appointments, questionings and meetings, greet visitors and handle administrative and business details
  • supporting local and remote lawyer practices
  • prepare, draft and revise legal documents
  • develop and maintain client relationships
  • transcribe correspondence and legal documents from digital recordings or handwritten notes
  • manage lawyers diaries and update electronic calendar
  • review correspondence (including faxes and e-mail), co-ordinate the flow of information, update calendar and respond to routine inquiries
  • review and proofread outgoing documents to ensure they are correct and comply with legal procedures
  • access and use online legal resources
  • operate office equipment such as voice mail messaging systems, photocopying machines and computer scanning equipment
  • handle routine accounting procedures: billing, cheque deposits/requests, time entry, etc.
  • perform general office duties as required
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