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Senior Law Clerk/Paralegal- Commercial Litigation

  • Parajuriste / Technicien juridique
  • Toronto
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    5+ Years

Kareyn Gauthier

Conseillère séniore, recrutement, division support

(416) 807-6424

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Toronto 5 + Years

Our client, a diverse, dynamic and successful award winning commercial litigation law firm is looking to add an experienced Law Clerk/Paralegal to their team.

The Opportunity:

Our client is seeking an experienced Law Clerk or Paralegal with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial litigation to join their team. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic self-starter and strong team player who takes initiative.  A respectful person as well as keen attention to detail including thorough proofreading skills is essential. The ideal candidate must be able to interact with colleagues and clients in a collegial, professional, and collaborative manner.

What you will do:

  • Issue pleadings and file various court documents via the e-civil filing portal.
  • Work with process servers to ensure that documents are served and filed.
  • Attend the courthouse as needed to file and retrieve documents.
  • Prepare, revise, and proofread drafts of correspondence and court documents such as pleadings, affidavits of service, etc.
  • Adaptable to changing court and firm policies such as Regional Practice Directions.
  • Preparation of simple court documents such as discovery plans, notices of intent to defend, notice of appearance, notice of appointment of lawyer, discontinuance, etc.
  • Schedule and coordinate examinations, prepare and send notice of examinations, draft and send out preparation letters to clients.
  • Organize client documents, determine missing documents/evidence based on the pleadings and information provided by clients, and prepare Affidavit of Documents electronically or in paper form.
  • Order transcripts, draft undertaking charts, and collect and prepare undertaking charts for review by senior lawyer.
  • Ability to prepare mediation briefs or pre-trial briefs is an asset but is not required.
  • Assisting with trial preparation such as issuing summons and completing joint book of documents.
  • On occasion, the successful candidate is comfortable completing non billable work such as amending office manual chapters, posting on social media, and assisting with legal presentations.
  • Awareness of processes and deadlines for serving and filing court documents.

What you bring:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy to draft correspondence and legal documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines and and work autonomously.
  • Take initiative and exercise judgment in identifying issues needing immediate attention.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), solid typing skills (75-80 wpm).
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, ACl, and Ghostpractice).
  • The ability to research on Westlaw is an asset but is not required.
  • Familiarity and a willingness to learn new applications such as Dropbox, Docusign, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Caselines.
  • Experience maintaining databases and online filings.


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program in a related discipline (i.e., legal assistant, law clerk and/or Paralegal course) and a minimum of 5 year’s experience in a commercial litigation setting.
  • A Commissioner of Affidavits using software such as Docusign is an asset as the candidate will meet with Clients to commission affidavits.
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and general court procedure.
  • Flexibility with respect to working occasional overtime on an as-needed basis.

What they can offer you:

  • Our client has a strong reputation among its competition, peers, and clients for being respectful and conscientious with practicing law.
  • They offer competitive compensation packages based on experience with vacation and benefits including joining their group RRSP after completing the probationary period and discretionary bonus pay based on performance.
  • They offer flexible start and finish times with the possibility to periodically work from home after the probationary period.

For more information or to submit your CV to reference #32209


Critères : Intermédiaire, Pratique privée
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