Niche Legal Assistant

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Legal Assistant
  • Job type
    Temporary/Contract
  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta

Adecco is looking for a Niche Legal Assistant in Edmonton, AB. This opportunity will provide legal secretarial support to one or more lawyers, while maintaining a close and highly responsive relationship to the daily activities of the Lawyer(s). Our client is a large and reputable organization operating under the Finance Industry. To qualify for this position you must have 3+ years of work experience as a Law Clerk, and must have superior knowledge of the Court System. 

This role is a 3 months contract with a pay rate of 
$30.00 per hour. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare through transcription of written or recorded documents, standard legal documents i.e. correspondence, factums, motions, summonses, etc
  • Drafts standard legal documents, correspondence and pleadings for review by lawyer(s). Edits grammar, punctuation and spelling as needed
  • Exercises initiative and judgment in Lawyer’s absence, i.e. negotiates extensions of time. Prioritizes and responds to diverse incoming communications. 
  • Provide client service to both internal and external clients
  • Manages Lawyer's calendar i.e., schedules appointments, coordinates appearances
  • Answer a wide variety of telephone inquiries based on knowledge of case. Responds to inquiries exercising good judgment and discretion
  • Respond to written or telephone inquiries with a standard letter. Composes and prepares routine inquiries
  • Establish, maintain and when necessary, revises lawyer’s files
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of standard office precedents and procedures
  • Performs additional duties as requested ???????
QUALIFICATIONS
  • College diploma in legal secretarial
  • 3+ years of work experience as a Law Clerk  
  • Knowledge of the Court System 
  • Ability to proof and edit legal documents 
  • You are a motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure 
  • Superior organization and priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task 
  • Intermediate MS Office skills; knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing
Top Must Haves
  • 3 years’ experience as a Law Clerk
  • Knowledge of the court system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Computer Savvy: Proficient with MS Office Suites
If you are interested in this position as a Niche Legal Assistant, click "Apply with Adecco" NOW! 

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Reference number CA_EN_1_026602_12082221

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.