Legal Assistant

June 14 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
St Catharines, ON

Company Description

Sullivan Mahoney LLP is committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence established by those before us. We are a firm in our resolve to provide strategic and cost effective advice in our vigorous pursuit to protect and add value to client interests.

Of course, the success of any law firm begins with its clients. We are grateful for the strong and long lasting relationships with a diverse group of clients. We are most appreciative of the trust and confidence they have always placed in us.

In over 60 years of practice, we have achieved so much. Yet, there is still much to do. We are excited about the prospect of continued growth shaped by the same values established by our founding partners.

Job Description

The Legal Assistant role supports the day-to-day activities of lawyers within the family law practice group, This role is responsible for document preparation and general practice administration. Responsible for filing of documentation, data entry and data management, correspondence, and calendar management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides support in the efficient and effective management of the practice including scheduling, greeting clients, file management, documentation management etc.
  • Prepares, drafts and reviews documents completes transcriptions
  • Provides assistance to lawyers with trial preparation and support
  • Prepares account related documents including docket entries, billing summaries, accounts, etc.
  • Facilitates communication between lawyers, clients and external contacts
  • Files documents at court as required
  • Keeps abreast of any changes in specialty area and is quickly able to adapt procedures to meet requirements
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned and or required from time to time

Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in a Legal Assistant or related role, ideally within Family Law;
  • Thorough and current knowledge of Family Law Rules and Rules of Civil Procedure including filing deadlines;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and legal software including PC Law and Divorcemate;
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in an environment with a variety of functions;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize and risk-assess high volumes of work, responding to shifting priorities as necessary;
  • Ability to take initiative and demonstrate accountability, flexibility and adaptability;
  • Decisive and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Exceptional attitude and work ethic;
  • Willingness to assist others voluntarily or as requested in a team environment;
  • Enjoy working in a large office and team environment;
  • Willingness and ability to support and enhance firm's presence and goals

Additional Information

Sullivan Mahoney is a Firm rooted in tradition and history that is undeniably rich with a culture based upon hard work, integrity and an uncompromising commitment to clients.

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