Careers

Legal Assistant

We are looking for a full-time, self-motivated Litigation Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The successful candidate needs to be able to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, demanding environment. The successful candidate must have a minimum of three years’ experience in litigation and be a team player.

The responsibilities of the Legal Assistant include but are not limited to:
– Preparing documents for court applications;
– Handling multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately;
– Scheduling appointments;
– Drafting correspondence;
– Dictation to a high quality and accuracy with attention to details;
– Opening and closing files;
– Communicating with clients;
– Diarizing files;
– Assisting lawyers and other staff members as required.

 

Experience Expectations:

At least three or more years experience working in the litigation field, with a high level of professionalism, and an understanding of discretion and client confidentiality.

 

Required Skills:

The ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately. To be able to prepare court documents accurately and with minimal supervision from start to finish. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), dictation, SPIN website, and general office equipment. Strong communication and organizational skills, strong proofreading skills, and able to work with tight deadlines.

 

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send resumes, cover letters and references to Linda Manning, Office Coordinator, at lmanning@rackelbelzil.ca. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Receptionist

We are currently looking for a full-time, self-motivated Receptionist for our busy law firm.  The successful candidate needs to be able to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, demanding environment.  The successful candidate must be a team player.

The primary responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Greeting clients
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail, emails, and faxes
  • Arranging in-town and out-of-town couriers
  • Preparing letters using dictation software
  • Opening files in our accounting system
  • Taking accurate phone messages
  • Filing of invoices
  • Scanning documents
  • Maintaining the Wills data base
  • Setting up the boardrooms for meetings
  • Ordering office supplies

 

Experience Expectations:

Prior office environment experience or customer service an asset.  Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), dictation, and general office equipment an asset.

 

Required Skills:

A high level of professionalism, an ability to present yourself in a professional environment and an understanding of discretion and confidentiality is a must.

Strong communication and organizational skills, strong proofreading skills as well as a good understand of general administrative tasks.

 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send resumes, cover letters and references to Linda Manning, Office Manager at lmanning@rackelbelzil.ca