Law Clerk/Paralegal

City: Toronto, Ontario

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Job Description
We are looking for skilled litigation law clerks/paralegals to join our client's legal team in the greater Toronto area including Kitchener, Durham region, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton.

You will be responsible for the coordination of all the details before, during and after trial. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research and document filing.

Responsibilities

Conduct legal research and initial case assessments
Assist counsel in drafting pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court
Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics etc)
Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices
Assist lawyer with discovery requests; gather relevant information from a variety of sources
Liaise between teams and internal/external third parties
Provide assistance with case settlements
Research records, court files and other legal documents
Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties
Assemble documentary evidence, prepare trial briefs, and arranging for trials
Assist lawyers in preparation for mediation and judicial dispute resolutions
Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties
Other duties as assigned
Requirements

Proven working experience as a litigation paralegal
Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc
Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
Extensive computer and database expertise
Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification
Qualifications
Skills:

MS Windows; MS Word; Database management; MS Office; MS Outlook
Attention to detail
Initiative; Client focus; Reliability; Organized
Law Clerk/Paralegal specific skills
Education & Experience: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma program; Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.); In-house training from a law firm or law clerk program; 1 year to less than 2 years experience

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