Law Clerk/Paralegal

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Matrix is a full service staffing firm providing professional recruitment solutions for a wide variety of careers.

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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