North York
Job description

We are a small-size, full service law firm located in North York. We are currently seeking applications for the role of a Law Clerk to support our Family Law Litigation Department and join our team by assisting in all aspects of Family Law litigation and practice generally. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic with excellent organizational and communication skills, will be able to work independently, will be detail-oriented and will be creative in problem solving.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Initiating the organization of and managing of files or parts of files, in particular financial disclosure;
  • Calculating litigation time lines and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Liaising with clients and other professionals;
  • Drafting Family documents such as Financial Statements, Net Family Property Statements, Financial Disclosure Briefs, etc.;
  • Creating and maintaining a document database, and indexing and cross-referencing financial documents;
  • Creating and maintaining a case file database for litigation;
  • Compiling and responding to disclosure requests, and reviewing and ensuring sufficiency of responses received to our disclosure requests;
  • Other duties, as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant or Law Clerk Diploma from a recognized college preferred;

Minimum 5 years of experience as a law clerk with specific Family Law practice experience

  • General litigation experience would also be an asset
  • Knowledge of the Family Law Rules and Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure;
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and exceptional proofreading skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, efficient manner with clients and external contacts as well as internally throughout the firm;
  • Highly organized, team player with the ability to work under pressure, deal with changing priorities and meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work well in a team and with minimum supervision when required;
  • Excellent proficiency with DivorceMate and MS Office Suite 2016 products including Word, Excel, Outlook, digital dictation and Adobe PDF viewer, and generally strong computer literacy.

Job Types: Part-time, Freelance

Salary: $39,428.56-$79,529.37 per year

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
yes

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • NORTH YORK, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • legal assistant: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: One location



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Licata Law Professional Corporation

North York