Legal Assistant (City of Toronto)

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Legal Job Number: 63712

Our Client, a public service transportation provider, is looking for a Legal Assistant (City of Toronto) to start immediately

Hours: 35-hour work week, Monday to Friday
Start: Asap - 4 months 
Department: Legal 
Location: North York 
Pay: $20.00/hour 


  • Responsible for performing a variety of legal administrative functions and providing direct administrative assistance to assigned solicitor(s)
  • This involves: drafting pleadings and correspondence, drafting consent motion records and carrying out general litigation procedures within prescribed time limits in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Carrying out special assignments as directed
  • Preparing a variety of legal documents, correspondence, reports and other materials
  • Arranging meetings, discoveries and other hearings
  • Monitoring and maintaining the progression of litigation files including discoveries, mediations, trials and arbitrations
  • Purging, sorting and retrieving files in accordance with prescribed procedures; transcribing dictation for general and confidential correspondence, form letters, memos and legal documents. 
  • Providing administrative assistance to staff
  • Processing payment of invoices from outside agencies for services/materials provided to the legal section 
  • Updating subscriptions for he Legal Section's law library 
  • Other related duties as assigned  


  • Completion of secondary school education combined with related work experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal/office administration, concepts, practices, methods, procedures and equipment as well as research methods and techniques
  • Must have experience as a legal assistant or law clerk
  • Working knowledge of dicta-transcribing equipment 
  • Must have excellent administrative and typing skills and be proficient in the use of a PC and computer applications related to the work
  • Good knowledge of legal terminology and procedures involved in the progression of civil actions
  • Must be detail oriented and possess sound judgment, well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational ability to prioritize several work assignments simultaneously and meet critical time requirements

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