Legal Assistant
Jacobson Law
Vaughan, ON

Legal Assistant/Law Clerk for a small Family Law & Estate Litigation practice in Vaughan

  • The successful Law Clerk candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic with excellent organizational and communication skills, must have a positive attitude, be fluent in English (speaking, reading & writing), able to work independently, be detail-oriented and 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;
  • Minimum 2 years of local Ontario experience as law clerk with specific Family Law practice experience
  • General litigation experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of Estate Litigation is 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.
  • Highly organized, team player with the ability to work under pressure, deal with changing priorities and meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision when required;
  • Excellent proficiency with DivorceMate and MS Office Suite 2016 products including Word, Excel, Outlook, digital dictation and generally strong computer literacy.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence & salary expectations.

We thank all applicants but will only be contacting those who best align with our requirements.

No agencies or calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • local Ontario: 2 years (Required)
  • Family Law: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Location:

  • Vaughan, ON (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)