Legal Assistant Paralegal (Assistant juridique/paralégal)

Our law firm is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal role requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general and administrative support within the firm. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, is able to manage multiple tasks and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Generally, the hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility required to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting, preparing and proofreading various documents and forms;
  • Responding to client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow-up;
  • Opening, maintaining and putting away files, and maintaining precedent systems;
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail;
  • Maintaining and organizing files, both electronic and hard copy, as required;
  • Other general administrative duties, as required, such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying and scanning materials, booking meeting rooms, and answering phones;
  • Backup coverage to other legal assistants when needed;
  • Backup coverage for reception from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma or certification;
  • 5+ years' experience in a legal environment with working knowledge of real-estate and/or corporate law;
  • Ability to keyboard 60+ words per minute;
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Positive and team driven work ethic;
  • Work well under pressure and within sensitive timeline and priorities;
  • Able to take direction and work independently in a fast-paced high-volume environment;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Must have a knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Word and Outlook; knowledge of PC Law and Excel would be a strong asset;
  • Bilingual (English/French);
  • Commitment to discretion and confidentiality.

Work With Us

  • Position type: Full time
  • Availability: As soon as possible
  • Salary: Salary will be based on experience, but will be paid based on industry standards
  • Location: Dieppe, New Brunswick
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