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Legal Assistant-Personal Injury Department-18 month contract position to cover parental leave

Kronis, Rotsztain, Margles, Cappel LLP (KRMC) is a diverse, mid-sized Toronto law firm offering services to businesses and individuals in a broad range of practice areas. Acting for a number of well-known clients including financial institutions, leasing companies, multinational corporations, owner-operated businesses as well as for individuals, KRMC is a collaborative firm which offers a collegial work environment. KRMC is located in the thriving, uptown business district of Toronto, and has convenient, direct access to the Yonge-Sheppard subway station.

We are currently seeking an energetic, detail oriented, organized self-starter to join our firm as a Legal Assistant in our Personal Injury department, responsible for completing work for a partner of the firm. This position is required to be filled in order to cover an employee's upcoming parental leave and is expected to be for the duration of approximately 18 months.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing full clerical, administrative and general office duties (i.e. opening and closing files, billings/accounts, etc.)
  • Requesting and reviewing undertakings and productions
  • Creating and updating medical briefs and financial briefs
  • Preparing and/or transcribing legal documents according to general instructions and/or precedents
  • Verbal and written communication with lawyers' peers, subordinates, opposing counsel, agents and clients for various reasons
  • Coordinating dates for Examination of Discovery, mediations, settlement conferences, pre-trial, trial, etc.
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • One to two years of relevant experience is preferred
  • Relevant educational background that has been successfully completed (i.e. Law Clerk or Legal Assistant diploma from a recognized financial institution)
  • Ability to take direction, set priorities, work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, accurate and organized
  • Exceptional computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office)
  • Working knowledge of PC Law an asset
  • Reliable, with an excellent attendance history and committed to fulfilling the full term of the contract

A satisfactory criminal records check will be required from the selected candidate as a condition of employment.

This role offers a competitive salary, a benefits package effective after three months of employment and the opportunity to work in a pleasant environment with a great team. We will require the selected candidate to begin employment in early to mid-June, 2018.

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please forward your cover letter, resume and unofficial school transcript, in confidence, to careers@krmc-law.com. Please indicate the name of the position you are applying to in the subject line. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.krmc-law.com.

We thank all applicants, however, only those with the above stated qualifications who are selected for a telephone interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

KRMC encourages applications from diverse, qualified candidates and is committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodation during the recruitment process may be made by contacting Human Resources at 416-225-8750.