Legal Assistant (Temporary)
This is a temporary opportunity for approximately 1 year
Reporting to two lawyers within the TTC Legal Department, you will be responsible for performing a variety of legal administrative functions and providing direct administrative assistance to two assigned solicitors. 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; and performing a variety of other administrative functions for the Legal Department. Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer. Annual salary range: $60,697.00 - $75,857.60 (Level 7).
You require comprehensive knowledge of legal/office administration, concepts, practices, methods, procedures and equipment as well as research methods and techniques. Must have a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience as a legal assistant or law clerk, preferably in the area of insurance defence litigation. Must have excellent administrative and typing skills and be proficient in the use of a PC and computer applications related to the work. You require 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. You must have excellent organizational ability to prioritize several work assignments simultaneously and meet critical time requirements. These skills and knowledge would normally be acquired through completion of post-secondary education in a law clerk diploma and/or legal administrative certificate program, or the equivalent, combined with broad work experience in a similar or related legal environment. Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
Committed to the principles of employment equity, the TTC encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posting ends: June 20, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET)