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LEGAL ASSISTANT (BILINGUAL)

DS Avocats SENCRL

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted November 11, 2018.

DS Lawyers is an international law firm with over 400 lawyers in over seventeen countries. The four Canadian offices of Québec, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver specialize in business law, corporate law, tax law and civil and commercial litigation.

Due to ongoing growth, our Vancouver office is looking for a legal assistant to join the team.

The legal assistant will perform a wide variety of administrative and clerical tasks to support the lawyers in carrying out their mandates by executing, in a timely manner, the work she/he will be entrusted with:

Job description

  • Transcribe various letters and reports;
  • Perform file opening, filing of paper and electronic documentation, ensure the tracking and organization of files;
  • Enter data into various systems, including expenses, time entry and others;
  • Perform conflict of interest checks before opening new files (following the firm’s guidelines);
  • Prepare expense accounts;
  • Prepare and send invoices to clients;
  • Perform all other general or specific secretarial tasks, as required by the firm;
  • Provide support and assistance to other office staff, as needed.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience as an administrative or legal assistant;
  • Good IT skills and proficiency in the Microsoft Office® Suite;
  • Written and oral proficiency in English (in French would be an asset);
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Sense of responsibility and good organizational skills;
  • Resourcefulness, autonomy and ability to manage priorities;
  • Discretion and ability to work as part of a team.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing team in a firm that offers conditions and an environment fostering the development of a career that meets your expectations, please send your resume to rh@dsavocats.ca.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None

Package

Salary: N/D