Family Law - Legal Assistant

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Khattar & Khattar Barristers & Solicitors, Sydney, NS

Elaine Gibney is looking for a Legal Assistant to fill a full time position in the area of Family Law commencing immediately.  Significant experience working in a family law practice and a good working knowledge of legal terminology, family law rules, documentation and court procedures is required.  The following skills and abilities are essential:

  • Initial drafting of documents such as Application to the Court, Financial Statements, and Property Statements;
  • Accuracy in working with columns of numbers and preparing spreadsheets
  • Preparation, issuance, and arranging for service of documents and subpoenas;
  • Tracking status of case through the Court with regard to filing deadlines etc.;
  • Obtaining information from new clients and contact with clients as directed

The successful candidate will also display the following:

  • Ability to work independantly, take initiative on file work and to use good judgment in matters of confidentiality and sensitivity; ability to manage a busy practice as directed;
  • Excellent typing, oral, grammar, spelling, and written communication skills, including attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure;
  • High degree of organization and pride in work; good attitude and willingness to improve;
  • Proficiency with personal computers including knowledge and facility with programs including PCLaw and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to learn and use Quicklaw.

This is a full time position with a health/dental benefits package.  Salary will commensurate with experience.  Please apply in confidence to sherri@khattar.ca or fax to 902-562-7147.

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018