Legal Assistant

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is currently seeking a legal assistant for its Business Law practice group. This permanent position is to be filled in the Firm’s Montréal office.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Billing (including eBilling)
  • Formatting and correcting documents
  • Transcribing dictations
  • Communicating with clients by telephone
  • Managing contacts in Interaction
  • Following up on correspondence
  • Opening files
  • Updating documents and presentations
  • Documenting and updating lists, as required
  • Filing and archiving
  • Planning work agenda and making sure deadlines are met
  • Carrying out internal procedures

Training, experience, skills and other requirements:

  • Secondary school vocational diploma (SSVD) or diploma of college studies (DCS) in secretarial studies (legal specialization)
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a Legal Assistant position
  • In-depth knowledge of Word (advanced features) and excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in both English and French
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong initiative, accountability and resourcefulness
  • Reliability, professionalism, punctuality, team spirit and discretion
  • Ability to manage emergencies and prioritize work
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Availability for overtime work when required

If you have any questions regarding this job posting, or if you wish to submit an application, please contact the Human Resources Department by email at carrieres@blakes.com.

Blakes wishes to thank all applicants. However, please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Blakes

At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London and Beijing. Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive a number of awards and top rankings in 2018. Blakes is ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index. This is the fourth time we have received this recognition. We also received the highest number of ranked lawyers of any Canadian law firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 and were also awarded Canada Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for the 10th consecutive year. In addition, we are named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received seven times.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is currently seeking a legal assistant for its Business Law practice group. This permanent position is to be filled in the Firm’s Montréal office.