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Bilingual Legal Administrative Assistant (Senior) — Commercial Litigation

Ottawa

ABOUT GOWLING WLG

At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.

PROFILE

Working within our Advocacy group with a focus on commercial litigation, the Senior Bilingual (French/English) Legal Administrative Assistant will perform full legal administrative work of a responsible and confidential nature for one or more professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizing and expediting the flow of work through the professional's practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate;
  • Accurately preparing legal documents and correspondence with minimal direction;
  • Transcribing and typing legal documents and correspondence;
  • Liaising between the legal professionals and various internal and external individuals, groups and clients at all levels;
  • Working proactively in the day to day support of the professional's practice;
  • Using initiative and good judgment to relieve the professional of administrative detail;
  • Managing the professional’s calendar including travel arrangements;
  • Preparing and organizing meeting and briefing materials for the professional and file management;
  • Supporting the practice group in monitoring billing matters and undertaking of administrative tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Administrative Assistant or Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma coupled with a minimum of five years’ experience in civil litigation;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Good keyboarding skills are required;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other Firm members, with the aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment;
  • Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills;
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is essential;
  • Ability to multi task within a fast paced environment.

APPLICATION DETAILS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume via email to resumes.ottawa@gowlingwlg.com including the job title and file number O1753015 in the subject line.

Gowling WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity. We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.