Legal Assistant, Flex

TDS is currently seeking a Legal Assistant with Family Law experience to join our Flex Team. ...

published 08/26/2022

Career Information

How to Apply

PLEASE DO NOT CALL.

Qualified candidates are asked to email a current resume, together with a covering letter stating salary expectations to:

Attention: Hiring Manager
Email: careers@tdslaw.com
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
1700 – 242 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V1

We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation related to any materials or activities used throughout our selection process. If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during our selection process, please advise prior to your interview.

Commitment to Diversity

One of our firm’s Core Values is that we value diversity and strive to reflect the communities we serve. In that regard, we encourage anyone who identifies as an Indigenous person, a visible minority, a person with a disability, and/or a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to apply. We also welcome you to self-identify your membership in these groups if you wish to do so.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) believes that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service. Their collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness, and communication, providing better results for clients. With Manitoba roots that run more than 130 years deep, TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm and has long been recognized as a leading full-service law firm dedicated to serving clients and delivering high quality work.

Overview

TDS is currently seeking a Flex Legal Assistant. This position will primarily support the efforts of the Support Services Department providing administrative, clerical, and legal services to assist lawyers, paralegals and/or legal assistants throughout the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing and drafting various correspondence and documents
  • Opening, updating (including data entry and scanning of documentation), organizing, maintaining, and closing legal files and matters (paper and electronic)
  • Performing conflict checks, dictation, and initial calls with clients, etc.
  • Reviewing and revisions of format, spelling and grammar on all final documents
  • Entering and verifying lawyer time entries
  • Translating dictation into typed format
  • Performing and reviewing legal searches
  • Drafting and registering documents
  • Preparation of monthly invoices
  • Printing and scanning documents
  • Liaising with legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers, and clients on file progress
  • Performing general administrative duties and flex support as required

To be successful in this role, you must be extremely flexible, highly motivated with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team, with a mature, positive attitude and strong work ethic in a fast-paced, professional environment, are a must. To succeed as a legal assistant in this role, you must also possess the ability to prioritize, have superior organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Legal Administrative Assistant certificate or diploma
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e., Word, Outlook & Excel)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational, administration and research skills
  • Mature attitude and deadline driven
  • Detail-oriented

We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience: 

  • Legal assistant: 1 year (preferred)
  • Administrative: 1 years