Legal Assistant, Corporate Commercial

published 08/26/2022

Career Information

How to Apply


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

Attention: Hiring Manager
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
1700 – 242 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V1

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.


TDS is currently seeking a Legal Assistant with Corporate-Commercial experience to join our Team. The Legal Assistant, Corporate-Commercial will primarily support the efforts of Corporate-Commercial lawyers at the firm, assisting with day-to-day tasks such as file management, organizing work, assisting with all aspects of Corporate-Commercial.

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, initial calls with clients, etc.
  • Fielding questions, problems, concerns from, and booking meetings with, clients, associates and outside or opposing counsel
  • Maintaining an efficient electronic and physical file and document management system
  • Maintaining a full calendar, email management and managing lawyers’ practice and client interactions
  • Liaising with legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers, and clients on file progress
  • Performing general administrative duties 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


  • Monday to Friday


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