The legal assistant tasks include
-Preparing, indexing and filing documents for disclosure in accordance with all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court rules;
-Drafting correspondences including faxes, emails, and letters to various government agencies;
-Completing immigration forms, cross-referencing for accuracy;
-Performing cursory country conditions research and compiling country conditions documents;
-Preparing and monitoring access to information requests to various government agencies.
-Preparing, indexing and filing court documents following the rules related to each court;
-Requesting transcripts, records of proceedings and other records pertaining to criminal trials;
-Preparing access to information requests to the RCMP and local police departments.
-Maintaining a bring-forward system to ensure all deadlines are met;
-Taking messages and logging correspondences between relevant agencies and the office;
-Organizing clients’ electronic files, including adding incoming faxes and correspondence;
-Updating clients’ files on in-house software program
-Communicating with clients by email, phone and in person;
-Arranging interpreters for client meetings and translators for documents;
-Arranging couriers to deliver documents for filing on time.
-Backup receptionist, as required.
-Graduate from a legal assistant program or equivalent experience;
–Demonstrated interest in working with various cultures and marginalized communities is an asset;
-Excellent English skills, oral and written;
-Fluency in a second language, an asset
-Excellent organizational skills;
-Ability to multi-task, with ability to prioritize under pressure;
-An understanding of issues facing queer and transgender communities is essential;
-Attention to detail;
-Completion of an immigration program is an asset;
-A demonstrated interest in social justice in as asset;
Remuneration: $22-25 per hour and extended health benefits after three months of full-time employment.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, reference “Legal Assistant Position.”
We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will respond only to candidates who are being considered for an interview.