March 25, 2019 As our firm continues to grow, we are looking for an additional legal assistant The legal assistant tasks include Immigration -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. Criminal -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. Office Admin -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. Job requirements -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; -Attention to detail; -Completion of an immigration program is an asset; -A demonstrated interest in social justice in as asset; To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.