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;

 

COVID-19 information

Our offices are open to staff. We have several protocols in place to ensure that we are in compliance with the provincial regulations.

 

Remuneration: $20.00/hour and extended health benefits after three months of full-time employment.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to christine@edelmann.ca, 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.