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Legal Assistant

Job title: Legal Assistant

Company: University of Toronto

Job description: Date posted: 15/09/2021
Ops ID: 14586
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Partnerships and Legal Advice
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the world. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity our indigenous hosts have given us to work on their territory, and we cherish our continued partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Come with us on our journey.

The Director of Partnerships and Legal Advice reports to the CAO and is responsible for overseeing UTSC’s legal affairs, including drafting and reviewing contracts, land use development and planning, construction and procurement, government and corporate relations, and general advice. on complex and important legal matters, policies, management and administrative matters for all parts of the UTSC. The Director of Partnerships and Legal Advice also acts as a liaison between UTSC and other university legal advisers for all general legal matters and works closely with UTSC staff and faculties to provide legal guidance and coordinate matters with internal and external advisors on various projects and matters. .

Your opportunity:

Under the guidance of the Director of Partnerships and Legal Advice, the Legal Assistant provides effective support in a very self-directed way and regularly handles a lot of confidential information. The incumbent will manage a full range of administrative support and submit a highly complex and confidential legal system and coordinate and locate files and commands. They will provide research and highlight issues of legal significance, review, review and report on mail and items, assign priority and deal with routine matters. The legal assistant will arrange meetings, hold meetings, manage the director’s calendar, gather materials for external advice retained by the UTSC, provide information and support during confidential negotiations that will have an impact on the UTSC campus and the faculty and staff. have. They will review, track and process expenses and departmental accounts and coordinate the ordering of inventory and office purchases.

Qualifications (minimum):

College Diploma in legal / secretarial assistant or legal clerk program or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Minimum of five (5) years legal administration experience required.

Knowledge of MS Office, scheduling and email software; strong accurate keyboard skills. Familiarity with web search and research tools, effective problem-solving skills. Familiarity with Sharepoint and iManage is an asset.

Excellent written communication skills. The ability to work with highly confidential and sensitive materials. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including tact, diplomacy and customer service focus. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Excellent file management skills. The ability to record and interpret significant amounts of information. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities. Flexibility regarding types of tasks. Precision, accuracy, must pay close attention to detail. Excellent public relations skills eg tact, diplomacy, customer service orientation. Familiarity with or the ability to learn and apply fundamentals of legal proceedings and litigation management. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.


A copy of the full job description is available on request at the.

Closing date: 09/29/2021, 11:59 PM ET
Employee group: Salary
Date Type: Budget – Continued
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: C1 – Rental Zone: $ 54,004 – $ 69,126 – Broadband Salary Range: $ 54,004 – $ 84,247
Work Category: Legal

Expected salary:

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:52:26 GMT

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