FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS LEGAF-CT Legal Assistant

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate personal professionalism through a strong work ethic, reliability, integrity, adaptability, the desire to learn, and the ability to solve problems and work independently
  • Display interpersonal skills by respecting and empathizing with others, following instructions, asking clarifying questions, accepting and giving feedback, and participating on teams
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, non-verbal, written and listening skills with lawyers, clients and co-workers by using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, tone, structure, and legal terminology
  • Work within legal processes for areas of law including corporate and commercial, real estate, family, civil litigation, wills and estates, and criminal
  • Complete legal documents, standard forms, and document and minute books from verbal or written instructions, transcription, or precedents
  • Demonstrate confidence and initiative by effectively recording information and handling  telephone calls and incoming and outgoing mail and courier transactions
  • Organize, diarize, and prioritize to manage schedules, appointments, and files and to meet deadlines
  • Create, organize, and maintain paper and electronic files and filing systems including file closure, retrieval, archiving, and destruction
  • Perform online and paper due diligence searches
  • Keyboard accurately at 50 words per minute
  • Use office equipment and technology including Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software proficiently, and adapt to new software in the workplace
  • Manage documents by tracking changes, creating new versions, and following naming conventions
  • Support law office accounting procedures by tracking time and disbursements, preparing invoices, and handling checks
  • Comply with Law Society and law office regulations and policies by working within scope of occupation, conducting conflict searches, following trust account and identification verification rules; and maintain confidentiality
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