Legal Administrative Assistant

2 weeks ago(1/4/2018 3:11 PM)
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About Us

BDO. Because relationships matter.

About BDO's Legal Services


BDO Law LLP provides our clients with legal services to help address their corporate and administrative legal needs efficiently and effectively along with other accounting and tax matters. With over 35 years of combined experience, our legal team has a history of providing a wide array of corporate and commercial legal services to meet the needs of our clients. A career in legal services at BDO means working within a dynamic environment, leading to each day being unique and fostering an enjoyable and fulfilling career experience. We seek problem-solvers and innovators, willing to assume new responsibilities, tackle new challenges, build relationships and navigate the ever-evolving legal landscape.


Our service offering includes:

  • Incorporation of companies
  • Establishment of trusts
  • Formation of partnerships
  • Drafting of contracts and legal agreements
  • Preparation of minutes/maintenance of minute books
  • Entity amalgamation or windup and liquidation
  • Preparation of wills and estate planning

Job Description (EN)

BDO Law LLP is curently seeking a self-starting, ambitious Legal Assistant to join our growing firm at the National office in Toronto. The successful candidate will provide general administrative support to the Corporate Law's team of clerks and lawyers in a fast paced, dynamic and team oriented environment. 


Committed to providing exceptional legal services to BDO Canada LLP and their clientele, BDO Law LLP seeks skilled corporate law clerks who strive for excellence while working in a team environment.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Administrative support, including opening and closing files, docketing, billing, schedule meetings and maintain lawyers’ and clerks’ calendars
  • Assist lawyers and clerks with document preparation, formatting, execution and filings
  • Compose general correspondence, memos to file and other material with limited guidance
  • Maintain filing system (open new files/close files/ensure that daily filing is kept up to date)
  • Respond efficiently to inquiries and requests, prioritizing work based on level of urgency, and communicating timing expectations to individual assigning work
  • Answer telephones, screens and re-routes calls
  • Liaise with clients, auditors and other third parties for examination and review of corporate records and prepare packages to be sent by courier
  • Accounts: printing of pre-bills and reports; entering of time dockets; making changes/corrections of time entries; liaise with accounting department to ensure that bills are prepared according to instructions and prepare expense reports


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ previous experience in a legal environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Microsoft Word is an absolute requirement
  • Proficiency working with Adobe is a requirement
  • Exceptional organizational/document management skills with a strong attention to detail is essential
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic with a demonstrated ability prioritize multiple assignments
  • Critical thinking skills and a high level of intiative, able to proactively solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, team player who is client service oriented with ability to deliver superior standard of service
  • Comfortable with a paperless environment for organizing and managing legal files and corporate records


Our Vision
One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.




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