Legal Clerk - Intermediate
Legal clerks are employed in a variety of legal practice areas within the federal government, including civil litigation, criminal prosecutions, tax law, property law, advisory services and legislative drafting. Legal clerks assist in preparing for and attending hearings, conducting legal research, interviewing witnesses, managing evidence and drafting legal documents. The resource will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that may include counsel, information technology specialists and other experts. The demonstration of applied and current knowledge of military and criminal jurisprudence and practice, as well as law and practice under other federal statutes, in order to apply precedents and legal principles to particular case situations is required. Skills and abilities required include familiarity with general office procedures and the use of standard office equipment and software(Windows XP, Word, Excel, RDIMS, etc.).
Providing general legal support of a clerical nature, including data inputting, processing and updating; and routing correspondence
Maintaining a bring-forward system encompassing various stages of litigation
Answering the telephone, operating telephone switching systems and taking messages
Performing document and file management functions, including e‑filing
Photocopying, faxing and scanning documents
Assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs and arranging for trials
Assisting lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties
Researching records, court files and other legal documents
Preparing correspondence, reports, statements and other material
Familiarity with the Canadian legal process is required to facilitate the analysis of and response to various requests for assistance. The work performed will be subject to little or no review.
Typical duties may include:
Managing ad hoc file assignments of daily events in relation to court and counsel
Requesting additional files or information where required
Ensuring that all files have been properly screened prior to counsel's receipt of documentation
Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:
Secondary school diploma
Minimum of three years of experience as a law clerk
Certificate, diploma or degree related to administration in a legal environment from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience may be required
Experience as a law clerk within the federal government may be required
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