Do you have strong legal administrative knowledge and experience? Are you looking for your next challenge? If so, join the Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Services Branch, Family Responsibility Office, to provide legal, clerical and administrative support to the litigation and legal enforcement work within the branch.
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.
- prepare various motions and court orders and send orders to court to be issued and entered
- prepare affidavits of sub-service by gathering and determining what information is to be used, completing documents in accordance with rules of practice
- prepare motions for warrants of committal
- follow up with courts to obtain status updates on various matters
- assist with preparing factums and trial records
- prepare statistical reports and correspondence for court clerks to advise of and clarify issues with specific cases
- ensure compliance with statutory limitation periods imposed by the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Family Law Rules
- You can provide advice to clients on issues related to the legal process and on case status
- You can prepare a wide variety of legal documents
- You have excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage a large caseload with strict deadlines
- demonstrated legal office administration experience to provide legal clerical services for the branch by assessing and reviewing cases and determining legislative and legal process requirements
- demonstrated knowledge of legal office administrative procedures and practices to prepare legal documents and conduct legal research
- the ability to interpret and apply knowledge and understanding of regulatory law, the civil and family law process, Rules of Civil Procedure and Family Law Rules and relevant legislation
- You can identify legal problems and legislative implications and recommend courses of action to counsel
- You can recommend case planning strategies, determine information sources and prepare complex summaries of legal information
- You are proficient with Microsoft software programs, for e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe