This position is a hybrid role requiring a minimum of 3 days in office.
With an integrated network of offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, Osler has an undisputed reputation for solving problems, removing obstacles, and providing the answers to our clients, when our clients need them. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt is one of Canada’s leading business law firms with over 500 lawyers and an extensive network of students, staff and communities who work together to strive for a positive, collaborative and innovated work environment.
In 2012, Osler celebrated 150 years with a theme of “Making a Difference”, reaffirming their commitment to making a difference for their clients and community. Osler is committed to building and growing diversity in the legal community supporting many initiatives including the Advancement of Women Lawyers initiative and Black Future Lawyers.
The role will work closely with a group of Patent Agents and fellow Legal Assistants who provide triaging and coordination of all Firm and client-related activities for the Patent Agents, thereby allowing them to concentrate on providing valuable legal services to clients.
Education and Experience
The successful incumbent will have a Community College Certificate in a Legal Secretarial Assistant program or equivalent. Ideal candidate would possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a Legal Secretarial Assistant role. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.
Knowledge and Skills
- Strong communication, organizational and technical skills (MS Office suite).
- Extensive knowledge of Canadian Patent Litigation would be an asset.
- Proactive, and work well in both a team and independent work environment.
- Show initiative and display an interest in developing their knowledge of this practice area.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Impeccable attention to detail is required.
For the safety of firm members and visitors, Osler is committed to complying with the recommendations of public health authorities, including with respect to adopting mandatory vaccination policies. Employment at Osler is therefore conditional on complying with any vaccination policies that Osler may adopt from time to time in response to the recommendations of public health authorities.
We are currently working in a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a requirement to work partially in our Ottawa office.
Accessibility and Accommodation
We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all phases of the selection process.
Background and Reference Checks:
Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and educational verifications.
If you have the required background with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and wish to work in one of Canada’s leading law firms, please reply in confidence with a cover letter and résumé.
No agencies or phone calls please.
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