Property Paralegal




Prince Edward Island



Job Description:

Legal Assistant Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of a legal assistant primarily focus on clerical responsibilities, but additional tasks may be added to your workload. Here’s a look at the expectations of this particular job:

  • Have a strong understanding of legal terminology.
  • Attend meetings and take notes for lawyers in attendance.
  • Transcribe, proofread, and file legal documents before deadlines.
  • Manage travel logistics for one or more attorneys.
  • Answer phones and take messages.
  • Manage schedules.
  • Schedule court depositions, hearings, and other meetings as determined by an attorney.
  • Keep and organize court files.

Day to Day Duties

  • Mail, fax, or email court documents to clients, witnesses, or court officials.
  • Schedule meetings, manage changes to a schedule, and keep the lawyer informed of the day’s activities.
  • Take calls, make calls, write and deliver messages.
  • Organize internal court records for easy access at any time.
  • Conduct research for a case, which may include obtaining medical or employment records.
  • Be willing to attend court proceedings, take notes, and report back to a lawyer.
  • Schedule and coordinate trips, pay for accommodations, and confirm meetings ahead of time.
  • Process invoices for vendors.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills

  • Strong command of the English language, grammar, and legal vocabulary to create and send professional court documents.
  • Excellent communication. In many cases, it’s the legal Assistant who’s in charge of maintaining schedules, setting up appointments, and connecting with clients and witnesses, all of which requires impeccable communication.
  • Organizational skills. From organizing documents within an internal law library to coordinating multiple schedules, a legal Assistant resume should outline organizational skills.
  • Ability to type 60 to 80 words per minute. With a large number of court documents to type and deliver, all of which have tight deadlines, efficient typing is a must.