Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Advising many of Canada’s corporate leaders, as well as U.S. and international parties with extensive interest in Canada, our more than 1,000 firm members are based in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and New York.
Osler prides itself on attracting and maintaining some of the brightest talent in the legal arena. Our lawyers, students, management and staff have created a unique firm culture which nurtures mentoring and the exchange of ideas. Osler is a dynamic and exciting place to further your career or carve out a new path.
Osler is currently recruiting for a Bilingual Legal Assistant in our Intellectual Property Practice. The Legal Assistant will proactively provide legal professionals with a high level of support in an effort to improve practice efficiency, including coordinating client-related activities. This position requires an excellent multi-tasker with strong administrative and oral and written (English/French) communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and have excellent client service and organizational skills.
Managing the practice of one Partner and one Patent Litigation Consultant, and one Patent Agent by undertaking a triage role in the coordination of all Firm and client-related activities for the legal professional (LP), 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, strong communication, organizational and technical skills (MS Office suite). The successful incumbent must also be a self-starter who is detail oriented, shows strong initiative and display an interest in developing their knowledge of this practice area and possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a Legal Secretarial Assistant role. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable. Bilingual oral and written (English/French) is required. Experience in Intellectual Property or Litigation is strongly preferred.
To protect the health and safety of firm members and visitors and to comply with the recommendations of public health authorities, employment at Osler will be conditional on the candidate submitting evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
We are currently working in a hybrid work arrangement, with a requirement to work partially in the office and an opportunity to work remote.
How To Apply
Accessibility and Accomodation
We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects 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.