Legal Assistant, Litigation

Date Posted
Jun 29, 2022
Closing Date
Jul 29, 2022
Toronto, ON

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.

We currently have an opening for two Legal Assistants in our Litigation department supporting the Legal Professionals. These positions require litigation experience, a positive attitude, strong communication and excellent technical skills. The successful candidates must demonstrate initiative, high attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. In addition, strong client service skills, organizational skills and practice management abilities are required.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience

A Community College Certificate in a Legal Secretarial Assistant program or equivalent    experience working in a Legal Assistant role. A minimum of three years’ experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered


Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience supporting Litigation Legal Professionals
  • Superior administrative management and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong team player, with excellent communication, organizational and technical expertise
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and client service mindset


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 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.


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