Job description Administrative Assistant - Legal near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for an administrative assistant - legal in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Legal administrative assistants (NOC 13111).

Legal administrative assistants


Legal administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Job duties

  • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
  • Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
  • Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and coordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
  • May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
  • May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.

Job titles

  • administrative assistant - legal
  • corporate law legal assistant
  • legal assistant
  • legal assistant - criminal law
  • legal secretary
  • litigation legal assistant
  • litigation secretary
  • real estate secretary

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