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Job title :

Legal clerk - 170094

Job status :

Contract

Job posting closing date :

2017-01-30

Salary :

Start date :

2017-02-06

Job description :

Clerk, Legal
Legal clerks are employed in a variety of legal practice areas within the federal government including civil litigation, criminal prosecutions, tax law, property law, advisory services, and legislative drafting. Legal clerks assist in preparing for and attending hearings, legal research, interviewing witnesses, managing evidence and drafting legal documents. The THS Resource will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that may include counsel, information technology specialists and other experts. The demonstration of applied and current knowledge of military and criminal jurisprudence and practice, as well as law and practice under other federal statutes, in order to apply precedents and legal principles to particular case situations is required. Skills and abilities required include familiarity with general office procedures, the use of standard office equipment and software (Windows XP, Word, Excel, RDIMS, etc.).
Major Duties:
Providing general legal support of a clerical nature, including data inputting, processing and updating, and routing correspondence
Maintaining a Bring-Forward (BF) system encompassing various stages of litigation
Answering the telephone, operating telephone switching systems and taking messages
Performing document and file management functions, including e-filing
Photocopying, faxing, and scanning documents
Assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
Assisting lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties
Researching records, court files and other legal documents
Preparing correspondence, reports, statements and other material
Junior
In order to provide a consistent level of service while adhering to time limitation deadlines imposed by statutes and court rules, familiarity with the theories, principles and procedures of the Canadian Parliamentary and Canadian court systems is required.
Typical duties may include:
Conducting legal and factual research upon request
Preparing a variety of legal documents (e.g. Orders, Motions, Affidavits, and applications for the prosecutors, etc.)
Assisting in the formatting documents in the proper format for the regions and legal services in prosecution matters
Registering and assigning dockets to appropriate lawyer
Compiling and coordinating trials and appeal reports
Ensuring that the information contained in each file is complete and accurate at each stage ofcriminal litigation process before forwarding it for further action
Reporting to and answering queries from investigators, defence counsel, crown and senior counsels, support staff, and the general public in relation to case files
Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:
Education:
Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience is required
Asset Qualifications:
Successful completion of courses, from a recognized post secondary institution related to administration in a legal environment or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience may be required

Years of experience needed :

Requirements and working conditions :

Workplace :

Ottawa Center

Primary tasks :

Clerk - Legal

Language :

Bilingual
English spoken
English written
French spoken
French written

Computer skills :

Education :

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