Litigation Legal Assistant

Why work at Blaney McMurtry LLP?

Blaney McMurtry LLP is a multi-service 120+ lawyer firm, based in the heart of downtown Toronto. For more than sixty-five years, we have helped clients overcome challenges and seize opportunities through our continuing commitment to achieving results and building relationships. We seek exceptional individuals who take pride in their work and know the importance of excellent client service.

Our motto is “Expect the Best” and that goes both ways. At Blaneys, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace that respects and supports all of our staff. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and paid vacation. Your well-being is very important to us and this is why we offer an excellent benefit package which includes health, dental, as well as an Employee Assistance Program. If you would like to gain new skills, we have abundant training and professional development opportunities to help to achieve your personal and professional goals.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Litigation Legal Assistant. This opportunity is excellent for those who are keen to expand their knowledge in all areas of law and work in a fast-paced environment with supportive and knowledgeable colleagues. While the role will primarily be litigation based, there are additional opportunities to gain experience in other areas of the law. Blaney McMurtry LLP is passionate about what we do and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to join our team.

What you will be doing:

  • Drafting/proofreading, serving and filing legal documents
  • Providing transcriptions
  • Managing multiple lawyers and their practices
  • Preparing special reports including gathering and summarizing data
  • Maintaining physical and electronic document system
  • Preparing bills of costs
  • Calendar and email management
  • Exercising initiative and judgement to relieve lawyers of administrative detail
  • Working with various programs such as Caselines, ACL, Conveyancer, Teraview, Divorcemate etc. as required
  • Opening and closing files
  • Collaborating with other legal assistants on larger projects
  • Providing back-up support for absences
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2+ years of experience in the legal industry
  • Team-player attitude with strong communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and manage your time in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong working knowledge with all accounting and billing procedures
  • Completion of a Legal Assistant or Law Clerk Diploma an asset

Interested applicants should apply here. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact us. Blaney McMurtry is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.