Legal Assistant – Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy

We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated and self-driven individual who thrives in a high-volume and fast-paced environment working as a Legal Assistant in our Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy team. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and monitor to ensure accurate legal documents are prepared within timelines set by the lawyer(s) or applicable court dates.
  • Perform administrative duties, including preparing/drafting correspondence, electronic and paper filing, entering dockets, preparation of accounts, photocopying, day to day scanning, faxing, arranging couriers, etc.
  • Communicating with internal and external parties regarding ongoing file management.
  • Prepare pleadings, motion records, factums, affidavits, affidavit of documents, and other court documents according to instruction or precedents.
  • Maintains the day to day schedule and operations for the lawyer(s) to whom they report including scheduling appointments, meetings and managing calendar.
  • Arrange for service and filing of court documents through process servers.
  • Liaise with court staff to set motion dates, court appointments, etc.
  • Assist other lawyers and staff within the practice group as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

The successful candidate ideally has the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary Law Clerk Diploma;
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience in Insolvency, Civil Litigation or Banking practice;
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail and time-management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with the ability to prioritize workload;
  • Courteous, client-focused and professional attitude;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications;

At Harrison Pensa, we are a team that values you and your contribution. We recognize our employees are key in delivering exceptional service for our clients and foster a supportive environment with the expertise to help you thrive.

Harrison Pensa was once again named one of London’s Best Places to Work for 2020. As our COO Adam Jean explains, “We have quietly believed that Harrison Pensa is one of the best places to work in London and are honoured that others have recognized us for this too. The fact that the award selection was based on feedback from our employees makes it that much more meaningful.”

Harrison Pensa is a full-service law firm based in London, Ontario, with expertise in business law, litigation and personal legal services including family, wills and estate, and personal injury law. Personal and business clients throughout southwestern Ontario, across Canada and internationally turn to us every day for our proven skills and trusted counsel.

London, Ontario is a great place to live. Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London has the benefit of affordable housing, easy commutes and a variety of entertainment and shopping …. all the amenities of the big city without the challenges.

We encourage all candidates with an interest in the position to apply.

We offer a salary commensurate with experience, health care coverage and collegial environment.

To apply to this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to or via the form below.

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