Full time Temporary Legal Assistant

Our union-side labour law firm in Westboro is seeking a full time legal assistant to temporarily fill in during a medical absence. The position will be for a minimum six month term.  The primary responsibilities of this position will comprise transcription, editing, and formatting of correspondence and pleadings based on dictated recordings.  You will be working for one lawyer, but joining a small, friendly and highly dedicated team of admins in a casual office that usually contains multiple dogs. Our ideal candidate has excellent typing skills and a professional command of both spoken and written English.  The position is 9am to 5pm on weekdays and includes a one hour unpaid lunch break.


  • Transcribe mp3 recordings
  • Format and proofread correspondence and legal documents
  • Send out correspondence via fax, email and post
  • Organize paper files
  • Assist with reception coverage and answer phones

 Physical Requirements

  • Ability to type dictation for prolonged periods
  • Ability to lift and carry files weighing up to 15 lbs.


  • Typing – 50wpm
  • Spelling and grammar, strong written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience formatting documents in Microsoft Word
  • Proficiency with Windows 10 and PC computers

 How to apply

We invite interested candidates to submit their application as a single PDF via email to lnash@jewittmcluckie.ca. Your application package should include the following:

  • Current resume, maximum 2 pages
  • Covering letter, maximum 1 page, which will demonstrate rather than describe your attention to detail, strong command of spelling and grammar, and aptitude for professional written communication
  • Any professional references