Legal Assistant, Tax (12-Month Contract)



Posting Date

November 19, 2018

Position type


The Legal Assistant, Tax provides support to both our Tax practice group and the Singapore Consulate General in Toronto.


Singapore Consulate General Functions

  • Executing and supporting Visa, Passport, Renunciation of Citizenship or PR, Certifying Documents, CPF Withdrawal and Driver’s Licence Authentication application processes


  • Preparing, editing, formatting, printing, scanning and revising correspondence, memoranda, reports, forms, labels and other printed material through dictation, copy typing or other instructions, in accordance with the requirements set by the practice group.
  • Coordinating and dispersing tasks to be performed by various resource groups such as the Document Specialists, Administrative Clerks, Billing Assistants, etc. where appropriate while ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Proofreading documents and checking for appropriate formatting, spelling, grammar and clarity.

File and Time Management

  • Managing key dates; preparing monthly reports; maintaining daily log of activity;s
  • Checking status of applications

Lawyer / Client Support

  • Coordinating client meetings, including scheduling rooms

Mail, Fax and Phone Reception Functions

  • Reviewing and routing incoming mail and fax communications; preparing and processing outgoing mail and faxes; and arranging for specialized mail or messenger services as required.
  • Receiving, handling, screening and/or directing incoming calls as directed by lawyers; responding to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and taking messages as required.

Financial and Administrative Functions

  • Preparing financial reports on monthly basis; preparing consular activity report and submitting to Ministry Foreign Affairs (“MFA”) quarterly; maintaining daily log of activity; inputting daily log into Carpe Diem and spreadsheet
  • Assembling cash for deposit


  • Legal Assistant Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a legal assistant.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology, court rules and procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail and superior word processing, spelling, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Capacity to perform duties with speed and accuracy.
  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure to meet important deadlines.
  • Ability to follow-up on files and delays with minimal supervision.
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to:

E-mail : [email protected]

McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.