Morgan - Legal Assistant - Etobicoke, Toronto, ON, Canada

Marilyn Morgan

Etobicoke, Toronto, ON, Canada


Legal Assistant


Civil litigation and corporate litigation, some employment law and municipal law. Drafting of pleadings, settlements, releases. Liaise with clients on a daily/weekly basis. I am able to work under pressure/stressful situations/deadlines with no problem. Regular secretarial duties such as answering telephone, filing, and month end billings. Maintain appointment calendars and set up discoveries and meetings. Maintain the law library. I am loyal to my employer and work hard.

Work History

Legal Assistant

Assist partner in the smooth handling of his practice in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, employment and municipal law. Draft pleadings, deal with staff at various levels of the court to set motion/application dates, ensuring process servers serve and file all documents in a timely manner. Maintain lawyer's calendar, as well as tickler system to ensure tracking of important dates. Liaise with clients on an ongoing basis, ensuring their needs are dealt with in a prompt and confidential manner. Order and track office supplies, liaise with building management staff regarding issues to be repaired in office. Order law library books, updating loose-leaf volumes as necessary.

Superintendent of 38

Unit Apartment Building

Maintained janitorial services for building, collected monthly rents, and dealt with tenants on a daily basis, ensuring complaints were dealt with in a timely fashion.

Legal Assistant

Assisted partner specializing in immigration law. Prepared all documents relating to immigration, as well as regular secretarial duties.

Assistant to Associate Executive Director of Education

Newfoundland & Labrador Health Care Association

The Newfoundland & Labrador Health Care Association was instrumental in offering health services and programs to 62 member hospitals and nursing homes in Newfoundland and Labrador. As such I was the assistant to various committees and prepared meeting agendas, taking minutes and keeping members updated on status of issues and prepared the financial statements of the Association. As well; I organized conferences (arranged entertainment and travel accommodations for all attendees). I managed the Resource Centre and prepared program brochures for mailing to all health facilities.

Legal Assistant, Stirling Ryan

Union side

Assistant to senior partner specializing in labour law (Union side). This involved the preparation and finalization of collective agreements and required constant communications with clients, generally under stressful conditions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Level II Bookkeeping

Avalon Community College

Secretarial Science

Avalon Community College

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