Court/Legal Services Administrative Assistant

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The Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society is a trusted ally to families, communities & cultures in creating safe, nurturing environments for children and youth to grow and succeed.

The Court / Legal Services Administrative Assistant provides Legal support services to lawyers, supervisors and front line staff.The function of the Court / Legal Services Administrative Assistant is to support the provision of all services required under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act provided by the Society.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Legal support services to lawyers, supervisors and front line staff.
  • Preparation of court documentation including typing of court applications, affidavits and court orders and general legal administrative services.
  • Attend court for the filing of documents.
  • Diarize applicable return dates for court matters, tasks, and other pertinent information pertaining to court files
  • Maintain file records and assisting with Agency filing system.
  • Inputting / maintaining Legal Administrative Database (LAD) and Child Protection Information Network (CPIN).
  • Coverage for other Court / Legal Administrative Assistant’s absences.
  • Other legal support services as assigned.
Job Qualifications
  • Law Clerk Diploma or equivalency/Legal Office Assistant certificate;
  • Demonstrated discretion regarding the access and handling of confidential information;
  • Fast and efficient typing skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail when preparing required court documentation;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to adhere to deadlines;
  • Preference will be given to persons with extensive experience working with other cultural communities, and/or possess lived experience within these communities;
  • Preference will be given to persons with a strong understanding of other cultures, heritages and traditions; and a commitment to developing the highest quality culturally-appropriate service possible for the various communities that we serve;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other CAS specific software; and
  • Proficiency inputting/maintaining LAD and CPIN

Sarnia Lambton Children’s Aid Society (SLCAS) is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. SLCAS strives for inclusivity and representative hiring practices to respond to the communities we serve. We believe that children, youth, and families have a right to be served in a manner that recognizes their cultures, heritages and traditions and is respectful of cultural, religious and regional differences.

SLCAS welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenouspersons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. The agency believes in fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each individual’s talents and strengths.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 

Please submit resumes and cover letter by December 13, 2019 attention Human Resources:

Terry Button, Human Resources Manager

Sarnia Lambton Children’s Aid Society

161 Kendall Street, Point Edward, Ontario N7V 4G6

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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