Junior IP Legal Assistant

Post Date: March 27, 2014

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's fastest growing national business law firms, with more than 470 lawyers working in offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham and Montréal. We strive to offer each team member a great challenge, competitive compensation/benefits, employee perks, an emphasis on wellness plus, a positive, collegial work environment.

We are seeking a Junior IP Legal Assistant to join our Toronto office for a 1-year maternity leave contract. Supporting the Intellectual Property Team, the incumbent should have a minimum of two (2) years experience as a Legal Assistant and a legal secretarial Community College Diploma or equivalent. Experience in Patents and Trademarks is an asset.

The purpose of this position is to provide support to lawyers and assistants within the IP team on a maintenance level, including tracking and inputting deadlines within the IP software, administrative tasks, special projects and to provide assistance during assistant absences.  IP experience, particularly exposure to IP software (such as IP4, PATTSY or similar) will be considered an asset. 

The incumbent will have excellent communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize their own workload.  The ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment is essential. 

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in gaining hands on experience in the day-to-day functioning of an IP department. 

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, quoting the above job title and office location, to:

Attn: Talent Management Specialist
Miller Thomson LLP
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West, Suite 5800
P.O. Box 1011
Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
Fax: 416-595-8695
E-mail: recruitment@millerthomson.com

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities.