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Administrative/Legal Assistant

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
October 3, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP is a firm of 41 lawyers working for Indigenous clients across Canada with offices in Yellowknife and Toronto. We are looking for a full-time assistant to join us in our Yellowknife Office. You do not need to have a legal background, though that would be helpful.


The assistant’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Receptionist duties
  • Supporting the lawyers in the office with respect to
  • Photocopying and scanning documents
  • Drafting and sending correspondence
  • Assisting with travel arrangements
  • Delivering and picking up documents
  • Managing lawyers’ calendars
  • Assisting in office management such as ordering office supplies, arranging and hosting client meetings, IT/Internet troubleshooting and communications with Internet and phone providers for the Yellowknife office
  • Managing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Assisting with litigation matters including court/tribunal filings and drafting forms
  • Communicating with our northern Indigenous clients


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills (preferably experience with Office 365 and Windows 10)
  • The ability to prioritize work and complete it in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Good writing and conversational skills
  • Familiarity with court registries (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of and experience working with northern Indigenous Nations and their members (preferred)
  • Ability to converse in one of the Dene languages is an asset
  • Ability, or willingness to learn, to use Dene orthography is an asset

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