Legal Assistant - Human Rights

Value & Profile

Ross & McBride LLP is Hamilton’s largest law firm with a rich history of commitment to our clients and our community. We pride ourselves on offering a full-service menu of innovative and intelligent legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions throughout our communityand beyond.

Our Human Rights Department is looking to hire a full-time legal assistant, who is able to work in a fast-paced environment. The Human Rights Group is an innovative group, dedicated to helping equity-seeking groups. A significant part of our practice involves pro bono work. You will see our human rights lawyers in the media and providing representation to parties in leading cases in our community. We invite you to be a part of that team and contribute to the community. The individual selected will work closely with Wade Poziomka, Jennifer Zdriluk and several associate lawyers.

Skills & Qualifications Required

The ideal individual will have a minimum of 2+ years’ experience in the area of Human Rights/Employment Law or related fields of litigation. Experience with Labour Law and Civil Litigation would also be an asset. The ideal candidate should have experience drafting and filing various court documents, dealing with rules of civil procedure, as well as having experience dealing with both employees and employers and/or clients with time sensitive and sometimes emotionally difficult cases. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, have the ability to streamline processes, manage priorities to ensure all deadlines are met, be able to multi-task, complete work with great accuracy, work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision, take initiative, and be efficient with time management.

The candidate will also possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, telephoning, emailing, answering messages, and other related skills which are necessary to draft correspondence and legal documents, schedule meetings and communicate effectively with clients, lawyers and courts.

We are offering

Salary to be negotiated corresponding with the successful candidates experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ross & McBride offers competitive salaries and benefits package, which includes extended health, dental, and vision, as well as an RRSP/DPSP program (matching up to $1500) and corporate gym membership. Please send your resume in confidence to Dawn Power, Office Manager, at Salary to be negotiated corresponding with the successful candidates experience. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Our Firm’s success is built on the unique skills, perspectives, experiences and values of each individual. We encourage a corporate culture that respects and celebrates the dignity, value and diversity of all. The Firm is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and has created policies and procedures to meet the requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Human Rights Code. If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Dawn Power by contacting her at or by telephone at 905-667-6409. Where an accommodation is requested, Ross & McBride LLP will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.