Job opportunity: OKT Yellowknife Legal Assistant


Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP is a firm of 33 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:

  • 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

What you need:

  • 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
  • knowledge of and experience working with northern Indigenous Nations and their members
  • ability to converse in one of the Dene languages is an asset
  • ability, or willingness to learn, to use Dene orthography is an asset

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including a northern allowance.  Our office environment is more casual than most and we pride ourselves on collegiality and our work for social justice.  

If you are bright, capable of handling a wide variety of duties, and want to work where you can apply your good communication skills in working with lawyers and Indigenous clients on interesting matters:

Please send your resume and covering letter by email to:

Naim Hassin

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