Legal Assistant & Legal Connect Coordinator

<p>NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.</p>

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The North West Company

<p><strong>The North West Company Inc., though its subsidiaries is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West employees approximately 8,200 associates, the majority within the communities it serves. It operates 241 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets and has annualized sales of approximately CDN $2.0 billion.</strong></p>

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Overview: <p>In your role as the Legal Assistant &amp; Legal Connect Coordinator, at The North West Company (NWC) you will provide support to the Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary and the Legal Department.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assist in the management of the legal services intake, tracking, assigning and reporting processes;</li> <li>Draft general correspondence and proofread and format legal documents;</li> <li>Collect and organize litigation materials and prepare litigation summaries (based on summary template);</li> <li>Maintain the Legal Department diary / bring forward system;</li> <li>Act as a liaison between the Vice President, Legal and internal and external clients/external legal counsel;</li> <li>Prepare simple contracts based on contract templates, ensure no obvious missing information, and distribute complete and signed contracts;</li> <li>Ensure signed contracts are stored in the Legal Department&rsquo;s electronic library;</li> <li>Assist the Vice President, Legal in timely management of written, telephone, email and voice communications;</li> <li>Code vendor invoices, process expense claims, and submit cheque requests;</li> <li>Process incoming and outgoing mail, copy, scan, print, file, order office supplies;</li> <li>Arrange and coordinate travel for the Vice President, Legal;</li> <li>Provide administrative support for North West&rsquo;s Board of Directors, as required;</li> <li>Maintains the Legal Department&rsquo;s legal library;</li> <li>Provide coverage for other Legal Department support personnel when they are absent or during times of heavier workloads; and</li> <li>Other duties, as assigned by the Vice President, Legal.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Minimum 3 years of legal assistant experience in a legal department (in house or law firm);</li> <li>Legal Assistant diploma strongly preferred;</li> <li>Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel);</li> <li>Highly organized, detail oriented individual with strong writing, proof reading and verbal skills;</li> <li>Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information with discretion;</li> <li>Ability to communicate professionally with internal clients, external counsel and other business partners;</li> <li>Ability to work independently, follow instructions, and to take initiative; and</li> <li>Able to set priorities in a deadline driven environment while maintaining flexibility and superb accuracy.</li> </ul>