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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) believes that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service. Their collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness, and communication, providing better results for clients. With Manitoba roots that run more than 130 years deep, TDS has long been recognized as a leading full-service law firm dedicated to serving clients and delivering high quality work.

Perks & Benefits

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


TDS is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for our Morden-Winkler offices. This position will primarily support the efforts of the Support Services Department providing administrative, clerical, and legal services to assist lawyers and paralegals throughout the Winkler/Morden offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Greet in-person clients and visitors to the office in a professional manner.
  • Answering the phones and transferring calls to the appropriate destination.
  • Housekeeping of reception area and office spaces.
  • Coordinate meetings.
  • Daily errands (i.e., Bank and mail runs, Winkler/Morden deliveries etc.).
  • Accept client payments for legal work.
  • General clerical support such as filing, photocopying, scanning etc.
  • Conduct basic searches through registries and third-party sites.
  • Opening and closing files.
  • Entering billable time into accounting software.

This provides a general overview of the role; however, actual duties and responsibilities will vary depending on business needs.

Behavioural and Preferred Experience

  • Work effectively in a professional, fast paced environment.
  • 2+ years of experience in an office or business environment.
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong emphasis on attention to detail and proofreading.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mature attitude, professional and strong work ethic.
  • Dependability and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects with multiple individuals.
  • Has a mindset for helping others, a client service mentality, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure, stress, and tight deadlines at times.

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Some lifting required (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Must have a valid class 5 drivers license and access to a vehicle.

We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


· Monday to Friday


· Administrative: 2 years

How to Apply


Qualified candidates are asked to email a current resume, together with a covering letter stating salary expectations, with a subject line: Administrative Assistant - Morden/Winkler to the email address below:

Attention: Hiring Manager

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

1700 - 242 Hargrave Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V1

We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation related to any materials or activities used throughout our selection process. If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during our selection process, please advise prior to your interview.

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