Full-time Receptionist (Temporary – 6 months) - #187791

Smart & Biggar

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Ottawa, ON
Contract type: Full time
Smart & Biggar
Smart & Biggar has been at the forefront of intellectual property (IP) and technology law for over 100 years. We practice in every area of IP on behalf of an exceptional international clientele, and we are consistently ranked as Canada’s leading IP firm. We are committed to hiring people with different backgrounds and experience, who represent the best talent in their field.

Our Ottawa office is currently recruiting for a Full-time Receptionist to join our team on a temporary basis for 6 months.

The Receptionist plays an essential role in our office and is required to be on-site on a full-time basis. As the office gradually re-opens, responsibilities will be adjusted as needed.


  • Answer and direct calls, including monitoring office voicemails

  • Receive and redirect physical mail, arrange courier services

  • Handle incoming emails from potential clients

  • Provide phone reception back-up for other offices

  • Basic housekeeping duties in the office

  • Assisting with booking travel

  • Other duties may be assigned, as required.

Qualifications, competencies and experience.

  • Previous reception/front desk or 5-star hospitality/corporate experience would be an asset

  • Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of professional client services and care

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication

  • Ability to work alone and use own initiative

  • This role is English essential, but French language skills would be an asset

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our Firm and the broader legal profession.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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