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Associates and legal administrative assistants at McQuarrie enjoy a friendly, cooperative and knowledgeable working and learning environment.

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Current Employment Opportunities

We believe trust is the foundation of every good client-lawyer relationship and we value the trust and confidence that our clients place in our firm. We work hard to earn that trust by understanding the diverse needs of our clients and responding to those needs with careful preparation, attention to detail and the ability to deliver proactive and practical solutions.

McQuarrie is a mixed-practice firm offering services in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate and land development, estate law and family law, as well as commercial and general civil litigation and personal injury law. We are a regional firm servicing clients throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, inclusive of large and small businesses and individuals. These are exciting opportunities to work in a firm of high professional standing while remaining within easy access of all of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The Central City Tower and retail complex are at the hub of the new Surrey city centre, immediately adjacent to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and accessible by car via the Port Mann and Pattullo bridges.

ASSOCIATE LAWYER POSITIONS

The Estate Planning and Administration department is looking for a motivated associate to join their growing department. We are essentially located to target what we expect to be a growing area.

Our Partners and senior Associates take an active role in mentoring and training lawyers. You will have the opportunity to manage your own files and be provided with the resources to develop your own practice.

About You

  • You have 3-5 years of wills administration and estates planning experience
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • You want to grow professionally and establish a book of business
  • You have strong client service skills
  • You have excellent communication skills, and the ability to handle volume while focusing on attention to detail
  • You are a team player who can take the initiative and work independently when needed

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Flexible and individualized work arrangements that align with the team
  • Amazing opportunities for personal development and growth
  • Parking
  • Cell phone allowance
  • On-site fitness center
  • A collegial, engaging, and supportive culture
  • Weekly social events
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with “Estate & Admin Associate” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]arrie.com

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Wealth Preservation and estate planning department is looking for a motivated senior Associate to join their growing department. We are essentially located to target what we expect to be a growing area.

Our Partners and senior Associates take an active role in mentoring and training lawyers. You will have the opportunity to manage your own files and be provided with the resources to develop your own practice.

About you:

  • You have 7+ years of wealth preservation and planning experience
  • You have a full or partial portable book of business
  • You consider yourself having an entrepreneurial focus
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • You have strong client service skills
  • You have excellent communication skills, and the ability to handle volume while focusing on attention to detail
  • You are a team player who can take the initiative and work independently when needed

What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Flexible and individualized work arrangements that align with the team
  • Amazing opportunities for personal development and growth
  • Parking
  • Cell phone allowance
  • On-site fitness center
  • A collegial, engaging, and supportive culture
  • Weekly social events
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office.

If If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with “Wealth Preservation & Estates Associate” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS

We currently have an Estate Administration Paralegal opportunity available working in our Wills & Estates department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administer files from start to finish
  • Prepare, draft, review and file various legal documents including but not limited to wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements, statutory declarations, joint partner trusts, ancillary documents, and land transfer documents
  • Work with our corporate services department to undertake minute book reviews, and reorganizations for estate planning clients and corporate assets
  • Attend meetings and work collaboratively with lawyers and legal assistants on preparation of and finalization of documents as needed
  • Coordinate the delivery and receipt of draft documents to clients and address all questions and apply any applicable changes as needed
  • Other administrative support to the department as needed.

About you:

  • You have 4+ years of paralegal experience in Estate Planning
  • You have a certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program
  • You Strong client service skills
  • You have strong document production skills, including working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments while focusing on attention to detail
  • You are a team player who can take the initiative and work independently when needed

What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Flexible and individualized work arrangements that align with the team
  • Pension plan after 2 years of you being on the team
  • Professional development allowance and amazing opportunities for personal growth and development
  • A generous vacation allotment
  • Sick and personal days
  • Monthly social events
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office.

Your application:

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with “Estate Planning Paralegal” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager apply, submit a cover letter and resume by email to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

We currently have an Estate Administration Paralegal opportunity available working in our Wills & Estates department. 

About the role:

  • Prepare probate and administration application materials
  • Supervise processes and procedures relating to estate administration
  • Communicate with financial institutions and others to gather information about estate assets
  • Act as primary liaison with the probate registry, Public Guardian and Trustee’s office and other government agencies
  • Conduct and report on title, wills notice and other searches
  • Assist in the ongoing development of a precedent system in respect of estate administration matters and maintain the system
  • Assist executors and administrators in the administration of estates, including the transmission and transfer of estate assets and the preparation of accounts
  • Arrange publication of notices to creditors and related tasks
  • Participate in client interviews, engage in direct phone, and e-mail communications with clients and others and attend to execution of documents by clients
  • Other administrative support to the department as needed.

About you:

  • You have 5 years of paralegal experience in Estate Administration
  • You have a certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program
  • You have a working knowledge of relevant legislation, Supreme Court Rules, and probate registry practice and procedures
  • You have experience in dealing directly with the probate registry and the Public Guardian and Trustee’s office
  • You have strong document production skills, including working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments while focusing on attention to detail
  • You are a team player who can take the initiative and work independently when needed.

What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Flexible and individualized work arrangements that align with the team
  • Pension plan after 2 years of you being on the team
  • Professional development allowance and amazing opportunities for personal growth and development
  • A generous vacation allotment
  • Sick and personal days
  • Monthly social events
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office

Your application:

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with “Estate Admin Paralegal” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Unfortunately, we do not have any opportunities available at this time. We gladly accept resumes to be considered for future openings. Please submit resumes by email to Nicole Williams at [email protected].

Associate Lawyers

McQuarrie provides an excellent opportunity for our associates to develop as lawyers through a wide variety of professional and learning experiences. Continuous learning and professional development, such as participation in internal and external education programs, are strongly encouraged. Many of our lawyers are also involved in Bar Association and Section activities at the local, provincial and national levels.

Competence, collegiality, teamwork and courtesy are hallmarks of our approach to the practice of law. We take pride in our excellent reputation for doing good work and being good to work with. Associates are not assigned a mentoring partner, but instead are encouraged to approach partners they are comfortable with to act as their mentors. Each associate is given full personal assistance in developing a successful law practice, which includes skills in lawyering, practice management and business development.

We have made a conscious commitment as lawyers to balance our work with the other joys and responsibilities of life. Accordingly, our associates are not expected to devote the whole of their lives to legal work, or to work on evenings or weekends except when client service occasionally demands it. This commitment allows our lawyers to be involved in other activities they care about, such as serving the legal profession, volunteering in the community, participating in sports, adventure and the arts, and being devoted to their families.

We also enjoy each other’s company and doing things together as a firm. For example:

  • Our lawyers, students, staff and their families are invited to an annual inter-office baseball game and party.
  • Our lawyers, students and their partners are invited to an annual weekend adventure retreat at Whistler.
  • Our lawyers and students meet regularly over lunch to keep in touch and discuss topics of interest.
  • We also have firm parties and the occasional adventure.

Our associate compensation package is competitive with other firms in our region and includes comprehensive medical, extended health and dental coverage for associates and their families. Our disability benefits coverage includes LTD, AD&D and life insurance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

See what’s opening right now on our current employment opportunities page.

For further information about joining McQuarrie as an associate, please contact:

Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager
T: 604.581.7001
E: [email protected]

Legal Administrative Assistants

McQuarrie offers a friendly and cooperative work environment for all staff. Our convenient office location eliminates the need for a lengthy commute into Vancouver.

Professional development, along with self-development, are encouraged at McQuarrie in order to foster individual performance and support employee development. We provide ongoing learning and development opportunities by funding external programs such as Continuing Legal Education seminars. We hold regular staff meetings and in-house workshops to discuss new methods and review old. Our staff development program encourages self-development and provides assistance with videos, books and speakers. In the recent past, we have offered speakers on financial planning, emergency preparedness, nutrition and conflict resolution.

McQuarrie offers social and recreational events throughout the year for staff and family enjoyment. Our inter-office baseball game and barbecue has become a tradition for families. Firm luncheons are arranged for Staff Appreciation Day and Christmas. Potluck luncheons, Halloween costumes and Company Night at Nat Bailey Stadium are just a few of the events planned by our Firm Social Committee.

The benefits package at McQuarrie is extensive, including medical, extended health and dental coverage for staff and their families. Our disability benefits include LTD, AD&D and life insurance. After two years of continuous service, all staff become members in our government-registered and firm-funded pension plan. We also have a voluntary (by payroll deduction) Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. We offer generous vacation entitlements as well as the opportunity to arrange flexible work hours on an individual basis.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

See what’s opening right now on our current employment opportunities page.

For further information, please contact:

Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager
T: 604.581.7001
E: [email protected]