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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]

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

About the role:
  • Opening and closing files
  • Preparation of court document, and drafting correspondence
  • Preparing legal documents and agreements for the Supreme and Provincial Courts
  • Drafting correspondence for clients, counsel, and other third parties
  • Maintaining firm systems pertaining to the practice area including calendars, integrated legal software ProLaw, DivorceMate, and client files
  • Conducting BC Online searches
  • Training and mentoring staff new to the practice area
  • Organizing and preparing for meetings, mediations, hearings, applications, trials, etc.
  • Setting appointments, discoveries, court time, etc.
  • Phoning opposing counsel re: dates for various applications, trials, discoveries, etc.
  • Preparing trial records
  • Bringing forward files
  • Drafting accounts
  • Preparing trial books
  • Preparing books of documents
  • Photocopying
  • Entering time
  • Filing
  • Updating rules of court binders
  • Diarizing trials, etc.
  • Extensive communicating with clients
  • Other tasks as assigned
About You:
  • Graduate of Legal Administrative Assistant program
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in general litigation work in Family Law
  • In-depth working knowledge of Supreme and Provincial Court Family Rules
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability or prioritize and organize themselves and their lawyer
  • A pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Effective organization and time-management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word & Outlook essential)
What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:
  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Pension plan after 2 years of you being on the team
  • Professional development allowance and amazing opportunities for personal growth and development
  • A $1000 annual health spending account
  • A generous vacation allotment
  • Sick and personal days
  • Monthly social events (currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office
  • A supportive team of coworkers to work alongside each day

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,  please send your resume with “IT Help Desk & Support” 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.

About the role:
  • Opening, organizing, and closing files
  • Drafting and sending correspondence
  • Managing intake of documents and file related materials
  • Assist with drafting, issuing, and following up on invoices
  • Other ad hoc duties depending on the volume
About you:
  • A Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • 0-4 years of working experience as an LAA
  • Proficient with MS Work and Outlook
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:
  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Pension plan after 2 years of you being on the team
  • Professional development allowance and amazing opportunities for personal growth and development
  • A $1000 annual health spending account
  • A generous vacation allotment
  • Sick and personal days
  • Monthly social events (currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office
  • A supportive team of coworkers to work alongside each day

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,  please send your resume with “IT Help Desk & Support” 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.

About the role:
  • Printing, photocopying, and scanning
  • Maintain BF system for post-closing matters
  • Filing, opening, and closing files
  • Due diligence reports and closing agendas
  • Handling courier requests
  • Requesting mortgage payout statements
  • File set up and closing folders
About you:
  • Legal Assistant certification from an accredited institution
  • 0-4 years working experience
  • Detail oriented, strong organizations skills and ability to multi-task
  • Display extraordinary customer service in a professional and mature manner
  • Dependable and punctual team player
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent composition, spelling, grammar, and editing skills
What we offer and why it is great to work on our team:
  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Pension plan after 2 years of you being on the team
  • Professional development allowance and amazing opportunities for personal growth and development
  • A $1000 annual health spending account
  • A generous vacation allotment
  • Sick and personal days
  • Monthly social events (currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office
  • A supportive team of coworkers to work alongside each day.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,  please send your resume with “IT Help Desk & Support” 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF

About the role:

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of various software platforms, data services, and information products.
  • Assists with set ups of necessary software and programs, customization, and ongoing support.
  • Provides legal software support for PC Law, iTimekeep, Worldox, Reveal, ACL, ALF, E-Convey, DivorceMate and other software systems as needed.
  • This position is required to be on-site.
  • Provides additional support, assistance and troubleshooting under the direction of the IT Manager to desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone uses, and AV equipment.
  • Provides assistance to the IT Manager with installing, upgrading and troubleshooting operating systems, servers and security related issues.
  • Responsible for AV setups throughout the firm and its two floors.
  • Assists IT Manager on required projects and issues.
  • Responsible for IT help desk queries and issues.
  • Provides additional relief to the IT Manager when unavailable.

About you:

  • You have a certificate or diploma in information technology or computer systems.
  • You have very strong experience and skills with Microsoft Office applications & Adobe PDF.
  • You have strong technical and analytical skills.
  • You are a customer service focused individual and enjoy working in a professional environment.
  • Exude a positive and proactive approach to your daily tasks.
  • You are dependable and reliable and enjoy being someone a team can count on.
  • Strong computer skills, good understanding of computer hardware, network, and hands-on experience.
  • Are a self-starter who can learn quickly and multitask.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Solid organization skills with an 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
  • 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 (currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office
  • A supportive team of coworkers to work alongside each day.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,  please send your resume with “IT Help Desk & Support” 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.

About the role:

  • Perform daily and trust bank runs
  • Perform data and cost entry
  • Assist with general filing for the department
  • Conduct file closings
  • Ensure departments scanning is up to date
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned
  • This role is in office on-site

About you:

  • You have a minimum 1-year experience in a professional environment.
  • You possess the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Have a passion for learning and continuing growth in a dynamic team environment.
  • Are high energy, professional and client service orientated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and ability to juggle priorities.
  • Possess great attention to detail.
  • Exude a positive and proactive approach to your daily tasks.
  • You are dependable and reliable and enjoy being someone a team can count on.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • 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
  • 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 (currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
  • Various discounts offered in Central City mall, right below our office
  • A supportive team of coworkers to work alongside each day.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,  please send your resume with “Accounting Clerk” 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

About you:

  • Excellent understanding of digital marketing, including SEO, PPC (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and LinkedIn Ads), and content marketing principles
  • Ability to measure KPIs and report on the performance of marketing campaigns
  • Solid understanding of website and marketing analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, SEMrush, etc.)
  • Ability to edit and write crisp and clean copy for blogs, social media, and press releases
  • Keen eye for design and a highly creative approach to marketing
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with external vendors and marketing agencies
  • Highly effective communication abilities, both verbal and written
  • Experience with project management
  • Proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Previous experience in a law firm environment is a strong asset.

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 you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume with “Marketing Specialist” 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.

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]

Articling Students

McQuarrie LLP is a multi-practice law firm located in Surrey, BC. Our lawyers provide legal services to businesses, individuals and institutions across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Located on the 15th Floor of the Central City Tower, we are uniquely positioned to cater to clients in Surrey’s growing business district.

McQuarrie LLP has a long tradition of providing a well-rounded, practical articling experience. We provide our students with a program that covers most areas of the law and combines one-on-one mentoring with opportunities to develop and perfect practice management skills. We believe students learn best by doing. Accordingly, we encourage the development of professional client service by providing our students with plenty of opportunity for direct client contact from the initial client meeting, through to the conclusion of the matter.

We believe that the articling period should be focused on the education and professional development of the student. We expect our articled students to engage with our lawyers and put forth their best effort in developing good work practices, sound professional ethics and a habit of professional courtesy. We try to expose our articled students to a wide variety of work, but students are also expected to take initiative and seek the kinds of work they enjoy and to explore areas where they need more experience.

2022 2nd Year Summer Articles

If you are interested in applying for 2022 2nd Year Summer Articles, please submit your application package via email to [email protected] Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager by September 22, 2021. Please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Law school transcripts to date
  • Undergrad transcripts
  • Letters of reference are accepted but not required
  • Position clearly stated in subject line of email (2nd year summer articles)

2021 Full-time Articles

If you are interested in applying for immediate full-time articles, please submit your application package via email to [email protected], Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager by September 10, 2021. Please include: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Law school transcripts to date
  • Undergrad transcripts
  • Letters of reference are accepted but not required
  • Position clearly stated in subject line of email (Articles)

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.