Legal Support Staff

Family Law LAA

About the role:

Duties will include

  • Opening, organizing, and closing files
  • Preparation of court documents, 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.
  • Maintaining a BF and limitation system
  • Preparing trial books and books of documents
  • Updating rules of court binders
  • Frequent communication with opposing counsel and clients
  • Other administrative tasks as needed

About you:

  • A Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in general litigation work in Family Law
  • Proficient with MS Word and Outlook
  • Solid understanding of Supreme and Provincial Court Family Rules
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, professionalism, and to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • 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 submit your application below or send your resume with “Family Law LAA” in the subject line, along with a cover letter to Ashley Schaffer, Human Resources Generalist at [email protected]

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