Legal Assistant - Commercial and Construction Litigation *NEW*

Posted: Friday October 1st, 2021
Closing Date: Friday October 29th, 2021

Our client is a leading national law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.  The Calgary office is currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join their Advocacy Department. The successful candidate will provide a variety of routine legal and administrative duties to one Partner and one Associate with an emphasis on commercial and construction litigation.
 

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Drafting routine correspondence on behalf of lawyer.
  • Entering dockets and preparing accounts.
  • Assisting in the preparation of statements of claim, statements of defence, factums, etc.
  • Proofreading and editing documents and correspondence.
  • Preparing and revising PowerPoint presentations.
  • Obtaining information and instructions from clients and forwarding to lawyer.
  • Assisting in management of lawyer’s practice, i.e., opening files, arranging meetings, scheduling hearing dates with government bodies and/or representatives, arranging travel and/or accommodations.
  • Managing bring forward system and keeping lawyer apprised of matters in office.
  • Assembly of affidavits, application records, factums and books of authorities.
  • Drafting of basic pleadings.
  • Coordinating with process servers regarding service and filing of court materials.
  • Coordinating with court officers regarding trial and application bookings and related court material filings.
  • Drafting cover/service letters and coordinating delivery of documents.
  • Coordinating and monitoring administrative functions to ensure completion of work accurately and within established time frames.
  • Providing support to other lawyers and staff as required and requested.

The successful candidate must have the following education, experience and/or demonstrated skills:

  • Legal Assistant Program from an accredited college;
  • A minimum of 5 years previous experience as a legal assistant.
  • Experience in commercial and/or construction litigation is required.
  • Proficient in MS Office 365. Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet applications and digital dictation software.
  • Knowledge of Automated Civil Litigation (ACL).
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to changing situations easily.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and exhibit sound judgment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated skill with respect to utilizing proper grammar, including punctuation and spelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm yet keep a sense of urgency and a positive team driven work ethic.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please forward your resume in strict confidence to Shona Tischner at shona@urbanlegal.ca  

At Urban Legal Recruitment we guarantee discretion and confidentiality.  

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