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Junior Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

Reference ID: 6340
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Our client, an intellectual property boutique firm in Vancouver, has an opening for a Junior Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal.  This is a full-time contract position covering a maternity leave for approximately 16 months with the possibility of permanent full-time employment at the end of the contract term.    The successful applicant will be part of a team working with two Senior Paralegals assisting two Partners and two Associates in their biotech practice group.   

 The Junior Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal will assist with all stages of patent and trademark prosecution including:

  • Reviewing and reporting correspondence
  • Communicating with direct clients and foreign associates
  • Managing deadlines, billing and general administrative duties
  • Assisting with management of patent and trademark portfolios
  • Retrieving patent and trademark records and information from official databases
  • Filing patent and trademark applications
  • Assisting with preparation of  amendments and responses to Office Actions and other official filings

The ideal candidate will bring with them a strong attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work, the ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines and work well under pressure. They are also looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and who can work independently and in a team environment to provide excellent client service.  The ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and a positive, can-do attitude are key to being successful in this role.

 Qualifications for this position include the following:

  • Professional legal administrative assistant or paralegal certification.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong keyboarding skills with demonstrated accuracy.
  • Advanced computer skills –  Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer.

The following experience would also be an asset:

  • Experience in a law firm environment, particularly in an intellectual property firm or department.
  • Knowledge of CIPO and USPTO practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of biotechnology and life sciences

 Interested candidates please forward your resume to

Posted: September 29, 2016
Closes:November 28, 2016
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Eva Lee & Associates Recruitment Ltd is a local Vancouver based recruitment agency, specializing in permanent, temporary and contract staffing solutions for the business & legal community in B.C. ...

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