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Legal Administrative Assistant - Family Law

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
A month ago

Farris is a high performance law firm with a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations in British Columbia. We balance a strong regional and national presence with an expanding international practice that includes US, European and Asia-Pacific based clients. With offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria BC, we offer a full range of legal services.

More than just a leading law firm, we are committed to the communities where we live and work. Our environment fosters multiple paths to success, independence and leadership. Our walls display our rich history—reminding us of why we try harder and why we consistently pursue excellence in the legal profession.

General Accountability

Responsible for all aspects of managing client and file information, including establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; and billing and administrative tasks.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare correspondence, documents, faxes etc. using digital dictation, email instructions, and copy typing
  • Draft standard letters, documents, and pleadings
  • Set trials, discoveries, etc. and prepare required documentation
  • Prepare pleadings and document briefs
  • File preparation and management
  • Time entry, billings and client collections
  • Maintain BF system to ensure follow up and receipt of requested materials/documents
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ litigation experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel) and DivorceMate applications
  • Familiarity with Family Law Act, Rules, and Court Forms considered an asset
  • Exceptional organizational skills; the ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner
  • Professional deportment and presence
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime
  • Keyboarding of 55-60 wpm
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program

Please forward resumes to Human Resources or e-mail: jagujo@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

Category
Administrative Legal