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Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

Legal Administrative Assistant

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Job Description

Canada’s National Specialty Insurance Firm

Dolden Wallace Folick LLP (“Dolden”) is a high performance law firm that practices insurance related litigation throughout Canada, with a focus on claims emanating from specialty lines of insurance.  Our goal is to be the law firm of choice for insurers and their Canadian based litigation claims.  Dolden has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top Insurance Defence firms in Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Toronto and Guelph.

We are committed to encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work and for each partner, employee and client to feel included and respected. 

We strive to attract, retain and promote employees who are the best at what they do and who reflect the diversity of the communities where we live and work, particularly for those who have  been historically excluded from, and under-represented in, the practice of law.

We offer a dynamic, challenging and collaborative work environment that provides you with the opportunity to make decisions and influence results.  If you are interested in making your mark and contributing to the overall success of our team, this is a perfect time to apply.

We are currently searching for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Vancouver office. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and is adept at setting priorities
  • Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Organization and time management skills
  • The capability to be an energetic self-starter who initiates and anticipates needs
  • A passion for providing superior client service
  • The ability to creatively solve problems, make decisions, facilitate and manage deadlines
  • The dexterity to remain calm under pressure
  • The aptitude to work both independently and within a team
  • The capability to work full-time Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
  • The availability to work in the Vancouver office a minimum of three (3) days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, manage and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Draft, review and send communications
  • Open and close client files
  • Conduct searches and conflict checks
  • Update and maintain client/matter lists
  • Prepare legal documents and correspondence
  • Set court dates and discoveries and communicate with registries
  • Organize documents for court
  • Maintain an efficient file management and BF System
  • Enter the lawyers time
  • Perform a wide variety of support duties including but not limited to faxing, scanning, photocopying and maintaining a paper and electronic filing system
  • Organize marketing materials including creating power point presentations
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A graduate from a recognized Legal Administration Assistant, Paralegal and/or Law Clerk program is required
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably in litigation and insurance defence
  • Exceptional technical skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability using electronic file management systems

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes:

  • Firm paid extended health, dental, AD&D benefits
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • Paid sick and personal days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • RRSP matching program

The firm also offers:

  • Professional Development & Continuing Education
  • Firm mentoring programs
  • A work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow your career
  • Firm Social events
  • Employment service awards
  • A flexible schedule         
  • A hybrid work environment

 

To join our team, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Heather Walker CPHR

Director of HR & Operations

careers@dolden.com

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in our firm, however, only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

About Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

Dolden Wallace Folick LLP was created with the sole objective of providing legal services exclusively to the insurance industry. Our firm is an industry leader in terms of expertise and experience. We defend insureds under property, liability, and a wide variety of specialty insurance lines. We also provide coverage and underwriting advice to national and international insurers, and pursue subrogated claims on their behalf. Dolden Wallace Folick LLP has repeatedly been recognized in Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the top Insurance Defence Boutique firms in Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Toronto and Calgary.

Industry

Legal

Company Size

51-200 employees

Application closing date is 2024-06-24

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