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Legal Assistant - (Family Law)

Location
Vernon, BC
Details
Full Time
12 days ago

Based in Vernon, our well established client is seeking a Legal Assistant (Family Law) or Paralegal to join their reputable law firm.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as the first point of contact for internal/external client inquiries as well as maintaining client contact to ensure prompt response times
  • Set court dates, mediations, discoveries, hearings and communicate with registries
  • Arrange court filings and applications
  • Track court dates and limitation dates
  • Prepare and draft various correspondence and documents, including court pleadings
  • Assist with the preparation of court applications, trial briefs and JCC memos
  • Assemble application records, case authorities, trial exhibits and corresponding indexes
  • Maintain an efficient file management and “Bring Forward” system
  • Maintain a full calendar, management of email and lawyers’ practice
  • Understanding of BC civil litigation practices and procedures, with an emphasis on family law
  • Familiarity with BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and BC Supreme Court Family Rules


Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal. Inexperienced candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant/Paralegal certificate or diploma may also be considered.
  • Familiarity with the family law registry, both provincial and supreme
  • Experience with the alternate dispute resolution process an asset
  • Experience arranging court filings and applications
  • Must have strong client service skills
  • Excellent word processing and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task & prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to Platinum Recruiting via our website or email enquiries@platinumrecruiting.ca with the subject line “Family Law â€" Legal Assistant”.
Category
Administrative