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Legal Support Assistant

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday

Our client is a leading Western Canadian regional law firm with a focus on litigation and with offices in Vancouver and Calgary providing a full-range of legal expertise.  The are an innovative, passionate team and they have been raising the bar for litigation for over 40 years. Founded in Vancouver in 1979, they started as a small, boutique firm with the goal of providing superior client service while promoting a professional, supportive and engaging environment to our team members. Since the beginning, they have pushed beyond standard litigation to find progressive, creative solutions for their clients. They build long-term relationships with local, national and international clients, supporting them so their businesses can prosper. 

Their firm strives to maintain the positive aspects of a small firm environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers. They believe that their staff work best in a collegial atmosphere where they are empowered to build their careers and make a positive contribution to their work environment.

They are currently seeking a Legal Support Assistant to join their Vancouver team. This is ideal position for a recent graduate of the Legal Administrative Assistant program looking to ease into the legal field with the mentorship of intermediate/senior level Legal Administrative Assistants.  This is an excellent entry-level position to develop your skills and confidence with the goal of continually taking on more senior-level responsibilities.  The successful candidate for this position will be able to build positive working relationships, have a keen eye for details and will be able to handle a busy work load.

Responsibilities:

  • Sending out paper mail (correspondence, copying for file, labels, etc.)
  • Drafting basic emails to clients and attaching necessary materials for review
  • Drafting basic pleadings
  • Cover letters enclosing accounts
  • Assisting with copying and scanning
  • Assembling binders
  • Sending out cheques for payment and/or processing invoices
  • Typing dictation overflow
  • File openings and closings
  • Providing vacation coverage for Legal Assistants
  • Filing

 Qualifications:

  •  Graduate of Legal Administrative Assistant program
  • Excellent English oral and written skills
  • Professional manner in communicating with others
  • Strong organization and teamwork skills
  • Able to multi-task

 

Benefits & Perks:


They offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Their benefits include:

  • annual firm closure for mental health day
  • opportunities to participate in a variety of health & wellness related activities and programs
  • a wellness allowance for fitness expenses;
  • an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • flexible health and dental coverage;
  • long term disability insurance;
  • personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • early departure on the Friday before long weekends;
  • employee assistance program;
  • monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • ongoing staff appreciation events;
  • flexible work arrangement options;
  • casual day every Friday; and
  • an outgoing firm culture that provides lots of social opportunities to connect with your co-workers.
Category
Legal