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Litigation Legal Assistant

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.

We are looking for two Litigation Legal Administrative Assistants to join our Vancouver office.

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; billing and administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dicta-typing, drafting and filing court documents.
  • Prepare lists of documents; organize and assemble chambers records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books.
  • Schedule court dates and discoveries; communicate with court registries, clients and counsel.
  • File preparation and management including daily electronic and paper-based filing.
  • Monthly time billings, accounts and collections, and client status reports.
  • Maintain BF systems.
  • Obtain and index cases from online and other sources, including Farris library.
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years’ litigation experience.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Minimum typing speed of 60 wpm; dictation
  • Exceptionally organized, with strong file and calendar management skills.
  • Meticulously detail oriented - excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Ability to function well under pressure, manage a high volume of work and multi-task.
  • Familiarity with Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Rules, procedures and forms.
  • Ability to locate and cite case law and other authorities.
  • Positive and willing attitude; ability to research solutions online and implement when needed.
  • Flexibility to perform occasional overtime on short notice.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.
Candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to:

June Agujo, PCP
HR Advisor
Farris LLP
25th Floor – 700 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V7Y 1B3
jagujo@farris.com

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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 stron...

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Industry
Legal
Size
201-500 employees