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Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
7 days ago

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 seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join their Vancouver team.  The ideal candidate will have 2-5+ years of litigation experience and will be a team player who is proactive, able to handle a busy workload and has a keen eye for details.

Responsibilities:

Document management:

  • Organizing large groups of documents
  • Analyzing documents for relevance, for producible and privileged purposes
  • Creating Lists of Documents and serving on appropriate parties
  • Receiving, reviewing, analyzing, organizing opposing parties’ documents
  • Receiving, organizing and summarizing clinical records

Pleadings:

  • Drafting pleadings where appropriate – including but not limited to Responses to Civil Claim and Chambers applications
  • Reviewing Discovery transcripts and obtaining answers to outstanding requests
  • Mediations: Preparing mediation brief and outline, if applicable
  • Miscellaneous: Providing general assistance to the lawyer dependent on the lawyer’s needs, including but not limited to drafting correspondence on lawyer’s behalf, tracking the status of the lawyer’s files, conducting court searches, etc.
  • Legal Research: Quantum research and other research as requested by lawyer

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal Certificate or Diploma
  • 2-5+ years of litigation experience as a Paralegal
  • As required, relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills

Benefits & Perks:

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