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Senior Legal Administrative Assistant - Family Law

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Who They are:

Our downtown Vancouver client is one of British Columbia’s leading boutique law firms in the areas of construction, commercial and matrimonial dispute resolution. Our client is looking for a full-time Senior Family Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening and maintaining files, ensuring policies and procedures are followed in accordance with firm guidelines, running conflict searches, dealing with a large volume of emails, maintaining calendars and bring forwards and preparing routine correspondence.
  • Preparing, serving and filing court documents such as Notices of Trial, Notice of Change of Lawyer, etc.
  • Scheduling trial dates, discoveries, meetings, conferences and confirming dates with all involved parties as required.
  • Tracking deadlines to ensure compliance with court limitations.
  • Providing administrative support including dicta-typing and preparation of monthly invoices.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary LAA program or the real world equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures and filing deadlines;
  • Familiarity with Family Law rules and procedures would be a plus;  
  • Exceptional time management, organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work under pressure, complete tasks with speed and accuracy, and the ability to multi-task in response to changing situations;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide quality work with a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters;
  • High client service orientation;
  • Strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently, take initiative and be resourceful;
  • Proficiency in file organization and time management;
  • The ability to work overtime if required;
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Experience with PCLaw (not required, but an asset);
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Valid working visa candidates are welcome to apply.

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

  • Extended Health, Vision and Dental coverage
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development & Education reimbursement
  • Vacation and Paid Sick time
  • Matching Group RRSP plan
  • Health & Wellness Allowance
  • Firm Social Events