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Legal Administrative Assistant - Commercial Litigation

Job ID: 7117

Level: Senior


Our client is top national law firm with multiple offices across Canada. They are currently seeking a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant with Commercial Litigation experience to join their busy Vancouver office. 

The Role and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing basic legal documents from written, oral and taped instructions and precedents. 
  • Drafting routine correspondence on behalf of lawyer.
  • Entering dockets and preparing accounts.
  • Transcription of dictations. 
  • Applying proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence.
  • Assisting in management of lawyer’s practice, i.e., opening files, arranging meetings, scheduling hearing dates with government bodies and/or representatives, arranging travel and/or accommodations.
  • Managing bring forward system and keeping lawyer apprised of matters in office.
  • Assisting with assembly of affidavits, application records, factums and books of authorities.
  • Coordinating with process servers regarding service and filing of court materials.
  • Coordinating with court offices regarding trial and application bookings and related court material filings.
  • Drafting cover/service letters and coordinating delivery of documents.
  • Coordinating and monitoring administrative functions to ensure completion of work accurately and within established time frames. 
  • Providing support to other lawyers and staff as required and requested.

Key Qualifications:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) certification from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 8 years’ of working experience within a busy litigation practice and a track record in producing high quality work in a fast paced environment
  • Prior experience with billing
  • High attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of BC Online, Dye & Durham, LTSA, Time Matters, Summation, and PC Law
  • The ability to work independently in a team based environment
  • A self starter attitude who shows initiative and can anticipate the next step
  • Strong client service skills
  • The ability to multi-task and superior organization skills

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