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Junior to Intermediate Legal Administrative Assistant - Family Law

Job ID: 7166

Level: Intermediate


Our client is a boutique firm located in downtown Vancouver.  They are seeking an intermediate Legal Administrative Assistant for their busy family law practice.  They are open to a more junior individual, provided s/he has a strong work ethic and is eager to learn.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Setting court dates, mediations, discoveries, trials and communicating with court registries and opposing counsel
  • Arranging court filings and applications
  • Tracking court and limitation dates
  • Assisting with the preparation of court applications, trial briefs, application records, trial exhibits
  • Maintaining lawyer calendars, scheduling client appointments, email management, maintaining a bring forward (“BF”) system­­
  • File management (opening and closing)
  • Monthly billing
  • Time entry where applicable
  • Regular interaction with clients
  • General administrative duties as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-3 years experience working in a busy law firm, preferably within a family law and/or litigation environment
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word and Divorcemate
  • Extremely reliable and able to work both independently and as a team member
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and work under pressure in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic, be proactive in nature and show keen initiative.

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