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Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted: August 11, 2017 Company: Bennett Jones LLP
Address: Suite 2200, 1055 West Hastings Street Postal Code: V6E2E9
Location: Vancouver Contact: Stephanie Paige/Human Resources
Phone: 604-891-5138 Fax: 604-891-5100
E-mail: paiges@bennettjones.com/HRdepttor@bennettjones.com Website: www.bennettjones.com

Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as a Platinum Level Best Employer in the 2016 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON. The firm has also been recognized for 2016 as one of “Alberta’s Top 70 Employers” and as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 14 consecutive years.

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant to join our litigation department in Vancouver.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparation of correspondence, presentations, spreadsheets and other documents using various software including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio
  • Developing and maintaining filing system (both hard copy and electronic)
  • Opening and organizing client files including managing limitation periods
  • Administrative duties as required such as managing calendars, coordinating meetings and making travel arrangements
  • Assistance with coordination of firm events
  • Entering dockets, billings, preparation of invoices and account letters
  • Preparing cheque requisitions and trust deposits/withdrawals
  • Preparing expense reports
  • Maintaining up to date contact information
  • Liaising with lawyers and staff on various matters
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of at least 3 years’ experience as a legal assistant supporting multiple legal professionals
  • Post-Secondary education in legal administration or equivalent
  • Experience supporting practice areas of commercial litigation preferred
  • Knowledge of the BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures
  • Solid typing and computer skills: proficiency in the MS Office environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; self-motivated and ability to multi-task
  • Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail
  • Service oriented, adaptable, and dependable
  • Professional work ethic and great attitude
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion
  • Exceptional ability to work within a team environment

Apply to:

Human Resources
Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership
3400 One First Canadian Place
P.O. Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Fax: 416.863.1716
E-mail: hrdepttor@bennettjones.com/paiges@bennettjones.com