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Litigation Legal Assistant

Posted: July 20, 2018 Company: Whitelaw Twining
Address: 2400 - 200 Granville Street Postal Code: V6C 1S4
Location: Vancouver Contact: Christin Tschacher
Phone: Fax:
E-mail: humanresources@wt.ca Website: http://www.whitelawtwining.com/

Founded in 1979, Whitelaw Twining is a leading BC law firm with a focus on litigation, providing a full-range of legal expertise.  Our clients depend on us for innovative, practical solutions to their legal issues.  Our office is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver, close to the Skytrain (Expo Line, Millennium Line and Canada line), West Coast Express station, and the Seabus terminal.

Whitelaw Twining is extremely proud of its professional work environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers.  Our firm strives to maintain the positive aspects of a small company work environment while further establishing business practices as we continue to evolve.  We believe that our staff work best in a collegial atmosphere where they are empowered to build their careers and make a positive contribution to our work environment.  We are a growing firm continually looking for candidates who share the same values matched with a high level of skill and knowledge.

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Administrative Assistant. This is a position for an ambitious professional with 3+ years of post-certificate experience gained at a reputable law firm.  The successful candidate must have strong references and be a team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and draft various correspondence and documents
  • Draft standard letters, documents briefs and pleadings
  • Set trials, discoveries, etc. and prepare required documentation
  • Interact with clients by phone and in person
  • Set appointments for clients
  • Maintain filing system including a bring-forward system
  • Sort incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail
  • Delegate work to Junior Legal Assistant
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Legal Administrative Assistant program
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant in a litigation practice
  • Excellent English oral and written skills
  • Professional manner in communication with clients
  • Strong administration and organization skills
  • Able to draft standard correspondence and documents with minimal supervision
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Litigation experience preferred

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications must be submitted online at: https://wtca.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=15