Legal Support Services Assistant

Published
January 23, 2023
Location
550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Contact Name
Kayla Fenton

Description

The successful candidate will act in a support role across various practice groups in our Vancouver office. The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic, be collaborative, professional, adaptable and is someone who cares about the quality of their work.

This is a full-time on-site position and occasional pre-authorized overtime may be required to meet client needs. This role reports into the Supervisor, Legal Support Services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Executing all administrative duties including, but not limited to, email and calendar management, coordinating meetings, preparing expense reimbursements etc.
  • Preparing legal documents and correspondence according to precedents and/or instructions (drafting letters, revising draft documents, and preparing document comparisons)
  • Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system
  • Ensuring all physical and electronic filing is organized and up to date on a regular basis
  • Interacting with clients and coordinating meetings 
  • Delegating tasks to, and coordinating with, other administrative departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary Legal Assistant or Paralegal course
  • Preference for an applicant with co-op, internship, or previous work experience in a law firm environment
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply with a recognized certification
  • In-depth understanding of business and legal terminology
  • Superior computer and typing skills; proficiency in MS Office 365, Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Pro, digital dictation, Worksite DMS, etc.

Why Work With Us

Fasken is dedicated to rewarding your contributions and encouraging your professional development. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Our benefits include:

  • A health and wellness subsidy
  • An annual education & tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible medical and dental benefits (effective from day 1)
  • Short term and long term disability insurance
  • Personal days
  • Employee & family assistance program
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Group retirement savings plan with matching contributions
  • Monetary incentive for employee referrals
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through firm initiatives
  • An engaging firm culture that celebrates our hardworking and dedicated people

Diversity and Inclusion

At Fasken we believe a diverse workplace comprises individuals with unique backgrounds, characteristics and qualities. An inclusive workplace creates an equitable environment where individuals are respected and where they are welcome. Fasken is committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

Accessibility and Accommodation

It is important to our Firm that all its members, including those with disabilities, find our workplace to be welcoming and supportive. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Background and Reference Checks

Any offer of employment may be conditional upon full background checks including a criminal record check, a credit check, employment and educational verification.

Your Application

We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. You can submit your application via our Careers page.