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Corporate Commercial Junior LAA

Posted: February 11, 2019 Company: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Address: 700 W Georgia St. Postal Code: V7Y 1B3
Location: Vancouver Contact: Elizabeth Jackson
Phone: Fax:
E-mail: ejackson@farris.com Website: http://www.farris.com/legal-careers/staff-careers/

At Farris, we aim to provide services of the highest calibre in every area of the law. Our team shares a strong sense of loyalty and a collective responsibility – to our clients and to each other – to perform at nothing less than the highest standards.

Farris is a high performance law firm, with a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations in British Columbia. We balance a strong regional and national presence with an expanding international practice that includes U.S., European, and Asia-Pacific based clients.

A unique career opportunity exists for an energetic Junior LAA seeking growth and challenge within a busy yet highly supportive environment.

General Accountability    

Working alongside a senior assistant, the Junior LAA is responsible for managing client and file information, including establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; billing and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dicta-typing
  • File preparation and management (file opening and closing, daily filing etc.)
  • Maintain BF system
  • Time entry, billings and client collections
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required

Qualifications

  • Strong document production skills and a working knowledge of MS Office including document management and comparison systems
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to function well under pressure
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills
  • Resilient, a strong sense of “team”, and an unwavering sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the desire to learn and be mentored
  • Keyboarding of at least 60 wpm
  • Flexibility to work overtime
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have recently completed a Legal Administrative Assistant program

Candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth A. Jackson, MBA, CPHR
Director, Human Resources
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
25th Floor – 700 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V7Y 1B3
ejackson@farris.com

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.