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Family Legal Administrative Assistant

Posted: January 14, 2021 Company: Jenkins Marzban Logan
Address: 808 NELSON ST, Suite 900 Postal Code: V6Z 2H2
Location: Vancouver Contact: Sandra Lowe
Phone: 604-895-3000 Fax: 604-681-0766
E-mail: hr@jml.ca Website: www.jml.ca

Jenkins Marzban Logan is one of British Columbia’s leading boutique law firms in the areas of construction, commercial and matrimonial dispute resolution and we are looking for a full-time Family Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening and maintaining files, ensuring policies and procedures are followed in accordance with firm guidelines, running conflict searches, dealing with a large volume of emails, maintaining calendars and bring forwards and preparing routine correspondence.
  • Preparing, serving and filing court documents such as Notices of Trial, Notice of Change of Lawyer, etc.
  • Scheduling trial dates, discoveries, meetings, conferences and confirming dates with all involved parties as required.
  • Tracking deadlines to ensure compliance with court limitations.
  • Providing administrative support including dicta-typing and preparation of monthly invoices.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary LAA program or the real world equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures and filing deadlines;
  • Familiarity with Family Law rules and procedures would be a plus;
  • Exceptional time management, organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work under pressure, complete tasks with speed and accuracy, and the ability to multi-task in response to changing situations;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide quality work with a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters;
  • High client service orientation;
  • Strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently, take initiative and be resourceful;
  • Proficiency in file organization and time management;
  • The ability to work overtime if required;
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Experience with PCLaw (not required, but an asset);
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Valid working visa candidates are welcome to apply.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Our benefits include:

  • Extended Health, Vision and Dental coverage
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development & Education reimbursement
  • Vacation and Paid Sick time
  • Matching Group RRSP plan
  • Health & Wellness Allowance
  • Firm Social Events

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and covering letter to hr@jml.ca.  Please include the job title in the subject line as well as your salary expectation in the body of the email.