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Legal Administrative Assistant – Commercial Litigation Float

Posted: January 13, 2021 Company: Hunter Litigation Chambers
Address: 2100 - 1040 West Georgia Street Postal Code: V6E 4H1
Location: Vancouver Contact: Leslie Green
Phone: 604-891-2405 Fax:
E-mail: lgreen@litigationchambers.com Website: www.litigationchambers.com

Founded in 2006, Hunter Litigation Chambers (HLC) has become one of the premier firms in BC. HLC is a 25-lawyer litigation boutique in downtown Vancouver.  The practice of the firm is restricted to dispute resolution, focusing on commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law.

We offer a collegial and respectful working environment that inspires team and social interaction between staff and lawyers.  At HLC we encourage staff to make a positive contribution to the work environment.

We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant (Float) with two or more years of litigation experience to deliver high-quality support to ensure excellent service to the team and to our clients.  We are looking for a team player who is detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, and able to handle a busy workload. For candidates who are early in their career, this is a great place to learn and grow. The successful candidate will provide vacation/sick coverage and overflow support for the entire office.  Some reception coverage will be required from time to time.

Responsibilities

  • Manage client files including diarizing hearing and trial dates, establishing organizational and BF systems (electronic and paper);
  • Draft standard letters and pleadings;
  • Document preparation, compile documents and coordinate print jobs with third-party printer;
  • Organize and assemble chambers/petition records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books;
  • Schedule discoveries, trial dates and arbitrations;
  • Communicate with court registries and court reporters;
  • File documents with the registries at various levels of court;
  • Prepare monthly bills and general accounting requests;
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • A client-focused approach and commitment to providing professional service to internal and external clients;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to manage high volumes of work;
  • Strong administration and organization skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent English (oral and written) communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active;
  • Familiarity with BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal rules, procedures and forms;
  • Flexibility to perform occasional overtime on short notice is required.
  • Knowledge of PC Law, FileSite, IPro, and CaseMap is an asset.

Please forward cover letters and resumes to Leslie Green, Director of Administration, at lgreen@litigationchambers.com.

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