Employment Opportunity: Legal Assistant (Senior)
We are seeking to add a legal assistant who will be a core member of our 6 lawyer and growing legal services team on a full-time basis.
Transcribing dictation via Olympus transcription software
Assisting lawyers with court filings
Managing court filing deadlines and coordination of hearing dates
Developing and maintaining filing systems
Opening and organizing client files including managing limitation periods
Administrative duties as required such as managing calendars, coordinating meetings and making travel arrangements
Assisting with client billings and preparing invoices and account letters
Maintaining up to date contact information for clients and vendors
Consistently uphold strict standards of confidentiality
Provide reception and secretarial support
Assist in preparation of exhibit binders for depositions, hearings and trials
Manage the case calendar and keep an eye on deadlines
Prepare various documents and correspondence
Plan and execute service of documents and correspondence on parties
Answer incoming calls and assist in handling high volume phone lines
Aid attorneys with client intake
File hard copies of documents as well as maintain the electronic document system
Maintain exceptional client service standards
We prefer candidates with a Legal Assistant Diploma from an accredited college but will consider candidates with suitable experience
Minimum 5 years experience as a Legal Assistant required.
Experience in commercial litigation assistance required
Strong administrative and organizational skills
Self-starter with an ability to identify, take charge of and manage administrative tasks such as file and document management with minimal supervision
Software Knowledge (Essential to have, but we will train): Cosmolex practice management and accounting, Olympus transcription, Microsoft Office Suite core products (Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook), Worldox document management, Zoom, Eclipse SE evidence management.
Compensation: Negotiable; commensurate with experience.
Includes benefits: Life, LT disability, extended health care, vision, dental, and a health spending account (see package for particulars).
Firm Culture: We are a supportive firm that requires kindness and mutual support for our people. Continuous professional development is strongly encouraged, and we pay for it.
Apply with resume, references and details to [email protected]
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,884.58-$77,897.90 per year
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Calgary, AB T2P 4G8: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- Secondary School (preferred)
- Legal Assistant: 5 years (preferred)
Work Location: In person