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Industry Legal
Client Information Law firm
Job ID 1211
Title Legal Assistant – Litigation
Position Overview Our client is looking for an intermediate to senior Legal Assistant to work in their Litigation department. This position will work in a team of two assistants assisting one Partner and two Associates, who practice primarily in the area of insurance defence.
Responsibilities
  • Manage time, resources, workflow and deadlines of the lawyers - maintaining a filing system for all documents, compiling and organizing materials required for legal professional’s work-in-progress, opening up new files, etc.
  • Interact with clients to schedule appointments and exchange information.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support such as filing, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, transcribing Dictaphone notes, performing research photocopying and binding materials, etc.
  • Draft correspondence and memoranda, including affidavits of documents; compile documents and complete conflict reports.
  • Perform client account administration.
Education Legal Assistant diploma
Experience
To qualify, the successful candidate must have:
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in the legal industry, with a solid background in litigation; experience in insurance defence litigation preferred;
  • Strong drafting skills and familiarity with relevant documents;
  • Strong document management skills with the ability to learn and use the firm’s document management systems;
  • Great attention to detail and sound proofreading skills;
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and take initiative;
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to set priorities while maintaining flexibility; and
  • A positive and professional attitude with a team-oriented mindset.
Date Posted 4/22/2014
City Calgary
Province Alberta [AB]
Compensation & Benefits Overview A competitive salary package will be offered to the right individual.
Comments
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates to be considered for an interview will be contacted.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada to be considered for this role.
Consultant Janelle Kuropatwa
Consultant Email janelle.kuropatwa@questus.ca
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