Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Civil Litigation

Nixon Wenger LLP - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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We are seeking a Paralegal or Legal Assistant to join our Civil Litigation team. The successful
candidate must be team-orientated and accustomed to working as a team with other litigation
assistants.

Responsibilities & Knowledge:
  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting
deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and confirming case

status with attorney

  • Formatting briefs, pleadings and other legal documents
  • Preparing pleadings including Statements of Claim, Statements of Defense, Third Party Claims,
Counterclaims and Cross claims

  • Arranging examinations for discovery and trial dates
  • Conduct legal research
  • Prepare court materials such as application records, books of authorities, appeal records and
appeal books

  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses;
ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed

  • E-filing legal documents
  • Preparing settlement documents (Notice of Satisfaction, Notice of Discontinuance, Releases,
etc.)

  • Handle administrative details with respect to accounting, opening and closing files, billing, etc.
  • Ensuring deadlines are met and limitation dates are adhered to
  • Corresponding with clients
Qualifications:
  • 1+ years experience as a Paralegal/legal Assistant
  • Well versed in the trial preparation
  • Must have strong client service skills
  • Excellent word processing and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and you have ability to multi-task & prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team