Legal Administrative Assistant - Financial Services

Gowling WLG - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it - we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Gowling WLG is a leader in the financial services sector, with a long established reputation recognized by financial institutions the world over. We offer expertise in all relevant areas, having acted for some of the world's largest financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of our clients, staying current with trends and legislative developments. Through client-dedicated teams, our professionals are focused on delivering solutions that meet the demands of the ever-changing financial market. Our client lists includes major financial institutions, lenders, and corporate borrowers.

We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a genuine interest in financial services to join our team.


Prepare legal documents, letters, memos, and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from our legal professionals;
Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professionals’ practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate;
Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professionals’ practice including the management of diary systems and databases to ensure important deadlines are met;
Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professionals of administrative detail including but not limited to accounting, opening and closing of files, and billing;
Coordinate flow of documents between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals, and clients at all levels;
Other duties as assigned.


Strong interest in financial services law, with demonstrated experience in this area of law being preferred;
Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required;
Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload;
Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills;
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe;
Experience with the Alberta Personal Property Registry Electronic System (APPRES) is an asset;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities;
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals.

Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.