The Vancouver office is currently seeking a professional Executive Assistant / Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Commercial Litigation group, supporting our Practice Group Leader and an associate. The EA/LAA will provide a blend of skills and experience providing commercial litigation and administrative support. The position will require a confident and reliable individual to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities. The successful applicant must be team-orientated and accustomed to working as a team with other litigation assistants.
Managing and scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, travel and calendar management
Opening and organizing client files
Preparing expense reports, confidential correspondence, spreadsheets, etc.
Preparing legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc.
Setting court dates and discoveries and communicating with registries
Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system in accordance with the firm’s standards and policy
Entering and maintaining on a timely basis lawyer’s dockets and managing monthly bill cycles
Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required
Preparing forms such as cheque requisitions, wire transfers, trust deposits, and expense reports
Updating and maintaining client/matter lists
Administrative tasks including scanning, photocopying, file management, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Legal Administrative Assistant Certification from an accredited institution
Experience working as a Legal Administrative Assistant in Commercial Litigation
Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and BC Online;
Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information
Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must
Competitive salary and benefits package
Generous allowance of personal and vacation days
RRSP matching program after passing probation
Short and long term disability insurance
Opportunities for professional growth
Various social events and activities throughout the year
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by email to:
Dentons Canada LLP
- We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.