Experienced Litigation Legal Assistant

Parlee McLaws LLP - Edmonton, AB (12 months ago)

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Legal Assistant – Litigation

Parlee McLaws LLPis a well-established law firm with over 125 years of experience here in Alberta and we’re looking for an experienced Legal Assistant to support lawyers in the litigation department. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, takes initiative and is customer service oriented. If you are a team player, thrive under pressure and have a high attention to detail, this role could be for you.

Position Overview:

  • Conduct court searches
  • Draft correspondence, court, and financing legal documents
  • Prepare a variety of legal documents including statement of claims, briefs, and client letters
  • Schedule various applications and questionings
  • Manage incoming workflow from a team of lawyers/paralegal
  • Calendar management including coordinating and scheduling meetings
  • Preparation of accounts and time entry
  • Generate reporting as required for insurance companies
  • General administrative tasks including office and file management
  • Other tasks as required


  • Previous Insurance Defence Litigation experience
  • Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Assistant/Paralegal program
  • Highly reliable and possesses professional demeanor
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Ability to learn and use several different software
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit attention to detail and is committed to producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines with a high degree of personal initiative
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong customer service and relationship building skills
  • Readily adapt to changing priorities and effectively work in a changing and high-volume work environment
  • Possess problem solving skills with a proactive mindset
  • Ability to collaborate within a team as well as achieve results individually
  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently

Sound like a good fit? We look forward to hearing from you! Please send your cover letter and resume. Your application will be confidential.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Litigation: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Legal Assistant: 3 years (Preferred)


  • English (Required)