Hybrid Legal Assistant/Paralegal

April 28 2020
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Calgary, AB

Whitelaw Twining is a leading Western Canadian regional law firm with a focus on litigation and with offices in Vancouver and Calgary providing a full-range of legal expertise. We are an innovative, passionate team and we’ve been raising the bar for litigation for nearly 40 years. Founded in Vancouver in 1979, Whitelaw Twining started as a small, boutique firm with three partners. Since the beginning, we’ve pushed beyond standard litigation to find progressive, creative solutions for our clients. We build long-term relationships with local, national and international clients, supporting them so their businesses can prosper.


Whitelaw Twining is extremely proud of its professional work environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers. Our firm strives to maintain the positive aspects of a small company work environment while further establishing business practices as we continue to evolve. We believe that our staff work best in a collegial atmosphere where they are empowered to build their careers and make a positive contribution to our work environment.


Join us at WT!


We are seeking a Hybrid Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join our Calgary team. The ideal candidate will have 3-5+ years of litigation experience will be a team player who is proactive, able to handle a busy workload and has a keen eye for details.


Legal Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and draft various correspondence and documents, including dicta-typing and copy-typing
  • Draft standard letters, documents briefs and pleadings
  • Set court appointments/meetings and prepare required documentation
  • Interact with clients by phone and in person including setting appointments
  • Maintain filing system including a bring-forward system
  • Sort incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail
  • Perform other related duties as required

Paralegal Responsibilities:

Billing

  • Enter billable time and descriptions of work into billing software on a regular and timely basis
  • Maintain an annual billing target


Document management:

  • Organize large groups of documents
  • Analyze documents for relevance, for producible and privileged purposes
  • Create Lists of Documents/Affidavits of Records and serving on appropriate parties
  • Receive, review, analyze, and organize opposing parties’ documents
  • Receive, organize, and summarize clinical records


Pleadings:

  • Draft pleadings/court documents where appropriate
  • Review Discovery/Questioning transcripts and obtain answers to outstanding requests
  • Advise lawyer on which specialist/expert to use in various cases. Setting up appointments and providing specialists/experts with all relevant documentation
  • Mediations: Prepare mediation brief and outline, if applicable
  • Miscellaneous: Provide general assistance to the lawyer dependent on the lawyer’s needs, including but not limited to drafting correspondence on lawyer’s behalf, tracking the status of the lawyer’s files, conducting court searches, etc.
  • Legal Research: Quantum research and other research as requested by lawyer


Qualifications:

  • Paralegal Certificate or Diploma
  • As required, relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills


Benefits & Perks:
We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, together with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • a competitive bonus program;
  • a wellness allowance for fitness expenses;
  • an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • ongoing continuing education;
  • flexible health and dental coverage;
  • long term disability insurance;
  • a remote work policy that allows you to have the flexibility to work from home one day every other week;
  • personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • employee assistance program;
  • monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • casual day every Friday; and
  • an outgoing firm culture that provides lots of social opportunities to connect with your co- workers.


While we thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: https://wtca.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=61

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