Legal Assistant

December 7 2020
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Edmonton, AB

Our Edmonton office is currently seeking a dynamic professional Legal Assistant to join our growing Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to work within a great group of legal assistants and lawyers, where teamwork comes first and where the work is challenging and interesting!

The position requires an outgoing, confident and reliable individual to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities. The successful applicant will offer a blend of skills and experience providing commercial litigation and practice support within a team where collegiality and collaboration are key elements of how we work at Dentons. If you are a self-starter, who has a solid litigation background and excel at being proactive, we would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a Legal Administrative Assistant in Commercial / Civil Litigation
  • Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
  • Experience with rules of procedure in provincial and/or federal administrative tribunals would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, BC Online and CSO
  • 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.

*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020).

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.

To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.

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