Float Legal Administrative Assistant

April 28 2020
Industries Legal
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Vancouver, BC

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 over 40 years. Founded in Vancouver in 1979, Whitelaw Twining started as a small, boutique firm with the goal of providing superior client service while promoting a professional, supportive and engaging environment to our team members. 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.


Our firm strives to maintain the positive aspects of a small firm environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers. 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 currently looking for a Float Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team. This is a position for an ambitious professional with 1+ years of post-diploma experience gained at a reputable law firm. The successful candidate must have strong references and be a team player.


Responsibilities:


  • Cover desks for vacation and sick days
  • Provide overflow support to legal support staff
  • Prepare and draft various correspondence and documents (including dicta-typing and copy-typing)
  • Draft standard letters, documents briefs and pleadings
  • Set trials, discoveries, etc. and prepare required documentation
  • Interact with clients by phone and in person
  • Set appointments for clients
  • Maintain filing system including a bring-forward system
  • Sort incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:


  • Graduate of a Legal Administrative Assistant program
  • Minimum 1+ years of experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant in a litigation practice
  • Excellent English oral and written skills
  • Professional manner in communication with clients
  • Strong administration and organization skills
  • Able to draft standard correspondence and documents with minimal supervision
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Litigation experience preferred

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:

  • annual firm closure for mental health day
  • opportunities to participate in a variety of health & wellness related activities and programs
  • a wellness allowance for fitness expenses;
  • an annual education/tuition allowance;
  • flexible health and dental coverage;
  • long term disability insurance;
  • personal days to help balance outside commitments;
  • early departure on the Friday before long weekends;
  • employee assistance program;
  • monetary incentive for employee referrals;
  • ongoing staff appreciation events;
  • flexible work arrangement options;
  • casual day every Friday; and
  • an outgoing firm culture that provides lots of social opportunities to connect with your co-workers.

Diversity & Inclusivity:

Whitelaw Twining recognizes that respect for the dignity and worth of everyone who works at the Firm is the foundation of harmonious and productive working relationships. We commit to providing a professional atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. All prospective, current, and former employees will be treated fairly and equally regardless of race, age, colour, gender, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation.


Background and Reference Checks

Offers of employment may be conditional upon reference checks, criminal record checks, and educational verification.


Vaccination Policy:

Whitelaw Twining values the health and safety of our team members, clients and community. Accordingly, Whitelaw Twining has implemented a policy that requires team members to provide proof of full vaccination status (i.e. two weeks have passed since receipt of a second dose of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine) upon their start date.


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=78

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