Legal Assistant - Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Group

September 14 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Accounting, Finance, Bank, Insurance, Financial services, Bank, Insurance, Financial Services, Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Vancouver, BC

Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo, deliver consistent results, uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 80 countries. Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities, and is consistently recognized as an employer of choice, having received Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022), Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2022); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021.

POSITION SUMMARY

Our Vancouver team is currently seeking a junior to intermediate Legal Assistant to join our dynamic and collaborative Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy group. The Legal Assistant will provide a blend of skills and experience providing legal 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, be accustomed to (and enjoy!) working as a team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparing drafts of legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, application materials, books of authorities etc.
  • Attending to filing of documents both electronically and via agents
  • Opening files including coordinating conflict searches and retainer/engagement letters
  • Conducting various searches via CSO, BC Online, LTSA, etc.
  • Liaising with various counsel and communicating with court registries, agents, etc.
  • Maintaining an effective file management and bring forward system
  • Entering and maintaining lawyer’s time entries
  • Managing monthly billing 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
  • Administrative tasks including scanning, photocopying, file management, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Experience working as a Legal Administrative Assistant in Litigation
  • Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and BC Online;
  • Ability to work independently and collectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must
  • Legal Administrative Assistant Certification from an accredited institution preferred

WHAT WE OFFER :

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Generous allowance of flex and vacation days
  • RRSP matching program
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Subsidized fitness program
  • Various social events and activities throughout the year
  • Flexible work arrangements

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 11 consecutive years (2011-2021) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2021) for the fourth time.

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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