Paralegal or Legal Assistant - Family Law

September 16 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Family, Person, Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Vernon, BC

Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Family Law

Responsibilities & Knowledge:

Act as the first point of contact for internal/external client inquiries as well as maintaining client contact to ensure prompt response times;

Setting court dates, mediations, discoveries, hearings and communicating with registries;

Arranging court filings and applications;

Tracking court dates and limitation dates;

Preparing and drafting various correspondence and documents, including court pleadings;

Assisting with the preparation of court applications, trial briefs and JCC memos;

Assembly of application records, case authorities, trial exhibits and corresponding indexes,

Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system;

Maintaining a full calendar, email management and managing lawyers’ practice;

Experience arranging court filings and applications;

Understanding of BC civil litigation practices and procedures, with an emphasis on family law;

Familiarity with BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and BC Supreme Court Family Rules;

Qualifications:

2+ years of experience as a Paralegal/legal Assistant

Familiarity with the family law registry, both provincial and supreme;

Experience with the alternate dispute resolution process an asset;

Must have strong client service skills

Excellent word processing and proofreading skills

Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and you have ability to multi-task & prioritize

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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