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Litigation Legal Assistant - NEW

Location: Kelowna
Category: Legal
Type: Full Time


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Our busy client, a leading regional Canadian business law firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Yellowknife, is seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join their Kelowna Office.

This firm has been recognized as the #1 regional law firm in the country by Chambers Canada, as well as #1 regional firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the territories since 2010 by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Their lawyers have received national and international recognition in numerous legal directories and publications, and their clients are leaders in the jurisdictions where they are located, and around the world.

This Legal Assistant will assist their assigned lawyers and support the busy team. This position is full-time, Monday to Friday.

The qualified candidate’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and drafting various correspondence and documents
  • Monthly billing and providing client WIP/AR information
  • Setting Court hearings and preparing court materials
  • Preparing expense reports
  • Maintaining an efficient file management and bring-forward system
  • Meeting deadlines and limitation dates
  • Drafting and filing court documents
  • Providing overflow assistance and various general administrative duties as required

The candidate’s qualifications include:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant certification from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years’ previous litigation experience
  • Knowledge of general litigation rules and procedures
  • Exceptional aptitude in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and solve problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Has the ability to work both independently and as part of a collegial team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Displays extraordinary customer service in a professional, mature and courteous manner
  • Highly dependable and adaptable with great work ethic
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

If you desire to join a recognized, exemplary legal firm, and you are a professional, motivated and  hardworking team player with a positive outlook, they would like to share your expertise with them.  Please forward your resume to jobs@okanaganstaffing.com and include in your subject line “Litigation Legal Assistant”.