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Jr. Legal Administrative Assistant

Location: Kelowna
Category: Legal
Type: Full Time
Pay: TBD
Hours: TBD

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Description

Our valued client is a reputable law firm in Kelowna who is seeking a full-time Jr. Legal Administrative Assistant with 1-2 years of experience in a law firm, as well as legal training.   
 
Responsibilities will include:
Conflict Searches
Client Verification and ID
Assisting with file management
Performing a variety of admin. tasks, such as:  organizing and maintaining files; opening and closing client files; keeping clients lists
Maintaining bring-forward tracking system for follow-up dates 
Producing correspondence and legal documents from handwritten or precedent documents
Interaction with clients to obtain direction or instructions from lawyer
Assisting, where needed, with general office management, such as: 
 filing and scheduling meetings
Handling incoming/outgoing mail
Reviewing and filing email correspondence
Assembling legal documents into binders 
Proofreading and editing all documentation for grammar, spelling, and content accuracy
Conducting conflict searches
Answering client cold calls and general enquiries
Researching information on internet
 
Qualifications:
High school graduate
Graduation from a recognized Legal Administrative Assistant program, is an asset
1-2 years of direct work experience in a legal assistant capacity is an asset
Knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology
Proficiency with document management software and advanced MS Office skills
Strong research skills on the Internet and traditional sources of information
Excellent writing skils, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation for complex documentation
Ability to maintain filing systems and basic databases, including meticulous records maintenance skills
Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion
Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner
A positive work attitude with a willingness to learn
Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as independently
A passion for providing superior client service
An energetic self-starter who takes the initiative and anticipates needs
Exceptional attention-to-detail and organizational skills
Strong Communicator – both verbally and in writing
 
Our client provides exceptional service to their clients and they also value their employees.  They offer a competitive salary dependent upon experience and qualifications.
 
If you are interested and possess the above-mentioned qualifications, please send your resume to:  jobs@okanaganstaffing.com with 'Jr. Legal Administrative Assistant' in the subject line.
 
We will attempt to respond to all applicants but apologize in advance to those who do not receive a reply.