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15 Nov 2021

Full-Time Legal Assistant

Clyde & Co – Posted by clydeco Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

A Few Words About Clyde & Co

Our Canadian offices are an essential part of Clyde & Co’s global practice, providing a strong regional focus for both local and international clients across a range of complex and contentious matters, including professional liability, casualty, construction and infrastructure, cyber risk, class action defence, insurance defence and coverage, D&O liability and product liability. Our lawyers have vast experience litigating disciplinary proceedings against a broad range of professionals as well as handling fraud, antitrust, anti-corruption and regulatory investigations.

Overview of the Role

The legal assistant, litigation, will provide direct support to an associate and articling student(s). The work will involve the production of legal documents in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules, assisting in the file management and organization, performing file opening procedures, scheduling of court attendances, examination for discovery and client meetings amongst other tasks that may be required.

Primary Responsibilities

This is a permanent full-time non-exempt position. Work schedule to be determined.

  • Prepare and produce a variety of legal documents with accuracy in the field of litigation;
  • Look after file opening, preparation and management;
  • Handle daily correspondence;
  • Assist with time entries and billing as required;
  • Perform online filings through BC Online;
  • Execute a variety of tasks under time constraints;
  • Proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors;
  • Maintain an efficient bring forward/follow-up system;
  • Carry out other general administrative tasks as required by the firm.

Qualifications Required

  • Legal Assistant Certification from an accredited institution or the equivalent;
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience as a legal assistant in the field of litigation;
  • Solid understanding of law office procedures and comfortable referencing the Supreme Court Rules;
  • Ability to produce legal documents with accuracy and minimal supervision;
  • Strong computer skills in the area of Microsoft Suite;
  • iManage, 3E a plus but not a necessity;
  • Rigor and attention to details;
  • Great organization and prioritization skills;
  • Handling and prioritizing workload while working under pressure of tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Behaving in a professional manner with lawyers, clients and other team members at all levels;
  • Team-spirit, strong sense of collaboration and positive, “can-do” attitude.

-Principals Only-

We offer a rewarding work environment that supports professional growth and opportunities. We value diversity in our work place and it is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Please note that Clyde & Co LLP Canada requires all Firm members and visitors to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Firm as a condition to enter our offices. Clyde & Co LLP has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact your recruitment advisor to discuss further.

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How to Apply

Please apply directly through the Clyde & Co website: Clyde & Co Job Board (cvmailuk.com)

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 75 days.

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