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Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP provides a full suite of legal services to Indigenous governments, businesses, communities, and people. We are seeking a Legal Assistant to join us as a full-time member of our team.

This position requires a confident, outgoing, and engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, and a mature work ethic.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing, and proofing) information – correspondence, memos, agreements, legislation, historical documents, and reports.
  • Reviewing and saving emails, including attachments, to our document management system.
  • Reviewing, finalizing, and sending correspondence.
  • Reviewing longer documents for formatting and grammar.
  • Applying styles, tables of contents, headings etc. to Word documents.
  • Printing documents as identified/provided by lawyers for inclusion in binders, preparing Indexes.
  • Compiling documents in PDF programs.
  • Retrieving information as identified by lawyers, printing, and preparing binders with indexes.
  • Setting up and scanning documents (correspondence, basic pleading formats).
  • Updating binders (Trial binders, case law binders, working binders); and,
  • Consistent use of software, databases, and document management systems, to search and manage all documentation and complex legal matters.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with Rules of
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous
  • Technical competencies:
    • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    • Exposure to BC Online, LTSA searches, litigation software and document management
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced office work
  • Reliability, flexibility, and dependable attendance is an essential function of this

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in
  • Grade 12 graduation required, with a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ education and/or work experience.

Why Woodward & Company?

We offer meaningful work focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous issues. We offer a fair compensation package based on education and experience, combined with a generous range of benefits, including group health, employer RSP contributions, additional paid time off, parking/transit allowance, and opportunities for continuous learning.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé (in PDF format) to the attention of Pamela Toovey, Human Resources at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their expression of interest in our developing opportunities, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP provides a full suite of legal services to Indigenous governments, businesses, communities, and people. We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join us as a full-time member of our team. This position requires a confident, outgoing, and engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, and a mature work ethic.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing) correspondence, memos, agreements, reports, pleadings, and court
  • Attending to all procedures surrounding the filing and serving of court pleadings and
  • Coordinating with court registries to arrange for hearings, submissions, and trials.
  • Daily use of litigation software, databases, and document management systems, to search and manage document-heavy and complex litigation

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with Rules of
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous
  • Technical competencies:
    • Advanced use and knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    • Familiarity with BC Online, LTSA searches, litigation software and document management
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced office work
  • Reliability, flexibility, and dependable attendance is an essential function of this

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in
  • Grade 12 graduation required, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ applied work experience with exposure to litigation.

Why Woodward & Company?

Woodward & Company offers meaningful work focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous issues. We offer a great compensation package based on education and experience, combined with a generous range of benefits, including group health, employer RSP contributions, additional paid time off, parking/transit allowance, and strong support for continuous learning and professional development.

At Woodward you can expect an outgoing and friendly workplace culture where teamwork, excellence, work ethics and respect, are the norm. We are committed to ensuring employment equity within our workplace.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé (in PDF format) to the attention of Pamela Toovey, Human Resources at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Litigation Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP provides a full suite of legal services to Indigenous governments, businesses, communities, and people. We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join us as a full-time member of our team. This position requires a confident, outgoing, and engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, and a mature work ethic.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing) correspondence, memos, agreements, reports, pleadings, and court
  • Attending to all procedures surrounding the filing and serving of court pleadings and
  • Coordinating with court registries to arrange for hearings, submissions, and trials.
  • Daily use of litigation software, databases, and document management systems, to search and manage document-heavy and complex litigation

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with Rules of
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous
  • Technical competencies:
    • Advanced use and knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and
    • Familiarity with BC Online, LTSA searches, litigation software and document management
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced office work
  • Reliability, flexibility, and dependable attendance is an essential function of this

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in
  • Grade 12 graduation required, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ applied work experience with exposure to litigation.

Why Woodward & Company?

Woodward & Company offers meaningful work focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous issues. We offer a great compensation package based on education and experience, combined with a generous range of benefits, including group health, employer RSP contributions, additional paid time off, parking/transit allowance, and strong support for continuous learning and professional development.

At Woodward you can expect an outgoing and friendly workplace culture where teamwork, excellence, work ethics and respect, are the norm. We are committed to ensuring employment equity within our workplace.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé (in PDF format) to the attention of Pamela Toovey, Human Resources at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their expression of interest, please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Litigation Lawyer - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP is seeking litigation lawyers to work full-time in our Victoria, British Columbia office. We practice Aboriginal Law and represent First Nations and other Indigenous governments and organizations across Canada.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated litigation experience
    • Aboriginal  law, constitutional law, and /or administrative law beneficial, but not mandatory
  • Minimum 3 year call
  • Member in good standing with one or more Law Societies
  • Self-motivated and confident
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent technical/legal writing skills
  • Able to explain complex legal concepts and procedural information across disciplines and cultures
  • A strong team player able to balance working independently and within interdisciplinary teams including providing mentorship to junior associates
  • Willingness to travel and cultivate relationships with current and future clients
  • Willingness to participate in cultural and professional events (external/internal) including speaking engagements

Remuneration:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Immediate enrollment in our Group Benefits Plan (Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription/Paramedical)
  • Employer RSP contribution
  • Employer paid Law Society and CBA fees
  • Continuing Professional Development Benefit

 

Please forward the following (in PDF format only) to employment@woodwardandcompany.com:

  • Cover letter featuring 3 things we should know about you (goals, area of practice, experience, accomplishments, an experience that called you to serve in this profession);
  • Resumé;
  • Writing sample (excerpt please); and,
  • Two letters of reference.

 

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP.

We will be accepting applications to April 30, 2021 or until such time as the position is filled.

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company