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Senior Litigation Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP is seeking a senior litigation legal assistant to join us as a full-time member of our litigation team.

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

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including: drafting, formatting, editing, correspondence, memos, agreements, reports, pleadings, and court documents
  • Attending to all procedures surrounding the filing and serving of court pleadings and documents
  • Attending to all procedures and processes regarding case planning, hearings, submissions, and trials

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Grade 12 graduation supplemented with 3-5 years legal experience within the justice or legal system
  • Preference may be given to candidates with the completion of a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in Canada

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • High-level: MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe
  • Working knowledge: Court Services Online (CSO), LTSA, Corporate Online
  • Principles and practices of document and records management in order to maintain and organize electronic and paper filing systems, including maintaining confidentiality
  • Legal practices, terminology, and procedures for various levels of court
  • Organizing and maintaining lawyers’ calendars and Bring Forward (BF) system
  • Strong problem-solving skills and resourcefulness
  • Über keen attention to detail
  • Communicates professionally, effectively, and respectfully with lawyers and opposing counsel, co-workers, and external resources, both verbally and in writing
  • Works well autonomously and within a team
  • Remains flexible and willing to adapt to quick changing priorities and frequent interruptions
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Willingness to learn new technological applications

BENEFITS & PERKS:

  • Competitive salary to commensurate with experience
  • MSP & Group Health Coverage
  • Employer RSP contribution (4.5% of gross salary)
  • Annual Professional Development allowance
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and personal days to help balance outside commitments
  • Transportation allowance
  • Outgoing and friendly firm culture that provides for lots of social opportunities to connect with your co-workers

Please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to the attention of Jamie Zyla, Human Resources Manager at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com. Please submit your application materials in PDF format only.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Junior Litigation Legal Assistant - Victoria, BC

Woodward & Company LLP is seeking a Junior Litigation Legal Assistant to join us as a full-time member of our team.

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

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including: drafting, formatting, editing, correspondence, memos, agreements, reports, pleadings, and court documents
  • Attending to all procedures surrounding the filing and serving of court pleadings and documents
  • Coordinating with court registries to arrange for hearings, submissions, and trials

 JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Grade 12 graduation supplemented with at least 2 years litigation experience
  • Preference may be given to candidates with the completion of a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in Canada

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

* Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, BC Online

* A knowledge and appreciation of legal practices, terminology, and procedures

* Able to interpret rules of court in various levels of court

* Maintaining and organizing electronic and paper filing systems.

* Organizing and maintaining lawyers’ calendars and Bring Forward (BF) system

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills

* Strong problem-solving skills and resourcefulness

* Willingness to learn new technological applications

* Über keen attention to detail

* Work well autonomously and within a team

* Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position

BENEFITS & PERKS:

  • Competitive salary to commensurate with experience
  • MSP & Group Health Coverage
  • Employer RSP contribution (4.5% of gross salary)
  • Annual Professional Development allowance
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and personal days to help balance outside commitments
  • Transportation allowance
  • Outgoing and friendly firm culture that provides for lots of social opportunities to connect with your co-workers

Please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to the attention of Jamie Zyla, Human Resources Manager at: employment@woodwardandcompany.com. Please submit your application materials in PDF format only.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company