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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 team member. This position requires a confident, outgoing, and an engaging individual who displays efficiency, professionalism, self-motivation, a mature work ethic, and caring attention to detail to assist multiple lawyers on file matters.

CORE JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparing documents including (drafting, formatting, editing, proofing) correspondence, memos, agreements, legislation, codes, bylaws, and reports.
  • Maintaining organized calendars, emails, correspondence, notes, schedules, meetings, documents, resources, and files.
  • Daily use of software, databases, and document management system (Worldox), to search and obtain file-specific information from various government websites and offices.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and
  • Knowledge of legal practices, terminology, and Court
  • Familiarity with BC Online, Corporate Online and LTSA.
  • High level of initiative, (knowing when to seek appropriate advice).
  • Excellent organization
  • A keen attention to
  • Strong communication and interpersonal
  • A quick and continuous learner.
  • 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:

·         Preference may be given to candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant program from an accredited educational institution in Canada.

  • Grade 12 graduation required, with 3 to 5 years’ applied work experience,

Why Woodward & Company?

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

For everyone’s health and safety, our Vaccination policy, requires full vaccination against COVID-19 to attend Woodward offices in person, meet with our team in person, and attend events held in, or outside of the office.

While we would like to thank all applicants for their expression of interest, please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.

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

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How to Apply

Please send in an electronic application package, including:

  • A cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Law school and post-secondary transcripts
  • Two references

Please address and send your application package to the attention of:

Pamela Toovey, CPHR-SCP (She/Her)
Human Resources Manager
Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP
Suite 200 – 1022 Government Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1X7
Email: employment@woodwardandcompany.com

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

 

Thank you for considering Woodward & Company