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Litigation Legal Assistant - Top International Law Firm

Job ID: 6899

Level: Intermediate


Our client is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. They are proud to be ranked as a Platinum Level Best Employer in the 2018 “Best Employers in Canada” survey conducted by AON.  Our client has also been recognized for 2018 as one of “Alberta’s Top 70 Employers” and as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp, and has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 16 consecutive years.

They are currently recruiting for a Litigation Legal Assistant for their Vancouver office:

Essential Functions:

  • Drafting court documents and forms, attending to coordination of service and filing of court documents at various levels of court
  • Assisting lawyers and paralegals with BC court filings
  • Managing court filing deadlines and coordination of hearing dates
  • Developing and maintaining filing systems
  • Opening and organizing client files including managing limitation periods
  • Administrative duties as required such as managing calendars, coordinating meetings and making travel arrangements
  • Assisting with client billings and preparing invoices and account letters
  • Preparing expense reports
  • Maintaining up to date contact information
  • Liaising with internal clients (regional and firm-wide), lawyers, and staff on various matt


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a legal assistant supporting multiple legal professionals within a civil litigation environment
  • Post-Secondary education in legal administration or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of the BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
  • Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail
  • Service oriented, adaptable, reliable and dependable
  • Professional work ethic and great attitude
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion
  • Exceptional ability to work independently with minimal supervision or within a team environment

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