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The Law Society of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sep 30, 2016
Full time
  Trust Safety Services Representative (Calgary) Reports to: Manager, Trust SafetyClassification: Permanent Full-Time POSITION OVERVIEW The Law Society of Alberta (Law Society) regulates the legal profession in the public interest. In alignment with the Law Society’s vision, mission, and strategic plan, the Trust Safety department provides a program that endeavors to protect the public and ensure the safety of trust property.  This program ensures that lawyers are complying with the standards set in the Financial Rules of the Law Society of Alberta regarding Trust Safety, educates lawyers about their responsibilities with respect to trust property, requires financial reporting from lawyers and audits their financial records. As a key member of the Trust Safety team, the Trust Safety Services Representative is responsible for member services functions and the processing of various applications submitted by the lawyers. Success in this position requires excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills.   COMPETENCIES Problem Solving Communication Team Player Leadership Interpersonal Skills Technical Skills   ACCOUNTABILITIES As a member of the Trust Safety team you will: Provide support and assistance to members. Process various applications. Monitor and continuously update a database of conditions imposed on lawyers. Review lawyers submissions for compliance with the Financial Rules. Track lawyers who file for bankruptcy. Provide department administrative support as required. REQUIREMENTS Provide membership support acting as a customer service expert for all Trust Safety department customers. Respond professionally to lawyer’s inquiries in a timely manner. Manage the Trust Safety inbox, responding to queries as required and forwarding mail to the correct Trust Safety department members. Administer the Legal Education Society of Alberta Trust Safety course requirements including set up, review and follow up. Administer the Upload of lawyer's electronic submission of trust accounting data, and manage all inquiries and related troubleshooting. Process forms received including Application to Operate a Law Firm or Exemption form. Vet lawyers' applications. Consolidate lawyers risk indicators from the member database. Resolve any queries and evaluate results, contacting lawyers where required. Update member database, including scanning and attaching forms. Respond to lawyers – either approving an application or communicate conditions under which the lawyer may operate a law firm. Maintain database of conditions imposed on lawyers. Review lawyers reporting related to conditions, including monthly trust accounting submissions. Resolve queries, including contacting lawyers and accountants as required. Report on lawyers compliance with conditions to the Trust Safety Manager, including elevating situations where trust funds may be at risk. Receive lawyer's requests for approval of alternate signatories on their trust accounts. Consolidate risk indicators from the member database and approve or deny alternate signatory. Monitor lawyers who file for bankruptcy. Prepare correspondence related to bankruptcy and update the member database. Compile department statistics and attend department meetings. Other tasks as assigned. EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE / TECHNICAL SKILLS Alberta grade 12 education (or equivalent) required. Basic knowledge and working experience of accounting principles. Superior customer service and communication (listening, written, and verbal) skills. Excels in a fast-paced and demanding environment; responsible for a variety of tasks and multiple deadlines. Interested in joining and being part of a team where change and development of processes, policies, and documentation are continual. Aptitude towards trouble-shooting, the judgment to apply a risk ranking to lawyer submissions, and the ability to review the trust accounting information submitted by lawyers. Sound knowledge of Trust Safety processes and Financial Rules of the Law Society of Alberta. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Experience managing large volumes of paper and electronic documents. Ability to assess and manage risk. Reliable, flexible and adaptable. Excellent computer skills with a minimum requirement of intermediate skills in Word, Excel and Outlook. A team player who is also able to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work overtime after-hours during peak periods. The Law Society of Alberta values diversity in its workforce and equal access to opportunity. We thank all candidates for their interest in this position. All inquiries and applications will be handled with the highest level of confidentiality. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Human Resources.
MJB Lawyers Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 30, 2016
Full time
  MJB Lawyers is looking for an experienced litigation legal assistant. MJB Lawyers is a medium sized firm in beautiful downtown Kamloops that offers legal services in most areas of law. We are a busy and progressive office with a respectful work environment. For more information about the firm, visit us at mjblaw.com. Legal Assistants at MJB Lawyers enjoy a good deal of autonomy, supported by other assistants, several lawyers, word processors, an accounting department, and two runners. If you would like to join this team, apply in confidence to Sheila Noftall, Office Administrator, 700 – 275 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6H6 Fax: 1-855-374-6692, or by email  
The University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 30, 2016
Full time
Assistant Professor Faculty of Law Competition No.  -    A101930599 Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.   The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta invites applications for up to three tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin no later than July 1, 2017. The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from outstanding scholars of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, applications from scholars with expertise in business law subjects (corporations, corporate governance, securities law or other related fields) are particularly welcome. In appropriate circumstances, the Faculty will consider applications for appointment at a higher rank. Founded in 1912, the Faculty of Law is the oldest law school in Western Canada. Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally as leading scholars and teachers, and lead by example in their service to the university, legal and civic communities. Its alumni include the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, leading judges, academics and lawyers. The Faculty is home to three centres and institutes – the Health Law Institute, the Centre for Constitutional Studies, and the Alberta Law Reform Institute – that have achieved distinction and respect nationally and internationally for their contributions to research and policy and their broad dissemination of innovative approaches and ideas. The Faculty benefits from its place of prominence within and from opportunities for collaboration with other members of the University of Alberta, a public, research-intensive university recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2015 as one of the top four in Canada and among the top 100 public research universities worldwide. The Faculty enrolls approximately 525 JD students and a small but dedicated cohort of students pursuing LLM and PhD degrees. The Faculty seeks to serve the needs of Canadian society and to prepare students to contribute responsibly as members of a learned profession in Alberta, across Canada and internationally. It is proud of its tradition of service to the community, of a commitment to excellence in teaching prospective lawyers and others seeking a thorough understanding of the law and the legal system, and of achievements in research and scholarship by faculty in an environment based on equality, support, respect and recognition for the unique and diverse contributions of all of its members. The Faculty is located in its own distinctive Law Centre on the University’s North Campus, which consists of over 90 buildings and covers 50 city blocks on the south rim of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton and easily accessible by LRT. The University is comprised of 18 faculties, 400 academic programs and has produced 67 Rhodes Scholars. There are more than 1,700 full-time faculty and 6,700 other academic staff, and 6,500 non-academic employees in the University system. The U of A educates over 31,500 undergraduate students and more than 7,600 graduate students annually for a total enrollment of more than 39,000 full and part-time students. The Faculty welcomes applications from scholars in all subject areas and embraces a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and teaching, along with possessing an exceptional record of academic achievement. Save in exceptional circumstances, a JD/LLB or equivalent and current enrolment in a doctoral program, or completed doctorate, in law or cognate discipline is required. The successful candidate or candidates will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or to the broader community. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting and publishing research in top tier journals, supervising graduate students (for senior level appointments), and service in the Faculty’s academic activities. Candidates must have the ability to conduct both independent and cooperative research, develop viable and productive research programs, and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in a related discipline. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions are subject to final budget approval by the University. Interested individuals should send an application with a letter identifying their areas of specialization and areas of competence and interest in research and teaching, together with: a curriculum vitae; a summary research plan (no more than 2 pages); a teaching summary (no more than 2 pages, to include: a statement of teaching philosophy and reference to evidence of teaching experience, if any); names of three confidential referees from whom signed letters of academic reference will be submitted directly; law and graduate transcripts; and samples of publications or other writing. Supplementary materials may be requested from candidates selected for interviews. To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be accepted until November 1, 2016. Applications must be sent, preferably in electronic form, to Faculty Recruitment 2016-17Office of the Dean487 Law CentreFaculty of LawUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton AB CANADA T6G 2H5 Telephone: 780-492-2151Email: law.facultyrecruitment@ualberta.ca Lateral candidates may contact Dean Paul D. Paton, in confidence, at deanoflaw@ualberta.ca or by telephone at 780-492-5590.       How to Apply  Email      law.facultyrecruitment@ualberta.ca All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
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