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Dentons Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Feb 20, 2021
Full time
The Legal Assistant within our Litigation Department requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general litigation and support in our Litigation Department. The position will require a confident, reliable and business minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicant must be team-oriented and accustomed to working as a work team with other assistants. Generally, the hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and subject to flexibility to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required.   RESPONSIBILITIES Drafting, preparing and typing of correspondence, accounts, pleadings, briefs, various litigation documents and court forms. Arranging for service and filing of documents and related instructions to process servers/agents, and for periodic acceptance of service of documents. Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system and diarizing court dates, examinations for discovery, meetings, and appointments. Entering and maintaining on a timely basis lawyer’s dockets in Elite, and coordinating with Accounting Department as required. Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required. Managing files and records per the policy of the firm and maintaining precedent systems as may be required. Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing bring forwards. Performing transcription from digital formats. Preparing and updating forms such as cheque requisitions and expense reports. Updating and maintaining client/matter lists. Scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc. Maintaining and organizing files in accordance with the firm’s standards and policy. Actively support the Legal Support Team in accordance with the firm’s standards and best practices. Other duties as assigned.   REQUIREMENTS This position requires five to seven years litigation work experience. Knowledge of civil litigation procedures, sound understanding of the Rules of Court and related Forms, and Practice Directions. Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments. Ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work, occasionally under tight timelines. Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and take initiative using sound judgment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written). Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Minimum 50 wpm typing speed. Knowledge of accounting/docketing systems and data management systems (Elite and iManage). Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proof-reading and accuracy are required. Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information. Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction or supervision and be internally motivated. Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues, clients both in person and conversing by phone. Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must. Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct.   We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Equal Opportunity Statement Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dec 09, 2020
Full time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Date: Dec 7, 2020 Want to join one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a firm that is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers?   This is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.   The Firm is currently seeking a Conflicts Lawyer to join the global Conflicts department. This position will provide support to all levels of personnel throughout the Firm.   Responsibilities Review and analyze conflicts of interest reports with respect to clients, matters and incoming lawyers; Facilitate resolution of potential conflicts issues with lawyers and professionals firm wide; Advise as to resolution of conflicts issues, and, upon request, assist in drafting waivers, engagement letters and ethical screens; These duties may be ongoing or ad hoc in nature; Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.   Requirements LLB or JD from a Canadian law school or equivalent; Minimum of 2 years of legal experience, preferably with a business law firm; Bilingual (English and French) would be an asset; Knowledge and understanding of conflicts rules and related professional responsibility requirements across Canada; Experience with conflicts analysis strongly preferred, but not required; Strong oral and written communication skills required; Ability to work productively with firm personnel at all levels; Strong analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills required; Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct; The successful candidate must be able to work from one of our Canadian offices; Ability to maintain discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information; Ability to work independently and in a team environment; Strong technology orientation preferred; Strong client service orientation; A positive team orientation; Previous experience with IntApp Open preferred but not required. We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Equal Opportunity Statement Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 23, 2020
Full time
Want to join one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a firm that is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers? This is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise. POSITION SUMMARY The Legal Assistant role requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general and administrative support in our Real Estate group. The position will require a confident, reliable and business-minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicant must be team-oriented and accustomed to working as a work team with other assistants. Generally, the hours of work are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility required to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required. RESPONSIBILITIES Drafting, preparing and proofreading correspondence, accounts and various transactional documents and forms. Entering and maintaining lawyer’s dockets and coordinating with the Accounting Department, when necessary; preparing detailed billings. Dealing with and responding to client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow up; keeping the lawyers apprised of interactions in their absence. Opening, maintaining and putting away files, and maintaining precedent systems using the Firm protocol for knowledge management. Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing bring forwards. Preparing and updating cheque requisitions and expense reports. Updating and maintaining client/matter lists and current client contact records electronically to meet Dentons’ requirements. General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related Departments/services internally to provide documents and other materials on time to meet client needs. Maintaining and organizing files, both electronic and hard copy as required. Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences; ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality; accountability in relation to both internal and external clients to achieve outputs and goals for the Department and the Firm. Other duties as assigned.   REQUIREMENTS Post-secondary education in business or related discipline. Legal Administration and/or Law Clerk Diploma preferred. Solid work experience in a legal environment with exposure to commercial real estate transactions; preference will be given to previous experience gained within a large firm environment. Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments. Ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work, occasionally under tight timelines. Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and take initiative using sound judgment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written). Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of accounting/docketing systems and data management systems (i.e. Elite and iManage). Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proof reading and accuracy are required. Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information. Must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction or supervision and be internally motivated. Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues, clients both in person and conversing by phone. Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must. Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct   We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Equal Opportunity Statement Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 05, 2020
Full time
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Date: Nov 4, 2020 Our Vancouver office is currently seeking a dynamic professional Legal Assistant to join our growing Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to work within a great group of legal assistants and lawyers, where teamwork comes first and where the work is challenging and interesting!   The position requires an outgoing, confident and reliable individual to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities. The successful applicant will offer a blend of skills and experience providing commercial litigation and practice support within a team where collegiality and collaboration are key elements of how we work at Dentons. If you are a self-starter, who has a solid litigation background and excel at being proactive, we would love to hear from you.   Responsibilities Managing and scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, travel and calendar management Opening and organizing client files Preparing expense reports, confidential correspondence, spreadsheets, etc. Preparing legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc. Setting court dates and discoveries and communicating with registries Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system in accordance with the firm’s standards and policy Entering and maintaining on a timely basis lawyer’s dockets and managing monthly bill cycles Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required Preparing forms such as cheque requisitions, wire transfers, trust deposits, and expense reports Updating and maintaining client/matter lists Administrative tasks including scanning, photocopying, file management, etc. Other duties as assigned.   Requirements Legal Administrative Assistant Certification from an accredited institution At least 5 years’ experience working as a Legal Administrative Assistant in Commercial / Civil Litigation Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions Experience with rules of procedure in provincial and/or federal administrative tribunals would be an asset Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, BC Online and CSO Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must.   We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Equal Opportunity Statement Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 23, 2020
Full time
The Legal Assistant within our Insolvency Department requires a unique blend of skills and experience providing general litigation and administrative support in our Insolvency Department. The position will require a confident, reliable and business-minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicant must be team-oriented and accustomed to working as a work team with other assistants. Generally, the hours of work are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and subject to flexibility to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required. Responsibilities Drafting, preparing and proofreading legal documents, correspondence, accounts, pleadings, briefs, various litigation documents and court forms. Arranging for service and filing of documents and related instructions to process servers/agents, and for periodic acceptance of service of documents. Handling client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow up as required. Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system and diarizing court dates, meetings, and appointments. Maintaining lawyer’s dockets on a timely basis, and coordinating with Accounting Department as required. Managing files and records per the policy of the firm and maintaining precedent systems as may be required. Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing bring forwards. Preparing and updating forms such as cheque requisitions and expense reports. Updating and maintaining client/matter lists and current client contact records electronically to meet Dentons’ requirements. General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related departments/services internally to provide documents and other materials on time to meet client needs. Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences; Ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality; accountability in relation to both internal and external clients. Other duties as assigned. Requirements Post-secondary education in business or related discipline. Legal Administration and/or Law Clerk Diploma preferred. Solid work experience in a legal environment with working knowledge of insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation law; preference will be given to previous experience gained within a large firm environment. Demonstrated knowledge of procedures, with a sound understanding of insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation transaction documents. Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments. Ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work, occasionally under tight timelines. Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and take initiative using sound judgment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written). Able to adapt to changing priorities, remain calm yet keep a sense of urgency and a positive team driven work ethic. Technology-savvy with excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, legal applications/systems such as Elite and iManage. Excellent organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proof reading and accuracy are required. Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information. Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work with little instruction or supervision and be internally motivated. Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues, clients both in person and conversing by phone. Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must. Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct. If you are interested in the above position or know a qualified candidate, please send a cover letter and resume to: resumes.toronto@dentons.com. We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Equal opportunities We believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to the success and strength of our firm. We believe that a proactive approach where we support and embrace our individual talents and differences enriches our firm, our professional practice and our communities. It offers us a broader perspective to foster more creative ideas and greater effectiveness, which enhances our ability to provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. Dentons Canada is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.
Dentons Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 02, 2020
Full time
Want to join one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a firm that is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers? This is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise. Do you deliver exceptional client service to those you support? Are you a proactive, friendly team player that enjoys a challenge and delivers on projects? Do you enjoy building out systems that will help keep everything organized? This legal assistant position could be the perfect role for you! Position summary We have an immediate opening for an experienced Tax or Corporate Legal Assistant in our Edmonton office. Our legal assistant structure is based on a team model within a practice group. Legal assistants typically support more than one lawyer and will be called upon help others within their practice group when workload volumes are at their peak or during periods of vacation or absence coverage. Responsibilities Drafting, editing and proofreading routine correspondence, letters and other related documents; Maintaining and organizing client contacts, files and various calendars; Prioritizing workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established timelines; Managing administrative tasks, including time entry, billings, scheduling of appointments and coordinating meetings etc.; Transcribing digital voicemail and maintaining files and diarizations on a daily basis; Liaising with clients on a regular basis; and Any other duties, as required. Requirements Legal Assistant diploma from an accredited college plus a minimum of five (5) years of previous legal assistant experience in related practice areas; Tax experience is considered a definite asset but not required as training can be provided; Superb accuracy, attention to detail and time management skills; Advanced computer skills; proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Experience with digital filing, document management and dictation software; Able to work independently and in a team environment; Self-starter who is able to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure both independently and in a team setting; How do I apply? Send a cover letter and resume to the following email address: Email: resumes.edmonton@dentons.com We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Equal opportunities Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020). Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.