Government of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Are you looking for a new opportunity to utilize your legal administration skills? We are looking for a motivated Legal Assistant to provide paralegal and administrative support to the lawyers on the Constitutional Law team. The Constitutional Law Branch within the Legal Services division provides a broad range of litigation services to other ministries and the legal assistant plays an integral part in the team. In this challenging role as litigation Legal Assistant you will assist the legal team by processing a variety of documents from lawyers dictation, handwritten notes or verbal instructions, including letters, memos, reports, preparing lists of undertakings, pleadings, trial binders, and formatting and preparing briefing notes and legal documents such as Affidavit of Records, Briefs, Orders, Statement of Claims, Affidavits, Affidavit of Service, Books of Authorities and Factums. Other activities you would be responsible for are maintaining and organizing files and diary systems, arranging appointments, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and other duties as required. You must be able to work independently and handle a high volume workload while meeting necessary deadlines. Attention to detail and an ability to encourage and work as part of a team will be necessary to succeed in this role. To be successful in this position a strong knowledge of court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset.
A two year Legal Assistant Diploma plus one year of related experience. Knowledge with court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of: one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.
$1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time vacancies across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm
Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/
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Government of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Legal Services Division has a Legal Administrative Assistant position within the Central Services team. This position will work closely with the Legal Assistants. The Central Services Legal Team provides a broad range of legal services to other ministries and the legal administrative assistant plays an integral part in the team. The Legal Administrative Assistant is required to perform general administrative duties, such as maintaining an accurate and organized filing, data entry, expense claims, opening files, closing files, performing searches, drafting correspondence, managing calendars, providing reports, arranging appointments, making travel arrangements, performing reception duties and other administrative duties as required. To be successful in this position, you must: Be able to perform detailed work with accuracy
Have excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines
Have strong verbal and written communication skills
Possess excellent computer and keyboarding skills
Multi-task and perform well under pressure
Be able to prepare/coordinate high volumes of work
Be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Have knowledge of various governmental and legal practices
A High School Diploma and two years of related experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience in IMAGES and ProLaw will be considered an asset. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis. (i.e. one year experience to one year education).
$1,691.44 to $2,066.65 bi-weekly
In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week). This competition may be used to full current and future part-time and full-time, permanent and temporary vacancies at the same or lower level within the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. Candidates may be asked to complete a criminal records check.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Olya Fedyshena-Soltis, Human Resource Services, Justice and Solicitor General, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395 . Phone: 780-644-4615 . Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education and experience. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). Applicants who have educational credentials from outside of Canada must obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.