Legal Assistant

  • Government of Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Mar 05, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

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.

 


Qualifications

 


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.

 


Salary

 


$1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly

 


Notes

 


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/

    • Leadership and mentorship programs

    • Professional learning and development

  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance