Associate Lawyer - Litigation (Junior Level)

  • DD West LLP
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • May 18, 2019
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

DD West LLP is seeking an energetic, conscientious junior level litigation associate who can multi-task to meet tight deadlines, has the ability to work independently while ensuring tasks are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. This role requires someone with a can do attitude that has at least two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in litigation with a strong interest to grow with our team.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing litigation files;
  • Researching legal issues and preparation of memorandums for partners on the file;
  • Assisting senior lawyers with client files; and
  • Appearing independently on matters before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench and various administrative tribunals.


  • The ideal candidate must have two (2) to five (5) years of active litigation experience from a reputable Canadian law firm.
  • Ambitious, personable and entrepreneurial;
  • In good standing with Law Society of Alberta;
  • Superior communication and drafting skills;
  • Organized with the ability to manage multiple files in various stages of litigation;
  • Excellent academic and professional credentials;
  • Excellent technical, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Ability to identify the most effective file strategy and manage complex client files with minimal senior supervision;
  • Demonstrate commitment to client service and above attention to detail;
  • Desire to participate in business development opportunities through attending and/or joining appropriate networking events and memberships;
  • A team player with the ability to work well with others in a group setting and adapt to firm policies and procedures; and
  • Ability to work under short deadlines in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities.


  • DD West offers a competitive base salary with bonus structure for meeting or exceeding budget, quality work on large files, mentorship, access to continuing legal education and opportunity for future partnership.
  • We welcome applications from candidates who have already established a client base.

If you are interested in joining the DD West LLP team, please respond with your cover letter, resume and post-secondary academic transcripts. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. No phone calls and/or agencies please.

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