Legal Administrative Assistant - Energy Group

  • Gowling WLG
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 14, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

ABOUT GOWLING WLG

At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services teams work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.

PROFILE

At Gowling WLG, we have been at the forefront of major sector developments for many years. We have a deep knowledge of the energy industry and the requirements of operating successfully in it, meaning we can help our clients identify and overcome challenges and take advantage of the opportunities arising in what is a fast paced and heavily regulated sector.

Our multi-disciplinary team has a first-class reputation and operates seamlessly around the globe. We advise governments, regulators, project developers, network companies, financial institutions and investors, energy suppliers and traders, technology companies and the sector supply chain among others.

We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare legal documents, letters, memos and other documents as required according to general precedents and instructions from our legal professionals;
  • Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professional practices, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate;
  • Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professional practices including management of diary systems, and databases to ensure important deadlines are met;
  • Use initiative and good judgement to relieve the professionals of administrative detail including but not limited to accounting, opening and closing of files, and billing;
  • Coordinate flow of documents and information between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals and clients at all levels;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in Energy Law, with demonstrated experience in this area of law being preferred;
  • Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required;
  • Experience with mineral land descriptions, Crown mineral search letters, and freehold mineral titles is an asset;
  • Experience in title reviews is an asset;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to handle a varied workload;
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities;
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals.

Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

energy law