Legal Administrative Assistant - Employment, Labour

  • Gowling WLG
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

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.

Our Calgary Employment, Labour and Equalities team provides a range of employment and immigration related services as well as guidance on Occupational Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation matters. Our office represents a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, insurance, energy and agriculture. Additionally, our Calgary professionals advise on a number of employment matters arising out of transactions; including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border deals. We have a robust labour practice, acting exclusively for employers. We regularly appear before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Human Rights Commission, all levels of Alberta court and frequently conduct grievance arbitration hearings.

We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a genuine interest in employment law to join our team.


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


  • Strong interest in Employment, Labour, & Equalities, with demonstrated experience in this area of law being required;
  • Experience in litigation is required;
  • Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is required;
  • Ability to handle a heavy and varied workload;
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills;
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting and emerging priorities;
  • 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)

employment law