Legal Administrative Assistant - Litigation

  • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Mar 21, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

We are currently looking for an Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Litigation department in ‎Calgary.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dicta-typing, drafting and filing court ‎documents;‎
  • File preparation and management
  • Book court dates, discoveries and communicate with registries
  • Organize, assemble and draft chambers records, books of authorities, court pleadings ‎and prepare agreements as required;‎
  • Conduct searches and carry out investigations through internet and other means;‎
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, other lawyers and clients on file progress;‎
  • General administrative duties including entering timesheets and coordinating the billing ‎cycle;‎
  • Other duties as required.‎

What We Offer

  • Health benefits including extended health and dental, life ‎insurance, AD&D, short and long ‎term ‎disability and emergency out-of-country travel
  • Retirement savings benefits including a support staff pension plan (firm contributes to the ‎plan ‎and matches ‎staff contributions to a maximum percentage of salary), and a Group ‎RRSP where ‎staff contributions can be deducted directly from pay
  • Time off including competitive vacation time offering based on tenure with the firm and ‎acknowledgment of all ‎statutory and some non-statutory holidays
  • Wellness benefits including an Employee and Family Assistance Plan and an annual fitness ‎benefit
  • Support for professional development expenses
  • Team environment with staff events and celebrations!

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Minimum five years’ experience in Litigation;‎
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Rules of Court (Alberta);‎
  • Understanding and familiarity with various litigation legal precedents and procedures;‎
  • Formal Legal Assistant education and training an asset;‎
  • Capable of interpreting instructions and preparing required documentation;‎
  • Accurate and detail-oriented, and possesses sound judgement and initiative;‎
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities required to prioritize a high ‎volume of tasks or competing priorities;‎
  • Dedicated to providing service beyond expectation;‎
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;‎
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions;‎
  • Ability to manage multiple internal clients and be adaptable to the needs of each; and
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of discretion and confidentiality.‎

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.‎

Practice Area(s)

Litigation