Legal Support Assistant / Document Specialist

  • McMillan LLP
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mar 24, 2020
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Job Details


Your Next Opportunity

Would you like to be a part of Canada’s leading and progressive Business Law firm?

McMillan has an exciting full-time opportunity as a Legal Support Assistant/Document Specialist in our Vancouver Legal Support Services Department. As a member of the team, you will play a key role in providing Legal Assistant overflow support as well as national document processing support.

What You’ll Do

The main responsibilities and duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Provide coverage for Legal Assistant vacations and absences as assigned by the Coordinator, Legal Support Services including drafting correspondence, filing, office and file organization, entering dockets and preparation of accounts, coordinating and scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars and bring forward systems, and other duties as required.
    • Provide advanced document processing support, including creating documents through transcription, copy-typing, and mail-merge; making document revisions; converting electronic files from one format to another; formatting documents; working with styles, bookmarks, cross-referencing, and tables, applying proofreading and editing skills to documents and correspondence.
    • Provide document-related troubleshooting support and problem resolution; promote firm standards wherever possible.
    • Participate in new technology and department initiatives; continuously strive to expand knowledge and learn new skills.


What You Bring

Your history includes a minimum of three (3) years of legal administrative assistant experience. You have strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are detail-oriented and are able to effectively meet deadlines, work well in a team setting, and provide an exceptional level of client service. You have solid leadership capabilities and enjoy a fast-paced working environment. You embrace evolving technology and have advanced Microsoft office 2010 skills. Experience in Litigation, Real Estate, Banking, Corporate Finance, Securities or Business Law (or a combination thereof) is an asset. Proficiency in Workshare Compare and other legal specific software is an asset. McMillan has developed an extensive training program that will prepare candidates for the position and expand their knowledge and skills.

McMillan Offers You


Mentorship and Support

Training as Software Evolves

Commensurate Compensation and Benefits Package

Fun Work Environment

McMillan = You

Inclusion and diversity are essential elements of our culture at McMillan which coincides with our core values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence. We are extremely proud to be one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People fours years in a row.

At McMillan, we know we will achieve the most success by attracting and retaining the best talent, and by representing and supporting communities from which we draw our members, the communities in which we live and work and the communities to which we provide legal services.

We are a law firm that prides itself in sustained quality and excellence in service while fostering a positive and collegial work environment which nurtures mentoring inspires enthusiasm and professional excellence. We commit to putting our best efforts forward in achieving our goals, and the goals of our clients. You can help us in that journey!

Need another reason to consider McMillan? Let’s work together to help you achieve your professional goals and career development.

Let’s get started

If this position is you, and you reside in or around the Vancouver area, we look forward to hearing from you. We like cover letters too so don’t forget to include one along with your resume when you click on the Apply Now button.


McMillan is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes by way of the clear legal job board in British Columbia. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please email us or contact us at 1.888.622.4624 to submit your accommodation request.

Practice Area(s)

Legal Support