Legal Assistant

  • McMillan LLP
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 23, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

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Your Next Opportunity

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

McMillan has an exciting opportunity as a Legal Administrative Assistant in our Calgary Litigation group. As a member of the team, you will play a key role in managing legal and administrative aspects of the practice for three successful Legal Professionals.

What You’ll Do

You will be the go to person for your team who will depend on your guidance and support to keep them organized. As their champion, you will be involved in a wide variety of administrative tasks, including: drafting correspondence, management and organization of documents in our document system, file organization, preparation of accounts, coordinating and scheduling meetings, and, calendar management.

Your Litigation tasks include: drafting court documents in various jurisdictions, court searches and filings, scheduling various applications, case management, meetings, commercial bookings and questionings, pre-trial and trial preparation, as well as managing the maintenance of all trial binders and limitation systems.

What You Bring

You have established yourself as a key resource in your successful legal career. Your history includes a Legal Assistant Diploma, coupled with a minimum of one to three years of litigation related 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 embrace evolving technology and have excellent skills in Microsoft Word (charts, automatic paragraph numbering and tables). You also have strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint. You are confident in your Windows Client Management and Adobe Acrobat Pro skills. You have prior experience with Desksite, IntApp and 3E. In addition you have experience compiling large Affidavits of Records using eDiscovery software such as Relativity. Finally, your legal experience includes commercial litigation and arbitrations, insurance defense and employment & labour disputes.

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 four 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 Calgary 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. 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.