Legal Assistant / Paralegal

  • Shores Jardine LLP
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 10, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description

Job Description

Job Summary

We currently have an opening for an individual with a positive and professional attitude to work as a Legal Assistant / Paralegal within our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

Prepare and assemble legal documents such as opinions, briefs, and pleadings based on written instruction, verbal direction and precedents.

Proofread and edit all documentation for grammar, spelling, and content accuracy.

Assist with general practice office management, including filing, scheduling meetings and court dates, and travel arrangements

Manage calendar and emails for lawyer as required.

Qualifications and Skills

Three or more years of direct work experience in a legal assistant / paralegal capacity.

Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology.

Good understanding of legal reference materials, procedures, and legal filing systems.

Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion.

Superior interpersonal skills to interact with employees, lawyers, clients, and external agencies.

Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook and office productivity applications.

Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation for complex documentation.

Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.

Resourcefulness and flexibility.

Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is critical.

Able to maintain filing systems and basic databases.

Meticulous records maintenance skills.

We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Gym
  • RRSP Match

Schedule:

  • 8 Hour Shift

Experience:

  • legal assistant: 3 years (Required)

Practice Area(s)

paralegal