Legal Assistant

  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Legal Assistant Up to 18 months Job Number : 39425

Are you passionate about the law? If you thrive in a team environment where your attention to detail, ability to take initiative and client service skills are key, come join us as a Legal Assistant!

We are looking for a motivated and positive new member to join our team, who thrives on keeping others organized and providing excellent service. We are seeking an experienced legal assistant to work independently and ensure that all tasks and requests are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. Your success will be measured by your ability to achieve timely results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent you will:

  • Draft legal documents and prepare and file court forms/documents
  • Manage electronic and physical legal files, including diarizing files and printing correspondence
  • Prepare trial binders, assemble factums/briefs and other information packages
  • Respond to telephone inquiries from City of Edmonton contacts and the public
  • Obtain and prepare meeting agendas and schedule and prepare for meetings
  • Conduct Land Title/Registry searches and register documents at Land Titles
  • Create cheque requisitions and other forms of payment, including related follow-up
  • Enter data into various software systems and programs, including transcription from oral and hand-written copies and creating miscellaneous forms, documents, labels, etc
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence
  • Gather and prepare information for reports, audits, and other documents
  • Provide support to the team as required
Qualifications :
  • Completion of the twelfth (12th) school grade including business subjects
  • Successful completion of a related Office Administration program with a legal major from an approved business school/college and a minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Legal Assistant or in a Legal Environment, including the demonstrated supervisory capability
  • For those who have not completed the educational requirements, five (5) years of directly related work experience is required
  • Act with discretion and good judgment in regards to confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel)
  • Proficient and accurate typing skills, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Excellent organization and file management skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage complex workloads with high attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded approach
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Assets:
  • Completion of the Legal Assistant Diploma/Paralegal Diploma
  • Experience in Civil Litigation
  • Experience with electronic document management systems

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 1 temporary full-time position for up to 18 months

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

Salary: $26.928 - $33.765 (Hourly); $47,440.400 - $59,485.490 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: PS/MJB