Legal Assistant

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Overview

We have a temporary opportunity for a legal assistant with litigation experience to provide administrative support to lawyers in our Law and Policy department at our head office in Richmond.

Our Law and Policy department conducts litigation in the fields of personal injury, injunction applications, civil investigations, judicial reviews, human rights complaints, and asbestos-related claims. We provide advice and solicitor’s services including contract administration (negotiation, preparation, and enforcement), personal property security and land title transactions, and collections proceedings.

If you’re a good communicator and self-starter, and want to be part of a committed group that provides key services supporting our organization’s strategic goals of improving the health and safety of workplaces across BC, we want to hear from you.
  This assignment is approximately 12 months in length.
 

What you'll do

As a legal assistant you will:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the lawyers in Litigation by drafting documents required in various legal proceedings (Notice of Civil Claim, Notice of Claim, Notice of Application, Responses, Affidavits, Notice of Trial, etc.) and various correspondence
  • Arrange for examinations for discovery, medical examinations, mediations, trial booking, lawyer and worker travel, and coordinate service of various materials and documents via process service
  • Address telephone inquiries, and routine and technical questions
  • Maintain a case load of diversified files for lawyers
  • Maintain a record of expenses incurred by lawyers and arrange for reimbursement

 

Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Independently prioritize, plan, and maintain a heavy and diverse workload within time constraints and strict deadlines, with frequent interruptions, while taking into account policies and procedures
  • Communicate accurately and effectively, both orally and in writing, using clear and concise language, while maintaining confidentiality
  • Exhibit professionalism and diplomacy with individuals of varied backgrounds, respond tactfully to clients in stressful situations, and respond flexibly to changing priorities
  • Gather and analyze information, evaluate alternative solutions, and recommend an appropriate course of action

 

Your experience and educational background:

  • A legal administrative assistant certificate combined with a minimum of two years of experience as a legal assistant
  • Above average Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • A typing speed of 45 words per minute
  • A thorough understanding of current British Columbia litigation practices

 

Application Requirements:

You must submit your application by 4:30 pm on the closing date of the competition.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.
 

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

As part of our mandate, we have introduced an interim staff-vaccination policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients, and the public.

Effective November 1, 2021, WorkSafeBC will require all employees who interact in person with employers, workers, members of the public, or other WorkSafeBC staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


 

What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.
 

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we’ll confirm your offer of employment.
 

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.

Practice Area(s)

Employment Law