Legal Assistant

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 21, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.  
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.   As a Legal Assistant 3, you will work collaboratively to provide legal administrative support to the lawyers practicing in Legal Services. You will be responsible for a variety of legal clerical and administrative tasks requiring you to exercise independent judgment. Primary duties may include:
  • Compose correspondence.
  • Prepare, type, review and arrange for execution of a variety of documents including complex contracts and documentation, court forms including legal briefs.
  • Manage paper and electronic files.
  • Coordinate electronic exchange of documents.
  • Assist lawyers in all areas of their practice.
  • Liaise with client departments involved to coordinate service and determine or develop procedures to improve communications, reporting and turn-around times.
  • Receive and respond to inquiries from the general public, other law firms and professional groups with respect to general or procedural questions and status of documents.
  Qualifications
  • One of the following combinations of education and experience is required:
    • A completed 1 year certificate/diploma in legal studies and at least 1 year of relevant legal experience; OR
    • A High School diploma or equivalency (e.g. GED) plus job related course work in legal support services and at least 3 years of relevant legal experience; OR
    • A High School diploma or equivalency (e.g. GED) and at least 5 years of relevant legal experience.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Excellent/advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint with the ability to format large word documents is required.
  • Legal experience working in a litigation practice is required. Legal experience working in planning, real estate, corporate, commercial, finance, procurement, environmental law will be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working with Prolaw software system, Eclipse SE and Microsoft Teams will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with various levels of stakeholders, both internal and external to The City.
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills along with demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in a limited timeframe.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  Union: CUPE Local 38 Business Unit: Law Position Type: Permanent Location: 800 Macleod Trail S.E. Compensation: Pay Grade 7 $31.72 - 42.44 per hour Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle. Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week Audience: Internal and External Apply By: August 9, 2021   Job ID #: 304298   Apply for Job