Legal Assistant

  • McMillan LLP
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description

Your Next Opportunity
Would you like to be a part of Canada’s leading and progressive Business Law firm?
McMillan has an exciting Legal Administrative Assistant opportunity available in the Calgary office. You will play a key role in managing legal and administrative aspects of the practice for your 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, but not limited to: drafting correspondence, management and organization of documents in our document system, office and file organization, assisting with closing of transactions and closing books, requesting conflict searches, initiating file opening, conducting basic research, assisting with reviewing and releasing dockets, organizing materials, or presentations, daily calendar and email management, complete expense reports, travel arrangements, and leveraging technology to service clients in an efficient and effective manner.
In this role, your work will have a big impact on our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency group while working closely with the litigation team. Team members will count on you to provide civil litigation support, provide excellent customer service to clients, and oversee a high volume of collections files.
Here are a Few Ways You Will Make a Difference

  • Drafting and filing court documents, including but not limited to: affidavits of service, application materials, substitutional service orders, default judgments, bills of costs, and writs of enforcement
  • Serving court documents in accordance with the Alberta Rules of Court
  • Communicating with opposing counsel, process servers, and the Court of Queen’s Bench as necessary
  • Providing timely file updates to clients and agents
  • Maintaining an efficient and well-organized file management and diarization system
  • Managing workflows and a shared team calendar and email
  • Delegating tasks to team members and follow up on outstanding tasks

What You Bring
You have established yourself as a key resource in your successful legal and/or professional services career. Your history includes a post-secondary diploma coupled with a minimum of two to five years of related insolvency and/or bankruptcy matters, alternatively experience in and a strong understanding of the litigation process, along with experience in transactional work. You have strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are detail-oriented, highly proactive, possess excellent communication and written skills, able to effectively meet deadlines, able to work independently and in a team setting, and provide an exceptional level of client service. You embrace evolving technology and have strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Prior experience with Desksite, IntApp and 3E or similar document management, file opening software required. Prior project management and/or collections experience and knowledge of the Court of Queen’s Bench procedures, the Alberta Rules of Court, Alberta Personal Property Security Act, and conducting searches/registrations at Alberta Land Titles would be considered an asset.

McMillan Offers You
Mentorship and Support
Training as Software Evolves
Commensurate Compensation and Benefits Package
Fun Work Environment
Continuous Learning & Development

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 five 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._

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