Legal Assistant

  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jan 12, 2022
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Why Norton Rose Fulbright?

You will be part of a talented global team who is a leader in the legal industry. Your work will be challenging and rewarding and you will have the opportunity to maximize your potential. Our Firm has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2018, 2019 and 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

The Team

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to work in our Calgary Office. This full-time permanent legal assistant role will provide support to lawyers in our litigation practice. This position will play a key role in handling administrative items. We are seeking a highly organized professional individual with excellent client service skills, who thrives in a fast-paced, high performance culture. The primary responsibilities of the position are:

The Role

  • Prepare, compile, serve and file court documents.
  • Docket diaries, reminders and limitations.
  • Prepare expense reports and oversee key account billing administration.
  • Manage and coordinate lawyers' schedules, including coordinating court dates, questionings, client meetings, conference calls and travel arrangements.
  • Draft and revise correspondence and e-mails.
  • Transcribe, modify and format documents.
  • Prioritize workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Maintain files; including daily filing, file organization, opening files, closing files, etc.
  • Handle incoming telephone, email and mail correspondence.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Skills and Experience Required

  • College Diploma from a Legal Assistant program.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a E&L/litigation assistant capacity.
  • Proficiency in MS Office 2010 with a high level of overall technical ability.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Experience with styles and document formatting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients.
  • Ability to take initiative and lead independently when necessary.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Capable of working well under pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing and urgent deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Positive outlook and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in an environment where discretion and confidentiality are essential.

 

In order to work in the office, we will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You will be required to show an acceptable form of proof that you are fully vaccinated by uploading your documentation to our online portal upon your arrival to the Firm. If you are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other reasons protected by the Alberta Human Rights Act, in appropriate circumstances we have a duty to provide a reasonable accommodation where possible and will discuss with you further.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at www.nortonrosefulbright.com. We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.