Legal Assistant

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mar 11, 2022
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description


WorkSafeBC’s Law and Policy department is seeking an experienced litigation legal administrative assistant with at least 5 years’ experience. This position will include both legal administrative support and confidential management administrative support to the Director, the Senior Managers, and Litigation Counsel.

WorkSafeBC’s Law and Policy department is a full service legal department that includes both solicitor and litigation practice areas, as well as privacy lawyers and policy lawyers. We are embracing the recent change in the way people live and work, including working at home part of the week. We are proud to work for an organization with a mandate to improve the health and safety of workplaces across the province.

What you'll do

As legal administrative assistant to Director, you will:

  • Help to ensure the delivery of high quality and timely legal services, through accurate and knowledgeable legal and administrative support, and ensuring priority matters are brought to the director’s attention
  • Draft, edit, format and revise a wide variety of legal documents with respect to trials, judicial reviews and other hearing in all levels of B.C. courts, Supreme Court of Canada, Human Rights Tribunal, and professional regulatory bodies
  • Arrange for filing and service of legal documents ensuring compliance with limitation dates
  • Coordinates and schedules examinations for discovery, trials, hearings, mediations and other litigation based events
  • Conduct BC Online registry searches, including company, land title and PPSA, and obtain extra-provincial registry and other searches
  • Prepare Board of Directors submissions and resolutions
  • Maintain the director’s calendar, plan events and meetings, attend meetings and prepare meeting minutes
  • Track external counsel assignments and payment of external counsel fees
  • Assist with budget variance reporting

Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has provided a high level of service in a litigation focused legal practice, assisting on a wide range of litigation legal matters
  • Can complete multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities working proactively and independently to assess and prioritize workload
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal skills and a high level of professionalism
  • Exercises discretion, tact, and judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Can interact with management, peers, and clients in a confident, professional and objective manner.
  • Takes a problem-solving approach

Your experience and educational background:

  • A minimum of Grade 12 and a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree with courses directly related to legal administrative support, plus 5 years of recent directly related experience. Other equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office tools in a legal environment and familiarity with electronic legal file management systems

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.

WorkSafeBC requires all employees 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.

WorkSafeBC has adopted a hybrid model offering opportunities to work remotely and onsite based on the operational needs of the position.

Learn more about what we offer.

If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon you 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.