Legal Assistant

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 04, 2023
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description


Job location


Full-time / part-time





We have an 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.

Currently, this is a hybrid position where you’ll work on-site at our Richmond office two days per week.

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 certificate in legal administrative training, combined with a minimum of two years of experience as a legal administrative assistant
  • Above average Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • A thorough understanding of current British Columbia litigation practices

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) (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. We also offer continuous learning opportunities, leadership development programs, and tuition reimbursement to make your career at WorkSafeBC rewarding. 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.


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