Legal Assistant

  • Dentons
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Aug 18, 2023
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Aug 17, 2023

Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo and deliver consistent results as well as uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 82 countries.


Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities. We are consistently recognized as an employer of choice having received numerous awards including being selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023); Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2023); Alberta Top 75 Employers (2023), Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2023); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; and Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021.

This role is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.




The Vancouver office is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our collaborative Labour & Employment group, supporting a mix of partners and associates. The position will require a confident and reliable individual to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities within the Labour & Employment team.




  • Preparing and drafting legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc.
  • Setting court dates and discoveries and communicating with registries
  • Maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system in accordance with the firm’s standards and policy
  • Entering and maintaining on a timely basis lawyer’s dockets, and manage monthly bill cycles
  • Dealing with and responding to client inquiries and conducting follow up as required
  • Preparing forms such as cheque requisitions, wire transfers, trust deposits, and expense reports
  • Updating and maintaining client/matter lists
  • Scheduling appointments and meetings
  • Administrative tasks including scanning, photocopying, electronic file management, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Legal Administrative Assistant Certification from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years of work as a Legal Assistant with experience in the area of Labour & Employment/Litigation
  • Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other platforms such as CSO and BC Online
  • Professional client and telephone manner and a proven track record of working with confidential information
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong grammatical skills, including punctuation and proofreading, attention to detail and accuracy are a must



  • Join a firm that is recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada (2023) & Alberta Top 75 Employers (2023)!
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Generous allowance of flex and vacation days
  • RRSP matching program
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Subsidized fitness program
  • Various social events and activities throughout the year
  • Flexible work arrangements


We thank all applicants, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Equal Opportunity Statement

At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time.

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.

We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at the legal job board.