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Firm: Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt

Location: Victoria, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Personal Injury, Employment, Civil Litigation

We are recruiting an experienced Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant for our Victoria litigation firm in Historic Chinatown. Our general service law firm provides high quality representation in most areas of law. We are looking for a litigation paralegal / legal assistant to assist with litigation at every level of court with a wide variety of practice areas including personal injury, civil litigation, employment law, family law and administrative law. The ability to handle a large workload and multiple priorities is a must.The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience effectively case managing personal injury files, Part 7 ICBC benefits, civil litigation, and family litigation. This individual will communicate frequently with the clients and manage lawyer calendars and deadlines. This candidate will be expected to order and organize records electronically, prepare various court documents, invoice clients, draft various correspondence, and manage client files.

RESPONSIBILITIES

-Ordering records from medical, government, and private entities.

-Organizing records and documents electronically and managing legal files required.

-Drafting legal forms for civil litigation, administrative tribunals, and appellate court.

-Booking appointments for clients for assessment by various medical experts.

-Providing administrative support to lawyers including screening phone calls, managing calendars, booking appointments, and booking travel and accommodation.

-Supporting lawyers for preparation and attendance at trial or administrative hearings including organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, communicating with the court and ensuring that witnesses are available.

-Handling all communication with clients including emails and phone calls.

-Invoicing clients, inquiring on accounts receivable, and preparing settlement documents.

-Ensuring all deadlines are met and limitation dates are followed.

QUALIFICATIONS

-A minimum of 5 years experience as a legal assistant in personal injury and general civil litigation practice.

-A legal assistant or paralegal certificate from a recognized program.

-Familiarity with civil litigation, BC Supreme Court Civil Rules, BC Supreme Court Family Rules and legal processes.

-Requires a detail-oriented individual with a keen interest in electronic file management.

-A problem-solver able to work effectively in team environments and independently.

-Strong English communication skills required.

-In-depth knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Windows, and Adobe Acrobat.

-Familiarity with ESILaw an asset. • Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and other social media an asset.

-Familiarity with electronic document management and cloud computing an asset.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Extended health and dental benefits are available after probationary term. The firm is located in Historic Chinatown in Victoria, British Columbia. Work week is Monday to Friday.Please apply in confidence to rec@hom-law.com. If you would like to discuss the position prior to applying, please feel free to contact our office at 250-360-2500 for a confidential discussion.

Submit to: Dana Quantz | dgq@hom-law.com

Submit by: 31 July 2020

Firm: Linley Welwood

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Litigation

Our busy litigation department is seeking an intermediate LAA with experience in construction law. In this position responsibilities include, but not limited to prepare and draft various correspondence and documents, including court pleadings, court applications and trial briefs. Scheduling trial dates, mediation, etc., arrange court filings and applications, track court dates and limitation dates. As the successful candidate for this opportunity, you are the graduate of an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program and have a keen interest in working in litigation. You are self-motivated, you have excellent attention to detail and accuracy. If you are looking to join a well-established firm, please forward your resume Attention: Michelle Dunbar to personnel@linelywelwood.com to learn more about this opportunity.

Submit to: Michelle Dunbar |  personnel@linleywelwood.com

Submit by: 28 July 2020

Firm: Hamilton Fabbro

Location: Vancouver, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Litigation and consensual dispute resolution

Hamilton Fabbro has an opening for an experienced family law lawyer with a minimum of 5 years court experience. We offer a very collegial, supportive firm atmosphere and good quality work. Contact me if you are interested (604-687-1133) or lisa@hamiltonfabbro.com

Submit to: Lisa Hamilton | lisa@hamiltonfabbro.com

Submit by: 30 September 2020

Firm: Clark Woods LLP

Location: Coquitlam, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Personal Injury, Family Law, Employment, Debt Recovery

Clark Woods LLP is looking to add one or more self starters with an entrepreneurial streak to join our growing team. We are offering a generous fee split arrangement for lawyers that are ready to take the next step in their careers. You will have the opportunity to receive fantastic mentorship, enjoy a tremendous work environment and experience a work life balance that is second to none. If this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to reach out with a copy of your CV along with a cover letter letting us know why you would be a good fit for our team at Clark Woods LLP. www.clarkwoods.ca

Submit to: Guyle Clark | guyle@clarkwoods.ca

Submit by: Not Specified

Firm: Rice Harbut Elliott LLP

Location: Vancouver, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Personal Injury

Rice Harbut Elliott LLP is an industry leading plaintiff only personal injury and class action litigation firm. We have a one-year temporary position available for a legal assistant to cover a parental leave. This position is ideal for a highly motivated and detail oriented team player who is looking to contribute to litigation at a top level. Candidates should have at least five years’ experience in personal injury litigation. The position involves drafting, filing, and serving pleadings, preparing lists of documents, and drafting affidavits. Familiarity with BC Supreme Court Civil Rules, Word, and Excel a must. Familiarity with Amicus Attorney and Primafact a bonus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Extended health and dental benefits available. If you would like to discuss this position prior to applying, we welcome you to contact Corrine Vink at 604-682-3771 or cvink@rhelaw.com for a confidential discussion.

Submit to: Corrine Vink | cvink@rhelaw.com

Submit by: 07 August 2020

Firm: Walia Law Group

Location: Surrey, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Plaintiff Personal Injury

Walia Law Group is seeking an experienced Paralegal / Legal Assistant to join our Plaintiff Personal Injury team. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience managing files from intake to settlement or trial; managing a bring forward (task) system through Microsoft Outlook; communicating with insurers, clients and defence counsel; drafting pleadings; and scheduling discovery and trial dates. The successful candidate must also have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast paced team environment. Our firm offers a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary that will be based on experience.

Submit to: Aman Walia | info@wlglawyers.ca

Submit by: Not Specified

Firm: Sorensen Smith LLP

Location: Chilliwack, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Employment Law and Civil Litigation

Sorensen Smith LLP is a well-respected and growing law firm located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, with their main office in Chilliwack and a satellite office in Surrey, B.C. We are seeking to add an experienced civil litigation lawyer to our team.

This is a full-time position and the preferred candidate will have 1 to 3 years experience working in the civil litigation area, enjoy working with a tight-knit group of individuals in a team-focused environment, and have a license to practice law in British Columbia.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, research, drafting and writing skills, and be prepared to step into active cases before the Courts and the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Our firm has a diverse practice which includes civil litigation, employment and workplace law, corporate, commercial, real estate, wills & estates, probate, etc.

We offer a competitive compensation structure and an excellent benefit package.

Please apply in confidence with both cover letter and Resume. Please send by email to judy@sorensensmith.com. No phone calls please.

Submit to: Office Manager | judy@sorensensmith.com

Submit by: 30 September 2020

Firm: YLaw

Location: Vancouver/Surrey, BC

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law & Immigration Law

YLaw is a boutique family and immigration law firm with offices in Yaletown and Surrey, BC. Due to our rapid expansion, we are looking for a star legal assistant or paralegal to join our fun and rewarding family. As a legal assistant or paralegal, you would be assisting 1-2 lawyers with all aspects of their files. The ideal candidate would be organized with a high level of attention to detail, be a team player and treat all others at YLaw with respect and positivism. The position would be either part-time (3 days a week) out of our Vancouver office, or full-time (3 days Vancouver and 2 days in Surrey).

Submit to: Victoria Halters | victoria@ylaw.ca

Submit by: 30 September 2020

Seeking Employment

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Law School: Queen's University

Location: Surrey, BC

Willing to Relocate: Yes

Area(s) of Practice: Tax, Wills & Estates and Civil Litigation

I am a hard working student with work experience in government and in the private sector. I want to help you and your practice grow as I learn to be a lawyer myself. I am happy to provide a resume and any other supporting documents as needed. I am also willing to work throughout the Lower Mainland. Let's chat! Cheers and thanks!

Contact: Andrew Liang |   a.liang@me.com

Law School: Capilano University

Location: Lower Mainland, BC

Willing to Relocate: Yes

Area(s) of Practice: Any

Capilano University School of Legal Studies has four (4) students still seeking a paralegal practicum position. The six-month paid practicum is a requirement to graduate from the paralegal diploma and degree programs and is considered the final stage of training, much like the articling year for law school graduates.

More information can be found at https://www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/program-profiles/paralegal-diploma/ or https://www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/program-profiles/bachelor-of-legal-studies-paralegal-degree/ . If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Deb Jamison at jamison5@shaw.ca. Please consider being a part of this important process and supporting our future paralegals!

Contact: Deb Jamison |   jamison5@shaw.ca