Legal Assistant (Family Law) - Calgary
We are currently looking for a Legal Assistant to join our Family Law department in Calgary and invite you to review the job description.
Duties & Responsibilities
■ Daily correspondence, document preparation (including divorce applications), dicta-typing, drafting and filing court documents;
■ Compile and manage litigation documents;
■ File preparation and management;
■ Book meetings, court dates, discoveries, mediations, and adjournments;
■ Initial handling of referral calls;
■ Arrange telephone, office and court appointments;
■ Greet and act as a liaison between clients and lawyer;
■ Prepare binders, open, close and diarize files;
■ Send out documents for searches and filings;
■ Conduct searches and carry out investigations through internet and other means;
Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required
■ Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in a Legal Assistant position in Family Law preferred;
■ Formal Legal Assistant (Secretary) education and training an asset;
■ Intermediate PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite;
■ Extensive knowledge of legal procedures is required;
■ Strong understanding and familiarity with various litigation legal precedents and procedures;
■ Must have thorough understanding family law processes and documentation;
■ Knowledge of Family Law Practice Notes;
■ Knowledge of Notice to Disclose requirements and the ability to collect and organize relevant materials;
If you are a driven and self-motivated legal assistant or paralegal, we want to hear from you!
Our client offers exceptional benefits and compensation packages
We thank all interested applicants however only candidates with the required experience will be contacted.
All inquiries and applications will be handled with the highest level of confidentiality.