Estates & Family Law LAA

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A high-performance, regional firm in downtown Vancouver is seeking a seasoned Estates and Family Law LAA to work one on one with a partner of the firm.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of managing client and file information, including establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; and billing and administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare correspondence, documents, faxes etc. using digital dictation, email instructions, and copy typing.
  • Draft standard letters, documents, pleadings and document briefs.
  • Set trials, discoveries, etc. and prepare required documentation.
  • Liaise with the Supreme Court Registry, other government agencies, and other professional offices.
  • Liaise with clients and potential clients.
  • File preparation and management.
  • Billings and client collections.
  • Maintain BF system to ensure follow up and receipt of requested materials/documents.
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ experience, ideally in estates and/or family law.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, and DivorceMate applications.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; the ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Professional deportment and presence.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of 55-60 wpm.
  • Familiarity with Supreme Court Rules, Family Law Act, Rules, and Court Forms considered an asset.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

An assistant that is organized and detail oriented is ideal for this position.  Contact us today to discuss this position!

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