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Legal Assistant

Location: 

Calgary, AB, CA

Date:  Jun 12, 2021

Want to join one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a firm that is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers?

This 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 Legal Assistant within our Insolvency Department will provide general litigation and administrative support in our Insolvency Department. The position will suit an individual early in their career and requires a confident, reliable and business-minded assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.

 

The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicant must be team-oriented and accustomed to collaborating as a team with other assistants.  Generally, the hours of work are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and subject to flexibility to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Preparing and proofreading legal documents, correspondence, accounts, pleadings, various litigation documents and court forms and arranging for filing and service meeting tight timelines.
  • Preparing and maintaining a bring-forward system, diarizing court dates and meetings.
  • Maintaining lawyer’s dockets on a timely basis.
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts.
  • Maintain physical and electronic filing system.
  • Preparing and updating forms such as cheque requisitions and expense reports.
  • General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms, making travel arrangements, etc.; working with other related departments/services internally to meet client needs.
  • Demonstrating a team approach; supporting and standing in for colleagues to cover absences;
  • Ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality; accountability to both internal and external clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

What qualifications you need

  • Post-secondary education or Legal Assistant diploma preferred.
  • Work experience in a legal environment with working knowledge of litigation processes and procedures with preferred experience in bankruptcy, insolvency and intellectual property.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, remain calm yet keep a sense of urgency and a positive team driven work ethic.
  • Strong technical skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and legal applications such as Elite and iManage.
  • High level of organizational/follow up skills; attention to detail, proof reading and accuracy are required.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with colleagues and clients both in person and by phone.

 

*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 11 consecutive years (2011-2021) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2021) for the fourth 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. 
 

To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, 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 careers.canada@dentons.com.