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Legal Assistant - Employment & Labour

Location: 

Edmonton, AB, CA

Date:  Sep 25, 2021


The Legal Assistant within our Employment and Labour Department requires a unique blend of skills and experience. You must demonstrate strong technical skills and knowledge to accurately and efficiently manage the production demands of the Employment and Labour practice and possess proven abilities to proactively support the management of the practice, including client relationship management. The position will require 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 working as a work team with other assistants. Generally, the hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and subject to flexibility to meet client needs; pre-authorized overtime may be required.

 

Responsibilities:

•    Drafting, preparing and typing of documents, correspondence, pleadings and various documents and court forms.
•    Preparing, compiling, serving and filing court documents in accordance with the Alberta Rules of Civil Procedure and Practice Directions.
•    Preparing, compiling, serving and filing at the Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Human Rights Commission, Alberta Human Rights Tribunal documents in accordance with the ALRB and the HRTA Rules of Procedure and practice directions.
•    Manage communications and correspondence by phone, voicemail, email, and mail.
•    Maintaining lawyers’ calendar and bring forward system.
•    Preparation of expense reports, docket entries, accounts and other administrative duties.
•    Managing and coordinating lawyers’ schedules, including coordinating client meetings, conference calls and travel arrangements.
•    Manage and respond to client inquiries and conducting follow up, as required
•    Manage files and records per the policy of the firm and maintaining precedent systems as may be required
•    Manage, maintain, and update contacts, client files and client / matter lists
•    Actively support the Legal Support Team in accordance with the firm’s standards and best practices
•    Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:
•    Legal Assistant diploma from an accredited college plus a minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of legal assistant experience in Employment and Labour law;
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
•    Passion for working in a team environment, willing to help others and comfortable with sharing work assignments
•    Attention to detail, proofreading and accuracy are required; proven ability to produce a high quality and quantity of work under tight timelines
•    Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
•    Minimum 60 wpm typing speed
•    Knowledge of accounting / time entry systems and document management systems (Elite and iManage)
•    Excellent organizational and follow up skills; ability to exercise sound judgment in setting priorities
•    A high-level of discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality 
•    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
•    Must have excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to work with little instruction
•    Professionalism demonstrated with colleagues and clients, both in person and by phone
•    Responsive and proactive

 

Benefits We Offer:
•    Competitive salary and benefits package 
•    Flex and vacation days
•    RRSP matching program after completing probation
•    Opportunities for professional growth
•    Short and long term disability insurance
•    Post pandemic - various social events and activities throughout the year

 

*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.