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Legal Assistant - Various Practice Areas

Location: 

Edmonton, AB, CA

Date:  Sep 26, 2021

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com. 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. 


We are seeking a few dynamic professional legal assistants in different practice areas to join our growing legal team in Edmonton office. These roles are responsible for providing high-level administrative support to senior lawyers. These positions will require confident, reliable and business-minded assistants with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidates will be organized, discreet, detail-oriented, and have a client-first approach to work. In addition, the successful applicants must be team-oriented and accustomed to working as a work team with other assistants. 

 

Our legal assistant team structure is based on a team model within a practice group. Legal assistants typically support more than one lawyer and will be called upon to help others within their practice group when workload volumes are at their peak or during periods of vacation or absence coverage.

 

Responsibilities
·    Editing and proofreading routine correspondence, letters and other related documents;
·    Liaising with clients on a daily basis;
·    Calendar management, travel and expense report support;
·    Maintaining and organizing client contacts, files and various calendars;
·    Prioritizing workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established timelines;
·    Managing administrative tasks, including time entry, billings, scheduling of appointments and coordinating meetings etc.; and
·    Transcribing digital voicemail and maintaining files and diarizations as needed;
·    Preparing and filing court documents;
·    Any other duties, as required. 

 

Requirements
·    Legal Assistant diploma from an accredited college plus a minimum of five (5) years of previous administration experience;
·    Superb accuracy, organization and time management skills;
·    Proficient with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
·    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

 

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.