PARALEGAL

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Our Kelowna client, an established and reputable firm is in need of a reliable and proactive Paralegal or Senior Legal Assistant to join their team. This position will work directly with the litigation lawyers to manage their files, including but not limited to preparing for court, communicating with clients and being responsible for gathering information and document management. This position will execute complicated tasks and will also be required to oversee legal assistants, by answering their questions and providing them guidance.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Initial meeting with a client to obtain relevant information

• Prepare initial pleadings and first drafts of court documents.

• Prioritize workload to ensure deadlines are met

• Manage litigation files including requests for documents from opposing counsel and clients

• Manage large amounts of documents and update List of Documents as required

• Attend to client requests and general client care

• Communicate with other law firms

• Oversee and guide 2-3 Legal Assistants

• Work with lawyers on doing legal research and preparing research memos

• Develop a case file indexing system that can be used as an active archive for all ongoing and completed cases

• Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases


REQUIREMENTS:

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Paralegal managing litigation files

• Minimum of 10 years’ experience for Senior Legal Assistant

• Completion of a recognized Paralegal/Legal Assistant program is required

• Knowledge of the legal system, especially with regard to family law matters

• Ability to prioritize work, follow instructions and adhere to strict deadlines.

• Excellent analytical skills, ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, confidentiality, and adapt to changing demands.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to function effectively with a high degree of independence.

• Excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills

• A professional work ethic, a great attitude, and the ability to adapt to varying expectations

• Excellent eye for detail


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email resume to [email protected] with salary expectations. 

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity however only those short-listed will be contacted.

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