Position title
Intermediate/Senior Litigation Legal Assistant
Description

Boost Legal Support is both a recruiting and temporary placement agency that supports legal assistants, paralegals and law firms.   

Our client, a firm in downtown Calgary is looking for a legal assistant who has at least 5 years of experience working in litigation.

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience 

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word and Outlook);  
  • Understanding of Styles and proper paragraph numbering required;
  • Excellent at administrative tasks such as opening and closing of files, file management, proofreading and scheduling appointments;  
  • Strong attention to detail;  
  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task and prioritize;  
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;  
  • The ideal candidate must speak, read and write English fluently.  

 

Legal Specific 

  • Graduated with a legal assistant diploma at an accredited school or equivalent experience; 
  • At least 5 years of litigation experience; 
  • Comfortable drafting correspondence, preparing and filing pleadings;  
  • Familiar with reminder or limitation systems for deadline dates as dictated by the Rules of Court; 
  • Experience performing Court searches, scheduling various applications, questionings and court dates; 
  • Putting together briefs/factums, lists of authorities and books of authorities; 
  • Experience helping lawyers prepare files for court; 
  • Working knowledge of Eclipse SE is an asset, but not required;
  • Understand basic accounting principles and are familiar with legal accounting software such as Aderant, PCLaw or EsiLaw. 

 

We thank all applicants interested in this position; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Employment Type
Permanent
Beginning of employment
Immediate
Industry
Litigation
Job Location
Calgary
Date posted
August 8, 2021
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Position: Intermediate/Senior Litigation Legal Assistant

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