Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Platinum Recruiting inc.

Description

Based in Vernon, our well established client is seeking a Legal Assistant (Personal Injury) or Paralegal to join their reputable law firm. The ideal candidate will be team oriented and accustomed to working collaboratively with other litigation assistants. This candidate will have experience running files from beginning to end, enjoys working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, while being able to deliver consistent and exceptional customer service.

 

Responsibilities & Knowledge:

  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; inputting information into file database and confirming case status with Lawyer
  • Prepare and draft legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc
  • Arrange examinations for discovery and trial dates
  • Conduct legal research
  • Prepare court materials such as application records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books
  • Enhance trial proceedings by organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed
  • E-file legal documents
  • Prepare settlement documents
  • Ensure deadlines are met and limitation dates are adhered to
  • Correspond with clients

 

Qualifications:

  • 1 – 2+ years experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal certificate or diploma preferred
  • Well versed in trial preparation
  • Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
  • Must have strong client service skills
  • Excellent word processing and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task & prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Platinum Recruiting via our website or email enquiries@platinumrecruiting.ca  with the subject line “Personal Injury – Legal Assistant”.

 

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Platinum Recruiting via our website or email enquiries@platinumrecruiting.ca  with the subject line “Personal Injury – Legal Assistant”.