We are currently seeking a talented lawyer to support our busy solicitors’ practice. The ideal candidate will have a background in intellectual property law, including experience in negotiating and drafting technology licenses, acquisition agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and the like, and performing intellectual property diligence in acquisitions.

Please submit your application, including cover letter and resume to: Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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We are seeking to add talented lawyers to our top tier corporate practice in Victoria. The ideal candidate will have a background in corporate/commercial and real estate law. Candidates should be self-motivated and committed to building their legal practice in Victoria as part of a dynamic and growing team.

Please submit your application, including cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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We are currently seeking to add a talented lawyer to support our top tier litigation practice in Victoria. The ideal candidate will have a background in civil and commercial litigation. Candidates should be self-motivated and committed to building their legal practice in Victoria as part of a dynamic and growing team.

Please submit your application, including cover letter and resume to: Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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We are currently seeking a talented lawyer to support our busy, top-tier solicitors’ practices in Kelowna. The ideal candidate will have some background in one or more of corporate, commercial, or real estate law. 

Please submit your application, including cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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We are currently seeking a talented lawyer to join a successful and growing real estate practice. With an exciting and dynamic group of clients at Farris, the successful candidate is not required to have an existing client base. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to be entrepreneurial, and will exhibit strong technical skills, interpersonal skills, work ethic and the ability to manage a diverse range of clients and files. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a relatively small team and build your career in real estate law.

Please submit your application, including cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Humza Boyden at hkhan@boyden.com.

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Farris seeks a talented lawyer to support our busy solicitors’ practice. The ideal candidate will have a background in general corporate/commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance.

Please submit your application, including cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com.

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General Accountability

The Residential Real Estate LAA – Conveyancing will have recent BC experience, specializing in the field of residential conveyancing and land development transactions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • You will manage a file from start to finish including opening and closing.
  • Review and process purchase and sales contracts, deposits and payouts.
  • Prepare discharge of mortgages and reporting discharge particulars to purchaser’s legal representative.
  • Prepare and finalize reporting letters.
  • Communicate with vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, clients, lawyers, realtors and others.
  • Maintain BF system.
  • Handle monthly billings.

Education, Training & Skills

We are seeking a candidate with a Legal Administrative Assistant certificate or diploma from a recognized program and a thorough knowledge of conveyancing procedures. The ability to work independently and yet be a team player is necessary.

  • Excellent written composition, spelling, grammar, editing and verbal communication skills including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Strong document productions skills and a solid proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • The ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Econveyance, LTSA and e-filing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail in work product.
  • Flexibility to work overtime will be necessary.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and invite you to forward a detailed resume, with references, in confidence to Sandy Claggett, Office Administrator at sclaggett@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that, applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

General Accountability

The Trademark Agent will be responsible for offering professional services relating to the registration, maintenance, and protection of trade-marks.   This role could be full-time or part-time and the working hours can be flexible.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients, foreign associates and Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) regarding the filing, prosecution, registration and management of clients’ trademarks.
  • Prepare and file Canadian trademark applications.
  • Review incoming correspondence from CIPO and foreign associates and prepare reporting letters to clients regarding same.
  • Drafts and reports responses to Examiner’s Reports from CIPO.
  • Assist in preparing and filing Canadian trademark Statements of Opposition and Section 45 proceedings, and engage with clients, opposing counsel/agents, and CIPO throughout these processes.
  • Reviews trademark searches in order to assess the registrability and availability of proposed marks and drafts search reporting letters.
  • Provides direction on the maintenance, organization and update of the docket system of due dates for action and follow up.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in trademark procedures and law and ensures internal precedents and policies reflect any changes.
  • General tasks including file management, review of pre-bills and precedent maintenance.
  • Assist both Canadian and foreign opposition and expungement proceeds.

Qualifications

  • Must be registered with the College of Patent and Trademark Agents.
  • Post-Secondary Education, preferably an undergraduate degree.
  • Strong leadership, management and business development abilities.
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work with our existing team and take the initiative.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email June Agujo at jagujo@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that, applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

 

 

General Accountability

The Float Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing legal and administrative support to teams in all practice areas, for covering desks during short and longer term absences, and for overflow work when other LAA’s are busy. Duties include managing client and file information, maintaining organization systems to manage document-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; billing and administrative tasks.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand individual requirements of a desk and expectations of teamed lawyers in order to provide quality coverage in the absence of the teamed assistant.
  • Meet with and follow instructions of the assistant with respect to specific requirements of the desk.
  • Produce documents including typing, revising, creating blacklines and/or multiple versions of daily correspondence and/or practice specific documents (such as court documents or agreements).
  • Maintain established filing and bring forward systems which may be in either manual or electronic form.
  • Interact professionally with clients, opposing counsel, experts and other relevant stakeholders via telephone and written communications.
  • Coordinate parties, schedule and organize various meetings.
  • Enter timesheets and coordinate the billing cycle.
  • Complete electronic and/or manual filing.
  • Perform various administrative tasks including conflict checks and opening and closing of files.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ corporate and/or litigation experience.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to effectively manage a high volume of work, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Meticulously detail oriented — excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Solid dictation skills.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High energy team player, positive and willing attitude.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to comfortably adapt to changing environments.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of at least 60 w.p.m.
  • Willingness to learn other areas of law.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email June Agujo at jagujo@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

General Accountability

The Corporate/Commercial LAA will support a senior Partner and Associate with exceptionally busy practice by taking ownership for managing client and file information; establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; direct client contact; researching and reviewing documents; document production; billing, filing, and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Project management for the practice including prioritizing daily tasks, maintaining a Bring Forward system, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Document preparation for large corporate and securities transactions.
  • SEDAR, SEDI, TSX and other filings.
  • Frequent interaction with the firm’s Corporate Services Department.
  • Review and revise documents and correspondence.
  • Billing of accounts; handling client collections.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • A strong corporate legal assistant background, with a minimum of five years’ related experience. Consideration may be given to those coming from an investment, real estate and/or business/corporate environment.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Confident and hardworking with a willingness to be an active part of the deal team.
  • The ability to function well under pressure; handle large transactions, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, anticipate and take initiative.
  • Strong document production skills and advanced level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Adaptable, creative and dependable with strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal program is desirable.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Milana Smiljanic at msmiljanic@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

General Accountability

The IT Operations Manager, is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of Farris’s internal helpdesk team of two, while also assisting with IT infrastructure and security. The role will report to the Director of IT, and will require a very hands on approach and to focus on continually improving the operations, and upgrading systems to support a growing business. The IT Operations Manager will have oversight and ownership of all projects on the current three-year IT rolling roadmap.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the Helpdesk team and continually improve service standards and end-user satisfaction.
  • Act as senior escalation point for helpdesk issues or infrastructure emergencies.
  • Support your team with feedback, learning opportunities, career coaching, and technical help.
  • Oversee maintenance of office equipment including computers, office printers, label printers, and photocopiers.
  • Set hardware replacement cycles, overseeing proactive and cost-effective upgrades.
  • Maintain accurate and well-organized IT equipment inventory.
  • Recommend and implement solutions to automate basic desktop tasks.
  • Build and maintain technical documentation, system diagrams, and training materials.
  • Be a point of contact for desktop security initiatives.
  • Drive the technical roadmap and development plans in alignment with Farris’s business strategies and priorities.
  • Assist with preparing annual departmental budgets and technology roadmaps.

 

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a leadership role, ideally managing a helpdesk team.
  • 5+ years hands-on experience configuring and managing IT infrastructure.
  • Diploma, degree, or equivalent post-secondary education in technology field.
  • Relevant certifications (CompTIA, CCNA, MCSE, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Microsoft 365 and Intune
    • Cloud infrastructure (Azure)
    • Physical and virtual firewalls (Sophos)
    • Backup and restore (Veeam)
    • Server virtualization (VMWare)
    • Storage arrays, SANs, and NAS (HP Nimble)
    • Phone systems, including VOIP and UC systems
    • Windows Server, Windows Domain, Active Directory
  • The following experience is considered an asset but not a requirement in the role:
    • Familiarity with hyper-converged infrastructure
    • SQL (queries, replication monitoring)
    • Automation and scripting (Powershell, Bash, etc)
    • Project management training or certification

Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Director, Human Resources, Milana Smiljanic or e-mail: msmiljanic@farris.com.

Farris LLP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

Please note that, applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Farris will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.  Farris will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to disability or other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.