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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 LAA will be responsible for supporting two lawyers in all aspects of managing client and file information, including establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; billing and administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Primarily working with solicitors within the firm.
  • Draft daily correspondence, document preparation and docketing.
  • File preparation, organization and management.
  • Maintain BF system.
  • Handle billings and client reminders.
  • Ability to prepare and complete files by downloading and accurately completing forms, preparing additional information and supporting documents as per the specific programs.
  • Compile applications for submission to government agencies.
  • Work directly with clients to gather and prepare information and supporting documents for applications.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years’ legal administrative assistant experience desired.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; the ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • Strong document production skills and advanced level of proficiency in MS Office, including document management and comparison systems.
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Resilient, a strong sense of “team”, and an unwavering sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead.
  • Keyboarding of at least 60 wpm.
  • Flexibility to work overtime.
  • Administrative support of our Immigration lawyer will be a component of this position.  Immigration experience is not required but an interest in learning is desired.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

 

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

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reporting to a senior solicitor Partner, the Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for:

 

  • Establishing and maintaining all client information and organizational systems
  • Contact with clients, accounting and other professionals
  • Contact with government agencies and other law firms
  • Drafting and management of transactional documents and correspondence
  • Management of transactional timelines and reporting on completion of transactions
  • Filings with government agencies
  • Maintenance of corporate records in both paper and electronic forms
  • Client billing
  • General administrative services relating to client transactions.

 

Education, Training, Skills, and Experience

 

  • A minimum of 5 years related experience is desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years experience using “ALF” corporate database
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Adobe and BC Online
  • Strong document production skills and familiarity with electronic document management and comparison systems
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to multi-task under pressure
  • High energy team player
  • Positive and willing attitude
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills – attention to detail is a must
  • Keyboarding of at least 60 w.p.m.
  • Flexibility to work overtime
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Assistant program.

 

Please forward your cover letter and a detailed resume, in confidence, to Sandy Claggett, Office Administrator – sclaggett@farris.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

General Accountability

The Commercial Real Estate LAA will support an exceptionally busy practice by taking ownership for managing client and file information; establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; reviewing documents; document production; billing, filing, and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • File preparation, organization, and management.
  • Prioritizing daily tasks, maintaining a Bring Forward system, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Document preparation for standard commercial real estate transactions.
  • Reviewing and revising documents and correspondence.
  • Time entry, billings and client collections.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • At least one year law firm experience plus the desire to develop and grow within a very busy, fast-paced commercial real estate practice.
  • Strong document production skills and advanced level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of various applicable databases i.e. BC Online, LTSA, municipal tax searches, etc. considered an asset.
  • Ability to anticipate and take initiative.
  • The ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Resilient team player with an unwavering sense of urgency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of 60 wpm.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

 

Please forward resumes to Human Resources or e-mail: ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.