We are currently seeking a talented lawyer to support our busy, top tier solicitors’ practice in Kelowna. The ideal candidate will have a background in one or more of corporate/commercial law, real estate, securities and corporate finance. Candidates should be strongly self-motivated and be committed to building their legal practice in Kelowna, as part of a dynamic team.

Successful candidates will have:

• Excellent analytical, drafting and advocacy skills
• Strong academic credentials
• Leading law firm experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills and initiative

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

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Farris is a high-performance law firm, with the proven capacity and experience to execute and close complex and diverse transactions. The firm’s clients include some of the most significant public institutions, listed companies and private corporations in British Columbia. Farris balances a strong regional and national presence with an expanding international practice that includes US, European, and Asia-Pacific based clients.

The firm practices nationally from its office in Vancouver and has offices in Kelowna and Victoria. Farris has over 100 professionals who collectively offer a full range of legal services and tax planning and advice.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will be a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced IT leader. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating the firm’s existing technologies and processes and making recommendations to senior management. The Director will lead the firm through a digital transformation, balancing competitive advantage, cost effectiveness and firm culture. The position oversees the full suite of IT services including vision and strategy, service delivery, infrastructure and operations, applications architecture and security. Preference will be given to those candidates with strong service delivery and applications architecture experience.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success as a leader who has been responsible for developing and implementing technology strategies in a service-oriented business. Minimum 10 years’ experience in the technology field and a minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership or management role in an IT setting. They will have a proven record implementing digital transformation within organizations. Experience working in a professional services environment is highly desirable.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume below.

Farris LLP/Director, Information Technology

 

 

General Accountability

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for accurately processing vendor invoices, cost recovery transactions and expense reports in a timely manner. The A/P Clerk will work with our lawyers, legal assistants and third party vendors to ensure timely processing of payments and resolving invoice and/or payment related issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all vendor invoices and expense reports are accurately processed and recorded within an appropriate timeframe with the appropriate approvals.
  • Produce cost recovery transactions that are accurately processed and reconciled and exceptions are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Process timely payment of vendor invoices.
  • Maintain and update vendor records within an appropriate timeframe.
  • Investigate and respond to inquiries received from internal and external Business Partners within the outlined timeframe.
  • Perform ad-hoc duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years’ office or accounting related experience. Professional services background considered an asset.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong working knowledge of ELITE highly desirable.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • A strong service orientation.
  • A positive and willing attitude.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate (both oral and written) in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • The ability to work well independently and in a team setting.

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

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

We are seeking an organized, energetic and responsible individual to join our Kelowna office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Closing files and preparing for off-site storage and retrieval of closed files upon request.
  • Sorting and delivering incoming mail and courier items and processing of outgoing mail.
  • Knowledge and operation of photocopiers, printers, fax machines, postage machines and binding equipment.
  • Maintaining the tidiness of the staff and boardrooms including stocking of supplies.
  • Inventory and maintenance of office supplies.
  • Library filing.
  • Arranging catering for meetings and firm functions.
  • Providing Reception relief and general assistance throughout the office.
  • Bank deposits and processing of registered mail.
  • Hours of work will be 12:30pm to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime will be necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and MS Office applications – Word, Outlook and Excel at the intermediate level.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and/or move file boxes, photocopy paper, supplies etc. (up to 40 lbs).
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Bookkeeping knowledge an asset.
  • Reliable vehicle required.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.

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

E-mail:  sclaggett@farris.com

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Accountability

The Residential Development and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate development team including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing residential and commercial real estate documents, conducting title/due diligence searches, and closings.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer files from start to finish.
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing and other administrative support to the real estate group, as required.
  • Prepare all loan and security documentation relating to residential and commercial conveyancing transactions.
  • Conduct title and off-title due diligence searches including pre and post registration searches.
  • Draft applications to deposit plans, statutory right of ways, covenants, and easements.
  • Prepare and file EFS applications for registration of documents and plans.
  • Prepare and file Disclosure Statements.
  • Review and process purchase and sales contracts, deposits and payouts.
  • Prepare all internal documents relating to trust transactions.
  • 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.
  • Participate in client interviews, engage in direct phone and e-mail communications with clients and others and attend to execution of documents by clients.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ related paralegal experience covering all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions (contracts, surveys, title and loan documents and closings.)
  • Strong document production skills and a solid proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity and experience with e-filing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program would be an asset.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Elizabeth Jackson at ejackson@farris.com.

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

General Accountability

The LAA will be responsible for 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

  • Support of our Immigration lawyer will be a major component of this position.  Immigration experience is not required but an interest in learning is desired.
  • Ability to prepare and complete immigration and administrative files by downloading and accurately filling out 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.
  • File preparation, organization and management.
  • Draft daily correspondence, document preparation and docketing.
  • Maintain BF system.
  • Handle billings and client reminders.
  • 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.
  • 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.