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

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; and billing and administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare correspondence, documents, faxes etc. using digital dictation, email instructions, and copy typing.
  • Draft standard letters, documents, pleadings and document briefs.
  • Set trials, discoveries, etc. and prepare required documentation.
  • Liaise with the Supreme Court Registry, other government agencies, and other professional offices.
  • Liaise with clients and potential clients.
  • File preparation and management.
  • Billings and client collections.
  • Maintain BF system to ensure follow up and receipt of requested materials/documents.
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ experience, ideally in estates and/or family law.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, and DivorceMate applications.
  • 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.
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Professional deportment and presence.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of 55-60 wpm.
  • Familiarity with Supreme Court Rules, Family Law Act, Rules, and Court Forms considered an asset.
  • 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.