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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We are currently seeking a talented lawyer to support our family law practice in Vancouver. Working with sophisticated clientele, you will have access to challenging work in a fast paced collegial environment.

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

View a complete copy of the job posting here.

 

 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work alongside a team of seven to support a high volume practice.
  • Conduct searches (land title, personal property registry, corporate).
  • Draft court documents, BC OnLine court e-filing, service of originating documents, application binders.
  • File management including file opening and organizing and managing documents.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required including invoicing Bank files, time entry.
  • Assisting with billing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to function well under pressure and manage a high volume of work.
  • Meticulously detail oriented, methodical, and well-organized.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform under minimal direction and work independently while enjoying being part of a team.
  • Positive and willing attitude.
  • 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.

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

 

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Audits
  • Receive and record all incoming audit requests.
  • Coordinate legal responses with various lawyers.
  • Composition of simple and complex correspondence.
  • Maintain record of outgoing audit responses.
  • Communicate with outside auditors regarding timing and audit updates.
  • Daily time entry and bi-monthly billing of all audits.
  • Maintain filing system.
  1. Administration
  • Draft daily correspondence and document preparation.
  • File preparation, organization and management.
  • Format and print documents.
  • Preparation of monthly bills.
  • File closures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years’ legal administrative assistant experience.
  • Previous related experience with Audits considered an asset.
  • Detail oriented, methodical, and well-organized.
  • Positive and willing attitude.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform under minimal direction and work independently while enjoying being part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Familiarity with ALF considered an asset.
  • Keyboarding speed of at least 50 wpm.
  • Preference will be given to those 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.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of annual reports, consent resolutions and annual maintenance accounts for BC corporations and Federal Annual Maintenance.
  • Maintain the Annual Maintenance Bring Forward System.
  • Attend to the filing of annual reports and other routine registry filings.
  • Attend to scanning and updating Virtual and actual minute books.
  • Other administrative support as required

Qualifications

  • Strong service orientation.
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, ability to deal effectively with deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Positive and willing attitude.
  • Self-motivated with ability to perform under minimal direction, work independently while enjoying being part of a team.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Keyboarding of 50 wpm.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Familiarity with ALF considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working in an office environment. Preference will be given to those 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.

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

  • Maintenance of corporate records books, corporate and Annual Maintenance files and preparation of Annual Report packages.
  • Reviewing returned Annual Reports and filing same with BC Registry, maintenance of Annual Report bring forward systems, preparation of routine correspondence.
  • Routine transaction work for companies.
  • Corporate/Commercial work including:
    • 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.
  • Experience with ALF an asset.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.

Please 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.

General Accountability

The Residential and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate group in all aspects of its busy practice 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 commercial conveyancing transactions.
  • Conduct title and off-title due diligence searches.
  • 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.
Education, Training, Skills, and Experience
  • 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 Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate group in all aspects of its busy practice including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing  commercial contracts of purchase and sale, easements, rights of way, subdivisions and strata plan filings, conducting title/due diligence searches, and all matters related to commercial real estate closings including financing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer files from start to finish.
  • Prepare documents with respect to acquisitions and sales of various types of commercial properties, financing and land development matters including preparing all acquisition loan, construction financing and deposit insurance security documents.
  • Prepare and diarize summaries of key transaction dates and conduct title and off-title due diligence searches.
  • Draft statutory right of ways, covenants, and easements.
  • Review and process purchase and sales agreements, 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 and diarize key post-closings dates and tasks.
  • Communicate with vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, clients, lawyers, brokers 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.
  • Other administrative support as required in coordination with existing administrative assistants.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years’ related paralegal experience covering all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.
  • Strong document production skills and a solid proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Adobe and in preparing Land Title electronic forms.
  • Strong understanding of BC Land Title Office registration requirements and capability with e-filing including coordination of electronic meets.
  • Working knowledge of various applicable databases i.e. BC Online, LTSA, municipal tax searches, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner in a busy, fast paced practice.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work independently and take initiative.
  • Familiarity with basic corporate and partnership legal matters and basic familiarity with working with various municipalities throughout British Columbia would be an asset.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited paralegal program would be an asset.

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.

General Accountability

The Securities Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the securities group in all aspects of its practice, including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing securities-related transactions, preparing, completing and managing securities filings, and all other matters related to corporate and securities transactions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist lawyers with securities-related transactions, including private placements, public offerings and takeover/issuer bids.
  • Prepare, complete and manage securities filings and related matters, including electronic filings made through the following systems:
    • SEDAR/SEDI
    • BCSC eServices
    • OSC’s Electronic Filing Portal
    • TSX Securefile
    • Canadian Securities Exchange
    • CDS – CUSIP Applications
  • Prepare, complete and manage other securities filing with respect to:
    • Exempt distributions (e.g. Form 45-106F1)
    • Exemptive relief applications
    • TSXV filings
  • Assist lawyers and clients with respect to securities filing issues, including filing fees, filing timelines, form completion, etc.
  • Assist lawyers and clients with managing transfer agency matters.
  • Research securities-related issues (e.g. exemption orders, continuous disclosure filings, precedent materials).
  • Develop securities precedent documents (e.g. filing transmittal letters, fee checklists, summaries of continuous disclosure filing requirements).
  • Draft routine securities filings and continuous disclosure documents, including:
    • Material Change Reports
    • Early Warning Reports
    • Initial drafts of AIFs, Management Information Circulars, etc.
  • Prepare documentation to incorporate, amalgamate, continue and dissolve corporations and other documentation (resolutions, etc.) in the context of corporate transactions and continuous disclosure obligations.
  • Undertake securities projects as may be required (e.g. closing book library, electronic closing books, precedent systems).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ securities paralegal experience.
  • Ability to effectively manage a high volume of work and multi-task.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Confident and hardworking with a willingness to be an active part of the deal team.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • Ability to function well under pressure; handle large transactions, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and exercise sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong document production skills, advanced level of proficiency in MS Office, including document management and comparison systems.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program is desirable.

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 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’ accounts payable 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.

General Accountability

The Debt Collections Paralegal will be responsible for providing support to a high volume, time-sensitive practice including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing legal documents for debt collections matters.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft and prepare demand letters, Notices of Civil Claim, Notices of Application, Petitions, Orders, Affidavits, pleadings, application for default and summary trial, and various other legal documents.
  • CSO – E-filing of various documents including Notices of Civil Claim, Responses, Notices of Application, Orders, etc.
  • LTSA – searches; preparation of Land Title documents; registration of Land Title documents.
  • Prepare Writs of Enforcement, Judgments and reporting to client(s).
  • Perform regular file follow-ups, and provide regular and timely status updates, as well as continual follow-up on outstanding documents and or services.
  • Engage in direct phone and e-mail communications with client and others including debtors, process servers, property managers, insurance companies, law courts, lawyers.
  • Work proactively in the management of calendar system and databases to ensure important deadlines are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ paralegal experience in litigation and collection matters.
  • Solid knowledge of British Columbia Supreme Court Rules; Limitation Act; Court Order Enforcement Act; Land Title Act, etc.
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate persuasively, effectively, and professionally. Strong written communication skills are equally essential.
  • Solid organizational, analytical and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to practically problem-solve, and exercise sound, independent judgment.
  • Resourceful, detail-oriented and proactive.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with iManage or another document management system considered an asset.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program is desirable.

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.

 

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