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.

View the complete job posting here.

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.

View a complete copy of the job posting here.

 

General Accountability

Reporting to the Director of Professional Development & Marketing, and the Manager, Student Programs & Marketing, the Assistant is responsible for providing support in the areas of marketing, the recruitment and staffing of students, and the professional development of lawyers and students. Coordinates various firm events and functions; and provides administrative and secretarial assistance to the Marketing & Communications Strategist.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assist with developing and executing marketing projects, and firm event management including student/lawyer/client seminars and presentations, and corporate functions.
  2. Update marketing collateral (i.e. advertisements, invitations, presentations, brochures, announcements, lawyer profiles etc.).
  3. Help coordinate all facets of internal and external professional development programs, and provide reporting and information as needed to lawyers.
  4. Assist with sponsorship and collateral requests.
  5. Assist with legal directory updates.
  6. Assist with student recruiting process (including student tours and events).
  7. Manage all communications with universities and potential candidates throughout the year.
  8. Monitor communications with the Law Society (LSBC) regarding student articling program.
  9. Provide administrative support during the student review process.
  10. Other clerical and secretarial duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Two to four years of administrative assistant experience, with a minimum of two years in a marketing environment. Preference will be given to those with a professional services background.
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Marketing or Business Administration preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Upbeat and positive outlook, professional deportment, and presence.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook) and graphic design software.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.

Please forward resumes to 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.

 

We have an exciting new opportunity and are seeking an experienced legal administrative assistant and receptionist for our growing Kelowna office to start immediately. This position will be a hybrid between an office administrator/receptionist and a legal administrative assistant. This role will report to a senior solicitor Partner and an Associate, the Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for:

Reception

  • Provide daily switchboard coverage.
  • Greet visitors, receive and direct incoming calls, and answer routine inquiries in a courteous and expeditious manner.
  • Maintain boardroom bookings, being aware of the location of all visiting clients.
  • Ensure the reception area is kept tidy and presentable at all times. Assist with maintaining the cleanliness of boardrooms.
  • Coordinate courier requirements and flower orders.
  • Update and maintain office telephone directories.

Office Services

  • Sort and deliver mail in a timely manner and manage all office subscriptions.
  • Operate and maintain fax, photocopier, scanner, binding and computer equipment
  • Identify problems with operation of photocopy and fax machines and arrange for service calls.  Clean and maintain equipment as required; replenish toner or other material as needed.
  • Order coffee for the office and place other office orders as required.
  • Assist with basic IT troubleshooting for the office as required.
  • Assist with ordering office furniture and equipment as required.

LAA duties

  • 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.
  • Provide ad hoc admin support to visiting lawyers, as required.

Education, Training, Skills, and Experience

  • 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
  • Flexibility to work overtime
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Assistant program.

Compensation + Benefits

  • Competitive salary with structured annual reviews
  • Extended health and dental coverage for you and your family
  • Employee and family assistance program through LifeWorks
  • Generous vacation time, sick time and personal time allotment
  • Life, Short and long term disability insurance
  • Group RRSP plan with matched contributions

Other perks

  • Fun social events throughout the year including Summer, Fall and Winter socials
  • Casual day every Friday
  • Monthly lunch and learns on various topics
  • Continuing education and tuition allowance
  • Group RRSP plan with matched contributions
  • In-house health and wellness programs with an annual subsidy

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

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

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 handle 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 the 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 forward resumes to Human Resources 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.

General Accountability

This position is 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

  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dicta-typing
  • File preparation and management
  • Direct client contact
  • Time entry, billings and client collections
  • Maintain BF system
  • Book court dates and communicate with court registries
  • Organize and assemble chambers records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books
  • Obtain and index cases from QuickLaw and other sources
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required

Qualifications

  • One to three years’ litigation experience
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Word
  • Meticulously detail oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong dicta/transcription skills
  • Exceptional file and calendar management skills
  • Positive and willing attitude
  • Ability to function well under pressure, manage a high volume of work, and multi-task
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead
  • Minimum typing speed of 60 wpm
  • Hours of work: 9:00 to 5:00, with flexibility to perform occasional overtime
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program

Please forward resumes to Human Resources 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.

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 seven 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 forward resumes to Human Resources or 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.

 

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