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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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Farris is seeking talented lawyers to support our busy, top tier litigation practice in Kelowna.

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

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Farris is seeking a talented lawyer to support our busy solicitors’ practice in Vancouver. The ideal candidate will have a background in general intellectual property law, including software and technology licensing, drafting distribution agreements, service agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Experience advising companies on compliance with privacy legislation will be an asset.

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

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily banking and other errands;
  • Occasional reception relief including handling incoming & outgoing mail;
  • Operate photocopiers, printers, fax machines, postage machines and binding equipment;
  • Organize educational offerings and other local events for lawyers and staff;
    Maintenance of the boardrooms;
    Arrange catering for meetings and firm functions;
  • General assistance throughout the office.

Qualifications

  • High School graduation;
  • Prior bookkeeping experience and a minimum of two years in an office environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of general office procedures and intermediate proficiency of MS Office applications including Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Professional attitude and appearance;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment;
  • Reliable vehicle required;
  • Hours of work will be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday;
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.

Please forward resumes to Sandy Claggett or e-mail: sclaggett@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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

General Accountability

The Corporate/Commercial LAA will support the Partner with an 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 five 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 submit a cover letter and resume to 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 Residential and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate 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 statutory right of ways, covenants, and easements.
  • Prepare and file EFS applications for registration of documents and plans.
  • 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 forward resumes to Human Resources or email: ejackson@farris.com.

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