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.

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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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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

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 effectively manage 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 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 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 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 Milana Smiljanic at msmiljanic@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 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 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 your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Milana Smiljanic at msmiljanic@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 Milana Smiljanic at msmiljanic@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 Securities/Corporate Commercial LAA will support two lawyers with exceptionally busy practices 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; accounts receivable, 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.
  • File management including organizing and managing documents.
  • Time entry, billing of accounts, and receivable follow-up.
  • Document preparation for standard corporate and securities transactions.
  • SEDAR, SEDI, TSX and other filings.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • Five to 10 years’ related experience.
  • Ability to effectively manage a high volume of work and multi-task.
  • Strong document production skills, advanced level of proficiency in MS Office including document management and comparison systems, and a familiarity with digital dictation.
  • 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.
  • 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 your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Milana Smiljanic at msmiljanic@farris.com.

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

 

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