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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

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 and docketing, drafting and filing court documents.
  • Book court dates and communicate with court registries.
  • Organize and assemble chambers records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books.
  • Prepare and complete immigration and administrative files by downloading and accurately filling out forms, and supporting documents as per the specific programs.
  • Compile applications for submission to government agencies.
  • Work directly with clients to gather and prepare information and supporting documents for applications.
  • File preparation, organization and management.
  • Maintain bring forward system, meeting deadlines and limitation dates.
  • Handle billings and client reminders.
  • Other general and administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • At least three years’ legal administrative assistant experience with recent BC litigation experience and a thorough knowledge of litigation rules of procedure.
  • 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.
  • 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 Corporate/Commercial Legal Assistant is responsible for managing client and file information, including establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; drafting and filing documents; billing and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and revise daily correspondence and legal documents for large transactions requiring multiple versions and blacklines.
  • File preparation and management (file opening and closing, daily filing etc.).
  • Time entry, billings, and receivable follow-up.
  • Coordinate and schedule various meetings and appointments.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • Two to five years’ related experience.
  • Strong document production skills, advanced level of proficiency in MS Office including document management and comparison systems, and a familiarity with digital dictation.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • The ability to function well under pressure and handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • The ability to anticipate and take initiative.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program is desirable.

 

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 Legal Administrative Assistant 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

  • Project management for the practice including prioritizing daily tasks, maintaining a Bring Forward system, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Document preparation for standard corporate and securities transactions.
  • Daily time entry.
  • Billing of accounts; handling client collections.
  • File management including organizing and managing documents of both physical and digital filing systems.
  • Preparation and filing of standard documents on SEDAR and SEDI.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Education, Training, Skills, and Experience

  • Strong organizational and word processing skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage a high volume of work and multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive and willing attitude.
  • Ability to function well under pressure and handle multiple assignments.
  • Excellent spelling and grammar – attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to take initiative and think ahead.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook along with document management and comparison systems.
  • Keyboarding of at least 60 wpm.
  • Minimum of two years’ LAA experience, preferably in Corporate Commercial and Securities law.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with SEDAR and SEDI filings, and who have completed a 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 Commercial Real Estate LAA will support an exceptionally busy practice by taking ownership for managing client and file information; establishing and maintaining organizational systems to manage paper-flow; client contact; reviewing documents; document production; billing, filing, and other administrative tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • File preparation, organization, and management.
  • Prioritizing daily tasks, maintaining a Bring Forward system, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Document preparation for standard commercial real estate transactions.
  • Reviewing and revising documents and correspondence.
  • Time entry, billings and client collections.
  • Other general administrative and secretarial support services as required.

Qualifications

  • At least one year law firm experience plus the desire to develop and grow within a very busy, fast-paced commercial real estate practice.
  • Strong document production skills and advanced level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of various applicable databases i.e. BC Online, LTSA, municipal tax searches, etc. considered an asset.
  • Ability to anticipate and take initiative.
  • The ability to function well under pressure; handle a high volume, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Resilient team player with an unwavering sense of urgency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Keyboarding of 60 wpm.
  • 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.