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Farris is a high performance full service law firm, with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria.

Farris seeks a Manager, Student Programs & Marketing for its Vancouver office. In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of the student programs, including the recruitment and professional development of summer and articling students, as well as liaising with law schools. You will work closely with our Director, Professional Development and Marketing on recruitment initiatives relating to students and junior lawyers. You will also assist the Director, Professional Development and Marketing in carrying out the firm’s overall branding and marketing strategy, and you will work with individual lawyers in designing and implementing individualized marketing initiatives.

This position is located in our Vancouver office and requires occasional travel to Canadian Universities in BC and across Canada.  If you are seeking a unique opportunity in a law firm working with lawyers and students, this could be the right move for you.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A law degree with at least 3 years of experience in a large law firm, or experience in a similar role
  • Strong interpersonal skills and initiative
  • Excellent writing / organizational skills
  • An interest in recruitment / professional development / marketing

We invite you to send your application with cover letter to Sharan Sangha at ssangha@farris.com by September 14, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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 administrative 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 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 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.
  • 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, including:
    • Material Change Reports
    • Early Warning Reports
  • Prepare documentation to incorporate, amalgamate, continue and dissolve corporations and other documentation in the context of corporate transactions.
  • Undertake securities projects as may be required (e.g. closing book library, electronic closing books, precedent systems).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Five to 10+ 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

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for coordinating the collections of accounts receivables from clients, following established firm procedures. Interacts daily with clients, lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants, members of the Accounting Department and other administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contact clients directly for payment of outstanding invoices by telephone and/or other communication channels, including in person.
  • Monitor and review accounts receivable reports to assess collections needs.
  • Review and resolve client accounts receivable issues including detailed account reconciliation as needed.
  • Act as a liaison to resolve client billing discrepancies.
  • Ensure lawyers and management are apprised of potential collection issues.
  • Provide status reports on collection activities and accounts receivable on a monthly basis.
  • Establish and manage the reminder notice process for all assigned accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ accounting and/or billing and collections experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional services organization. Post secondary education in accounting or business administration preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel. Knowledge of Elite Accounting software considered an asset.
  • 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, as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated ability to practically problem-solve, and exercise sound, independent judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Resourceful, detail-oriented and proactive.

 

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.