Litigation Assistant (Calgary)

Goodfellow & Schuettlaw is currently seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join our team.

Tell us about yourself: What sets you apart? Do you embrace change and growth the same way we do? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and not just a “job”?

Our law firm is a diverse group of contributing members of the community; making a difference in the community in which we live, work, and play is an essential objective for our team.

This position will be responsible for providing administrative and clerical support for lawyers in the Litigation group of the Calgary office. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, highly organized and has confidence in their technical, proofreading and time management skills as well as excellent communication skills. The candidate must be able to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and thrive in a fast-paced, professional team environment. 

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated work experience in Litigation

  • Legal Assistant Diploma or Certificate

  • Exceptional organizational, analytical and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to manage multiple files and assigned tasks in conjunction with deadlines

  • Confident and dependable professional with strong initiative and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

  • Knowledge of the Rules of Court including court procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to draft original legal documents and correspondence and initiate follow-up action as required

  • Highly developed English written and oral communication skills, additional languages spoken considered an asset

  • Proficiency with various computer applications, such as MS Office applications, document management and Eclipse

  • Client-focused approach and commitment to providing exceptional service to internal and external clients

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Organizing and maintaining files from opening to closing

  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence

  • Communication with clients, counsel and other third parties

  • Maintaining lawyers’ calendars and contacts, scheduling client appointments as directed 

  • Organizing and prioritizing numerous tasks and completing them under time constraints

  • Performing client conflict checking, opening new client matters and maintaining established files

  • Scheduling of court appearances and related items as necessary

  • Preparation of pleadings as required 

  • Updating and maintaining internal databases

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume with cover letter including salary expectation to cmcknight@gfslaw.ca. Only candidates meeting the position requirements will be contacted for a follow up interview.