Legal Assistant / Paralegal – Family Law

  Vancouver

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Job Description:Viewpoint Family Law is a boutique family law firm located just outside the downtown core in Vancouver. We are currently seeking a permanent full-time Paralegal or Senior Legal Assistant to join our team. The candidate to fill this role will be working to support a litigation lawyer in a collaborative and encouraging work environment. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to work and communicate well in a team oriented environment. Viewpoint Family Law is committed to providing the highest quality service for our clients. This in an in-office position and Viewpoint Family Law follows COVID-19 rules and regulations. The office is spacious and allows for a six-foot distance between staff members at all times. Responsibilities:Drafting and managing daily correspondence and court pleadingsGathering initial client intake information, opening new client files, and preparing files for closingLiaising with clients, opposing counsel, and communicating with the court registry, acting as point of first contact for the firmMaintaining established systems within the firm such as calendars, client files, and BF systemsBooking court dates, discoveries, mediations, and appointments with clientsOrganizing files, binders, client documents and other file related materialsAssisting counsel in preparing for chambers applications, examinations for discovery, and trialsConducting BC Online searchesPreparing applications for desk order divorce Qualifications:LAA certificate or Paralegal diploma from an accredited institution1 – 2 years of paralegal experience in a similar role with comparable responsibilities or 5+ years as a legal assistant in litigationWorking knowledge of the Supreme Court Family RulesStrong proficiency in Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat ProFamiliarity with the Court of Appeal e-filing notice and updated formatting regulationsAbility to liaise with clients, opposing counsel, and the court registryDetail oriented and strong proofreading skillsAdept in prioritizing and handling a high volume of work in a fast paced environmentEstablished ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion Cover Letters and Resumes can be directed to our Office Manager at wade@vpfamilylaw.com. All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Job ID: 29036739
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Viewpoint Family Law

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