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Our family law team are highly skilled and very dedicated to delivering an exceptional quality of work for our clients. Our Legal Administrative Assistants are pivotal to their lawyer’s success. We invest in our staff because we want to see those working relationships flourish over the long term.

Why JML?

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive and includes opportunities for personal and professional growth. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $80,000. Our benefits include:

  • Extended health, vision and dental coverage
  • Long Term Disability insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Top-up Program
  • Parental Leave Top-up Program
  • Professional development & education reimbursement
  • Vacation, paid sick time and paid or banked overtime
  • Group RRSP plan with 2% matching
  • Annual health & wellness allowance
  • Firm social events (including an end of year party in Whistler)

What do we expect from you?

  • You will prepare, serve and file court documents such as Notices of Trial, Notice of Change of Lawyer, etc.
  • Schedule trial dates, discoveries, meetings, conferences and confirm dates with all involved parties as required.
  • Track deadlines to ensure compliance with court limitations.
  • You will open and maintain files, ensure policies and procedures are followed in accordance with firm guidelines, run conflict searches, deal with a large volume of emails, maintain calendars and bring forwards and prepare routine correspondence.
  • Provide administrative support, including preparation of monthly invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What qualifications and experience we are looking for?

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary LAA program or the real-world equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in family law;
  • Working knowledge of BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures as well as filing deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of family law rules and procedures;
  • The ability to work overtime if required;
  • Experience in Adobe, MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Exceptional time management, organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work under pressure, complete tasks with speed and accuracy, and the ability to multi-task in response to changing situations;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide quality work with a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters;
  • High client service orientation;
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently, take initiative and be resourceful;
  • Proficiency in file organization and time management;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and covering letter to Valid working visa candidates are welcome to apply.