At JML, litigation is a team sport.

Our legal assistants, paralegals and lawyers work together closely to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. Our paralegal team have a high level of technical expertise, and are also some of the loveliest people you will meet! Sound like a team you would like to join?

What do we expect from you?

  • You will collaborate with clients and opposing counsel for the collection, review and production of documents;
  • Draft routine correspondence;
  • Review documents and code them for relevance and privilege;
  • You will prepare pleadings, including:
  • Form F8 Financial Statements;
  • Affidavits;
  • Notices of Application;
  • Lists of Documents;
  • Review and prepare transcript summaries;
  • Assist lawyers with all aspects of trial preparations.

What qualifications and experience are we looking for?

  • 5+ years of litigation experience with a specialty in family;
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary LAA and/or paralegal program or the real world equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of BC Supreme Court Rules, court practices and procedures and filing deadlines;
  • Thorough knowledge of Family Law Act;
  • The ability to work overtime if required;
  • Experience in Adobe, MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Experience with DivorceMate.

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, the ability to multi-task in response to changing situations, and the ability to manage multiple deadlines;
  • 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.

Why JML?

We offer comprehensive group benefits and other perks within a fun and friendly environment. The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $95,000. 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)

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