Parlee McLaws LLP is a well-established law firm with over 125 years of experience here in Alberta and we’re looking for a Floater Legal Assistant to join our Edmonton office.

This position covers absences of other legal assistants and when not assigned, the Floater will assist with an overflow of work as required. The ideal candidate is highly organized, hardworking, reliable, has excellent attention to detail, and is customer service oriented. If you are a team player, a quick learner, and highly adaptable, and would like an opportunity to utilize your legal assistant experience in a new opportunity, this role could be for you.

The hours for this position are 8:00AM – 4:30PM, Monday to Friday. There is an opportunity for this position to be worked partially remotely as one of many precautions taken by Parlee to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Position Overview:

• Complete legal assistant duties for assigned teams in any of Parlee’s practice areas, which include but are not limited to: litigation, business services, and intellectual property
• Draft correspondence, court, and financing legal documents
• Prepare a variety of legal documents
• Schedule various applications and questionings
• Manage incoming workflow from a team of lawyers/paralegal
• Work productively with a variety of personalities, workstyles, and processes
• Calendar management including coordinating and scheduling meetings
• Preparation of accounts and time entry
• General administrative tasks including office and file management
• Other tasks as required

Requirements:

• 5 or more years of previous experience as a Legal Assistant in same or similar practice areas as Parlee McLaws
• Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Assistant/Paralegal program
• Highly reliable, adaptable, and possesses professional demeanor
• Understanding of basic accounting principles
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
• Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Exhibit attention to detail and is committed to producing accurate and high-quality work
• Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines with a high degree of personal initiative
• Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
• Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
• Strong customer service and relationship building skills
• Readily adapt to changing priorities and effectively work in a changing and high-volume work environment
• Possess problem solving skills with a proactive mindset
• Ability to collaborate within a team as well as achieve results individually
• Must speak, read, and write English fluently

Sound like a good fit? We look forward to hearing from you! As a sample of your written communication skills, please write and provide an accompanying cover letter with your resume as a PDF to HREdmonton@parlee.com. Your application will be confidential.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.