Parlee McLaws LLP is currently accepting applications for a full time legal assistant to join our growing team. As one of the oldest law firms in Alberta, we are committed to service and to delivering sound, strategic legal solutions. We take pride in knowing our clients’ industries, understanding their concerns and providing practical advice. It’s an approach that has allowed us to build relationships based on trust, respect and results.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct court searches
  • Draft correspondence and court documents
  • Coordinate pre-trial and trial preparation including maintenance of all trial binders and limitation systems
  • Prepare a variety of legal documents including briefs and factums
  • Schedule various applications and questionings
  • Manage workflow for team of lawyers
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and maintain calendars
  • Preparation of accounts and time entry
  • Complete general administrative tasks including office and file management

 

Position Qualifications & Skills

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Assistant program
  • Minimum three (3) years of relative experience (An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered)
  • Experience with Westlaw and/or CanLII would be an asset
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • 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

 

To thrive in this challenging and diverse role you are confident and assertive. You embrace variety and have excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills, you build and maintain excellent working relationships.  You also display a desire and ability get the job done in a high paced deadline driven atmosphere.

Sound like a good fit? Applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to hredmonton@parlee.com

Parlee McLaws LLP offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and a great corporate culture.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.