Parlee McLaws LLP is a well-established Alberta law firm with over 125 years of client-focused experience.

We are seeking a skilled Litigation Support Paralegal to join our Edmonton team. Reporting to the Litigation Support Supervisor, this role provides timely and effective paralegal support services to the litigation lawyers. The ideal candidate can draw from several years of previous experience in litigation and can take files to the next level both independently and in collaboration with lawyers. If you are client- focused, a team player, and highly organized, this may be your next career opportunity.

The hours for this position are 8AM – 4:30PM, Monday to Friday.

Position Overview:

  • Perform all aspects of case, matter, calendar, and document management as a paralegal on a matter team as needed
  • Liaise with lawyers on large projects and electronic discovery files
  • Interact with outside entities (i.e., courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, vendors, and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed
  • Collect and analyze documentation to determine privilege and relevance and prepare Affidavits of Records
  • Conduct document management within an electronic database – import documents into a database via load files or as evidence; prepare production; export production for exchange with opposing counsel; import and work with transcripts, and other file management requirements
  • Meet Firm and department expectations of billing practices and targets
  • Review transcripts and maintain statuses with respect to undertakings
  • Create and maintain detailed management of documents as required
  • General administrative tasks including office and file management

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized Paralegal program
  • Minimum five (5) years of relative experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
  • Experience and/or certification with electronic discovery database programs such as Summation Pro, Eclipse, or similar software
  • Experience with Worldox is an asset
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of working styles
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, and customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail, producing accurate, high-quality work
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Handles confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • Works efficiently, both independently and as a part of a team
  • Readily adapts to changing priorities and effectively works in a high-volume work environment
  • Active problem-solving skills with a proactive mindset

If you enjoy working independently within a larger team, can confidently problem-solve, and take pride in producing accurate, quality work every time, we look forward to hearing from you!
As a sample of your written communication skills, please submit an accompanying cover letter with your resume in PDF format 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