Paralegal (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 April 2017
It is a great place to dive into various areas of law and learn. My days consists of document production and review, drafting pleadings and affidavits, assist lawyers for examinations and trials, prepare comprehensive reports for clients, and correspondence to various parties, clients, and experts. You are constantly learning. The individuals who work at the firm are the most enjoyable part of the job.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 March 2017
Wouldn't recommend- managers get away with anything. No room for growth for staff. The managers are insecure so they will do anything to put people with talent down. The pay is poor and not even close to market value.
Articling student, Law student (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 August 2016
Borden Ladner Gervais is a good law firm where people work extremely hard to offer value to clients. At most times, the work environment is stressful, but the firm takes pride in its work product and rewards its people well.
an ideal workplace for a experienced legal assistant
Legal Assistant (Practicum) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 August 2016
Through my practicum in the resource team of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, I am familiar with legal assistant’s routines and skilled in using all professional software. The practicum significantly taught me how to communicate professionally, prioritized successfully, work independently and efficiently, adapt to different situations quickly, and also how to be a perfect team member to support others.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Troronto Ontario – 22 June 2016
Never a dull moment Great place to worked at . A very friendly environment . Learned few office skills . Coworkers were good and so as lawyers and other departments. Management was great.Salary was good . Used to love being there everyday . Contract expired so we were let go.
LEGAL ASSISTANT (Litigation) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2014
• Transcribe and type legal documents • Compile affidavit of documents, compendiums and other legal productions • Organize and expedite flow of work • Route or answer correspondence • Initiate follow-up as required • Organize and maintain client files • Communicate with clients • Schedule meetings • Perform clerical, administrative and general office duties • Perform administrative duties with respect to accounting, opening and closing files, docketing, billing, etc. • Assisting other group professionals as required • Other duties as assigned
Senior Technical Support Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 May 2014
Our approach to professional and service excellence is based upon personal standards of absolute integrity, unfailing mutual respect and dedication in all that we do for our clients. Maintaining a diverse team is a core value at BLG and we draw upon the strengths of knowledgeable and skilled individuals who represent a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 February 2014
BLG is an integrated national firm that provides a broad range of legal solutions to their clients with over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Ottawa and Montreal.
• Created letters, documents, general typing, scanning, billing and processing the mail. • General office duties while working with a senior paralegal and a partner of the Commercial Conveyance Division. • Demonstrated strong team work and work ethic while starting in the mandatory rotational Legal Assistant pool and earning a permanent placement with a senior partner in just six months. • Trained on CMS and DM.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 November 2013
My job covered patent prosecution work. I learned different computer programs while I was there. Managemnt was good. I enjoyed my co-workers very much. It was the inconsistent flow of work. Learning and keeping on top of new procedures.
I enjoyed my time at BLG very much and was sorry to leave.