Family Law Legal Assistant #CS5934
Friday Professional Group 6 reviews - Calgary, AB

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This downtown client is a seeking a legal assistant to join their family law practice.

This environment offers a:
 Energetic, and fast-paced working environment
 Learning opportunities
 Benefits & perks

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 Daily correspondence, document preparation (including divorce applications), dicta-typing, drafting and filing court documents;
 Compile and manage litigation documents;
 File preparation and management;
 Book meetings, court dates, discoveries, mediations, and adjournments;
 Initial handling of referral calls;
 Arrange telephone / office and court appointments;
 Greet and act as a liaison between clients and lawyer;
 Prepare binders, open / close and diarize files;
 Send out documents for searches and filings;
 Conduct searches and carry out investigations through internet and other means;
 Ensure payment collection from clients;
 Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals and other lawyers;
 Liaise with clients on file progress;
 Other legal duties as required.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and behaviors:
 1-2 years of legal assistant experience with litigation and/or family law
 Formal Legal Administrative Assistant (Secretary) education and training an asset
 Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
 Extensive knowledge of legal procedures is required
 Strong understanding and familiarity with various litigation legal precedents and procedures
 Must have thorough understanding family law processes and documentation
 Knowledge of Family Law Practice Notes
 Knowledge of Notice to Disclose requirements and the ability to collect and organize relevant materials
 Able to ensure utmost confidentiality and use of discretion at all times
 Dedicated to providing quality service to clients and consistently meet expectations by providing service beyond expectations
 Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills with ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately, and maintain mutual comfort level while relating to a diverse group of individuals
 Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure environment with multiple internal and external clients
 Able to remain productive within time-sensitive and fast-paced environment
 Excellent organizational and time management skills
 Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions
 Ability to multitask, establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision
 Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with all staff
 Ability to effectively handle stress and a fast-pace

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