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Job Opportunity For a Full-Time Litigator

Macushla Law Corporation
253 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC
$110,000–$160,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

Location

253 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC

Benefits
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  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Full job description

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A FULL-TIME LITIGATOR (5+ YEAR CALL)

About macushlaw macushlaw is a digital-by-default benefit company that is redefining the legal landscape by providing affordable, approachable, client-centered legal services while giving back to the communities we serve. We view ourselves as more than just a law firm – we are a force for change and positive community impact.

Our work together is guided by our mission: to make legal service more accessible for clients and to make the practice of law more sustainable for lawyers, paralegals, and law firm staff.

Our ethos is rooted in transparency and sustainability. We believe in equitable pay for our team, sustainable workloads, and reasonable targets for our lawyers. We prioritize open communication and reporting, consulting our team on operational shifts, and reducing overhead with a digital-first approach. We are also fluent in continuously leveraging technology to improve access to justice and client experience while reducing our environmental impact and encouraging community contributions from the team at large.

What We Offer

Team & Culture

We are a professional workplace that unites a group of capable, collaborative, business savvy and community minded humans. We value our personal lives, balance in practice, and our independence. We are bonded by our commitment to provide excellent, practical and affordable legal services to values-aligned clients, and to make the practice of law, and our communities, better through our lives and practice.

Transparency

For us, transparency isn’t a buzzword but a way of life. We are transparent with finances and management decisions and while retaining final decision-making authority seek consultation from the team regarding strategy and operations.

Technology

We engineer affordability and accessibility of legal services through technological adoption.
We use automations and optimize our tech stack to make it easy for lawyers to manage their own practices with limited oversight.

Firm Supports

In addition to robust IT infrastructure, the firm provides comprehensive practice resources, administrative and marketing support, and general coaching on business development.

Who You Are

Top Performer

We are looking to add an earlier call to our team that delivers high quality performance, has a demonstrated track record of community service and business development, has experience in non-profit, charities, and corporate and commercial law, and values flexibility in practice and the opportunity to continue to grow their book and experience in an independent but supportive environment. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your practice while having freedom and autonomy, look no further!

Practice Area Experience

The ideal candidate will have familiarity and experience with:

- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Civil Procedure
- Employment Law
- Landlord and Tenant Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Comprehensive Legal Research and Analysis

Position Overview

Responsibilities

  • Managing a caseload of litigation files including general civil litigation, residential tenancy, and strata law.
  • Servicing clients from our general inquiries line
  • Making court and out of-court appearances, including trials, hearings, mediations, and collaborative meetings
  • Engaging directly with clients, other counsel, stakeholders and witnesses
  • Delivering quality, cost-effective legal advice and services
  • Conducting client consultations
  • Spearheading business development and marketing activities for your practice

Requirements

  • Full-time availability
  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • 5+ years of experience with litigation clients
  • Desire and ability to meet our reasonable targets
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Demonstrated experience providing routine and complex legal services to litigation clients
  • Located in Vancouver and willingness to work from our office in Gastown during regular office hours and for the duration of the probationary period

Skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks, produce quality work, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and support new and existing team members across private practice components
  • Client-focused with ability to communicate and connect empathetically
  • Strong organizational and file management skills with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Proactive and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong research and investigative skills
  • Strong ability to assess client needs and identify practical, proportionate and affordable legal solutions for clients

Compensation and Location

We offer a competitive base salary ($90,000 to $110,000) commensurate with our reasonable billable expectations, optional health benefits, and a performance-based bonus. Both hybrid and fully remote work arrangements are possible (subject to the successful completion of probation), though our preference is for a candidate located in Vancouver.

To Apply

Send your resume, references, case or memo sample, and any other supporting documents to amanda@macushlaw.ca. Feel free to include a quirky cover letter if that's your style. In terms of hiring process, you can expect interviews with various folks from our team—pinball challenge included!

Application deadline: 2024-01-31
Expected start date: 2024-02-01

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $110,000.00-$160,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Experience:

  • Litigation: 5 years (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • Certificate of Good Standing with the LSBC (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-01-31