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Kubitz & Company Legal Assistant (1 year Maternity Leave Position) Temporary in Calgary, AB

Kubitz & Company

Branch Calgary AB CA

Position:
Legal Assistant (1 year Maternity Leave Position)
Location:
Calgary, AB

Successful completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate/Legal Assistant Diploma program; Drafting and transcribing letters and legal documents using your working…

LEGAL ASSISTANT

ABOUT US
For more than 25 years, the lawyers at Kubitz & Company have been working to protect the interests of Alberta injury victims. We have a well-earned reputation for our skill, knowledge and experience in handling personal injury claims.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
You will be appreciated.

You will be surrounded by a group of people who sincerely care about the best outcome for their clients.

Teamwork is a cornerstone of success, where your efforts are recognized, and respect for the importance of each person is part of the culture.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the guidance of our lawyers, you will be providing support as our clients move through the civil litigation process unique to each individual’s circumstance. Collection and precise organization of the documentation on each case is handled with the highest level of care and integrity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and upkeep of the limitation diary entries on each file and the day to day file tasks;
  • Drafting and transcribing letters and legal documents using your working knowledge of legal procedures and practices;
  • Filing documents (electronic and paper) on the file and in binders, and keeping track of the documents by indexing and organizing them;
  • Regular interaction with clients by way of in-person meetings, phone calls and email;
  • Regular interaction with counsel, support staff and various other offices by way of phone calls and emails;
  • Responsibility for maintaining 50 – 55 files by completing all the necessary tasks from file opening to the closing of the file;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Successful completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate/Legal Assistant Diploma program;
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive experience in a legal office;

You Demonstrate:

  • experience with composing, creating, formatting and editing various types of documents using Microsoft Word 2013;
  • experience in creating, formatting, editing tables and using formulas in Microsoft Excel 2013;
  • experience in composing and sending emails, attaching files, setting up meetings and tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2013;
  • experience in scanning of, converting documents to PDF format and working with multipage documents in Acrobat DC;
  • experience in transcribing, formatting and editing letters and documents using the Speech Exec dictation program and Dragon dictation program;
  • experience in composing professional legal written communications with attention to even the smallest of details;
  • You are a strong verbal communicator – you ask questions to ensure clarity, are open to taking in new information at all times, and are gracious in making arrangements or requesting more information from clients, the lawyers, your co-workers and other individuals that you are required to interact with;

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • You treat other people the way that you want to be treated;
  • The plaque on your office wall says “A place for everything and everything in its place”;
  • Timelines motivate you. When you have a file on your desk, you need to know the deadline so you can always stay on task;
  • You inspire trust by being thoughtful & considerate about sensitive topics;
  • Using discretion – knowing that being privy to confidential information comes with great responsibility;
  • Having a natural sense of good judgment and being a practical person, are two of the reasons you’ve been successful in the legal profession;
  • Working cooperatively and effectively with others – the team will be there to help, collaborate and support.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Conveniently located on 10th Street S.W. next to the Sunalta C-train Station in the Calgary beltline;
  • Free parking for staff;
  • Attractive, renovated building with your own office;
  • Current and relevant technology to support efficiency and productivity of everyone in the office.

MORE OF WHAT WE OFFER

  • Industry-competitive compensation;
  • Health Care Spending Account ;
  • Supported by a well-established, high functioning team to guide you through your learning curve.

Required experience:

  • legal office: 3 years

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-03-21
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