Legal Services Society of BC Admin Assistant, Family Duty Counsel Full Time in Vancouver, BC

Legal Services Society of BC

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Admin Assistant, Family Duty Counsel
Vancouver, BC

The Legal Services Society is seeking an *Administrative Assistant, Family Duty Counsel*. Grade 12 education supplemented by legal secretarial and computer…

The Legal Services Society is seeking an Administrative Assistant, Family Duty Counsel for our downtown Vancouver Regional Centre. If you want to be part of a values-based organization and work with a group of energetic, individuals committed to making a positive difference for our clients, this is the role for you.


As an Administrative Assistant, your duties will include:

  • To provide duty counsel coordination and administrative assistance to the family duty counsel lawyers.


  • The ideal candidate will have:
  • grade 12 education supplemented by legal secretarial and computer course(s)
  • minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • minimum typing speed 45 wpm
  • intermediate skill in MS Outlook
  • intermediate skill in MS Word
  • intermediate skill in MS Excel
  • basic skill in MS PowerPoint

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • knowledge of secretarial and administrative procedures
  • knowledge of court and tribunal procedures
  • knowledge of registry practice and procedure and rules relating to family law practice
  • knowledge of practice and procedure of law and legal procedures relating to family law
  • knowledge of LSS policies and procedures and the structure of the Society is an asset knowledge of record-keeping filing systems; ability to set-up and maintain department filing system/s
  • ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • ability to draft routine and non-routine business correspondence
  • ability to assess requests and determine appropriate action
  • ability to organize workload, identify urgent items, and set priorities
  • ability to work well under pressure, cope with a heavy workload, and meet deadlines
  • ability to be discreet and manage confidential information
  • ability to deal with distressed, demanding and/or hostile clients
  • ability to work with a high level of accuracy and efficiency
  • ability to assign and direct work to casual help
  • ability to work independently, take initiative, and function effectively as part of a team
  • basic working knowledge of database systems (Share Point)
  • must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • must have excellent organizational skills
  • must have sound knowledge of MS Windows environment and internet research tools
  • second language and/or demonstrated awareness of the community‚Äôs cultural diversity an asset

If you have the above qualifications, please forward a resume and covering letter quoting competition B074-16.

Job Type: Full-time

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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