Litigation Paralegal (Calgary)

We are currently seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join our Calgary office.  Brownlee LLP offers competitive salaries, great benefits, a matching RRSP Plan and a fitness reimbursement.  Please review the following and if this sets out the perfect opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizing and reviewing client production documents, scanning, coding documents and e-discovery processing.
  • Preparing Affidavits of Records (including document review and coding).
  • Preparing production including witness and expert briefing binders.
  • Importing new data and exporting load files, loading transcripts and exporting network cases.
  • Organizing exhibits, undertakings, pleadings and motion materials.

Key Competencies:

  • Good understanding of legal concepts and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of litigation support software (i.e. Eclipse) and a good understanding of the practical requirements of e-discovery.
  • Advanced computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, document management systems and an enthusiasm for e-discovery software.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Positive work ethic and attitude along with strong teamwork skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact confidently with lawyers and clients.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Post-secondary diploma/certificate from an accredited paralegal/legal assistant program (successful career history will be considered).
  • 5+ years as a Paralegal, working on litigation matters (i.e. insurance defence, personal injury).

To apply for this position, please contact Shirley Cumming at scumming@brownleelaw.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.

Residential Real Estate Legal Assistant (Edmonton)

We are currently seeking a Residential Real Estate Legal Assistant to join our Edmonton office.  Please review the following and if this sets out the perfect opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare residential real estate files from opening to closing
  • Process purchase transactions, prepare mortgages, refinancing and supplemental documents, prepare interim/final reports
  • Prepare statement of adjustments, report to mortgagee and purchaser in a timely manner
  • Prepare sale transactions, trust letters, deposit funds to meet closing date
  • Maintain client files and diarize critical deadlines, prepare client accounts and correspondence
  • Utilize conveyancing software to process correspondence related to real estate files
  • Liaise with realtors, financial institutions, clients and other law firms regarding all aspects of real estate transactions
  • Build and maintain positive relations with clients, bankers, realtors and other parties integral to the completion of the transactions
  • Schedule client appointments

Key Competencies:

  • Possesses a high degree of initiative and self-motivation with the commitment of being a team player that can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Positive work ethic and attitude and the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced computer skills (ie. Microsoft Office, Outlook and document management systems)
  • Maintains professionalism, confidentiality and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact confidently

Education/Experience Required:

  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate from an accredited paralegal/legal assistant program (successful career history will be considered)
  • Experience in residential real estate is preferred however we are prepared to train a qualified candidate

To apply for this position, please contact Jodi Horb at jhorb@brownleelaw.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.

Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant (Edmonton)

We are currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant to join our Edmonton office.  Please review the following and if this sets out the perfect opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • File preparation and management.
  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dictation, drafting and filing court documents.
  • Book court dates, questionings and communicate with other parties.
  • Conduct PPR, Corporate and Land Title searches and carry out investigation through internet and other means.
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers and clients on file progress.
  • General administrative duties including entering time and preparing accounts.
  • Other duties as required.

Key Competencies:

  • An understanding of various litigation proceedings.
  • Good computer skills in MS Outlook, Excel and Word,
  • Experience with a document management system an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Positive work ethic and attitude along with strong teamwork skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact confidently with paralegals, lawyers and clients.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Graduate of recognized Legal Assistant, Paralegal or Law Clerk program preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ litigation experience.

To apply for this position, please contact Jodi Horb at jhorb@brownleelaw.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.

Litigation/Employment Law Legal Assistant (Calgary and Edmonton)

We are currently seeking Litigation/Employment Law Legal Assistants to join our Calgary and Edmonton offices.  Please review the following and if this sets out that perfect opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily correspondence, document preparation, dictation, drafting and filing court documents.
  • File preparation and management.
  • Book court dates, questionings and communicate with other parties.
  • Conduct searches and carry out investigation through internet and other means.
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers and clients on file progress.
  • Filing and preparation of materials for administrative tribunal hearings, mediations and/or arbitrations.
  • Drafting/formatting opinion letters and policy documents.
  • General administrative duties including entering time and preparing accounts.
  • Other duties as required.

Key Competencies:

  • An understanding of various litigation proceedings.
  • Good computer skills with experience in MS Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong attention to detail, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact confidently with paralegals, lawyers and clients.
  • Strong teamwork skills.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Graduate of a recognized Legal Assistant, Paralegal or Law Clerk program preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ litigation experience.
  • Experience in employment, labour and/or human rights law preferred.

To apply for the Calgary position, please contact Shirley Cumming at scumming@brownleelaw.com

To apply for the Edmonton position, please contact Jodi Horb at jhorb@brownleelaw.com

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you.