Legal Assistant (Municipal Department, Calgary Office)

We are currently seeking a motivated and dynamic Legal Assistant in our Municipal department within our Calgary office.  Please review the following list of skills and experience.  If this describes you, and you are looking for a rewarding career opportunity in an busy, profession and yet collegial and fun office environment, we look forward to hearing from you.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and prepare routine correspondence, reporting letters, legal documents and tribunal pleadings.
  • Maintain efficient filing (principally electronic), file diarization and calendar systems for senior lawyer. 
  • Coordination and management of lawyers’ calendar and appointments, deadlines and billings.
  • Communicate with client contacts on routine matters.
  • Conduct Tax, Land Title Court House and other legal searches.
  • Execute some Land Title Office registrations and filings.
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers and clients on file progress.
  • General administrative duties including scanning documents, conducting internal conflict searches and opening and closing files. 
  • Overall management of senior lawyer’s practice. 

 Key Competencies:

  • An understanding of administrative law and general litigation, experience in municipal and environmental law practices would be beneficial.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Adobe PDF, MS Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong attention to detail, oral and written communication skills, including strong proof reading, grammar and editing skills.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Follow instructions with minimal supervision and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, professional team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact confidently with paralegals, lawyers and clients.
  • Skilled in the use of dictation programs, including BigHand Go.
  • Experienced with paperless files.  
  • A high level of professionalism in dealing with clients and other contacts. 
  • Strong teamwork skills.

 Education/Experience Required:

  • Graduate of a recognized Legal Assistant, Paralegal or Law Clerk program preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ legal assistant experience.

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.

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.