332 6th Avenue SW, Suite 900 Calgary, AB, T2P 0B2

Resource Assistant: Litigation

Resource Assistant: Litigation

The role of Resource Assistant is varied and responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and operational support to a busy litigation team.

Key Areas of Support

  • Draft, review and prepare correspondence, reporting letters and other legal documentation.
  • General administrative assistance such as maintaining the lawyer’s calendar, managing email and client records. 
  • Prepare and maintain legal binders. 
  • Maintaining an organized documentation and file management system.
  • Preparing retainer letters and coordinating with clients on opening files.
  • Organizing, labelling, and categorizing records for use in litigation.
  • Preparing bills and letters for billing; tracking accounts receivable.
  • Communicating with clients regarding accounts receivable and other billing functions.
  • Diarization of limitations, follow-up dates, and deadlines.

Competencies and Behaviours

  • Exceptional customer service mindset and ability to work with a wide variety of tasks in a professional manner.
  • A pro-active self-starter. 
  • Clear and professional oral communication skills. 
  • Attentive listening, including asking for clarification when needed. 
  • Clear and informative written communication, including meticulous attention to detail, and ability to appropriately vary writing style. Excellent spelling and grammar. 
  • Skilled in prioritizing, anticipating work needs, and navigating occasional periods of pressure. 
  • A team player with an overall mature, calm approach.
  • Respect for client and firm confidentiality, as well as general rules of ethical behaviour applicable to lawyers.
  • Familiarity with MS Suite, Esilaw, Worldox, NetDocuments and/or legal document management system, (IPRO/Eclipse).

Education & Experience

  • Legal Assistant diploma from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a professional legal environment

Note: This position is in-office, Monday to Friday (7-hour day).