Legal Assistant – Litigation

| July 11, 2024

Our Firm:

Bryan & Company is a pre-eminent Western Canadian law firm dedicated to delivering an extremely high level of legal service and acting as trusted advisors to our clients. We support our clients in achieving their goals by being practical, efficient, and responsive. We focus on the interplay that exists between business and legal disciplines in creating effective solutions for our clients.

Bryan & Company is a valued member of Ally Law, a global service network of 70+ independent law firms that help provide localized business intelligence and a global reach. Member firms are extended an invitation only after strict vetting and are continuously evaluated against rigorous service standards. Our membership with Ally Law is a testament to the quality of legal service we provide.

As we approach our centennial anniversary, the Firm is guided by a five-year strategic plan rooted in investing in talent, curating a compelling client roster and optimizing process and tools.

The Opportunity:

Title: Legal Assistant – Litigation

Reports To: Litigation Partner

Location: Edmonton, AB (in office)

The Legal Assistant plays an integral role in supporting our team of legal professionals in delivering superior quality service to our clients. The successful candidate will take initiative, thrive in a fast-paced environment and will work well independently and as a team.

Responsibilities

  • Word processing of correspondence and legal documents from dictation, handwritten or other forms of instruction;
  • Preliminary drafting of correspondence and legal documents;
  • File maintenance including daily filing (electronic or paper), file organization, opening files, closing files, maintain client file lists;
  • Maintain tracking systems for limitations and follow up dates, handling mail, responding to client calls and general inquiries; and
  • Administration duties including time entry and bill preparation.

Competencies:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit | Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and a proactive approach to tasks.
  • Teamwork | Collaborates effectively with colleagues, contributing to the success of the entire firm.
  • Fun and Positive Engagement | Contributes to a positive and enjoyable workplace by fostering a sense of camaraderie.
  • Pride in Work | Takes pride in delivering high-quality and motivated to continually develop skill set.
  • Authenticity | Embraces individuality and brings an authentic self to the workplace. Values diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone feels respected.
  • Forward-Looking Vision | Embraces a forward-looking approach and anticipates the needs of colleagues and team members.
  • Adaptability | Thrives in a dynamic work environment, readily adjusting to changing priorities and demands.

Education & Experience:

  • Diploma or certificate in an accredited post-secondary Legal Assistant program;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a litigation practice; and
  • Previous experience in the area of Insurance Defense will be considered a strong asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of Veronica Odynski at hr@bryanco.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.