EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – PARALEGAL

Posted on Aug 18, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms seeks a talented and driven individual to join our Calgary office. This full-time Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager and legal team with various research and document-related projects, as well as contributing to the Justice Centre’s mission of defending the constitutional freedoms of Canadians.

Interested individuals should submit their CV, with cover letter, to Litigation Manager Jay Cameron at jcameron@jccf.ca by October 1, 2018.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Preparing, drafting, and revising legal documents and letters independently with minimal supervision.
  • Assist with preparation of legal documents.
  • Assisting with trial preparation, examinations and briefs as required.
  • Coordinating the flow of documents between clients and the Justice Centre.
  • Working proactively and initiating follow up actions to expedite the flow of work in the practice group.
  • Day to day management of files including communications with clients, various levels within the business unit, and various levels of Court, as directed by lawyer.
  • Managing correspondence, booking, and scheduling appointments.
  • Other general duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Preferred minimum 2+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Legal Assistant Diploma an asset.
  • Experience in civil litigation an asset.
  • Responsible and self-directed worker.
  • Superior knowledge of the Alberta Rules of Court and related statutes, and willingness and ability to research extra-provincial Rules of Court.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Confident and dependable, with strong initiative and ability to work both independently and in a team oriented atmosphere.