Job Details

    Job Title : Legal Administrative Assistant
    Company Name : WorkSafeBC
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Richmond, BC, Canada
    Post Date : 2018-06-12
    Close Date : 2018-07-05
    How To Apply: To apply Visit our career page at www.worksafebc.com and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

    Description :

    We have an opportunity for a legal assistant with litigation experience to provide administrative support to lawyers in our Legal Services department at our head office in Richmond.

     

    Our Legal Services department conducts litigation in the fields of personal injury, injunction applications, civil investigations, judicial reviews, human rights complaints, and asbestos-related claims. We provide advice and solicitor’s services including contract administration (negotiation, preparation, and enforcement), personal property security and land title transactions, and collections proceedings.

     

    If you’re a good communicator and self-starter, and want to be part of a committed group that provides key services supporting our organization’s strategic goals of improving the health and safety of workplaces across BC, we want to hear from you.

     

    What you’ll do

    As a legal administrative assistant you will:

    • Provide administrative assistance to the lawyers in Litigation by drafting documents required in various legal proceedings (Notice of Civil Claim, Notice of Claim, Notice of Application, Responses, Affidavits, Notice of Trial, etc.) and various correspondence
    • Arrange for examinations for discovery, medical examinations, mediations, trial booking, lawyer and worker travel, and coordinate service of various materials and documents via process service
    • Address telephone inquiries, and routine and technical questions
    • Maintain a case load of diversified files for lawyers
    • Maintain a record of expenses incurred by lawyers and arrange for reimbursement

     

    Is this a good fit for you?

    We’re looking for someone who can:

    • Independently prioritize, plan, and maintain a heavy and diverse workload within time constraints and strict deadlines, with frequent interruptions, while taking into account policies and procedures
    • Communicate accurately and effectively, both orally and in writing, using clear and concise language, while maintaining confidentiality
    • Exhibit professionalism and diplomacy with individuals of varied backgrounds, respond tactfully to clients in stressful situations, and respond flexibly to changing priorities
    • Gather and analyze information, evaluate alternative solutions, and recommend an appropriate course of action

     

    Your experience and educational background:

    • A certificate in legal administrative training, combined with a minimum of two years of experience as a legal administrative assistant
    • Above average Microsoft Word and Excel skills
    • A typing speed of 45 words per minute
    • A thorough understanding of current British Columbia litigation practices

     

    Who are we?

    At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system today and for future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 231,000 registered employers in our province.

     

    What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

    It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

     

    Our benefits

    Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

     

    If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we’ll confirm your offer of employment.

     

    To apply

    Visit our career page at www.worksafebc.com and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

     

    Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.

     

 
 
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