DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is one of Canada’s leading law firms with a team of innovative, proactive and dedicated lawyers, administrative and support staff who serve our clients in Canada, the Pacific Rim and around the world. Named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers from 2007 to 2019, we offer competitive salaries and benefits across all offices, including a generous, top-rated employee pension plan. We believe that all members of our team need to work together to provide world-class service to our clients.

If you are talented in providing unprecedented service, are enthusiastic and a team player, we are looking for you!

To apply for any of the following positions, please send your cover letter and resume to careers.canada@dlapiper.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Accessibility

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.

Current Opportunities 

Legal Administrative Assistant, Securities & Capital Markets – Vancouver

Legal Administrative Assistant, Employment & Labour/Litigation – Vancouver  

 

Legal Administrative Assistant, Securities & Capital Markets – Vancouver Office

We are currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Securities & Capital Markets ‎department and invite you to review the job description.‎.‎

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Update and revise a variety of often lengthy documents;‎
  • Maintain records of all client files, related records and general files;‎
  • Edit, format, print and revise letters, memos, reports, forms, labels and other printed material using ‎Word, Excel, PowerPoint, from dictation or other instruction as required;‎
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail, answer client telephone calls and general inquiries;‎
  • Maintain an efficient file management and bring forward system;‎
  • Input all time entries daily and process all accounts for the lawyers;‎
  • Open and close client/matter files;‎
  • Perform administrative and related duties as assigned and assist others in the department as required;‎
  • Perform a variety of routine tasks as well as special projects as required;‎ and
  • Other duties as required.‎

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant position (preferably in an active ‎Securities environment);‎
  • Graduate of an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program or relevant experience;‎
  • Advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.);‎
  • Experience with SEDAR/SEDI filings;‎
  • Strong attention to detail;‎
  • Able to use good judgment and maintain professionalism;‎
  • Able to ensure utmost confidentiality and use of discretion at all times;‎
  • Dedicated to providing quality service to clients and service beyond expectations;‎
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills with ability to listen effectively, ‎respond appropriately, and maintain mutual comfort level while relating to a diverse group of individuals;‎
  • Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure environment with multiple ‎clients;‎
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;‎
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions; ‎and
  • Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with all staff.‎ 

Legal Administrative Assistant – Employment & Labour/Litigation - Vancouver Office 

We are currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to support a team of lawyers practicing in our Employment & Labour/Litigation groups and invite you to review the job description. This position is ideal for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and both interested and strong in client management and billing support.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the billing support for a group of lawyers including generating bills on a monthly basis, understanding and adapting to specific client requirements and transmitting bills through electronic billing hubs as required by clients;
  • Provide all administrative support including conducting conflicts checks, opening and closing files;
  • Maintenance of established filing systems, including correspondence, reports, records, confidential files and B/F files and/or systems;
  • Some document production support for daily correspondence, pleadings and other document preparation;
  • File preparation and management;
  • Assist with booking tribunal / court and other hearing dates, communicate with registries;
  • Organize and assemble documents and books in support of tribunal and court hearings as required;
  • Liaise with legal assistants, paralegals, other lawyers and clients on file progress; and
  • Other legal duties as required.

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant, in particular experience in employment and labour or litigation;
  • Graduate of an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program or relevant experience;
  • Understanding and familiarity with administrative tribunal and court procedures;
  • Proven experience handling a high volume practice;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities are required to prioritize a high volume of tasks or competing priorities;
  • Dedicated to providing service beyond expectation;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions; and
  • Ability to manage multiple internal clients and be adaptable to the needs of each.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

General Consideration - All Locations

Not seeing a position of interest right now? Send your application to careers.canada@dlapiper.com for general consideration. It will be entered into our database for future opportunities.