paralegal - litigation

Our team is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal. 

In this role, you will:

    • Support two to three lawyers
    • Prepare, file, and serve pleadings and court documents, including affidavits, briefs/facta, and disclosures
    • Conduct legal research, note up and brief cases, using appropriate citation format
    • Conduct conflict searches
    • Prepare external correspondence for supervising lawyers’ review and approval
    • Manage files, including responsibility over deadlines, file organization, correspondence histories, case progress, and billing
    • Manage lawyers’ calendars, including conferences, court appearances, and CPDs/CLEs
    • Attend conferences and court proceedings
    • Facilitate materials preparation between the lawyers and the Director of Marketing & Business Development
    • Facilitate billing, invoicing, collections, and expense reimbursements between the lawyers and the Controller
    • Contribute to the firm’s business development projects, which can include some public speaking, and from time to time, attendance at off-site events outside of business hours
    • Support other paralegals, legal assistants, and support staff in other departments, as needed
    • Collaborate on, and contribute to, legal strategy with the lawyers

What you bring to the role:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in civil litigation in Alberta
  • Highly organized, efficient, and able to manage competing priorities
  • Resourceful, take initiative, take pride in your work, and accountable
  • Clear communication skills, articulating diplomatically and assertively via phone, in person, and Email/in-writing
  • Transition well between collaborative projects and solo tasks
  • Experience using Cosmolex preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Calendar, Word, Tasks, Excel, and Teams, specifically)
  • Knowledge of Adobe
  • Familiarity with the following would be considered an asset:
    • WestLaw or Lexis
    • Litigation experience in any U.S. jurisdiction, particularly federal court, or before the USPTO

  • Experience in the following areas are preferred:  
    • Commercial
    • Construction
    • Employment
    • Residential and commercial real estate, including condo
    • Mortgage/foreclosure
    • Wills, Estates, and Surrogate Court
    • Corporate
    • Intellectual property
    • Franchising
    • Privacy
    • Sports, Entertainment, and Media
    • Tax
    • Family
    • Court of Appeals

What we offer:

  • To be an integral member of our Firm, working alongside a diverse team of professionals, in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Along with:
    • Full time employment status
    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive Health & Dental benefits
    • Personal Health Spending Account
    • Vacation leave
    • Onsite fitness centre with membership included

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity with our firm, please apply directly via this posting. All inquiries will be treated as confidential discussion which respect the integrity of your current employment arrangements. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Robertson LLP’s mission is to deliver high quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients and our community. We will dedicate ourselves to our client’s goals by providing ethically sound legal counsel and strategic advice.

We are committed to delivering efficient and effective legal services, with a focus on communication, responsiveness and attention to detail.

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