Legal Support Staff Careers
Our Stony Plain and Edmonton offices could not operate without our highly skilled, highly valued support staff.
Birdsell Grant LLP could not operate without our highly skilled, highly valued support staff. We believe in working as a team and do our best to foster a positive, collegial work environment. We encourage our support staff to work in an area of interest to them and to develop their technical skills by participating in continuing professional development. We are always looking for reliable, hardworking individuals to join our team. If you want to advance you career with Birdsell Grant LLP, please contact us to discuss what opportunities are available.
Stony Plain Legal Assistant
Birdsell Grant LLP is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Legal Assistant to support a lawyer with a solicitor’s practice.
We are inviting candidates with a legal assistant diploma or certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution and at least 3 years of legal assistant experience to apply. The ideal candidate will possess:
Strong attention to detail, word processing and organizational skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Good analytical and problem-solving abilities;
The ability to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines;
A high level of professionalism while working closely with lawyers, staff and clients;
Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology;
The ability to be a positive self-starter with a strong, independent work ethic; and
Enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging environment with variety.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following core duties:
Managing workflow for a lawyer with a demanding practice;
Coordinating and scheduling meetings and maintaining a busy calendar;
Performing various searches at the Land Titles Office and Corporate Registries;
Preparing client reports accounts; and
Performing general administrative tasks including office and file management.
In addition to experience with the above, the ideal candidate would specifically have the following background, skills and experience:
Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel)
Alberta Land Titles: Spatial Information System
Alberta Corporate Registry
We offer our staff competitive salary and vacation (including vacation entitlement in your first year), and a long-standing positive work environment.
Please apply by submitting your resume (including months and years of employment history) and cover letter to our human resources manager, Theresa Chamberlain to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Potential and diversity
...are much more important to the long-term viability of our firm than recruiting to a set formula. Some qualities of particular interest and relevance to us are described below.
The sort of work undertaken in the firm means that we need to recruit those who can think clearly and identify the key aspects of a potential issue.
We are eager for those individuals who can fit a lot into their lives and who have plenty of enthusiasm.
You need to be adaptable enough to see the big picture as clearly as the detail.
You will work with a wide range of colleagues and clients so your approach and interaction with others are of the utmost importance.
Multitasking and not losing your cool are part of keeping track from day to day.
We think this is something that develops with time and work experience. What we look for is the potential to develop commercial sense.