Family Law Legal Assistant
We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Family Law Legal Assistant to join our legal team in Calgary. The ideal candidate will provide administrative and legal support in family law matters, including divorce, custody, and child support cases. This role requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Assist family law lawyers in preparing for court appearances, mediations, and client meetings.
Draft legal documents, such as petitions, motions, and correspondence.
Manage and organize case files, ensuring all documents are filed correctly and deadlines are met.
Schedule appointments, hearings, and other important dates.
Communicate with clients, providing updates and gathering necessary information.
Conduct legal research and compile information as needed.
Handle administrative tasks, including answering phones, managing emails, and maintaining office supplies.
Diploma or certificate in paralegal studies, legal assistant, or a related field.
5+ years experience as a legal assistant, preferably in family law.
Familiarity with legal procedures and documentation specific to family law.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Proficient in legal research tools and office software.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive matters professionally.
What We Offer:
A competitive salary and benefits package.
Opportunities for professional development in family law.
A supportive and collaborative work environment.
Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting their resume and a cover letter detailing their experience in family law and their suitability for the role.