Bishop & McKenzie offers a wide range of opportunities at its offices in Edmonton and Calgary.

Our support staff are immeasurably important to us. The values they exude in their work elevates our operations every day. Their commitment to excellence, effort and respect for people is exemplary and humbling.

We want our team of personnel to have integrity, civility and an appreciation of the importance of a balanced life. Our lawyers strive to create an environment of co-operation that sets the tone for agreeable, encouraging relationships with support staff. It’s an approach handed down from our founding partners themselves.

Bishop & McKenzie is always looking for conscientious and capable people to join our team. Please send your resume to our Human Resources department.

Job Postings

General Litigation Legal Assistant - Bishop & McKenzie Calgary

Bishop & McKenzie LLP Calgary office is currently accepting applications for an assistant to assist lawyers practicing in the areas of General Litigation and Foreclosure. We are looking for a full time, enthusiastic, motivated person to work in a very busy department with a team of lawyers.

The successful candidate should have General Litigation experience. Broad and thorough knowledge of litigation concepts and principles is essential to this role. Foreclosure experience is also an asset. Knowledge of the process from demand letter to final order and ability to respectfully communicate with debtors.

Salary is negotiable depending on the caliber of the successful candidate.

Key Functions:

  • Capable of handling busy practice with tight timelines and priorities;
  • Drafting outlines of court documents and pleadings for lawyer review;
  • Drafting correspondence and records to clients;
  • Open and prepare new files for lawyers and paralegals;
  • Perform a variety of searches for files;
  • Assist with general practice including filing records, service of documents, and scheduling Court dates;
  • Organize and maintain a diary system with lawyer for client files;
  • Frequent contact with clients and other parties; and
  • Drafting and preparing of accounts.

Requirements;

  • Strong knowledge of Court of Queen’s Bench Litigation process;
  • Strong knowledge of the Foreclosure process;
  • Knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology;
  • Ability to apply critical thought to litigation process and anticipate upcoming steps;
  • Excellent communication skills appropriate for professional environment;
  • Ability to balance and prioritize competing demands and timelines;
  • Meticulous records management skills;
  • Exceptional organization; Ability to work independently and be self-driven;
  • Ability to support other team members and work collaboratively;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in litigation; and
  • Minimum 1-year experience with Foreclosure.

To thrive in this challenging role, you will embrace variety and have excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

We offer a full benefit package, holiday entitlement in the first year, and an employer contributed RRSP.

We would like to thank all applicants: however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume to the attention of Deborah at dsamagalski@bmllp.ca

Human Resources Contact

Deborah Samagalski
Director of Human Resources
Bishop & McKenzie LLP
2300, 10180 - 101 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1V3

E-Mail: dsamagalski@bmllp.ca