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.

Bishop & McKenzie LLP is currently accepting applications for an Unsecured Collections Legal Assistant to join their team in Edmonton.

We are looking for a full-time highly motivated person to provide exceptional support to our lawyers and clients in a busy department. To thrive in this challenging role, you will embrace variety and have excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Key Functions:

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of unsecured collections files
  • Communicating directly with clients in a professional manner
  • Preparation of pleadings
  • Drafting various types of correspondence.
  • Conducting various types of searches
  • Registering encumbrances at Land Titles and PPR
  • Determining payment plans with debtors
  • Calculating balances and administering payments
  • Preparing and sending weekly billings

Requirements:

  • Legal Assistant certificate/diploma or equivalent experience
  • 2 - 5 years and direct work experience in a litigation or collections legal assistant capacity
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and research skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment within deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically, Outlook, Word and Excel, as well as document management systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work as a team player
  • Detailed records maintenance skills
  • Strong customer service orientated
  • Experience in using Prolaw and/or Techcom systems would be an asset

Our firm is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values, respects, and supports different lived experiences and perspectives.

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

Bishop & McKenzie has stringent In-Office COVID-19 protocols that are in place to ensure all employees and their families stay safe and well.

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