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Litigation Legal Assistant, Edmonton
Salary 50K+

Our client, a prestigious downtown Edmonton law firm, is looking for a litigation legal assistant to join it's team. Supporting a partner and an associate, this role this is an excellent opportunity for an assistant with 3+ years litigation experience. In addition to having litigation experience,
successful candidates should have excellent technical and organizational skills and be willing to work as part of a team. Construction litigation, foreclosures and collections experience is a definite asset. This position has an attractive compensation package that includes benefits, fitness reimbursement and an RRSP plan.

 

Commercial Paralegal, Edmonton
Our client, an Edmonton based law firm, is seeking a Commercial Paralegal to join its team.

The candidate should have 3 years preparing commercial purchase/sale transactions and have APPRES certification. This is an excellent opportunity for a detail oriented self starter to join a firm that truly cares about its staff and believes in developing talent from within. This firm also offers an excellent compensation package with great benefits, a fitness reimbursement and RRSP. If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply today!

Salary to commensurate with experience

 

Executive Director

One of the worlds leading Christian charitable organisations is looking for an Executive Director to provide innovative, strategic leadership to a Christian facility providing for residential care for residents with developmental challenges In order to fulfil its mission, live out its values, efficacy of services, stewardship, advocacy related to beneficiary's needs and enhance capacity for the facilities programs and community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Responsible for leading a team of professionals to ensure excellence in the operation of the Ministry Unit and ensure effective programming of a wide portfolio of residential and community/day programs which will now include the programs from the Toronto Mental Health Services MU of: Transitional Employment Program, People Learning Useful Skills and Booth Packaging. Total staff complement will be increasing from 145 to 222 employees.

· Responsible for managing a total budget of $9 million (increased from its original budget of $6.7 million).
· Responsible for effective forward planning (strategic, operational, financial, etc.) to provide service excellence, reflecting community alignment, best practice, financial viability and sustainability for the facility.
· Ensure program excellence through research, program and outcome evaluation, external consultation, quality improvement and standards of ethical practice.
· Develop long-term strategic initiatives and action plans including asset assessment, asset deployment, resource requirements and training plans.
· Build effective partnerships and working relationships with related SA ministry units and other community agencies.
· Build strong and progressive relationships with key funders, particularly Ontario MCSS and Toronto Central LHIN.
· Develop and support effective Community Council(s) to ensure it remains relevant to Broadview Village and has engaged membership. Regularly attend relevant community groups related to Developmental Services and Mental Health.
· Coordinate with the Divisional Public Relations Department to increase funding opportunities.
· Report as required to the MCSS, Toronto Central LHIN and head office for budget, occurrence reports, changing needs and other matters.
· Ensure compliance organisation standards, legalities and established best practices. Provides input to Divisional Headquarters in the development of best practices, policies and processes for the facility including the development of accreditation and evaluation standards.
· Identify and implement effective practices for risk management to ensure workplace safety for staff, minimize liability and uphold the reputation of The Salvation Army.
· Build effective working relations with local union(s) for contract negotiations and day to day staff management.
· Represent Divisional Headquarters by promoting and maintaining a positive image of the organization in conjunction with our Mission Statement, the provision of high caliber leadership and by dealing with the public and collaborative agencies in a courteous and professional manner.
· Ensures that the core mission, vision, values and service philosophy are articulated and pervasive within the culture of the facility, including providing opportunities for staff to deepen their spiritual experience and guiding the spiritual development of their direct reports. In addition, provides support to chaplains who enhance/support the spiritual journey of the clients/residents.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in an appropriately related field and/or professional designation. (i.e. mental health, developmental services, business administration, non-profit management, social work, psychology, etc.)

The successful candidate will have ten years executive leadership experience, including financial management, business management, and social service management experience.

Note: An alternative level of education combined with directly related experience may be acceptable.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Integrity, Leading Change, Organizational Awareness/Political Acuity, Organizational Image and Support, Planning, Coordination and Execution, Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making, Leading and Developing Others, Strategic Thinking, Building and Leveraging Collaborative Networks

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
· Developmental services knowledge and expertise will be required.
· Familiarity with MCSS requirements (as stated in the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008) is an asset.
· Knowledge of the Local Health Integration Network system for funding of mental health programs is required.
· A business background to continue the development and transformation of the vocational programs is required.
· Thorough knowledge and proficiency in strategic planning, program development and evaluation.
· A successful history of budget application, negotiation, management, program administration financial development.
· Excellent communication (verbal/written), interpersonal and leadership skills.
· Ability to build long-term contracts, arrangements and relationships.
· Proven ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with other community-based organizations.
· Sound knowledge and application of human resource management and accounting policies and principles.
· Proven experience in developing proactive working relationship with government funder, and other funding opportunities.
· Experience with managing in a unionized work environment.
· Ability to multi-task within a high pressure environment.
· Must have valid Driver's License/clean driver's abstract.
· Clear Police Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
· Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate is an asset.
· Valid First Aid/CPR certificate is an asset.
· Familiarity with relevant legislation for developmental and mental health services.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

· Reports to the Area Commander, Social Services (GTA)

· Liaises with Divisional and Territorial Headquarters as appropriate

· Liaises with Union Representatives

· Liaise with Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, Ministry of Labour, City of Toronto, Public, Legal, Staff, Residents/Participants, Families, Community Councils, and other external stakeholders concerning matters related to the centre.

DIRECT REPORTS:
· Community/Day Programs Director
· Residential Program Director
· Director of Employee Relations
· Chaplains
· Coordinator of Administrative and Property Services/Property Director
· Executive Assistant

Apply directly to: EHolland@HollandGroup.ca

 

 

Senior Litigation Paralegal
Holland Group Inc.  -  Edmonton, AB

Our client, a prestigious law firm located in Downtown Edmonton. This law firm has one of the proudest histories' in the western region. Their lawyers have received awards for being the best in Canada. They have a unique environment that encourages growth and are known for highly valuing their supporting team and have a reputation recognizing staff contributions.

So this is a fantastic opportunity for a paralegal with 5 years of strong drafting skills and experience with litigation and municipal law. In addition to challenging and interesting work, you will join one of the best working environments that includes an excellent compensation and benefits package.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, apply today: LPope@HollandGroup.ca

 

Paralegal in Edmonton

Our client, a prestigious law firm located in Downtown Edmonton, is seeking a litigation paralegal to join its team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a paralegal looking to take the next steps in his/her career. The role will include creation of trial binders, drafting pleadings and working closely with the litigation team. We are looking for someone with two years experience and a diploma/certificate in a relevant field.

This is a full-time position and the firm offers a collegial atmosphere and an attractive compensation and benefits package!

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, apply today: LPope@hollandgroup.ca

 

 

LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES, LITIGATION (evenings) $55-60k
PARKING is PAID for

We are looking for an assistant to join the Legal Support Services team. The ideal candidate will have previous law firm work experience in Litigation. The hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday, 4:30pm to 12:00am.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, positive and collegial work environment which is committed to exceptional client service? Are you a “take charge” administrative professional who is truly engaged in your work? Do you embrace constant change and look for innovative ways to enhance work processes and procedures? Are you a confident user of technology and a strong team player? If this sounds like you, then we want you to join us! You offer the following:

· A comprehensive understanding of legal terminology and knowledge of rules and regulations;
· Strong understanding of legal documentation covering various areas of law with a specific
emphasis on litigation;
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);Exceptional
organization skills;
· Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and demanding work environment;
· Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail;
· Demonstrated ability to handle a high volume workload and prioritize work;
· Ability to handle multiple and competing tasks and respond to everyday tasks with little
supervision;
· Proficiency and working knowledge in MS Office 2010, Windows 7, Worksite DMS, Elite Webview, ACL.

Your background:
· You have a minimum of 5 years of previous law firm experience in the area of Civil and
Commercial Litigation as well as a recognized certificate in legal office administration (large
firm experience would be an asset
· You are highly motivated and personable;
· You take pride in delivering excellent client service on tight deadlines

 

Senior Legal Assistant (Litigation Department)
Salary: $58,000.00 /year

We are currently seeking an intermediate to Senior Litigation Assistant to join our team supporting a 1:1 share (senior partner). If you are passionate about litigation, take ownership in your role, and enjoy working with high energy people - then this share is for you.
You offer the following:

· Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and demanding work environment;
· Demonstrated ability to handle a high volume workload and prioritize work;
· Ability to take initiative;
· Exceptional organization skills;
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
· Impeccable proofreading, grammar skills and attention to detail;
· Ability to handle multiple and competing tasks and respond to everyday tasks with little supervision;
· Proficiency and working knowledge in MS Office 2010, Windows 7, Worksite DMS, Elite Webview, ACL.

Your background:

· You have a minimum of 5 years of previous law firm experience in the area of Civil and Commercial Litigation as well as a recognized certificate in legal office administration (large firm experience would be an asset);

· You have experience executing a range of administrative and accounting functions such as entering dockets, maintaining files; including daily filing, file organization, opening/closing files, administering expense reports, preparing pre-bills and finalizing accounts, etc;

· You are highly motivated and personable;

· You take pride in delivering excellent client service on tight deadlines.

If this sounds like you, then we want you to join us!

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT (Business Law)
Excellent Law Firm in Downtown Toronto $60,000
Permanent Full Time

We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our Toronto office. This position will provide administrative support for legal professionals in their broad corporate practices with emphasis on health and technology law. You must offer the following:
7 - 10 consecutive years progressive experience as a Legal Assistant with exceptional technical skills: amending, editing, comparisons, track changes, etc.
ability to efficiently and effectively handle high volume work under pressure excellent organizational and business communication skills, both written and oral outstanding attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of legal terminology
high proficiency in MS Office 2010, Windows 7, Worksite DMS, Elite, and Webview The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of previous law firm work experience and a recognized certificate in legal office administration. Day-to-day administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to: document production, revisions, and ensuring professionals’ practices run smoothly by handling routine inquiries and managing routine administrative responsibilities; provide back-up assistance to various professionals and/or assistants within the team, as required.

Your background:
You thrive in a fast-paced, positive and collegial work environment which is committed to exceptional client service;
You are a “take charge” administrative professional who is truly engaged in all aspects of your lawyers’ practices;
You embrace constant change and look for innovative ways to enhance work processes and procedures;
You a confident user of technology and a strong team player. If this sounds like you, we want you to join us!

 

 

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