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February 19, 2014
Legal Administration 2 (015LAA)
Justice and Solicitor General
One of Alberta Justice's core businesses is to provide Legal and Strategic services to government; this is accomplished through our Legal Services Division. Legal Services is proud to be a learning organization and offers employees opportunities to learn and grow in their careers. As an employee of the Government of Alberta we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- An environment that encourages professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Opportunities for flexible work arrangements and flex time.
Do you want a job where you feel appreciated and are recognized for a job well done? Would you like to work somewhere that encourages a work-life balance with opportunities for flexible work arrangements? If so, take the next step and develop a career with us in an atmosphere that fosters learning and growth in a supportive, respectful and healthy team environment.
The Litigation Team provides a broad range of litigation services to other ministries. The Legal Assistant plays an integral part of the team. In this challenging role, you will assist the legal team by processing a variety of documents from lawyers dictation, handwritten notes or detailed verbal instructions, including letters, memos, reports, preparing lists of undertakings, pleadings, trial binders and legal documents such as Affidavit of Records, Briefs, Orders, Statement of Claims, Affidavits and Affidavits of Service, Briefs, Books of Authorities and Factums. Other activities you will be responsible for are maintaining and organizing files and diary systems, arranging appointments, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and other paralegal duties as required.
You must be able to work independently and handle a high volume workload while meeting necessary deadlines. An attention to detail and an ability to encourage and work as part of a team will be necessary to succeed in this role.
To be successful in this position a strong knowledge of court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with litigation is desirable.
A Legal Assistant diploma and at least one year of related experience. Legal Assistant experience is preferred; experience in litigation is considered an asset. Previous related experience in Ministry of Justice/Solicitor General considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$1,868.66 - $2,297.57 bi-weekly
This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Kathleen Kane, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 1st Floor Bowker Building, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2E8. Fax: (780) 422-1330. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Kathleen Kane at Phone: (780) 644-2349 or e-mail: (Kathleen.Kane@gov.ab.ca). We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please provide a valid e-mail address with your application as your interview invitation may be sent out via e-mail.
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