JFK Law Corporation is always interested in speaking to prospective lawyers, articling students and summer students. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@jfklaw.ca and we will review your materials.

Please do not send your application materials directly to individual lawyers, as our application system is centralized.

 

Legal Assistant – 10 Month Contract

Victoria, BC

 About Us:

JFK Law Corporation is a specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver. We strive to provide the highest quality of legal services across Canada, serving the needs of aboriginal peoples and others who seek assistance in the areas of public, constitutional and environmental law.

The primary responsibility of this role is to work with the legal assistant team and provide support to our legal professionals to ensure the seamless operation of the Firm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide calendar management using Outlook and Time Matters.
  • Organize, maintain and manage updates to an electronic and paper Bring Forward system.
  • Organize, maintain and manage complex electronic and paper filing systems, including opening and closing of files.
  • Scanning and photocopying all required documents.
  • Schedule frequent travel arrangements.
  • Prepare monthly client billings.
  • Manage monthly reconciliation of lawyer expenses.
  • Arrange and prepare for meetings including document preparation, catering, and other logistics.
  • Draft, edit, format, organize and print correspondence, memos, reports, court documents, labels and other printed material.
  • Organize and maintain client documents, pleadings, corporate records and various other briefs and reports.
  • Coordinate with court offices to schedule appointments, and arrange for trials and judicial review hearings.
  • Other tasks as assigned to support administrative team.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate or Diploma from a recognized Legal Administrative Assistant program.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and keyboarding accuracy.
  • Ability to manage, organize and prioritize work independently.
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office programs and Outlook 2010.
  • Knowledge of Time Matters, PCLaw, CanLii and Quicklaw would be an asset.
  • Previous administrative experience is preferred.

If you would like to advance your career with a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please email a cover letter and resume by February 21, 2018 to info@pivothrservices.ca.

Applicants with Aboriginal ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. We thank you in advance for your interest. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration. Thank you for your interest in JFK Law.

 

Summer Law Student 

JFK Law Corporation is a specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  Our firm is focused primarily on delivering high quality legal services to First Nations communities and organizations across Canada in the areas of public, constitutional and environmental law.

Role Overview

We are currently seeking a hardworking, diligent, and energetic law student to work in our Vancouver or Victoria office during the summer of 2018.  This role will provide support to the firm’s Principals, as well as other senior associates and senior counsel by performing legal research, drafting, and filing.

Key Responsibilities

 Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited, to:

  • Conducting legal research;
  • Drafting correspondence, reports, memos, and other legal documentation under direction of counsel;
  • Assists with preparation of trial and Discovery materials;
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • High-performing law student at a recognized Law school
  • Excellent research and drafting skills
  • Effective oral and written communicator
  • Able to build relationships with ease and work well in a team environment
  • A strong interest in Aboriginal law

To Apply

If you would like to spend your summer internship learning with a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please email a cover letter and a resume by February 21, 2018 to info@pivothrservices.ca.  Applications must also include undergraduate and law school transcripts, two (2) letters of reference and a writing sample (maximum five pages).

Applicants with Aboriginal ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.  Thank you for your interest in JFK Law.

Associate Lawyer – Litigator

JFK Law Corporation is a specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  Our firm is focused primarily on delivering high quality legal services to First Nations communities and organizations across Canada in the areas of public, constitutional and environmental law.

Role Overview

We are currently seeking a hardworking and energetic associate specializing in litigation to work in either our Vancouver or Victoria office.  This role will assist the firm’s Principals, as well as other senior associates and senior counsel, to represent our First Nations clients in litigation and regulatory matters, and performing day-to-day file management. It is expected that this position will focus on litigation related to Aboriginal law, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, consultation and accommodation and issues related to reserve lands and band administration.

Key Responsibilities

It is expected that the associate will assist in the conduct of major files and will assume carriage of small to mid-size litigation files. Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited, to:

  • Assisting in developing and executing litigation strategy;
  • Assuming carriage of small to mid-sized litigation files;
  • Conducting research;
  • Drafting correspondence, pleadings and applications;
  • Drafting affidavits;
  • Interviewing the witnesses and preparing evidence;
  • Preparation for Discovery;
  • Trial preparation, including preparation of questions and statements;
  • Attending all levels of the Courts;
  • Assisting with management of files on behalf of our First Nations clients.

 Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of litigation experience, within aboriginal and constitutional law
  • Strong advocacy skills, and proven client management experience
  • Excellent analytical, interpretive, research and drafting skills
  • Effective oral and written communicator
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Able to build relationships with ease and work well in a team environment
  • Eligible to practice law in British Columbia as a member of the Law Society of BC

To Apply

At JFK, we ensure that all our lawyers have access to ongoing continuing legal education and professional development training along with a competitive salary and bonus program. If you would like to advance your career with a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please email a cover letter and a resume by February 28, 2018 to info@pivothrservices.ca.

Applicants with Aboriginal ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.  Thank you for your interest in JFK Law.