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.

 

Administrative Assistant – Part-time Position

 

About Us:

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 in the areas of public, constitutional and environmental law, particularly for Indigenous nations and organizations.

 

Job Summary: 

We are currently seeking a hardworking and energetic Administrative Assistant to support our team of legal assistants and lawyers to ensure the seamless operation of the firm.  This position will be located in our Vancouver office, in the heart of Yaletown, and will require a time commitment of 25-30 hours per week (days of the week are flexible).

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Printing, photocopying and scanning of various documents
  • Saving documents and emails using a firm-wide document management program
  • Organizing and compiling documents (i.e. binders, meeting materials, etc.)
  • Filing documents
  • Opening new files
  • Preparing and sending correspondence for mail delivery
  • Scheduling frequent travel arrangements
  • Assisting with the client billing cycle
  • Preparing cheque requisitions
  • Assisting with scheduling using Microsoft Outlook and a firm-wide calendar management program
  • Arranging and preparing for meetings including drafting and circulating agendas, document preparation, catering, and other logistics
  • Ordering office supplies
  • General tidying and housekeeping including watering plants, cleaning, washing dishes, and emptying recycling bins
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

 Qualifications:

  • Administrative/clerical certificate or diploma is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and keyboarding accuracy.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work independently.
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office programs; experience performing advanced saving of documents is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Time Matters is an asset.
  • Previous administrative experience is preferred.

 

To Apply:

 Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should submit a resume and cover letter to info@pivothrservices.ca by September 21st. Applicants with Indigenous 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.

 

 

Litigator Associate

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 in the areas of public, constitutional and environmental law, particularly for Indigenous nations and organizations.

Role Overview

We are currently seeking a hardworking and energetic associate specializing in litigation to work in our Vancouver office located in the heart of Yaletown.  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 perform 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

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;
  • Conducting research;
  • Drafting correspondence, pleadings and applications;
  • Drafting affidavits;
  • Interviewing the witnesses and preparing evidence;
  • Oral advocacy, including speaking to applications and portions of oral submissions;
  • 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 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 communication skills
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Adept at building relationships and working 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 September 16, 2018 to info@pivothrservices.ca.

Applicants with Indigenous 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.