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 Administrative Assistant

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 Indigenous people and others who seek assistance in the areas of aboriginal, public, constitutional, and environmental law.

Role Overview

This is a Full Time Position approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position will be remote to start then located in our beautiful Vancouver Yaletown office post-pandemic. The Legal Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Firm Manager.

We are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our energetic and passionate team. This role is best suited to an individual that is motivated, organized, adaptable and takes initiative.  The primary responsibility of this role is to support three litigation associates, and work with the paralegal and legal support teams to ensure the seamless operation of the Firm.

This position provides opportunity for career development working with various lawyers’ administrative needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide calendar management using Outlook and other work planning tools.
  • Organize, maintain, and manage updates to an electronic and paper, Bring Forward system.
  • Scanning and photocopying all required documents.
  • Schedule frequent travel arrangements.
  • Prepare monthly client billings.
  • Manage monthly reconciliation of lawyer expenses.
  • Interpret rules of court for various provinces and levels of court (i.e. BC Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal, Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court, Supreme Court of Canada).
  • Draft, edit, format, organize and print correspondence, memos, reports, court documents, labels and other printed material.
  • File and coordinate service of Court documents.
  • Organize and maintain client documents, pleadings, corporate records and various other briefs and reports.
  • Provide litigation support, including assisting with preparing specialized court documents.
  • Coordinate with court offices to schedule appointments and arrange for trials and judicial review hearings.
  • Assist with reviewing and assembling documentary evidence and managing complex evidence records.
  • Organize, maintain, and manage complex electronic and paper filing systems, including opening, and closing of files.
  • Arrange and prepare for meetings including document preparation, catering, and other logistics.
  • Other tasks as assigned to support the administrative team.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant or an equivalent combination of experience.
  • Excellent technical skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage, organize and prioritize work independently.
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office programs and Outlook 2010.
  • Knowledge of iManage and PCLaw would be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines which may change quickly.
  • Motivated, independent, self-starter that takes initiative to complete tasks.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

To Apply

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 through https://jfklaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=8 by  June 25, 2021.

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 Litigation Lawyer (junior)

JFK Law Corporation is a busy and dynamic specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  Our firm focuses on delivering high quality legal services in the areas of public, constitutional, and environmental law, primarily for Indigenous nations and organizations.  As a firm committed to empowering Indigenous peoples and organizations, Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 the litigation would primarily relate to Aboriginal law, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, consultation and accommodation and issues related to reserve lands and band administration. We also conduct other litigation involving constitutional and administrative law.

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 court; and
  • Assisting with management of files on behalf of our clients.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of litigation experience;
  • Strong advocacy skills, and proven client management experience;
  • Excellent analytical, interpretive, research and drafting skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication;
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills;
  • Ability to build relationships with ease and work well in a team environment; and
  • Eligibility 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 May 28th, 2021 to https://jfklaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=4

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 Litigation Lawyer (senior)

JFK Law Corporation is a busy and dynamic specialty law firm founded in 2009 with offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  Our firm focuses on delivering high quality legal services in the areas of public, constitutional, and environmental law, primarily for Indigenous nations and organizations.  As a firm committed to empowering Indigenous peoples and organizations, Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.  The primary focus of this role is expected to be litigation related to Aboriginal law, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, consultation and accommodation, and issues related to reserve lands and band administration. Experience with regulatory proceedings would be an asset. The firm also takes on other public law litigation, including constitutional, administrative and municipal law matters.

Key Responsibilities

The associate will assist in the conduct of major files and 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 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; and
  • Assisting with management of files on behalf of our clients.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

  • Over 5 years of litigation experience; particular experience with Aboriginal and constitutional law would be an asset
  • Strong skills in advocacy and oral and written communication
  • Excellent analytical, interpretive, research and drafting skills
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Proficiency at building relationships and working well in a team environment
  • Client management experience
  • License to practice law in British Columbia

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 through https://jfklaw.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=5 By May 30th 2021

Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.  Thank you for your interest in JFK Law.