Current Opportunities

We currently have two open opportunities.

Collections Paralegal

As a Collections Paralegal, you will report to the supervising Partner and act as part of the Litigation Department team. If you have experience in a law firm environment, have a strong work ethic, are self-motivated and eager to learn, we want to hear from you.

 

Under the general supervision of the department head and the specific direction of assigning lawyers within the department, you will perform the following duties:

 

Collections, Civil Litigation, and Condominium Collections matters: conduct searches, draft, file, and serve demand letters and pleadings including statements of claim, judgments, garnishments, writs of sale and seizure, and notices of examination documents, and negotiate terms of settlement. In relation to the general litigation duties, conduct non-complex litigation assignments with respect to clients in areas including general civil litigation, insurance litigation, and document management. You will assist the litigator in the preparation and conduct of more complex litigation cases before various levels of court and assist in the performance of administrative and other duties as required.

 

We are committed to addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion and fostering a workplace that reflects the strength and diversity of our community and our clients. If you identify as a member of a diverse group, including any of the following designated groups, we encourage you to self-declare in confidence within your cover letter or resume: Women, Indigenous Peoples, Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ Community, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities.

 

We are committed to providing barrier-free access and engaging in accessible employment practices. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to any of the materials or activities used throughout our selection process.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accepting incoming calls and instructions from lawyers, clients, outside law firms, and staff; assisting them with collections queries and requests.
  • Conducting asset and credit searches of individuals and corporate entities.
  • Drafting, filing, and attending to service of demand letters, small claims, and statements of claim respecting collection of debt matters.
  • Instructing students / coordinating appropriate counsel to attend to motions for sub-service, garnishment enforcement, and defended claims.
  • Preparing certificate of judgment, entering, and registration of same as against real property.
  • Calculation of payout statements, interest, and costs.
  • Preparing, filing, and attending to service of documents in aid of execution including garnishment, writs of sale and seizure, and notice of examination.
  • Under the general supervision of assigning lawyer or client negotiation of terms of settlement with the defendant or defendant’s counsel.
  • Maintain and manage a successful diary/bring forward system for collection files.
  • Reporting to client.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of King’s Bench Rules and forms is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Excellent command of
  • grammar, spelling, and vocabulary with familiarity with legal terminology.
  • Ability to accurately prepare legal documents, correspondence, and reports.
  • Ability to calculate payment balances, interest, and costs.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required to handle a high volume of files and file turnover.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office software or other comparable document production software.
  • Outstanding attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work in a team environment possessing excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision and/or direction.
  • Ability to handle several time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Work occasionally requires more than 35 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. Flexibility in work schedule around breaks and lunch period is required.

 

Pitblado Law offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including a RRSP/DPSP plan.

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, stating salary expectations by emailing: [email protected]

 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals under consideration will be contacted.

Legal Assistant

As a Legal Assistant, you will provide legal administrative and clerical support to lawyers in various practice areas. Experience in the area of Corporate Commercial matters is considered an asset. If you have 3+ years experience in a law firm environment, have a strong work ethic, are self-motivated and eager to learn, we want to hear from you.

 

We are committed to addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion and fostering a workplace that reflects the strength and diversity of our community and our clients. If you identify as a member of a diverse group, including any of the following designated groups, we encourage you to self-declare in confidence within your cover letter or resume: Women, Indigenous Peoples, Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ Community, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities.

 

We are committed to providing barrier-free access and engaging in accessible employment practices. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to any of the materials or activities used throughout our selection process.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, transcribe, and revise correspondence and legal documents from instructions and precedents;
  • Proofread, edit, and format documents;
  • Maintain an established filing system, manual or electronic;
  • Open and close files, conduct conflict searches, regular entry of lawyer timesheets and billing;
  • Liaise with staff, clients, outside agencies, and the general public;
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times; and
  • Other duties, as required.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal program;
  • 3+ years experience in the area of Corporate Commercial matters is considered an asset;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent proofreading skills (typographical, spelling, grammatical, word usage, and formatting errors);
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to multi-task, display initiative and use sound judgment;
  • Ability to work well independently and follow instructions with little supervision;
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office; and
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and discretion.

 

Pitblado Law offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package, including a RRSP/DPSP plan.

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, stating salary expectations by emailing: [email protected]

 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals under consideration will be contacted.