We are actively looking for talented people at every level who share our values: excellence in our work; respect for our clients and colleagues; true collaboration; and the highest ethical standards that guide everything we do.
The foundation of our success is our people. At Harper Grey, remarkable people come together to achieve superior performance and continual personal development. We welcome the chance to meet exceptional candidates who are interested in joining a remarkable team with a solid reputation for excellence and innovation. Simply put, Harper Grey is a great place to build a career.
To explore current opportunities and specific openings, we invite you to visit the recruitment section of your area of interest.
Harper Grey has made long-term commitments to delivering the highest quality legal work and counsel. As a result many of our lawyers are considered among the top practitioners in their areas of expertise.
We understand how legal careers evolve and how that evolution includes finding the best fit. Whatever your reason for exploring new opportunities, at Harper Grey we can help you build your career and achieve your full potential. We offer interesting and complex work and are committed to the development of our lawyers and their practices. If you are a talented, self-motivated and client-focused lawyer, share our values and feel that you are a fit for our firm, we’re interested in speaking with you.
Lori Williams – Recruitment Liaison
Our Harper Grey team of Management Professionals are passionate about the business of law. From human resources and information services to financial analysis and business development—these professionals provide the operational support required to ensure the firm’s services are in-line with today’s business demands. Each plays an integral role in improving quality, cost efficiency and knowledge sharing which, in turn, contribute to superior client value and service.
Leslie Morgan – Chief Operating Officer
604 895 2854
Our support staff are the heart of our firm. If you are talented, self-motivated, dedicated, client focused and thrive in a team-oriented environment we’d like to meet you. Contact us to begin the conversation.
Kerri Garner – Director of Human Resources
604 895 2857
We are currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Floater Resource Team. The position provides an opportunity to work with a vibrant and team oriented group of people. The successful candidate will have between 3-5 years’ experience working in a Canadian law firm, be energetic, flexible, highly motivated and driven to succeed.
You will be providing coverage to lawyers during periods of vacation and other absences. You will be liaising with other legal assistants, paralegals, lawyers and clients regarding file progress. You will be drafting and transcribing legal documents, basic pleadings and correspondence, fielding client inquiries, managing a bring-forward system for tasks and appointments, organizing meetings and scheduling discoveries, trials, and other court dates, preparing application records, keeping paper and electronic files up-to-date, preparing monthly accounts, conducting searches, providing overflow assistance and other various general administrative duties.
QUALITIES + EXPERTISE
- Completion of an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program
- 3-5 years of experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant
- A thorough understanding of civil litigation rules and procedures. Experience in corporate and estate litigation will be considered an asset
- Committed to providing first-rate level of knowledge and prompt quality service to clients
- Flexible to providing interim coverage in all practice areas of the firm
- Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
- Highly organized and multi-task oriented, with the ability to balance priorities and produce quality accurate work
- A high level of initiative and resourcefulness
- Solid decision making and problem solving skills coupled with a willingness to learn and to adapt to changing demands
- Proven ability to take initiative as well as follow instructions and adhere to strict deadlines
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Detail oriented with excellent spelling, grammar and proofreading skills
- Ability to prioritize tasks by deadline, work calmly under pressure and manage high volume of work in a fast paced environment
- Ability to maintain an effective file management and bring forward system
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a team environment
- Advanced technical skills including Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel
WHAT WE OFFER
This position offers ongoing development as a key feature, a competitive compensation and benefits package along with a matching RRSP program, a supportive and collaborative work environment and various social functions!
One of the top regional law firms in western Canada, Harper Grey LLP has a distinguished history that goes back more than 100 years. With core strengths in business law, civil litigation, health care and insurance law, we have grown various niche practices to offer our clients a wide range of legal services. We pride ourselves on helping clients navigate complex legal issues with clients’ business goals as the cornerstone of every project. We offer our clients the services of over 60 lawyers and 100 support staff. Many of our lawyers are considered among the top practitioners in their areas of focus and since 2012 our firm was ranked as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. We are committed to growing our talent pool with the best and the brightest to deliver the high caliber services our clients have come to expect.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic firm that values innovation, initiative and resourcefulness. Are you a motivated and creative team player? Do you think the fast-paced hands-on role we have described would be the perfect fit for your skillset? If so, we cannot wait to meet you and invite you to submit your resume by email to:
Director of Human Resources
We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you if you are selected to continue in the recruitment process. We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. We wish you every success.
We offer a diverse and inclusive workplace that encourages difference and promotes innovation.
We are committed to providing a healthy and collegial working environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
We provide the opportunity to pursue rewarding and challenging work with skilled and supportive colleagues and offer competitive compensation that rewards contribution.
Our focus on training and professional development will help you broaden your experience and meet your career goals.
"We are thrilled you are considering a career with Harper Grey. Those fortunate enough to already belong to our family will tell you that a position with Harper Grey is much more than a job."
"I joined Harper Grey sixteen years ago with a plan to build my career as a paralegal. I stayed because of the diverse practical experience, the culture and opportunities for further development. I have great respect for the lawyers I work with and enjoy the challenges of litigation."