BE PART OF OUR FUTURE SUCCESS

REDEFINING THE LEGAL SERVICES PARADIGM REQUIRES THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

MEP Business Counsel isn’t your average law firm, which is why we’re not looking for your average players. Our team is not simply comprised of exceptionally well-trained and talented lawyers, but together we comprise a fiercely collaborative and entrepreneurial group who love the business of business and are passionate about our clients’ success.

A commitment to excellence, integrity, and a sense of humour are character traits that define each of us. In return, we offer an amazing collaborative and innovative environment, a balance between career and personal development, and an opportunity to work with people and businesses you are passionate about.

Compensation and Benefits

We provide a hybrid working environment and flexible hours.  In addition to a genuine collegial atmosphere offered at MEP Business Counsel, we provide market salary commensurate with experience and in line with leading business law firms in the downtown core:  extended health/dental benefits, fitness reimbursement, as well as a bonus program based on contributions to the firm and more.

Like what you hear? Reach out to mpawar@meplaw.ca to start the conversation.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic LAA to join our team to support 2-3 lawyers in our Corporate/Commercial Law group.  We work in a very collaborative model and so our ideal candidate is a strong team player who is also willing to assist with general administrative tasks from time to time.  Attention to detail and pride in high quality output is critical – as is a good sense of humour and positive attitude.

Ideal Candidate Requisites

We look for candidates who share our values: a client-centered approach and business-first thinking. The successful candidate will contribute enthusiastically to the Firm dynamic, and have a collaborative approach to the work environment. Some requirements for this position are as follows:

  • 3+ years’ experience working as an LAA in a busy business law firm environment (focus on solicitors practice) – relevant Corporate/Commercial Law experience preferred
  • Graduated from an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite of applications, with a focus on word processing and formatting
  • Experience with Worldox, Workshare Compare, Excel, PC Law (preferred)
  • Ability to organize and proactively anticipate and prioritize a busy workload for a team of lawyers.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Tactful, with good judgment when handling confidential and sensitive matters
  • Strong business communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently or in a team-based environment.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Our LAAs play a key role in supporting the business lawyers in sophisticated commercial/corporate transactions, and can assume high levels of responsibility for management/coordination of relevant administrative matters including but not limited to:
    • Editing/formatting various documents
    • Preparation of relevant trust paperwork
    • Coordinating the execution and collation of transaction documents
    • Preparation of digital closing books
  • Perform complex editing and formatting of documents for various correspondence, agreements, reports, forms, and spreadsheets
  • Provide general practice support and handle standard administrative tasks such as in compliance with Firm procedures:
    • File openings (including Know Your Client, Source of Money forms), file closings and archiving, billing and trust paperwork
    • Management of calendars, meeting schedules, contact lists and bring-forwards for team of lawyers
    • Answer and direct phone calls on an as-needed basis
  • Provide ancillary administrative support on large scale projects/transactions

Description

MEP is looking to expand our well-established Corporate and Business Law group in downtown Vancouver, currently seeking senior securities and M&A lawyers with experience in sophisticated corporate transactions.

Contact mpawar@meplaw.ca for more information about career opportunities for lawyers.