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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP: Litigation Paralegal

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted February 21, 2021.

We are looking for a Litigation Paralegal to join our litigation practice group in our Montreal office.

Reporting to the litigation practice group coordinator, the successful applicant will assist the litigators with all aspects of file management.

The incumbent will be a full group participant, understand the specific issues involved in various types files, take ownership of matters delegated by the team and perform high-quality work to exceed client expectations.Primary ResponsibilitiesActively contribute to various practice group initiatives, help find ways to improve the group and contribute to its success, and participate in on-going training programs; Organize and manage a significant number of complex files including the managing of ongoing delays, deadlines and tasks; Gather, organize, analyse and summarize factual information (exhibits, contracts, documents, correspondence, etc.) and prepare notes and summary tables for lawyers and clients; Manage internaldatabases and comfortably use various litigation software programs (eDiscovery); Assist to the preparation, management and response to requests for documents; Participate in the preparation of examinations and summary of transcripts; Prepare first drafts of letters, demand letters and proceedings; Perform variouslegislative, doctrinal, jurisprudential searches and prepare draft arguments; Prepare correspondence and statements of costs; Prepare books of authorities, proceedings and undertakings; Prepare PowerPoint presentations for clients or the court; Help lawyers prepare for trial and attend trial as needed; Communicate with the courts, clients, opposing parties and others in the judicial system; Perform other related duties.QualificationsDEC in Paralegal Studies or equivalent experienceThree (3) to five (5) years similar position or relevant experienceKnowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) and specialized litigation softwareAbility to analyse, summarize and organize documents carefully and with attention to detailAbility to work both independently and as a team playerExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and courteouslyAbility to perform high-quality work in a fast-paced environmentProactive in the search for solutions and the next stepsAvailable to work outside regular hours on occasionExcellent French and English (oral and written)To apply, please email your resume in complete confidence to Nanci Ship, Senior Director, Strategic Talent Initiatives atnship@dwpv.com.We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.Davies is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.