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Legal Assistant

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Country: Edmonton, Alberta, CA, T8N 6W2

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.

 

Colas Canada is part of the Colas Group, a world leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. The Colas Group also has a network of companies in the USA.

 

BILLINGUAL LEGAL ASSISTANT

POSITION TYPE:

Full-time, permenant 

JOB LOCATION:

Colas Canada, Edmonton Office
250 Carleton Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 6W2

JOB OVERVIEW

We are looking for a legal assistant to join our Edmonton team. Reporting to the Regional Legal Counsel of Western Canada, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the western legal team. You’ll gain experience with working in a Canada-wide operation while building connections across our network of subsidiaries. 
 

DUTIES

•    Provide general support to the lawyer as required, including booking meetings, correspondence, research, revision to documents and managing the counsel’s schedule;
•    Provide support to the lawyer for the implementation and upkeeping of multiple internal databases and corporate filings for all western subsidiaries;
•    Attending and taking notes at meetings and assisting lawyers in collecting legal and factual documents;
•    Conduct searches and carry out investigations through internet and other means; 
•    Communicating with subsidiaries on inquiries, opposing counsel and other parties, clients, judicial administrative staff and vendors; 
•    Preparing legal documents and notices, and updating transactional documents with the most recently negotiated language;
•    Transmitting legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials by electronic filing, mail, fax or messenger;
•    Other duties assigned by the lawyer and assist other members of the team as needed;
•    Travel may be required from time to time

WHAT YOU BRING

•    Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English and French
•    Highly composed: Respond calmly and performs steadily in a fast face environment 
•    Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•    Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
•    Proficient in Microsoft Work, Outlook, Excel, and Adobe software
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
•    Adaptability to a changing work environment 
 

EDUCATION

•    Formal legal assistant education (Legal Assistant Diploma or similar) OR
•    High School Diploma with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a legal environment preferably in a law firm or in-house

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Colas Canada employees are required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine series. Accommodation will only be provided to those who remain unvaccinated due to a medical/disability-related reason or a substantiated Protected Ground under applicable Human Rights legislation.

WHO WE ARE: 

 

Make an impact at Colas by helping build the Canada of tomorrow. Colas Canada Inc., part of the Colas Group, is Canada’s leader in the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. From roads, to airports, to rail, we’ve done it all. Our subsidiaries operate from coast-to-coast, providing vertically integrated paving products and services to keep Canadians moving.

 

With humble beginnings in Eastern Canada in the early 1960s, Colas Canada has grown to include seven main subsidiaries employing approximately 7,000 people. We work on highways, dams, airports, and much more. At Colas, we’re a proud team of professionals dedicated to providing the support and expertise to continue building our great country.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

 

  • Amazing opportunities to learn and grow: At Colas, we encourage everyone to reach for their goals by building their own path: providing training tools, new learning programs, and soft skills development initiatives. Work with teams across Canada, expand your skills in a variety of projects nation-wide, and take advantage of learning & development programs to help you further your career.
  • Great perks: Discounted gym membership? Check. Exclusive deals on restaurants, merchandise, and travel? Check. Get rewarded for your hard work with access to a wide range of employee discounts.
  • Benefits and pension plan: At Colas, we recognize the amazing talent each person brings. We believe such great talent deserves to be rewarded. We provide a comprehensive benefits and pension package, so you can focus on continuing to do your best.

 

Colas Canada Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Improper interference with the ability of Colas Canada Inc. employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.