Litigation Associate

Job Description

The candidate will support Ascendion’s two senior lawyers, working on challenging cases in administrative law, regulatory and white-collar defense, and complex business litigation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research law
  • Analyze legal arguments and cases
  • Manage legal projects
  • Supervise the gathering of documentary and oral evidence
  • Review evidence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Draft pleadings, arguments, affidavits, and other substantive written products
  • Develop internal policies, procedures, and systems to improve operational efficiency and compliance
  • Participate in writing newsletters, online materials, and papers

The Ideal Candidate

  • You have a talent for litigation, and a passion for administrative law and regulatory defense work, and complex litigation
  • You want to develop your litigation skills by supporting senior lawyers, and with mentorship and support, begin to build your own book of business
  • You have sharp research skills – you are up to date on the latest cases and research
  • 1 to 2 years work experience, preferably in a litigation, regulatory or prosecutorial role
  • LLB or JD, called to the bar in British Columbia and in good standing with the Law Society
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure
  • A commitment to teamwork and a willingness to learn new skills and share ideas to make us a better firm
  • Comfortable working in a cloud-based environment
  • Experience working with Office 365 (including Planner and Teams)
  • Experience working with legal software programs is an asset (Clio, LeanLaw, Casemap, etc.)

Benefits and Compensation

Salary range: commensurate with smaller boutique firms, with a 1,350 hour billing expectation

Health spending: $1,500 annually

Vacation: 3 weeks

Professional development: we provide a budget for professional development and payment of Law Society and association fees.

COVID-19 considerations: We provide a compliant workspace, with a private office for this position, and a boardroom equipped for virtual hearings.  Remote work is possible, should that be required by future public health advisories.

About Us

Ascendion Law is a boutique litigation firm, with a commitment to excellence and innovation. We attract complex regulatory, criminal defense, and business litigation cases from clients in British Columbia and around the world.  We invest in our people and our technology, and keep our overhead lean, so we can provide superior legal analysis and service to our clients.

We have a progressive work environment and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We believe lawyers and team members should be able to have a rewarding career, work on challenging cases, and have time for a life outside of work.

Our lawyers, admin team and contractors have young families and often work non-traditional hours, sometimes remotely. We pride ourselves in meeting the tight deadlines inherent in a busy, competitive litigation practice and yet still actively cultivating a casual, collegial work environment.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by 4 pm on Friday, March 12, 2021. We appreciate your interest in our firm, but only successful candidates will be contacted.

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