Intake Legal Assistant
|Company||Legal Services Society|
|Job Details||View attachment|
This is a casual “on call” position and will not have an on-going schedule of hours. The position is required to assist when there is a high volume or backlog of work and for vacation/sick coverage.
Who We Are
The Legal Services Society provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk.
As an Intake Legal Assistant, your duties will include:
• To provide front-line contact and intake services to the public.
• To provide legal information, verified legal advice, assess eligibility for legal aid.
• To provide legal secretarial and administrative support to staff lawyer(s) and paralegal(s).
This will include performing intake services through the Call Centre, at Main Street Court house and lock-up, Robson Square Provincial Court, Youth Court lock-up, Downtown Community Centre and other offsite locations.
The Ideal Candidate
You have post-secondary education in Law, Criminology, Social Work, and/or Legal Assistant Certificate supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in a legal environment. You have a strong desire to assist disadvantaged clients, including those experiencing family violence or addiction issues, those with low income, those with mental disabilities, or those whose first language is not English. You strive to exceed expectations and are a team player.
If you are interested in joining us – visit our careers page for the full job posting at www.lss.bc.ca and apply now!
We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted.
The Legal Services Society is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from indigenous people, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities.
|Salary||$24.45-$27.91 Hourly Rate|
|How To Apply||Interested candidates should submit a covering letter, together with a résumé, outlining how their qualifications meet the above position requirements, to:|
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY
Human Resources Department
400-510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8
Fax: (604) 682-0725
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate competition #B065-19, position title, and whether you are an internal or external applicant in the posting in the email subject line.