Career Opportunities

Paralegal, Litigation

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 of files, take ownership of matters delegated by the team and perform high-quality work to exceed client expectations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to various practice group initiatives, help find ways to improve the group’s processes and contribute to its success, and participate in on-going training programs.
  • Organize and manage a significant number of complex files, including managing ongoing delays, deadlines and tasks.
  • Gather, organize, analyze and summarize factual information (exhibits, contracts, documents, correspondence, etc.) and prepare notes and summary tables for lawyers and clients.
  • Manage internal databases and comfortably use various litigation software programs (eDiscovery).
  • Assist in the preparation of requested documents, management of 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 various legislative, 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.

Qualifications

  • DEC in Paralegal Studies or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years in similar position or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) and specialized litigation software
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and organize documents carefully and with attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and courteously
  • Ability to perform high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive in the search for solutions and the next steps
  • Available to work outside regular hours on occasion
  • Excellent French and English (oral and written)

To apply, please email your resumé and cover letter in complete confidence to Nanci Ship, Senior Director, Strategic Talent Initiatives at nship@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.