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Legal Administrative Assistant — Advocacy



At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


The successful candidate will work in our Advocacy Department. This position requires 8+ years of experience, specifically in the areas of insurance and medical defence, and professional liability.


The incumbent’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to the following:

  • Organize and expedite the flow of work through the professionals' practice, initiating any follow-up action as appropriate
  • Accurately prepare legal documents and correspondence with little or no direction
  • Transcribe and type legal documents and correspondence
  • Co-ordinate flow of documents between legal professionals, various internal and external individuals and clients at all levels
  • Work proactively in the day-to-day support of the professionals' practices
  • Use initiative and good judgment to relieve the professionals of administrative detail
  • Generate documents based on digital dictation
  • Arrange meetings for the professionals
  • Keep files up-to-date on a consistent basis


  • 8+ years of experience, specifically in the areas of insurance and medical defence and professional liability
  • Strong knowledge of Alberta rules of court
  • Legal assistant diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to deal with clients in a professional manner
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to set priorities while dealing with conflicting stressful situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with other staff and professionals
  • Strong digital dictation experience


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume via email to including the job title and quoting file #2017-11-20/ADV in the subject line.

Gowling WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity. We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.