Hr Supervisor, Legal Assistants, Vancouver

Published 2022-05-23
Expires 2022-06-23
ID #1010036772
Hr Supervisor, Legal Assistants, Vancouver
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver,
Published May 23, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Hr supervisor, legal assistants

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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading national law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada’s most dynamic business sectors. We have one of the largest business law practices in the country, serving multinational, national and mid-market clients from our offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

Our Vancouver office is currently recruiting for an HR Supervisor of Legal Assistants (West) in our Human Resources Department, reporting to the HR Manager of Legal Assistants. The ideal individual will demonstrate a high level of professional maturity, maintain confidentiality, display exceptional attention to detail and be able to work well with people at all levels of responsibility within the Firm.

This position is responsible for the supervision of day-to-day operations, staffing, allocation of resources, assistant share arrangements and workflow distribution for the legal support group in the Vancouver and Calgary offices, which includes legal assistants and assistant replacements.

This position will also provide general human resources support to the Vancouver and Calgary offices. Travel to the Calgary office several times per year is required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

Developing and strengthening relationships with all members of the Vancouver and Calgary offices through direct interaction, communication and understanding of their needs.
Acting as primary point of contact for legal assistants regarding performance, employee relations/conflict resolution issues and share arrangements. Providing counseling and coaching to strengthen relationships and escalating to the HR Manager of Legal Assistants as needed.
Monitoring and maximizing legal support shares by evaluating, recommending and implementing staffing and utilization plans for effective sharing arrangements. Conducting sharing arrangement discussions with lawyers and legal assistants, escalating to the HR Manager of Legal Assistants as needed.
Managing the delivery of the Assistant Replacement (AR) resource, being available in the evenings and on weekends for emergencies.
Managing the daily/weekly coverage arrangements and overflow requirements by allocating legal support resources, managing workload/workflow of legal assistants (including ARs) and preparing weekly AR schedules.
Managing vacation schedules for the legal support group
Participating in the formal performance review processes, including preparation of consensus evaluations and evaluation meetings. Identifying and coordinating individual training needs and performance development.
Providing feedback to the HR Manager of Legal Assistants to support annual compensation and bonus recommendations.
Identifying and participating in the recruitment needs of the legal support group, in partnership with the Practice Group Leaders and HR Manager of Legal Assistants,
Administering the mentoring program for new legal assistants at the firm.
Acting as the local point of contact for the national HR team to provide general human resources support for the Vancouver and Calgary offices.
Participating in national projects affecting the legal support group.

The successful candidate must have the following education, experience and/or demonstrated skills:

Minimum 5 years experience as a legal assistant.
Minimum 5 years in a leadership or supervisory role.
Law firm experience preferred.
A legal assistant diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Previous experience in coordinating teams and coaching people is preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop relationships and establish trust-based working relationships at all levels of the firm.
Ability to establish and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving and conflict resolution.
Strong communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to interact well with individuals at all levels of the firm.
Excellent judgment with the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
Strong working knowledge of firm software (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel) and experience with a document management system.

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted if your skills and experience are a possible match for this position.

Our Firm’s success is built on the unique skills, perspectives, experiences and values of each individual. We encourage a corporate culture that respects and celebrates the dignity, value and diversity of all.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone enquiries, unless required for accommodation purposes.

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