Current Postings

Legal Assistant

 

Are you looking for a position where you make a difference in our communities? At the Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia (MIABC) we invest in the communities of British Columbia, so that they can invest in themselves. Each day, through every piece of advice shared, every outreach program offered, and every insurance policy written, our organization proudly declares that what makes each community unique is worthwhile, empowering the communities at the very heart of our province and the people who are the heart of those communities.
 
The MIABC is looking for an energetic, motivated, and career-minded Legal Assistant. The MIABC is a member-owned non-profit insurance reciprocal that provides liability coverage to over 168 local governments in British Columbia, and property and ancillary coverage to over half of our members. 
 
Job Duties:

  • Drafts and proofreads correspondence including briefs, pleadings, lists of documents and other court documents.
  • Books travel. Schedules and manages lawyers’ calendars.
  • Conducts internet research of search of court records.
  • Assembles trial and document binders.
  • Opens, closes, maintains and organizes legal files.
  • Maintains department Excel worksheets and lawyers’ timesheets.
  • Maintains a BF system.
  • Reviews files and gathers and obtains relevant documents for evidence.
  • Provides back-up support for the other Legal Assistant during absences.
  • Provides short-term back-up support for the Administration team during breaks when necessary.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Other miscellaneous duties and special projects as assigned


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience drafting court pleadings and familiarity with Supreme and Provincial court procedures.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office 365 programs (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.).
  • Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate is an asset.
  • Experience in insurance defence litigation is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills.
  • Good time-management skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple files and deadlines.
  • Punctuality and reliability.
  • Team player.

 
Our commitment to you
The MIABC believes in a culture rooted in collaboration and growth. Our team is enthusiastic, innovative, diverse, and driven to enrich the lives of our members and each other. We promise to support you and provide you with meaningful challenges and opportunities to shine. From competitive salaries, benefit packages and professional development opportunities, to work life balance with flex days and flexible working opportunities, we offer our teammates a working environment in which they feel supported, encouraged and empowered to take risks and share their perspectives openly and freely.
 
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Equity is entrenched in the MIABC’s values and guiding principles. We celebrate, empower, and support the unique differences our staff, board and members bring to our organization. We strive to be a workforce and organization that is representative of the diversity of the communities in British Columbia.
 
Our perks:

  • Participation in a defined pension plan.
  • Incidental health spending account.
  • The ability to work remotely two days a week.
  • Optional participation in a flex day plan allowing for 18 flex days per calendar year.
  • Legislative statutory holidays off as well as Easter Monday and Boxing Day.
  • A centrally located office next to transit, shopping, restaurants and the False Creek seawall.
  • Free parking on a first come first serve basis, with EV charging stations.
  • Secure private bike storage.
  • Monthly allowance for employees who choose to use their personal mobile phone for business.
  • Professional development days.
  • Mentorship programs.
  • Staff social activities.

 
Status:           
Permanent full-time

Pay Range:   
$47,520-$68,880 depending on experience.
 
The full job description can be viewed on our website at https://www.miabc.org/about-miabc/work-us/careers-miabc . The posting and qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Samantha Boyce at careers@miabc.org.
 
We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.