Legal Assistant

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Responsibilities:

This is a summer position intended for law students who have completed 2 years of law school. Non-profit governance, preparing court documents including applications for Court Orders, researching case law for review by a lawyer, and preparing any legal task documentation as required with an emphasis on supporting youth concussion and non-profit support initiatives. Assist VBIA to develop a legal guardian program for brain-injured youth and seniors.

Typical Duties:

  • File legal complaints
  • Interview witnesses as directed
  • Prepares legal documents for pre-filing approval
  • Create charity governance compliance procedures checklists
  • Research non-profit governance best practices
  • Research non-profit compliance best practices
  • Research concussion diagnosis and compensation for youth
  • Research legal guardian duties and responsibilities in British Columbia
  • Assist VBIA to develop a legal guardian program for brain-injured youth
  • Collaborate with Non-profit Development and Youth Concussion teams
  • Participate in Leadership & Delegation training and in Digital Skills training
  • Learn and apply trauma-informed practices in all interactions with clients and volunteers
  • Perform other duties as may be requested

Qualifications:

Education/Experience *

Completion of 2 years of law school.

Skills/Abilities

  • Corporate or non-profit law interest or experience
  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document legal issues regarding support for non-profits initiatives.
  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document legal issues regarding youth brain injury initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently, organize case files, prepare documentation for review
  • Familiarity with office administration, strong clerical skills
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills
  • Strong code of ethics
  • Strong dedication to justice and a compassion for brain-injured youth
  • Commitment to supporting non-profits
  • Familiarity with Directors and Officers insurance an asset.

Reference ID: 2020CSJ.LA01

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary