Careers

Opportunities to join our unique and dynamic law firm

Since 1950, Ratcliff LLP has been providing a diverse range of legal services to clients in communities throughout the province. In addition to our respected Public Law and thriving Community Law practices, a significant percentage of the firm specializes in Aboriginal Law, serving First Nations governments, organizations and tribal councils.

Our lawyers represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and yet all share important qualities – intelligence, creativity, energy, dedication and a commitment to excellence. We also believe it takes more than great lawyers to make a great law firm. It takes an administrative staff that shares our lawyers’ commitment to quality and excellence. As an equal opportunity employer, our firm reflects the diversity of our community in both our professional and support staff.

Ratcliff offers a fulfilling and supportive work environment. We’re seeking talented individuals who enjoy being challenged and are looking for an opportunity to excel in a dynamic environment.

Current job postings

Lawyers

Real Estate & General Practice

Position Description

Ratcliff LLP is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm located in the lower Lonsdale area near the seabus terminal.  Our lawyers offer more than 70 years of experience resolving a broad range of complex legal matters in a comprehensive range of legal services to the communities we serve.

Ratcliff is currently seeking a lawyer to join its Solicitors practice group.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates seeking to build their practice in a dynamic work environment.  Our Solicitors offer a wide range of services to clients in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Wills and Estates practice areas.

We are seeking someone who can show leadership and work effectively in a team setting, with a strong attention to detail, and strong professional credentials.  The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Currently practicing law in British Columbia.
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities.
  • Preferably an established practice.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with any qualified candidates seeking to join our team.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Ratcliff LLP is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm located in the lower Lonsdale area near the seabus terminal.  Ratcliff is a leader in providing a full range of legal services to clients in the local community, throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.

Position Description

Our firm is currently seeking a full time paralegal/legal assistant to join our Real Estate team.  This role will have responsibility for handling all real estate matters, including:

  • Managing residential and commercial sales, purchases, mortgages, and administration files independently or as required by the firm’s real estate lawyers.
  • Resort (including fractional) real estate transactions.
  • First Nations real estate transactions.
  • GST registrations.
  • Prepare and draft all legal documents, correspondence, and accounts required for completion of the real estate transactions.
  • Liaise with clients, financial institutions, counsel, and other external parties as needed.
  • All related reporting and billing.

Position Requirements

The candidate would have the following background, skills and experience:

  • Graduate of a Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal program.
  • 4 + years of legal experience in a Real Estate Department.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to independently manage a file from beginning to end.
  • A self-directed working style, but also an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills are essential (Outlook, MS Word/Excel, EsiLaw, BC Online, MYLTSA).
  • Meticulous attention to detail and getting things right.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administration and organization skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • A high level of professionalism while working closely with lawyers, staff and clients.
  • Working knowledge of ProSuite or other similar conveyancing software.

 

Competitive salary and benefits program.  Salary will commensurate with experience. 

Please forward your cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]

Meet our Lawyers

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.

Meet our Lawyers

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.