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Not Your Average Firm

At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. As a team, we are united through our intelligence, creativity, energy, dedication and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.

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Lawyers

Real Estate & General Practice

 

Immediate Opening
Associate Solicitor

Our Solicitors offer a wide range of services to clients in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Business Law, and Wills and Estates. We are seeking a candidate with strong professional credentials who can work effectively in a team setting to build their practice.

Position Requirements

  • 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.

 

About Us

At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.

  • Located in the lower Lonsdale area just minutes from the Seabus
  • Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with experience)
  • Supportive, collaborative and diverse environment (our partnership is 50% female)
  • On-site gym and other amenities

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.

Immediate Opening Full time Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Conveyancer to join our Real Estate team. Responsibilities
  • 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
  • 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.
  About Us At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.
  • Located in the lower Lonsdale area just minutes from the Seabus
  • Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with experience)
  • Supportive, collaborative and diverse environment (our partnership is 50% female)
  • On-site gym and other amenities
Please send your cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Immediate Opening

Full-time Legal Practice Assistant to support Solicitors in our Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Law practice areas.

Responsibilities

  • Providing administrative support to assigned lawyers, including offline and online file management
  • Drafting correspondence and legal documents
  • Billing and time-entry
  • Prioritizing workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established time frames
  • Managing key dates using bring forward system, including updating calendars, booking appointments, tracking due dates, and other client-related deadlines
  • Scheduling and booking travel for lawyers, including managing all related documentation and communication with relevant parties
  • General administrative tasks

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience as Legal Administrative Assistant or Practice Assistant
  • Certification from a recognized program or post-secondary institution
  • Strong time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills (knowledge of Worldox and ESILaw a plus)
  • Meticulous attention to detail across a high volume of work

About Us

At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.

  • Located in the lower Lonsdale area just minutes from the Seabus
  • Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with experience)
  • Supportive, collaborative and diverse environment (our partnership is 50% female)
  • On-site gym and other amenities

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

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

Immediate Opening

Full-time Accounting Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Daily postings (disbursements, A/P, bills, write-offs and transfers)
  • Ensure all vendor invoice and expenses are accurately processed and recorded within an appropriate timeframe with the appropriate approvals.
  • Investigate and respond to internal and external inquiries.
  • Reconcile credit card statements and payments.
  • Maintaining various spreadsheets.
  • Assisting with monthend and yearend tasks.
  • Providing support with other accounting functions as needed.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience in a fast-paced Accounting Department.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Team player with strong ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude with the willingness to learn.
  • Experience with Esi-Law would be an asset.
  • Law firm experience and knowledge of the Law Society rules is an asset.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Outlook and Word.

About Us

At Ratcliff, we embrace substance over style and relationships over rainmakers. Our varied backgrounds, interests, and experience add a unique strength and vision to our work. Our lawyers, administrators, and support staff collaborate and draw on each other’s skills to bring out the best in our work and deliver the best results for our clients.

  • Located in the lower Lonsdale area just minutes from the Seabus
  • Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with experience)
  • Supportive, collaborative and diverse environment (our partnership is 50% female)
  • On-site gym and other amenities

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

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

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.