Administrative Assistant


Competition Number: LAA-23- 56

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Location: Edmonton

Posting: Internal

Competition Ends: October 28, 2023

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description

Reporting to the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant provides a broad range of administrative support to the legal services team as part of the delivery of legal services for all Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) clients. Some of the key responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include:

  • Greet and welcome guests when they arrive at the office.
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office.
  • Ensure the reception area is tidy and presentable with necessary materials.
  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls.
  • Order office supplies and keep an inventory of stock.
  • Other duties as directed by management.




  • Post-secondary education in administration is considered an asset.


  • Previous administrative experience in a law firm is considered an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with complex clients.
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Legal Files.
  • Experience in accurately maintaining a database.
  • Experience using various office equipment (printer, copier, fax, etc.).


  • Demonstrated time management and ability to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid professional days
  • Paid Vacation days
  • Winter closure (paid time off)
  • Work-life balance
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply


If you are interested in applying, please click Apply Now .  Reference competition number LAA-23-56. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a clear criminal record.

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