Wachiay Friendship Centre Society is seeking a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant for our Legal Advocacy department.


  • College Diploma or University undergraduate degree in related field

  • Minimum two years’ experience as a legal assistant or paralegal

  • Excellent administrative records classification knowledge and practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of legal system, criminal and family law

  • Knowledge of Windows Professional software, database creation and management


  • Screening applications for advocacy services, including intake and referral

  • Routine correspondence and document management

  • Response to telephone inquiries

  • Data entry of client information into a database

  • Prepare monthly statistical and narrative reports

  • Monitor limitation periods

  • Maintain calendar, scheduler, enter and update client appointments

  • Provide information and summary advice under the supervision of the Senior Advocate

  • Other duties as required

Please reply with Resume / Curriculum Vitae to:

Wachiay Friendship Centre Society, Legal Administrative Assistant,

1625 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N3A6

Email: No phone calls please.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we normally receive we will reply only to applicants who: meet the stated qualifications; will be shortlisted for interview; and comply with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code as described within. We thank all those who apply and wish you success in your endeavors.

In accordance with, and pursuant to, Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to members of the following designated groups in the following hierarchy: Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities. Candidates from these groups/a group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.