top of page

Career Opportunities

We are always seeking talented, career minded, creative thinkers to join the Hartshorne & Mehl team! If you are interested, please feel free to send us your Resume. A representative from our Firm will be in contact. Current career opportunities are posted below.

Hartshorne & Mehl, a boutique Litigation Law Firm was founded in Vancouver in 1960. Our team of dedicated lawyers is experienced in all types of complex litigation and appears in all levels of Court in British Columbia. We are specialized in Complex Litigation, Catastrophic Personal Injury, including neurological, brain and spinal, psychological injury, Automotive and other Commercial Products Liability, Major Equipment and Property Damage Claims, Commercial and Insurance Litigation matters and additionally have experience in Estate Litigation, Defamation and Medical Malpractice.

Our team of lawyers have conducted hundreds of Supreme Court of British Columbia Trials, have appeared before numerous Tribunals and have conducted an infinite number of Arbitrations and Mediations to bring matters to successful resolution.

We have set precedents since the 1970’s, including having initiated the first Social Host Proceeding in British Columbia (Baumeister 1986); the first Conspiracy to Defraud Action (ICBC v Bains 1990); defendend unintended acceleration cases naming International Auto Manufacturers; successfully challenged on the basis of Junk Science the application of PET scan evidence in a MTBI (Wolfin 1998); successfully challenged admissibility of questionable medical scientific expert opinion on causation between a neurological condition and trauma (Taylor 2008); and successfully defended our client in one of the longest personal injury actions in British Columbia (MacEachern et al 2010). For further information please refer to our List of Noteworthy Cases set out on our Website which includes only a brief number of cases. Our trial experience, in addition, includes Medical Malpractice, Commercial Products Liability Claims and Personal Property Insurance Claims. Our focus is always to obtain the best result for our client through efficient resolution and as necessary, through strong advocacy skill exercised in the Courtrooms.

At present we seek a lawyer, who is interested in stepping into a vibrant, challenging, active and full litigation practice with the opportunity to assist or co-counsel on more complex litigation. We have an amazing team of creative litigators and staff, all of whom are dedicated and committed to achieving the best results and who are all professionally supportive and provide balance in our interesting, academically challenging and creative work environment.

Please submit your resumé in confidence to:

Robert Hartshorne or Kirsten Mehl

Hartshorne & Mehl

301 - 2642 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V5T 3E6

Fax: 604-708-3779

e-mail: or

Hartshorne & Mehl is a well established boutique, mid-sized, firm which has been in the practice of insurance litigation for almost 60 years. We specialize in complex litigation, including catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases.

Our experience includes the first ever Social Host proceeding issued in British Columbia (Baumeister 1986); the first ever staged accident case issued and heard before a jury in British Columbia (ICBC v Bains 1990); the first ever exclusion of PET scan evidence in a mild traumatic brain injury case (Wolfin 1998); the first successful challenge to medical scientific expert opinion postulating a link between trauma and Multiple Sclerosis (Taylor 2008), and the successful defence of one of the longest personal injury actions in British Columbia (MacEachern et al 2010).

Hartshorne & Mehl believes in promoting from within. Our LAA’s have the opportunity to advance their careers by gaining the knowledge and work experience required to obtain a Paralegal billing number, without having to continue their education. Individuals who have demonstrated an attention to detail, an eagerness to learn and a positive attitude quickly became long-term employees who are invaluable to our firm and are compensated as such.

We encourage our team members to bring forward new ideas and to share their knowledge with others. Our Lawyers work directly with their staff and we believe this collaborative approach helps our LAA’s to develop their skills and experience to become highly effective and productive individuals.

We are currently hiring Intermediate Legal Administrative Assistants to join our team. These are full time, permanent positions (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 35 hours/week). We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package.

As a Legal Administrative Assistant, your daily duties will include:

  • Drafting and proofreading correspondence and standard BC Supreme Court forms;

  • Maintaining a bring forward system, including determining deadlines in accordance with the BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and entering all mandatory deadlines into electronic format;

  • Determination of appropriate limitation dates where applicable;

  • Scheduling trials, examinations for discovery, IME’s, conference calls, client meetings and independent initiation of all required correspondence associated therewith;

  • Preparation of documents for experts;

  • Preparation of exhibits for examination for discovery and trial;

  • Review and preparation of bill payments as appropriate;

  • Preparing and updating trial binders;

  • Daily filing and photocopying;

  • Opening files; Closing files, to include review of documents and exhibits and determination of documents to be destroyed and/or retained pursuant to Law Society Rules and Guidelines;

  • Typing dictation/transcription; and

  • Performing other related LAA tasks as requested by Lawyer.

Your qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of a Legal Administrative Assistant program from an accredited institution (certificate or diploma preferred);

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills;

  • Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), experience working with Worldox and Esilaw is an asset;

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Experience with typing dictation/transcription is essential;

  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment; and

  • An understanding of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules.

Applicants are invited to apply with a cover letter, resume and list of references by email to Tracey Slaght at

bottom of page