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Wills & Estates LAA-Great Downtown Law Firm!

Job ID: 7013

Level: Intermediate

Description:

Our client is a mid-sized downtown business law firm.  They currently are looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant to work primarily with two senior lawyers and a paralegal in their Wills & Estates Department.

Essential Functions:

  • All matters in respect of information gathering and preparation of draft Wills for supervising lawyers.
  • make inquiries and searches concerning assets of deceased, preparing all probate application documents for execution, including Notices, Affidavits, and correspondence with clients and beneficiaries, notices in newspapers, and transfers of all estate assets into the name of the personal representative.
  • All matters in respect of the drafting and implementation of trusts including preparation of documents and reporting letters to clients and financial institutions.
  • Obtaining and organizing documents & obtaining and organizing other parties documents related to the area of Wills & Estates; including maintaining records for the firms Wills & documents vault.
  • Managing files and documents; coordinating with support services and clients, other law firms, expediting paper flow; maintaining schedules and deadlines; generating status reports, logs, and indexes; processing necessary documents and payments;
  • Preparation of accounts and reporting letters to clients.

Qualifications: 

  • Possessing the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone with lawyers, clients and others with courtesy, tact and discretion.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal training or its equivalent.
  • Approximately 5 years experience in order to gain the expertise needed to do substantive legal administrative work.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Intermediate to expert skills with Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Send your resume via email to info@evalee.ca