Estates Legal Assistant

Estates Legal Assistant

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Edmonton, Alberta

Legal

Permanent

04/12/2024

211665

Aplin has partnered with a top-tier firm in Edmonton! Join their team as a Legal Assistant and play a vital role in managing a portfolio of wills and estate matters.

As part of their collaborative team, you'll have the autonomy to handle file matters independently while also contributing innovative ideas for efficiency improvements. This dynamic role requires adaptability to new technologies and processes, ensuring tasks are completed accurately and on time.

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact in a fast-paced legal environment, this opportunity is for you!

Perks & Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation
  • 100% fully paid Benefit Premiums
  • Health Spending Account
  • Corporate Membership Programs
  • Access to an on-site fitness facility
  • RRSP matching after 1 year
  • A modern work environment and active social committee
Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support to lawyers in managing wills and estate matters through document preparation and general administration.
  • Work independently on file matters while collaborating with the team.
  • Manage a significant workload and suggest improvements for work efficiencies.
  • Adapt to new technologies and processes for accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • General case administration including file management, billing, diarization, and data entry.
  • Manage Outlook calendar and appointment booking.
  • Draft legal documents such as wills, estate documents, and litigation documents with attention to accuracy.
  • Prepare documents and correspondence from dictation and other instructions.
  • Maintain file organization and ensure timely progress of matters.
  • Communicate regularly with clients, defendants, and other stakeholders via email and telephone.
  • Work with the Estates team and various clients.
  • Monitor and track matters to ensure timely progress in meeting all deadlines.
  • Possess outstanding legal technical skills and provide excellent customer service.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Work well under pressure and short deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain client and firm confidentiality.
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years experience as a legal assistant in a law firm environment preferably working within the Wills and Estates practice area.
  • A formal legal assistant program or diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset.


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