Cox & Palmer Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Oct 03, 2017Full time
Our Charlottetown office is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join our support team as an estates paralegal. The successful candidate will have a Paralegal or Legal Administration diploma , an undergraduate university degree or other related education. The candidate may have experience as an estates paralegal, or may be an individual with demonstrated competence in other fields and the aptitude to learn and build experience and expertise in the area of estate planning and administration. Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service. To view the job posting, please visit our website: coxandpalmerlaw.com SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Assisting lawyers with all aspects of estate planning and estate administration files; Drafting documentation for estate files; Acting as a liaison between the firm and clients, providing clear and timely communication on the status of estate files; Providing formal reporting of estate planning documentation to clients at the end of the retainer; Working with lawyers to provide oversight and management of the will and estate practice group in Charlottetown, identifying and implementing process improvements; Working overtime as needed to meet client requirements; Covering absences of other support staff, as required; and Other duties as required. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Responsible and hard-working; Dedicated to providing superior customer service and being a positive and professional ambassador of the firm; Able to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative; Flexibility to adapt to different tasks and to work with a diverse group of lawyers; Willing to learn and contribute to the team; and Experience working in estate planning will be considered an asset. Cox & Palmer provides an exceptional compensation and benefits package including: Competitive base salary and discretionary performance bonus; Firm-paid health & dental benefits; Life and disability insurance; Employee assistance program; Annual health and fitness allowance; and Vacation, personal & sick days.