Wylaw Professional Corporation Minden, ON, Canada
May 11, 2017Full time
We are looking for a legal assistant experienced in the areas of Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning and Estate Administration for our Minden, Ontario office, to perform the following duties: manage and maintain real estate files using dedicated software including Conveyancer, etc; manage and meet real estate closing deadlines; prepare closing documents, Teraview searches, real estate agreements and letters; answer real estate client inquiries regarding their matters; prepare draft responses to routine real estate communication from clients and other lawyers; provide support in the areas of Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Estate Administration; and general office duties which may include reception duties, set-up meetings, make appointments, update diaries, sort and post mail, order supplies, banking, etc. The ideal candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications: 2 years of experience in Real Estate Law with a broad understanding of real estate practices and all aspects of real estate transactions; 2 years of experience in Litigation and knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure; past experience in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Corporate and/or Commercial law. The ideal candidate's skills must include: experience with Conveyancer and Teraview; proficiency in PCLaw and Microsoft Word, Word Perfect; strong verbal and written communication skills; pleasant telephone demeanor; high attention to detail. This position is currently a part-time position which is expected to evolve into full-time employment for the successful candidate. We are looking for an energetic individual with the ability to produce high volumes of quality work under tight deadlines. This position requires an excellent multi-tasker with strong legal secretarial skills to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have excellent client service, organization and practice management skills. Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and education verification.