Wills & Estates/Corporate Legal Assistant

  • Shibley Righton LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 14, 2024
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Shibley Righton LLP is an established law firm with offices in Toronto and Windsor.
We are looking for an assistant with an interest in both Wills & Estates and Corporate to join our team. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a busy law firm working with multiple lawyers.

Responsibilities:

· Performing a variety of administrative duties including billing, accounts and entering dockets
· Preparing basic corporate documents and annual resolutions
· Conducting corporate searches
· Conducting interval closings
· Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney
· Preparing Estate administration documentation
· Administering Estates on behalf of clients
. Preparing Estate accounting
· Maintaining inventory of Wills and Powers of Attorney using a database
· Maintaining files which includes scanning all incoming and outgoing materials to the electronic files
· Preparing written correspondence based on written or verbal instructions and liaise with other lawyers, financial institutions, government and others

Qualifications:

· Law Clerk Diploma an asset
· Experience as a Legal Assistant in Wills and Estates and Corporate
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) with pleasant and professional disposition
· Strong computer skills and familiarity with an estate database, online search and filing websites; accounting software; electronic signing software; docketing and billing software (Training specific to our software will be provided as needed, so a willingness to learn and utilise new technology is essential)
· Strong file management skills
· Detail oriented with strong ability to maintain accuracy
· Ability to work in a collaborative team based environment
· Ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately and effectively
· Possess problem solving skills with the ability to exercise judgment to resolve issues as they arise
· Ability to treat confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy

Please forward your resume with covering letter stating salary expectations in strict confidence to: recruiting@shibleyrighton.com

No agencies please. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
We will involve employees from diverse communities in the recruitment and interview proces