Corporate Paralegal - Edmonton

July 8 2024
Expected expiry date: July 19 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business,
Edmonton, AB • Full time

About MLT Aikins
MLT Aikins is a full-service law firm of more than 300 lawyers and nearly 500 additional team members across the four western provinces. Named one of Canada's best law firms by the Globe and Mail, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the largest firms in Canada, we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients.

Job Summary

MLT Aikins is looking for a strong, experienced Corporate Paralegal to join our team and work with our growing client base. The ideal candidate will have good practical training, experience from a busy corporate practice at a business law firm and will have graduated from a recognized paralegal training course (equivalencies will be considered).

Candidates must be able to multi-task and prioritize their workload, pay attention to detail, and have excellent organizational, communication and written skills. This is a client-based environment, and the corporate department works directly with lawyers on transactions across the firm. The candidate must be able to take instruction, understand basic corporate transactions and work independently to provide draft documentation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending to CORES Level I, II and III online filings with Alberta Corporate Registry and online filings with Corporations Canada
  • Drafting and filing legal documents for transactions including amalgamations, continuances, incorporations/organizations, amendments, dissolutions, revivals, reorganizations, extra-provincial registrations, partnerships, trade names, change filings and other transactional related documents
  • Conducting minute book reviews and preparing documents to correct minute book deficiencies
  • Conducting and reviewing corporate searches
  • Responding to daily inquiries from lawyers and clients
  • Handling day-to-day corporate matters
  • Updating and maintaining corporate records and ensuring documents comply with the applicable legislation and are entered into the database

Qualifications include:

  • Graduate of a recognized legal assistant/paralegal diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in a corporate paralegal role
  • Minimum CORES (Level III) certification with advanced knowledge
  • Reference to a strong working knowledge of the ABCA, CBCA, Partnership Act, Societies Act, Companies Act and Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
  • Solid knowledge of drafting transactional documents
  • The ability to work in a fast-past environment
  • A team player who is willing to assist/mentor juniors
  • A willingness to collaborate with others on the team
  • Proficient in ALF
  • Must be analytical and possess the ability to apply concepts

We offer:

  • A competitive salary including individual performance bonus
  • Eligible for sign-on bonus with option for RRSP contribution or cash
  • Flexible benefit plans for dental, health and wellness benefits
  • Access to group savings plans and investment options
  • Options for flexible work agreements and vacation coverage
  • Earned Days Off program
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Mentorship and support
  • Ongoing job-specific training and opportunities for professional development
  • A positive and inclusive work environment

Our Diversity Statement

MLT Aikins is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. Our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion create a space for everyone to collaborate, allowing us to deliver excellent and increasingly innovative legal service to our clients. We encourage individuals of a diverse group to apply to our job postings.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resumé and cover letter using the form below. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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