Paralegal - Wills and Estates

June 23 2022
Industries Legal
Categories IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Real Estate
Edmonton, AB

Dentons is designed to be different. Our firm leads the way in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. We challenge the status quo, deliver consistent results, uncompromising quality and value to our clients. Our global presence is renowned with over 20,000 individuals in more than 200 offices across 80 countries. In Canada, we have offices in six key economic centers — Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver — where we advise our clients under common and civil law, in both official languages.

Dentons Canada is committed to its people and communities, and is consistently recognized as an employer of choice, having received Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022), Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2022), Alberta's Top 75 Employer (2022); Mansfield Rule 4.0+ Certification; Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, North America 2021; Canada Law Awards for Pro Bono Initiative of the Year 2021.

Position Summary

We have an immediate opening for a highly skilled Wills & Estates Paralegal in our Edmonton Office. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of estate planning law and procedures. Key responsibilities include:

  • Drafting estate planning documents such as Wills, Prenuptial Agreements, Enduring Power of Attorneys, Personal Directives;
  • Drafting Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship documents;
  • Managing the estate planning file to completion; including scheduling appointments and attending meetings with lawyer and client for sign-ups;
  • Responding to inquiries from lawyers, legal assistants and clients;
  • Maintaining client relationships on a daily basis; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience as a Wills & Estates Paralegal and experience in drafting estate planning documents within the Wills & Estates area is required;
  • Paralegal diploma an asset;
  • A high level of accuracy, attention to detail and time management skills;
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, time management and communication skills (both verbal and written) and professional telephone and e-mail manners are required;
  • Capacity to manage many files simultaneously to mean necessary deadlines and a proven ability to work under pressure of time, accuracy and constant interruptions;
  • Demonstrates a team approach and supports colleagues; and
  • Advanced computer skills; proficient with MS Word and Outlook.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Generous allowance of flex and vacation days
  • RRSP matching program upon completion of the probationary period
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • A flexible and positive work environment

*We thank all applicants who apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Dentons Canada, inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are not just ancillary values, they are foundational to our business. We believe that ID&E is essential to the shared success of our team and our clients. Our forward-thinking and inclusive culture supports the professional development of all our people, enhances the leading services we offer to our clients, and informs our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. As a testament to our commitment to ID&E, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 12 consecutive years (2011-2022), as well as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2022) for the fifth time.

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation.

We are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.

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