Wills & Estates Paralegal

September 13 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Family, Person,
Halifax, NS • Full time

We are seeking a permanent, full-time experienced Paralegal to join our Halifax office to provide legal administrative support to lawyers in the Wills & Estates practice group.

Summary of responsibilities
  • Preparation of all Estate documentation including: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Personal Directives for Medical Care, and all documents necessary for the Probate process;
  • Maintaining excellent communication with clients, lawyers and court staff;
  • Filing documents with the Court;
  • Accurately processing and responding to large volumes of documents and emails;
  • Managing and meeting deadlines to file documents with the Court;
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize a high volume of work;
  • Being a resourceful and effective problem solver with minimal supervision;
  • Handling and prioritizing workload independently;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' administrative experience in a legal environment, with experience in Wills & Estates;
  • Preference is given to those with related paralegal/legal assistant formal education;
  • Strong competency in the usage of MS Office (particularly Word, and Excel), paired with superior typing and dicta-transcription skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service;
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent proofreading skills (ability to check typed material for grammatical, typographical, spelling, word usage and formatting errors);
  • The ability to work independently, follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative - this includes drafting simple letters for review;
  • The willingness to learn and contribute to the team.
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