Position title
Legal Assistant - Real Estate and Wills & Estates - outside of Victoria BC
Description

Our client in a small town outside of Victoria, BC (south) is looking for one or more legal assistants with at least 5 years of real estate experience as well as Wills & Estates experience to join their team. The ideal candidate has a mature outlook coupled with a customer service background and excellent time management skills. The successful candidate must possess a legal assistant certificate from an accredited program and have prior law firm experience.

This opportunity is intended to be full-time. Flex-time and part-time may be available initially with full intention to grow into full-time.

Responsibilities

The role includes:

  • initial support to senior paralegals transitioning to retirement.
  • support to lawyers practising in a variety of areas of law.
  • experience in preparation of a variety of legal forms and documents, including professional correspondence.
  • filing, handling phone calls/emails, scheduling appointments, accepting forms of payments and other various administrative tasks routinely performed by legal assistants.
  • Ability to work independently within the office and remotely when required.
Qualifications

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of legal document production programs such as Econvey, Alf, Divorce Mate or other similar programs.
  • Knowledge of trust accounting rules and responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with Supreme Court Rules (British Columbia or comparable).
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and meet quickly changing deadlines.
  • Able to efficiently prepare, compile and organize legal and administrative correspondence and documents.
  • Comfortable to liaison with court services and agents.
  • Honest, reliable, mature, and self-directed.

Helpful skills:

  • Prior use of Excel and Adobe.
Job Location
Date posted
June 24, 2020
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Position: Legal Assistant - Real Estate and Wills & Estates - outside of Victoria BC

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