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Estates & Probate Paralegal
February 13, 2022
Do you want to help people plan for their future? Do you enjoy guiding people as they navigate challenging times? Do you prefer a fast-paced and self-driven work environment? If so, then Bell Alliance LLP’s estates team might be the perfect fit for you!
We are not your everyday law firm. Bell Alliance is client-focused and stands for exceptional service, innovation and contribution to our community–both locally and globally. We take a personal approach to law!
We’re looking for an experienced paralegal to join our estates team. This is a full-time position working in a team of busy and friendly professionals, including lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants, with a wide range of estate planning, probate and estate administration files. The estates department specifically focuses on Wills and Trust planning, personal planning and administration of estates including probate and beyond. We are also one of the few law firms whose lawyers act as Executors, advocating for our clients and their estates and beneficiaries.
In this role, you will be assisting clients with executing their estate and personal planning during their lifetime, while also supporting personal representatives with grant applications and estate administration upon the passing of a relative or close friend. You will have autonomy and responsibility for your own files, while still working closely with a team.
- Client interaction through consultation appointments with the lawyer, email and phone communication with clients, referrals partners and third party institutions;
- Drafting correspondence and legal documents with respect to wills, trusts, and personal planning;
- Self-Management of complex estate and personal planning files with minimal supervision; and
- General Legal Administration including gathering and inputting information, managing files from beginning to end, improving and implementing efficiencies.
- Competitive salary
- Matching RRSP program
- Health and dental coverage, including a health spending account
- Team-building events
- Innovative office environment including collaboration room and modern workspace
- Incentives for employee referrals
- Work-life balance, including opportunities for hybrid-remote schedules and flex days
Legal drafting experience and confidence in executing legal files
Familiarity and understanding of trust accounting principles
Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel and Outlook
Experience with PC Law or similar accounting software
Excellent communication, client service and writing skills
Personable, attentive, calm and professional demeanour
Capability to multi-task and prioritize workload efficiently and autonomously
Critical thinking and solution-oriented
Reliability, diligence and attention to detail
Ability to interact with others and work in a team
January 3, 2023
Looking for a unique opportunity to grow your practice and enjoy work-life balance?
Bell Alliance LLP is a law firm that strives to provide the WOW factor with an extraordinary level of service that people should expect from their community professional advisors. We take a personal approach to law! Situated on the Broadway corridor just outside of the downtown core, Bell Alliance is seeking an associate lawyer to join our team. We offer a welcoming, positive and accommodating work environment. With a dynamic team of 14 lawyers and 40+ paralegals and legal assistants, Bell Alliance offers the support and expertise necessary to grow your practice.
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive benefit plan including health and wellness package
- Work-life balance
- Networking opportunities
- Team building events
3-5 years of solicitor practice
Experience in one or more of the following Areas of Practice: Residential Real Estate, Commercial/ Development, Estate Planning and Administration, or Corporate and Business
In good standing with the Law Society of BC
Strong communication and drafting skills
Excellent client service skills
Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
Conversational second language skill is an asset
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