Law Estate Clerk

Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP - St Catharines Location - Toronto, ON (11 months ago)

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Legal Assistant – Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP

This role is for an experienced estates clerk only.

Role: Senior Estates Clerk

We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our very established, and respected Estates department is requires an experienced Estates Clerk to support a Senior Partner and other Estates Associates in our firm.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Handle general administration of estates and estate documents
  • Prepare and manage probate applications
  • Excellent communication skills required to deal with clients, lawyers, financial and government institutions
  • Serve and file documents with court
  • Prepare general correspondence and routine documents
  • A professional demeanor is requires as you will participate in client interviews and be a direct liaison with clients and government agencies.
  • Application preparation for Estate Planning and Probate, and Trustee appointment
  • Deal with CRA, banking and financial requirements

Skills and Qualifications

  • College Diploma and a minimum of 5 years’ experience Estates Law department
  • Experience in Estates administration a must
  • Able to prioritize work
  • Ability to work in a fast paced high volume environment.
  • Ability to manage constantly conflicting and changing priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and tact in difficult situations
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Maturity, consistency of approach and ability to relate to all levels within the firm
  • Strong communication and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with clients and other lawyers and professionals in the interests of our clients.
  • Have a high attention to detail, and excellent organization skills are considered a must have.
  • Financial acumen – with the ability to track and report on estate finances.
  • Strong team player, motivated, helpful and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to multitask, and adjust to changing priorities.

Job Type:
Full-time employment

Competitive Salary

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Estate Admin: 3 years (Required)