Paralegal – Wills Planning / Drafting

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is one of Canada’s leading law firms with a team of innovative, proactive and ‎dedicated lawyers, administrative and support staff who serve our clients in Canada and around the ‎world. We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a generous, top-rated employee pension ‎plan.‎

We are currently looking for a Paralegal - Wills Planning/Drafting to join our Taxation & Estates department in our Vancouver ‎office. This is a busy position and department, and ‎best suited for someone who enjoys a high pace of work and who has highly developed organizational ‎and multi-tasking skills.‎

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting lawyers practicing trust, estate and incapacity planning law;‎
  • Preparing:
  • ‎estate and incapacity planning documents including wills, insurance declarations, RRSP/RRIF ‎designations, powers of attorney, representation agreements, personal declarations and ‎nominations of committee;‎
  • family, alter ego and joint partner trust deeds and associated documents including trustee ‎resolutions, deeds of appointment, deeds of gift and deeds of amendment of trust;‎
  • reporting packages for estate and trust planning matters; and
  • letters, emails and other communications to clients, financial institutions and trust companies;‎
  • Organizing trust and estate planning projects from initial intake to reporting;‎
  • Maintaining estate planning and trust records;‎
  • Performing land title, corporate and other searches to obtain information regarding personal property, ‎and estate and trust assets;‎ and
  • Other duties as required.‎

What We Offer:

  • Health benefits including extended health and dental, life ‎insurance, AD&D, short and long ‎‎term ‎disability and emergency out-of-country travel
  • Retirement savings benefits including a support staff pension plan (firm contributes to the ‎‎plan ‎and matches ‎staff contributions to a maximum percentage of salary), and a Group ‎‎RRSP where ‎staff contributions can be deducted directly from pay
  • Time off including competitive vacation time offering based on tenure with the firm and ‎‎acknowledgment of all ‎statutory and some non-statutory holidays
  • Wellness benefits including an Employee and Family Assistance Plan and an annual fitness ‎‎benefit
  • Support for professional development expenses
  • Team environment with staff events and celebrations!

Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Experience in a Paralegal or Legal Administrative Assistant role preferred;‎
  • Paralegal certification preferred;‎
  • Experience with Wills and Estates preferred; ‎
  • Able to compose standard letters and other documents with minimal supervision;‎
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities required to prioritize a high volume of tasks or ‎competing priorities;‎
  • Dedicated to providing high quality service;‎
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both lawyers and clients; ‎
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent