Corporate Paralegal

Posted: Wednesday December 1st, 2021
Closing Date: Friday December 31st, 2021

Our client is a long standing and highly respected full-service law firm based in Edmonton, Alberta serving their  clients and their community since 1928.   A large part of our client's success is driven by its people and establishing and nurturing strong relationships.  If you are an experienced intermediate to senior  Corporate Paralegal this is a fantastic opportunity to grow and elevate your career and work with a diverse group of remarkable people in a collaborative, fun, supportive culture!

The role

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of Corporate Paralegal experience working in a Corporate Department within a law firm setting that exudes a solid understanding of corporate law and the appropriate procedures that may apply. The successful Corporate Paralegal will enjoy working in a busy and challenging work environment, be responsible for managing a multitude of requests working with various lawyers and team members meeting strict deadlines producing a quality product. The new team members will have a strong work ethic, high attention to detail, confident personality, ability to maintain client confidentiality, exceptional problem-solving skills and is comfortable working in a fast-pace, dynamic workplace.

Education and Qualifications 

  • Legal Assistant Certificate, Legal Assistant Diploma and or Paralegal Diploma preferred, but not required. Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. 
  • Three to five consistent years of Corporate Paralegal experience working in a Corporate Department within a law firm setting.
  • Minimum CORES Level I and Level II accreditation.
  • Strong understanding of corporate legislation
  • Experience with ALF corporate database and Nuans federal database preferred
  • Positive upbeat attitude and ability to work within a dynamic Team environment in a positive and professional manner
  • The ability to take direction and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Quick learner with an interest to progress and engage in development sessions to enhance skills, knowledge and operational efficiencies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (spoken, verbal and written). 
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Accountable and reliable with pride and ownership of quality work in a timely manner
  • Critical and strategic thinker with ability to research and problem solve
  • Excellent business acumen – understand the strategy and goals of the organization, partner, clients and team members. The ability to focus, problem solve and anticipate necessary requirements
  • Proficient with MS Word/Worldox document management system
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Teams

Key Responsibilities:

  • CORES I and Cores II (Required) 
  • Experience with the ALF corporate database system
  • Working within Corporate Department Team, Lawyers and Legal Assistant Members managing daily corporate transactions, including requests for searches and registrations
  • Ability to manage deadlines with independence and confidence in a pro-active manner, including preparation and drafting of corporate documents for incorporations, amalgamations, amendments, reorganizations, rollovers and extra-provincial registrations and updates
  • Create and maintain corporate profiles and Minute Books records
  • Communicating effectively with internal team members and departments

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume in strict confidence to Shona Tischner at shona@urbanlegal.ca

At Urban Legal Recruitment we guarantee discretion and confidentiality.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.