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

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.