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Legal Assistants/Paralegals

Arnold & Arnold is a small law firm in High River, which is 30 minutes south of Calgary.  Please visit the other pages on our website for more information about the firm.  We are currently recruiting for a receptionist/corporate legal assistant with two or more years of experience, but we may consider recent graduates of an accredited legal-assistant program.

Annual Salary: $40,000 – $70,000

Bonuses: Depending on individual, department, and firm performance

Benefits: None

Vacation: Three weeks as accrued during the year and the firm is typically closed the last week of December depending on Land Titles Office’s schedule

Schedule: Full-time, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Work Location: In office at 16 – 2 Avenue SE, High River, Alberta

Skills and Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited legal-assistant program
  • Prefer an undergraduate degree in any field
  • Applicants with a realtor licence will not be considered
  • Applicants seeking short-term work or experience for law-school applications or completing law school will not be considered
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless medically exempt
  • Outgoing, friendly, and welcoming personality
  • Open paper and electronic corporate files and matter numbers in PCLaw
  • Photocopy identification from clients and complete identification forms for the lawyers to review and sign
  • Prepare, obtain, process, and file hundreds of annual letters, questionnaires, retainers, annual returns, and annual shareholder meeting minutes for corporate clients
  • Review, analyze for accuracy, and follow correct instructions from accountants
  • Instruct the registry agent for incorporations, preparing corporate seals, and recreating minute books
  • Prepare directors’ resolutions, share transfers, office-space leases, and equipment leases
  • Update corporate minute books and file updates with the corporate registry
  • Logging minute books and corporate seals as taken or returned by clients or accountants
  • Assisting with document preparation for business purchases, sales, and financing
  • Dissolving corporations, closing corporate files, file storage, file retrieval, and file destruction
  • Greet and serve clients, couriers, realtors, and other service providers as the receptionist
  • Answer calls, emails, and in-person inquiries
  • Schedule appointments for clients after ensuring other legal assistants and the lawyers are ready for the appointments, that the appointments align with the firm’s practice areas, and that there are no conflicts of interest
  • Refer clients to other law firms or notaries public as required
  • Pay the firm’s accounts payable and order office supplies
  • Prepare invoices, receive payments from clients, and issue receipts for a variety of matters
  • Apply postage to outgoing mail using the postage machine
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Draft and send various correspondence
  • High attention to detail
  • Proofread documents before sending to clients or before submitting to the lawyers for review
  • Highly organized, maintain a clean and tidy workspace, and prioritize a high volume of tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance and training
  • Complete other tasks as required
  • Full knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Use Microsoft Outlook to schedule appointments and diarize important dates for tasks
  • Full knowledge of PCLaw, Adobe PDF, online banking, and merchant terminals

If this position appeals to you, please email both your cover letter and resume on or before June 17, 2022 to Tyler Arnold at tyler@arnold-arnold.ca.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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