Commercial Legal Assistant - Edmonton

July 5 2024
Expected expiry date: July 19 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions,
Edmonton, AB • Full time

About MLT Aikins
MLT Aikins is a full-service law firm of more than 300 lawyers and nearly 500 additional team members across the four western provinces. Named one of Canada's best law firms by the Globe and Mail, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the largest firms in Canada, we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients.

Job Summary

MLT Aikins Edmonton is in search of an experienced Commercial Legal Assistant to support our growing commercial practice. Applications are being accepted for a legal assistant with experience in a general corporate/commercial practice involving commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, corporate commercial transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses, lending and financing transactions.

The successful candidate is a graduate of a recognized Legal Assistant or Paralegal program (equivalencies may be considered) with 3-5 years working experience in law practice. Working closely with our team of corporate commercial lawyers, the ideal candidates for this position will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and possess skills as outlined below.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing complex editing and formatting for correspondence and documents
  • Preparing various administrative tasks including file opening, billing and follow-up to review outstanding accounts
  • Maintaining an efficient file system (physical and electronic files) utilizing strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Monitoring and following up on all post-closing documents
  • Performing day-to-day administrative tasks including file organization, diarizations, booking appointments and maintaining calendars
  • Other responsibilities as required

Qualifications include:

  • Graduate of a recognized Legal Assistant or Paralegal Program (equivalencies may be considered)
  • 3-5 years of experience in any law practice area
  • Advanced computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and document management software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong proofreading, writing, spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to maintain an efficient electronic file system using strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple deadlines under time constraints
  • Ability to follow instructions with minimum supervision
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, professional team environment
  • A client-focused approach and commitment to providing exceptional service to internal and external clients

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive coverage for health and wellness benefits
  • Access to group savings plans and investment options
  • Options for flexible work agreements and vacation coverage

Our Diversity Statement

MLT Aikins is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. Our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion create a space for everyone to collaborate, allowing us to deliver excellent and increasingly innovative legal service to our clients. We encourage individuals of a diverse group to apply to our job postings.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resumé and cover letter using the form below. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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