Corporate Paralegal

April 2 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions,
Surrey, BC • Full time

WHO WE ARE

Hamilton Duncan is the Fraser Valley's preeminent law firm, boasting a team of more than 30 talented lawyers and 60 excellent support staff. Located in Surrey - one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, and one that is much more affordable than Vancouver - we provide high-end legal services to a wide variety of clients in an assortment of interesting and challenging matters across diverse areas of practice. We pride ourselves in our commitment to our community and our collegial workplace and want people who value a culture and management style that fosters respect while rewarding individual responsibility, initiative and creativity and providing opportunities for further development.

WHO WE NEED

We are looking for a full-time Paralegal with 5 or more years of experience, to support our corporate commercial lawyers. Your goal will be to provide high-quality assistance so our clients can achieve the best possible outcomes. Your work will help fuel our team and our clients' success while developing your skills in a high-demand practice area within the legal profession.

WHY YOU'LL WANT TO WORK WITH US

We ask a lot of our people, so we try to give a lot in return. In addition to a competitive salary, we think you'll love these other benefits of working at Hamilton Duncan:

  • Health and wellness: Take care of yourself and your family with our comprehensive benefits plan that includes extended medical, dental, vision, critical illness and life insurance coverages as well as an employee assistance program for those trying times. Sick leave days ensure that you don't choose between your health and your income.
  • Plan for your future: Once you've been with us at least a year, you will be eligible to participate in our group RRSP program and we will match a portion of your contributions.
  • Develop your skills: If you show promise, we want you to develop it. Successful applicants to our continuing education program get some or all of their tuition reimbursed for further law-related skills training.
  • Location: Get to work quickly thanks to our highly accessible office location (directly adjacent to the Gateway SkyTrain station) with on-site fitness facility.
  • Additional comforts: Enjoy coming to work in jeans every Friday, leaving an hour early before long weekends and all summer weekends and socializing with your colleagues at our regular social functions.

WHO YOU ARE

To be seriously considered for this role, your application should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience: At least 5 years as a paralegal in a corporate services role with comparable responsibilities.
  • Education: A paralegal certification from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Skills: You must have a strong working knowledge of court rules and procedures; proficiency with typical law office computing systems (Microsoft® Office applications, document management software and web-based filing and search services like ALF, BC Online and MyLTSA), superior organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to handle a high volume of work with tight deadlines and a keen attention to detail.
  • Characteristics: This is a position of significant responsibility, so you should be self-motivated and thrive on solving problems both independently and with the team. The position is also demanding, meaning that you need to be cool under pressure and eager to take on challenges. We take pride in the quality of our work, so we hope you do too. And you will have contact with clients and other law firms, so you should relish the opportunity to communicate with others.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

You will be an integral part of our corporate services team, critical to the success of both the lawyers you work with and our clients. Along your journey of providing invaluable assistance to our clients with their challenges, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing documents in relation to corporate commercial transactions including incorporation and organization of BC and Federal Companies, corporate and tax reorganization, amalgamations, share and asset purchases including due diligence, share structure and article alterations, share allotments and transfers, dissolutions and restorations, name changes, and redemptions/ repurchases.
  • Maintaining our corporate records management system, ALF, including inputting changes and updates
  • Identifying and correcting deficiencies of records, and updating minute books for all companies
  • Managing the annual maintenance process of all of the firm's corporations
  • Responding to client and auditor/accountant inquiries in a timely manner
  • Managing the calendars of busy lawyers, file-related task lists and bring forward systems. Scheduling meetings and phone or video conferences.
  • Completing any other administrative duties as requested / required.

HOW TO APPLY

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and join our team at Hamilton Duncan, send your cover letter and resume by email to our Operations Manager, Carmen Arndt, at carndt@hamiltonduncan.com.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in our firm and keep all applications on file in the event of future openings, only those shortlisted for interviews for this position will be contacted as a part of this recruiting effort.

Apply now!

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