Hiring Legal Assistant Corporate and Commercial

Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP are Niagara’s Lawyers since 1882, and we are proud to be a part of this community. We are very proud of the staff that are a part of the LBW family. We enjoy and appreciate the skills and talents of seasoned administrative professionals, including legal clerks, legal assistants, and administrative and accounting staff. We are rewarded by the long tenure of staff working within our legal teams, many in excess of 15 years.

We work hard, and help each other. Our admin teams dig in and do great work supporting the lawyers and clients at LBW.

If you think you are up to the task and wish to join the winning team at LBW – please go to our current positions to apply for a role.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide accommodations in line with the AODA and HRC throughout the recruitment and selection process. Should you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process please contact careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

Open Administrative Positions:

 

Role Law Clerk: Corporate and Commercial ( 3 – 5  years experience)

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking incorporation’s, organizations and re-organizations of corporations
  • Maintaining annual resolutions
  • Managing asset and share transactions
  • Liaising directly with clients
  • Related administrative work
  • Monthly Billing of Accounts

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • College Diploma and experience in a corporate services department of a large corporate law firm or equivalent experience an asset
  • Able to prioritize work
  • Ability to manage constantly conflicting and changing priorities
  • Detailed orientated and able to handle multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and tact in difficult situations
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong communication and written skills.
  • Maturity, consistency of approach and ability to relate to all levels within the firm.
  • Familiarity with Corporate Law software.

Job Type: Full-time employment

Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Apply by sending email to careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

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DESCRIPTION: Accounting Clerk – Mat Leave

This role is for an experienced accounting clerk only (3 – 5 years)

We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our very established, and respected Estates department is requires an experienced Accounting Clerk  to join our accounting department.

 

This position is responsible for performing a variety of activities to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the Accounting Department. This role reports to the Partnership Accountant.

Responsibilities

Inputting of data to client files, receipting of all payments and recording to client files. Balancing of receipts to bank.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Previous invoicing and billing experience
  • Process payments, including credit card payments
  • Assist with various accounting functions
  • Excellent attention to detail especially as it pertains to accuracy with invoices and the level of detail and attention needed for all tasks and duties
  • Excellent ability with mathematical, analytical skills and problem solving capabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain professional composure at all times, while performing multiple tasks with deadlines and time sensitive information
  • Proficient in Excel computer program
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to quickly respond to changing work volume with high-energy level and speed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally, utilizing a strong customer-centric approach and thrive in a collaborative team environment as well as working independently
  • Demonstrate the ability to uphold confidential information

 

Education and Experience

  • We require 3 – 5 year experience with a College degree in Accounting or combination of relevant work experience and education.
  • General understanding of basic accounting knowledge coupled with prior experience working in a law office is an asset

 

Job Type: Full-time employment

Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Apply by sending email to  careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

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Legal Assistant – Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP

Senior Estates Administration Law Clerk

This role is for an experienced estates clerk only.

 The primary purpose of the Estates Administration Law Clerk is to provide knowledgeable and skilled assistance to the lawyers in the Estates Administration & Planning group with the day-to-day tasks relating to estate matters, including (but not limited to): assisting clients in managing and administering estates, trusts, guardianships and property held by an attorney for property; preparing and maintaining accounts in court format for estates, trusts, guardianship and attorneys for property; assisting in passing of accounts; and reviewing estate/trust/guardian/attorney accounts.

Required Qualifications & Education

  • Post-secondary education with a Law Clerk designation.
  • Specialized knowledge of accounting procedures, legal terminology, procedures and statutes.
  • Thorough understanding of financial statements, tax returns and their preparation.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of estates experience as a Law Clerk is required.
  • Proficient with legal software and MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • A willingness to learn and pick up new skills is essential.

Skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within tight timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance the priorities assigned.
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to deal with clients, and all levels of staff.
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent proofreading skills.
  • Passionate about providing quality service and work product to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Organizing and managing files assigned as well as being responsible for ensuring deadlines are met by the Estates Administration & Planning group.
  • Overseeing the administrative aspect of the estates administration practice to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and in the most efficient way.
  • Locating and valuing estate assets and calculating tax.
  • Preparing and drafting court documents required for various forms of Certificates of Appointment.
  • Serving parties and filing materials with the Court and/or determine who can administer estates without probate.
  • Communicating with estates Courts in all jurisdictions for probate applications.
  • Searching for previously issued probate matters.
  • Corresponding with clients regarding various steps in actions, including meeting with clients to review documents.
  • Ensuring tickler dates are in all relevant calendars, systems and status lists and following up on the same.
  • Conducting estate and trust account analysis and estate administration.
  • Completing docketing, accounting and administrative duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time employment

Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Apply by sending email to us at careers@lbwlawyers.com

 

 

 

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