Administrative

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.

 

Open Administrative Positions:

 

Legal Assistant – Family Department

This role is for an experienced assistant only

Responsibilities will include:

  • This role requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Family Law Act and Family Law rules and court procedures including filing deadlines;
  • Initiative to work independently with a strong attention to detail;
  • Calendar and schedule management;
  • Maintaining daily contact with clients and courts in a professional manner;
  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and documents, where necessary;
  • Maintain and organize client files;
  • Billing and collection of accounts.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • College Diploma and a Minimum 5+ years of Family Law experience;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and court offices;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills, strong initiative and exceptional ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere;
  • Strong technical skills (including Microsoft Office);
  • Ability to prioritize and focus.

 

Job Type: Full-time employment   Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Send email to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

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Legal Assistant – Family Department

This role is for junior assistant only

Role: Junior Legal Assistant – Family Law

 Responsibilities will include:

  • This role requires a understanding and willingness to learn the Family Law Act and Family Law rules and court procedures including filing deadlines;
  • This role is for a energetic junior eager to invest and learn the business of family law;
  • Calendar and schedule for lawyers;
  • Maintaining contact with clients and courts in a professional manner;
  • Filing, network client file organization and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • College Diploma and a Minimum 1+ years of Family Law experience;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and court offices;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and clients;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail;
  •  Strong technical skills (including Microsoft Office);
  • Ability to work as a team player and independently as required;
  • Ability to prioritize and focus.

 

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Competitive Salary

To Apply for this Job: Send email to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

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Wills & POA Legal Assistant

If you possess experience in this area of the law, superior communication skills, excellent word processing skills, strong interpersonal and organization skills and are able to work independently, we have an excellent opportunity for you.

This position will appeal to individuals who have completed a legal assistant/law clerk program and wish to challenge their knowledge and capabilities while advancing heir career in an open and stimulating work environment.

Role duties include but limited to:

Tracking status of Wills

Client communication

Maintain Wills Vault

Wills and POA retrieval

Wills and POA drafting and editing

Data base management of Wills & POA

Familiarity with Wills and POA software is considered an asset.

Qualified candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references, in confidence, to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com, quoting Wills & POA Legal Assistant  in the subject line of your email.

Job Type:  Full-Time Salary: Competitive

 

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Junior Estates Administration Clerk 

Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP is seeking a candidate for the position of Junior Estates Administration Law Clerk.

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, guardianships 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.
  • Two (2) to three (3) 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.

Qualified candidates please email your cover letter, resume, and references, in confidence, to Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com, quoting Junior Estates Admin Law Clerk in the subject line of your email.

Job Type:  Full-Time

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DESCRIPTION: Senior Estates Administration Law Clerk

This role is for an experienced estates clerk only.

Role: Senior Estates Admin Law Clerk

 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, guardianships 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 Alix Luciani at aluciani@lbwlawyers.com

 

 

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