Open Legal position/s:
Open Administrative positions:
Law Clerk: Wills and Estates
Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP is seeking a candidate for the position of Wills and Estates Law Clerk.
- Administration of Estates and Trusts;
- Prepares legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including SCJ Applications, documents, Briefs, Factums, Books of Authorities, and other pleadings, for use at Applications for Certificates of Appointment, Passing of Accounts, Examinations, Pre-Trial Conferences, Trials, Appeals, and other attendances;
- Assembles precedent and case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, evidence, statues, regulations, and court opinions, judgments, reasoning;
- Maintains calendar by entering and updating requirements, court dates, and meetings;
- Communicating and meeting with clients, accountants, financial and government institutions, as required;
- Strict adherence to firm’s Confidentiality Policy; and
- Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading legal publications; maintaining personal networks.
- Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Wills and Estates Law Clerk.
- Strong working knowledge of the Estate Administration Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Succession Law Reform Act, and Rules of Civil Procedure.
- Strong drafting skills;
- Proficient accounting skills;
- Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; and
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Candidates with the following skills/qualifications will be given preference:
- MTI Estate and Trust Professional designation;
- Completion of a College or similar Learning Institution Law Clerk/ Legal Assistant Certificate or Diploma;
- Completion of ILCO Law Clerk Certificate; and
- Familiarity with Estate-A-Base, Emergent Technologies Estate Planning & Vault Manager, Estate Administration, Estate Accounting & Tax, EsiLaw, ACL, QuckLaw, Acrobat, and Primafact;.
Job Type: Full-Time