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Commercial Legal Assistant

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Job Order #: 5680482

Employer Name:
McKercher LLP
Posted Date:
15-Apr-2019
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Education:
Private Vocational School Certificate
Experience:
3-5 Years
Apply By:
31-May-2019
How to Apply?:
Qualified candidates are asked to submit their application by e-mail to careers@mckercher.ca. Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. This position will remain open until filled.

Application Information

Employer Name:
McKercher LLP

Contact Name:
Cristina Herman

Contact Email:
careers@mckercher.ca

Employer Website:
www.mckercher.ca



Description

With offices in both Saskatoon and Regina, McKercher LLP is one of Saskatchewans most established law firms. Our client-first philosophy has made McKercher LLP one of Saskatchewans top ranked law firms, and we are now recruiting a trained professional to fill a permanent, full-time Legal Assistant position in our Commercial Department in our Saskatoon Office.

The right candidate is a confident and self-motivated individual who thrives in a busy and fast-paced environment and has a proven track record in the commercial real estate area.
The successful applicant must be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively and will be expected to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. The ability to prioritize, organize and expedite workflow; coupled with the ability to work in a deadline driven environment is imperative to succeed in this opportunity.

In addition to excellent computer skills, we require a strong client service focus. The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team with our solicitors, other team members and clients.

To be successful in this role, you have:
    Graduated from a recognized Legal Assistant program (equivalencies will be considered) and have a minimum of 2 years experience with commercial real estate and/or residential real estate law
    Experience and understanding of:
o    Information Services Corporation (ICS)
o    Corporate organization, commercial transaction and real estate conveyance
o    Due diligence
o    Bank forms and financing related to real estate transactions
    Proficiency using Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat  
    Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
    The ability to work independently, problem solve, follow instructions with minimal supervision, and take initiative
    Willingness to learn and contribute to the team  

We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace for all individuals.

 

Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Reading text
Type of Establishment Experience
 - Legal firm
Type of Legal Experience (Legal or Law Clerks Only)
 - Commercial
 - Property (real estate)
Legal or Law Clerk Specific Skills
 - Prepare legal documents, court reports and affidavits
 - Research records, court files and other legal documents
Business Equipment and Computer Applications
 - Database management
 - Legal software applications
 - Spreadsheet
 - Word processing

 

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