Parlee McLaws LLP is a well-established law firm with over 125 years of experience here in Alberta and we’re looking for a talented Wills & Estates Legal Assistant / Paralegal to join our growing team in Edmonton. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and customer service oriented with a strong foundation in Wills & Estates. The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience in other practice areas to support the Firm as needed. If you are a team player, thrive under pressure, and have a high attention to detail, this role could be for you. Duties and Responsibilities Be the primary administrator for incoming Wills & Estates files for our group of junior, intermediate, and senior lawyers Be the primary administrator for the wills vault by tracking and maintaining vault inventory Prepare a variety of legal documents including wills and probate applications, and correspondence based on written, verbal, and dictated instructions Manage incoming inquiries from prospective clients, including gathering pertinent information, preparing conflict searches, and preparing engagement letters as required Assist with trustee and guardianship files as required Complete accounting related tasks such as preparation of invoices, verifying accounts and handling trust transactions, cash receipts, retainers, and credit card payments Support other administrators in the Wills & Estates team and mentor / coach as opportunities arise Prepare and register estate transmission and transfer documents with land titles office Record and bill out own time as applicable Keep diary system of upcoming deadlines Prepare expenses for reimbursement for the assigned lawyers Support other assigned practice areas as needed (dependent on applicant’s prior experience) Complete other tasks including office and file management Position Qualifications Post-secondary education from a recognized Legal Assistant/Paralegal program Superior and current knowledge of Wills & Estates law and processes as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal Current significant experience with the new Surrogate Rules and new Surrogate Forms Understanding of basic accounting principles Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs Experience with Gsinq software is an asset Must speak, read, and write English fluently Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills Exhibit attention to detail and be committed to producing accurate, high-quality work Organize, prioritize work, and meet deadlines with a high degree of personal initiative Handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner Able to work efficiently and collaborate within a team as well achieve results independently Strong customer service and relationship building skills Readily adapt to changing priorities and effectively work in a changing and high-volume work environment Possess problem solving skills with a proactive mindset Sound like a good fit? We look forward to hearing from you! Please send your cover letter and resume to HREdmonton@parlee.com. Your application will be confidential. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.