Intermediate Corporate Commercial Paralegal

Reference # ICCP_-_07-03-18
Open Date July 3, 2018
Close Date August 15, 2018
Location Vancouver

Purpose of Role

The Corporate Commercial Paralegal’s primary purpose is to provide support to the Corporate Commercial Group and contribute to the overall excellent level of service provided to our clients by the Corporate Commercial Group as a whole.

Key Responsibilities

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Manage files and projects
  • Anticipate potential problem issues and bring to the attention of the supervising lawyer
  • Assist and attend to closing of various forms of transactions
  • Draft documents including incorporation and common changes to corporate structure
  • Review and consider calculations and other issues relating to documentation of various types of dividends  
  • Register and maintain extra-provincial registrations, partnerships, limited partnerships and business names  
  • Coordinate with Corporate Registries and agencies regarding filings and other issues
  • Conduct basic corporate due diligence and report  
  • Understand and analyze corporate charter documents and records to ensure compliance with governing statute  
  • Research and interpret applicable legal and technical procedures, statutes, and regulations  
  • Review audit material and prepare audit letters in response to audit inquiries
  • Prepare and assemble closing books
  • Maintain corporate files and records in accordance with Firm procedures
  • Perform ancillary duties and administrative tasks as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies Required

  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant Diploma (or equivalent)
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar role in a law firm or office setting
  • Professional demeanor and strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong desire and willingness to develop skills and acquire knowledge
  • Ability to process documentation with good attention to detail
  • A team player attitude with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and to show common sense when following instructions or taking the initiative
  • Available to work extended or additional hours, sometimes on short notice, when necessary
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence

Application

If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Bria Taker at BTaker@blg.com by August 15, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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