Paralegal — Corporate Services

Reference # PCS_-_02-20-19
Open Date February 20, 2019
Close Date March 31, 2019
Location Calgary

Purpose of Role

The Paralegal will be an important member of the Corporate Services team working with other team members, lawyers and Legal Support Staff to provide the highest level of client service while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team. The ideal candidate must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, a mind-set of continuous improvement, and be a self-starter in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the desire and ability to identify problems and gaps, develop and design creative solutions and will have experience working in a corporate commercial legal environment.

Key Responsibilities

The Paralegal will primarily work independently but with the appropriate level of supervision of a lawyer or the Regional Coordinator when performing key responsibilities of the role such as:

  • Preparation of Annual Returns & Resolutions, forwarding to and following up with clients to ensure compliance
  • Draft simple documents including basic changes to corporate organization, addresses and extra-provincial entities
  • Register and maintain extra-provincial registrations outside of Alberta and register and update NWPTA registrations in BC and Saskatchewan and liaison with various agents
  • Register and maintain general partnerships and trade names and liaison with various agents
  • Coordinate online filings with Alberta Corporate Registry as well as Industry Canada and other Registries
  • Understand and review corporate documents and records to ensure compliance with governing statutes
  • Research and understand applicable legal and technical procedures, statutes, and regulations
  • Maintain corporate files and records in accordance with Firm procedures
  • Adhering to time recording best practices, including recording of time daily, and achieving minimum billable targets as determined annually
  • Perform ancillary duties and administrative tasks as required
  • Manage simple files and projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies Required

  • Familiarity with ALF or other corporate governance programs is an asset
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a similar role in a law firm or office setting
  • Minimum of CORES Level I accreditation, CORES Level II or III an asset
  • 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
  • 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 Brittany Cheyne at BCheyne@blg.com.

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

BLG will not consider unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies should not submit candidates unless specifically authorized by BLG to do so.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

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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