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Legal Assistant - Real Estate

Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP / s.r.l.
Ottawa ON

The Legal Assistant in the Real Estate department provides administrative support
in the completion of commercial and residential real estate transactions and wills
and estates. The Legal Assistant is responsible for coordinating a variety of
administrative procedures to ensure a high standard of quality and customer
Key Responsibilities
• Preparation and initial drafting of correspondence including editing and quality
• Prepare precedent based documents as needed
• Title sub-searching and preliminary review of title searches
• Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate documentation
• Coordinate workflow and assist lawyer in prioritizing and following up on
outstanding items
• Coordinate external and internal communication including mail, e-mail, fax and
telephone calls
• Prepare client files for closure and storage
• Daily preparation of dockets and preparation of accounts
• Coordinate and organize meetings, conference calls and maintain agenda
• Assist with other projects as required
• Office Administration – Legal or Law Clerk diploma from recognized post-secondary institute or
suitable combination of education and experience
• Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Working knowledge of Conveyancer and Teraview
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience preparing and editing correspondence
• Minimum two years of experience would be considered an asset
Skills Required
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize job tasks in order to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to respond effectively and professionally to changes in schedules and priorities
• Ability to ensure consistent attention to details
• Ability to work independently within a team environment
• Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information
• A positive, supportive and professional attitude
Interested applicants should forward their resumes to careers@perlaw.ca.

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Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP / s.r.l.

Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP / s.r.l. is a law firm that specializes in business law, international arbitration, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, immigration, and personal legal services.