Careers / Legal Administrative Assistant – Wills & Estates | Abbotsford

Legal Administrative Assistant – Wills & Estates | Abbotsford

Mar 6 2024

Our Firm:
Since 1971, RDM Lawyers LLP has grown to become one of Abbotsford’s largest law firms. RDM Lawyers is committed to providing quality legal services to our community, guided by our core values of integrity, professionalism, and client service.

For over 50 years, RDM lawyers have been helping families, homeowners, businesses, and Fraser Valley residents with all their legal needs. Located in Abbotsford and Langley, we are a full-service law firm providing legal advice, assistance, and advocacy in virtually all areas of BC law including personal injury, family law, real estate law, business law, will and estate planning, and mediation services, civil litigation, employment law, and estate litigation. So, whether it is starting a family, planning for the future, or preparing for the unexpected in life, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

This Opportunity:
We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our busy Wills & Estates Team.   If you are detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, take initiative, work independently and stay organized with excellent computer and communication skills with the ability to provide exceptional service while working in a high-paced environment then this job is for you!!!

Is this the Role for You?

  • Preparing, formatting, and proofreading correspondence and legal documents from written and oral instructions and precedents;
  • Assisting with the preparation of estate planning documents including, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements;
  • Assisting with the preparation of Estate Grant application documents, and ongoing administration of estate files;
  • Assisting with the preparation of trust documents including Trust Deeds and Resolutions
  • Responding to client inquiries supporting file matters.
  • Maintaining and organizing files.
  • Prioritizing workflow to ensure completion of accurate work within established timelines.
  • Establishing a professional rapport with clients and opposing counsel.
  • Any other related duties, as assigned.

Core Competencies & Qualifications:

  • 1 year of previous will and estates legal assistant experience is ideal.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and exhibit sound judgment all with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 with excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Superior organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with other team members and clients.
  • High level of confidentiality.
  • Able to work under pressure, be flexible and adapt to changing situations easily

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Diversity and Inclusion:

At RDM we believe a diverse workplace comprises individuals with unique backgrounds, characteristics, and qualities. An inclusive workplace creates an equitable environment where individuals are respected and where they are welcome. RDM is committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

RDM thrives in a culture of respect, awesome service and teamwork, and the right candidate for the position will embrace these values.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits package, and a friendly and supportive environment to work in.

Click HERE to see our full job posting and submit your application.

RDM Lawyers has expanded to Langley with Orstad Law Merger.