Legal Assistant

Division

Accounting/Law

Location

Prince Edward Island

Country


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Job Description:

The roles and responsibilities of a real estate paralegal primarily focus on clerical responsibilities, but additional tasks may be added to the workload. Some of the common expectations for a real estate paralegal job description are:

  • Strong understanding of legal terminology and real estate verbiage.
  • Attend meetings while taking and consolidating notes.
  • Transcribe, proofread, and file legal documents prior to deadlines.
  • Manage travel logistics for one or more attorneys.
  • Answer phones and take messages.
  • Manage schedules.
  • Schedule court depositions, hearings, and other meetings as determined by an attorney.
  • Keep and organize court files.

 

Day to Day Duties

  • Negotiate contracts with real estate agents, buyers, sellers, contractors, and title companies.
  • Understand, draft, and file bankruptcy pleadings and escrow documents.
  • Draft affidavits and prepare for depositions.
  • Communicate effectively with insurance companies and adjusters regarding cases.
  • Collaborate with landlords, real estate brokers, housing managers, and other real estate professionals.
  • Maintain organization of all court cases, hearings, depositions and other court-related material.


Job Requirements:

Required Skills

  • Excellent grasp of the English language, grammar, and legal vocabulary to create and send professional court documents.
  • Above-average communication skills are needed when working on complex legal matters with clients, lawyers, witnesses, and other professionals.
  • Great organizational skills are a must to maintain complicated schedules of attorneys, court documents, and day-to-day agendas that keep the office running smoothly.
  • Ability to multitask. You may work with multiple lawyers on several cases at a time, so you must be able to process several tasks at once.