Current Openings

Our Yellowknife office is looking for a Commercial Paralegal to work with a variety of our firm’s team members and be responsible for all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. The ideal candidate is proactive, self-sufficient, and has high attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.

We place great value in a candidate’s ability to recognize the importance of team work to participate in facilitating a culture of collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database to prepare correspondence and legal documents in support of Real Estate transactions
  • Answer the telephone, schedule appointments and meetings, greet visitors and handle administrative and business details
  • Review Real Estate Contracts for pertinent information such as closing requirements and managing important dates
  • Review conflict searches and coordinate file openings
  • Perform due diligence searches such as PPSA, Land Titles, Bankruptcy, Court House and Corporation Registry with the ability to review the same and provide summary to responsible lawyers
  • Draft, prepare and organize documents required to complete residential and commercial sale and purchase transactions
  • Comprehensive review of lender instructions to determine funding requirements and the ability to draft security documents
  • Handle all Land Titles Office and Personal Property Registry registrations and filings
  • Maintain efficient file system and have strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with clients, lenders, counsel and realtors independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Handle trust fund deposits in accordance with our firm’s trust policy, cheque requests, time entry and billing

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a Paralegal role, preferably within a law firm environment
  • Recognized 2 year Legal Assistant or Paralegal Diploma
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and document management software
  • Eager to grow and learn
  • Pro-active and self-sufficient
  • Positive attitude
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively handle deadlines
  • A client focused approach and commitment to providing exceptional service to internal and external clients

Working Conditions

  • Normal week-day office hours (35)
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment

Only qualified applicants will be notified. Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@fieldlaw.com