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At Taylor McCaffrey LLP, we know that a successful firm relies on an excellent professional team – paralegals, legal assistants, marketers and communicators, human resources professionals and IT experts. Our legal professional support staff thrive in a respectful, collaborative and dynamic work environment. Taylor McCaffrey LLP encourages all staff to continue their professional development for personal and professional growth.

Legal Professional Positions

Taylor McCaffrey is seeking a Corporate Paralegal to join our Corporate Paralegal team to assist students, lawyers, other departments and firm members with various corporate matters.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare documents required to form corporations, professional corporations, and limited partnerships
  • Prepare documentation for amendments, amalgamations, dissolutions, import and export continuances and revivals
  • Prepare documentation for extra-provincial registrations
  • Prepare documentation for dividends, share transfers, purchase for cancellation redemptions, changes in officers and share transfers
  • Online filings – MB Companies Office, Corporations Canada and other provinces as required
  • Registration and maintenance of business names
  • Create and maintain corporate minute books and corporate database/virtual minute book
  • Preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions
  • Corporate and Nuans searches
  • Prepare reporting letters an accounts

Core Competencies:

  • 7+ years of experience
  • Willing to share knowledge and train others
  • Exercise sound judgement and problem solving
  • Excellent people and communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Possess strong computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Complete complex assignments with minimal supervision
  • Possess a strong analytical and logistical skill set
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines
  • Exercise critical thinking, with attention to detail and consistently produce high-quality work
  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of ALF (a corporate database), Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of ALF data base an asset

Other:

Standard hours:  8:30 – 4:30

Job Type: Full-time

Taylor McCaffrey offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage and a Pension Plan.

Qualified candidates can submit their cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
2200 – 201 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L3

Phone: 204-949-1312

Website: www.tmlawyers.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-mccaffrey-llp
Twitter: @TM_Lawyers

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all employees within this class.

Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

 

About Taylor McCaffrey LLP:

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is known as one of Manitoba’s most focused and formidable law firms as a result of their effective, multi-level team approach.

The firm is a recognized industry leader, who has built its reputation for excellence in law in the firm’s six Core Areas of Practice:  Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Taxation, Family Law, and Labour & Employment and Real Estate.

The Position

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is accepting applications for an entry level full-time position for an Corporate Records Specialist in our Corporate Records Department.

This position is responsible for the preparation and filing of federal, Manitoba and various other provincial annual returns for share and non-share corporations, the preparation of annual resolutions, online corporate searches for various Canadian jurisdictions. The right candidate will be a friendly, dedicated and a team player.  Extensive support and training will be provided.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Preparation of standard documents (annually and ad hoc) for client businesses related to their structure and legal status consisting primarily of Annual Returns of Information and Annual Resolutions.
  2. Maintain corporate database of client business information.
  3. Update physical and electronic copies of legal documents.
  4. Correspond and respond to clients and lawyers.
  5. Produce invoices and requisition cheques.
  6. Upload corporate information to government websites/registries across Canada.
  7. General administrative duties.

Competencies

  1. Legal Assistant or Administrative Assistant Certification is an asset.
  2. 1 – 2 years of experience in a similar assistant or records management role.
  3. Ability to focus on repetitive tasks but apply a keen eye for exceptions.
  4. Must be customer service driven.
  5. Must have knowledge in but not limited to: Excel, Word and Outlook experience, ALF/Acumin/Database experience would be a considered an asset.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  7. High attention to detail skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and part of a team.

Other:

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 with some fluctuation dependent upon events

Job Type: Full-time, term position

Qualified candidates can submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
2200 – 201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L3
Phone: 204-949-1312

Website: www.tmlawyers.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-mccaffrey-llp
Twitter: @TM_Lawyers

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all employees within this class.

Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

About Taylor McCaffrey LLP:

Taylor McCaffrey is a full-service law firm with extensive experience across a broad range of practice areas and industries. We act for all sizes and types of clients from multi-national and national companies, to medium and small businesses, to sole proprietorships, for professional associations, for governments and their agencies and for individuals as they progress through different stages of life.

This position will be responsible for providing administrative assistance and working with partners and associates within our Tax Law Group.  The successful candidate will also work closely with paralegals and legal assistants to help ensure the needs of our clients are fully met in a timely manner.

This is an entry level position to our tax practice area and offers the successful candidate with an opportunity to join the firm, learn and develop their skills and experience then advance in the firm.  The position would be ideally suited for candidates interested in ultimately developing their knowledge and expertise in drafting more advanced corporate and tax-related documents.

This position is available starting in mid-January of 2022.

Responsibilities will include:

  • File opening and file closing processes
  • Conflict searches
  • Corporate and Nuans searches
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings, phone calls or Outlook calendar events
  • Entering lawyer time
  • Billing (preparing pre-bills for review and making necessary edits)
  • Collecting (contacting clients for payment on outstanding invoices)
  • Drafting certain basis corporate documents and estate planning documents
  • Drafting basic correspondence and other legal documents
  • Organizing and managing files by scanning and copying documents
  • Maintaining files in document management system.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time

Core Competencies:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience
  • Exercise sound judgement and problem solving
  • Excellent people and communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Possess strong computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess a strong analytical and logistical skill set
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and consistently produce high-quality work
  • Strong technical skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of ALF corporate data base is an asset but training will be provided
  • Familiarity with document management systems is an asset

Other:

Standard hours:  8:30 – 4:30

Job Type: Full-time

Taylor McCaffrey offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage, a Pension Plan and an Employee Assistance Plan.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter including salary expectations to:  careers@tmlawyers.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
2200 201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3L3
Phone: 204-949-1312
Website: www.tmlawyers.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-mccaffrey-llp
Twitter: @TM_Lawyers

Overview

As an employer that values the skills, experience and competencies of our staff, Taylor McCaffrey LLP is hiring a People & Process Development Specialist.  This role will focus on supporting over 160 staff and lawyers to help them excel in their development and use of technical and soft skills to meet the needs of our clients with an emphasis on software/application training and performance improvement.  In addition, there is an opportunity to contribute through the analysis of processes and systems and make recommendations for improvement.

This person is primarily responsible for development of an effective learning environment for staff that supports the firm’s business objectives while respecting the diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles of our staff.  This individual will develop and implement an education strategy that ensures staff are equipped for advancements in technology and prepared for opportunities aligned to personal career goals.

This person will ensure that new firm members are engaged in their introduction to the firm’s policies, processes and tools at the commencement of their journey with the firm and continue to develop their skills throughout their career.

As Taylor McCaffrey adjusts post COVID and continues to evolve, this individual may be presented with the opportunity to become a people leader in the future within the support team.

This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, but training and other day-to-day task direction will be provided by the Director of Human Resources.  The incumbent will also, work closely with the IT department and to a certain extent the Finance Department.  Process improvement assignments will involve workloads across all administrative departments.

In collaboration with the Human Resource and IT areas, the People & Process Development Specialist will create strategies and execute programs and activities that develop our staff providing the professional delivery of courses including, but not limited to the following:

·         Microsoft Office Suite ·         Administrative skills
·         Client service ·         Effective Document Management
·         Calendar management ·         Accounting systems
·         Office procedures ·         Office equipment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Based on a training needs assessment and the firm’s business strategy, create training and development programs that aligns the skill sets of our staff with the needs of our business.
  • Define, evaluate and validate learning outcomes and design appropriate strategies and tools for assessment of student learning.
  • Develop instruction and multi-media presentations and incorporate technology into the learning process where applicable.
  • Research and evaluate training programs / options to find efficient and cost effective options that meet training needs.
  • Investigate and evaluate government training subsidies or grants that may be applicable for our programs and obtain funding.
  • Determine training objectives, content, delivery methods and design appropriate strategies and tools for assessment of learning.
  • Deliver course curriculum which ensures student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
  • Develop both on the job and formal training opportunities for practicum students to maximize their learning and job experience and monitor progress to determine suitability for employment.
  • Collect, verify and create training and evaluation certificates and maintain records and develop reports as required.
  • Prepare a training calendar and promote programs through various communication avenues.
  • Develop new and update existing learning and instructional materials.
  • Evaluate existing processes and work with the leadership team to assess and improve upon existing workloads.

Competencies

  • Experience in either the legal industry or a similar professional services industry.
  • Experience in delivering training at the post-secondary level or equivalent
  • Formal studies, such as an Undergraduate Degree/Diploma in the legal industry or a Bachelor of Education degree, in adult or higher education, or a Train-the-Trainer Certificate will be considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills are a must for this role
  • Excellent technology skills including advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel – min. 2016 version)
  • Experience in the concepts and training of enterprise document management systems
  • Innovative and demonstrated initiative in promoting process improvement and the use of technology to drive efficiency and increase productivity
  • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proven ability and confidence to deal with a diverse organization
  • Self-motivated, able to manage a variety of projects independently but also the ability to contribute as a member of a team
  • Demonstrate a passion for developing others
  • Experience in process improvement best practices is considered an asset

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes Health, Dental, Disability coverage, Insurance coverage and a Pension Plan.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Qualified candidates can submit their cover letter and resume via email to:

careers@tmlawyers.com

When I was hired as a legal assistant, I received the guidance and mentorship to develop the skills and understanding to become a real estate paralegal.
Author:Rebecca
I've been part of the TM family for many years and what I like is working with people that appreciate you and the sense of belonging that I have here. I feel respected and valued for what I bring to the firm.
Author:Terri
I have been working for Taylor McCaffrey LLP for only eight months but I have loved it from day one. There are many positive and great things here such as great environment and culture, work-life balance and flexibility, safety and ongoing opportunities for growth and development. However, the most valuable part of TM is the people. They are the ones who create a professional, safe, considerate and appreciative environment. I believe Taylor McCaffrey LLP has great leadership and dedicated people who work together. You never have to struggle as there is always someone who is willing to assist you. This encourages you to do a good job and get better every day. I would also like to endorse the training and development, IT and HR teams that offer you all the support you need from day one and throughout your journey with the firm. Finally there is synergy of effort between the legal assistants and their lawyers that encourages teamwork, care and respect.
Author:Slavna
Taylor McCaffrey provides me with all the support and resources I need to improve my skills and to enjoy my job. It feels really good to know you're valued and recognized for what you do, no matter how big or small the contribution is.
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