PARALEGAL

Assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to lawyers  engaged in criminal, civil or administrative law.   Maintain case documents; assist attorneys with preparation of pleadings, filings and document productions; proof-read and cite check legal documents; prepare for and attend depositions, hearings and trials;  internet and field research; and interact with clients.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • perform legal and factual research
  • perform records research
  • identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material
  • organize and analyze information
  • cross-check and validate information
  • prepare written reports
  • draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda
  • help prepare legal arguments, applications, declarations and motions
  • prepare correspondence
  • check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy
  • build and maintain databases and files
  • organize and track case files
  • review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations
  • maintain law library
  • co-ordinate law office activities such as subpoena delivery
  • locate and interview witnesses
  • help with trial preparation including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders
  • assist the lawyer in the courtroom

Education and Experience

Job Experience:-

A minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a Canadian law firm or a large corporation is required.
– Registered Law Clerk or Licensed Paralegal from a recognized institution
– Orientation towards productivity and continuous productivity improvement.
– Good business acumen
– Strong business credentials
– Strong computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access, MS Project, Visio, PDF applications
– Excellent written communication skills with ability to present complex matters clearly and concisely; able to communicate legal concepts and explain complex documents in ordinary language
– Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with other staff and professionals as part of the company team
– Focused on accuracy and attention to detail yet able to see the big picture
– Excellent project management skills to oversee the implementation of projects, handle multiple requirements at the same time and prioritize tasks appropriately to meet targets and hard deadlines
– Sound judgment and practical application of legal principles and procedures
– Exceptional organization and time-management skills to work efficiently in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment Ability to work independently as well as participating in and supporting a team This position has excellent potential for growth.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. All applications will be kept confidential. We will contact only those applicants who are selected for interviews

The successful candidate will enjoy working with a team, be very attentive to detail, and have a keen desire to develop expertise and contribute to firm performance.

This position has excellent potential for growth.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. All applications will be kept confidential. We will contact only those applicants who are selected for interviews

Key Competencies

  • research skills
  • analytical skills
  • critical thinking skills
  • planning and organizing
  • information monitoring
  • strong communication skills
  • stress tolerance
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • confidentiality
  • teamwork

Excellent Customer Service

Dealing with the legal system is often an overwhelming experience, which is why Kazembe & Associates  emphasizes client communication and personalized service.

Knowing what is happening at all times and having the intricacies of your case explained in approachable language can greatly reduce the stress of your various legal issues.

Kazembe & Associates are committed not only to procuring you an advantageous decision but also to helping make your legal and court experience as stress-free as possible.

A Reputation for Excellence

Drawing on decades of experience and a commitment to legal excellence, Kazembe & Associates is acclaimed for its professionalism, robust advocacy, commitment to clients, and most importantly, an excellent track record of courtroom successes.

When it comes to legal issues that will have a lasting effect on your future, you can’t afford to take on sub-par representation.

Our clients know that when they turn to us for counsel, they will receive the best legal services available and can rest assured that they will be adequately represented.

The strength of our firm lies in our team’s extensive experience, knowledgeable, and unimpeachable records.