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THE SLAMMER ($65,000 – $75,000)


160 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro, you can find the maximum-security prison named – Arisvaldo de Campos Pires.


In 2009, Raquel Guimaraes (a fashion designer) was having difficulty finding people to crochet and knit her hand-made designs.


She approached the prison’s officials with an interesting proposal; to be allowed to train 18 prisoners (convicted of crimes including robbery and murder) how to crochet and knit for her clothing line.


The program, named the “Lotus Flower” allows prisoners to earn a wage and master a new skill.


And not only do prisoners earn 75% of the minimum wage, but they actually have one day deducted from their sentence, for every three days worked!


What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?

Nothing, really.

That said, while you’re here, Mate Pavkovic’s client a prominent Canadian business law firm providing strategic legal and business advice in all areas of business law. They’re located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and looking for a Legal Assistant (Estates & Tax).


POSITION: LEGAL ASSISTANT (ESTATES & TAX) LOCATION: TORONTO INDUSTRY: LEGAL SERVICES


RESPONSIBILITIES

· Review and finalize estate planning documents such as, Wills, PoA’s, Trusts and reporting documentation

· Schedule virtual and in-person meetings directly with clients and other advisors and maintain schedule

· Attend as ‘second witness’ for execution of Wills and Powers of Attorney

· Maintain “to-do” list for lawyers

· Prepare estate briefs and reports in hard copy and electronic format

· Scan, file and e-file a large volume of documentation

· Prepare Affidavits of Execution for Wills

· Regular use of specialized Wills and Trust databases and data management program

· Vault original Estate and Trust documents

· Handle details re: accounting, opening / closing files, conflict searches, engagement letters, docketing, and billing

· Submit internal approvals for conferences, seminars, and sponsorships and ensure timely payment to outside organizations and timely submission of expense reports

· Book conference travel + handle high volume of daily administrative tasks

· Communicate professionally with all internal and external clients


REQUIREMENTS

· 8+ years’ legal experience, preferably in Wills & Estates

· Successful completion of post-secondary Legal Assistant or Law Clerk program

· Ability to work as a team player and independently

· Courteous, client focused and professional attitude

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

· PLEASE NOTE: Client has a vaccination policy and can only offer this position to fully vaccinated individuals


REMUNERATION SALARY RANGE: $65,000 – $75,000 OTHER: benefits + vacation + professional programs

INTERESTED? If so … there are 3 things we need from you;


1. Send your resume to Mate Pavkovic at mpavkovic@matchfable.com.

2. Ensure subject line of email reads; THE SLAMMER – 1I22MTCHFBL

3. In a short email … tell Mate how you’re a fit for this position.