Estate Clerk

Nelligan Law is not your average law firm. We are an innovative and progressive firm where lawyers and staff have the opportunity to work together and grow their careers as valued members of a team of talented professionals in a cooperative and flexible working environment.

We are looking for an Estate Law Clerk to join our firm. The successful candidate will work closely with our lawyers on all estate planning and administration files, including preparing drafts of Wills, Powers of Attorney and applications for probate.

The candidate must have keen attention to detail, excellent time-management skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This position is a hybrid position and allows some flexibility to work from home.

What you have:

  • Law clerk diploma and minimum 2 years’ experience working as a Wills and Estates clerk and/or equivalent experience;
  • Thorough knowledge of estate administration procedures and Rules of Civil Procedure;
  • Ability to draft Wills, Powers of Attorney and probate application materials under direction and supervision of a lawyer;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to work well independently and with professional and support staff;
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess initiative; and
  • Must have the ability to liaison effectively with the Court and clients.

What you’ll do:

Estate Planning and Estate Administration including:

  • Draft Wills and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care;
  • Organize and keeping track of estate planning documents and prepare reporting letters;
  • Draft, update and maintain the estate documents;
  • Maintain and enforce protocol for releasing original estate documents when clients, attorneys or executors require them
  • Work with clients to gather information to obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee;
  • Ascertain and prepare a list of original estate assets together with calculation of estate administration tax;
  • Receive issued Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee from Court and preparation of reporting letters; and
  • Prepare necessary documents to redeem and/or transfer assets of the estate, as required.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne values and supports diversity in our work environment and in the practice of law. If you require any accommodations throughout the recruitment process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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