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NOC 4211 Paralegal and related occupations

Example Titles
abstractor
brief writer – law
British Columbia notary public
collection paralegal
commercial law clerk
commercial law paralegal
contract clerk – law
conveyance clerk
copyright agent
corporate law and litigation clerk
corporate law clerk
corporate paralegal
corporate securities law clerk
corporation paralegal
court and tribunal agent
criminal law clerk
criminal law paralegal
family law clerk
family law paralegal
foreclosure clerk
foreclosure paralegal
independent paralegal
insurance law clerk
insurance paralegal
labour law clerk
labour law paralegal
land titles clerk
land titles examiner
law clerk
law clerk to judge
lay notary public
lease and title clerk
legal researcher
legal technician
litigation law clerk
litigation paralegal
mortgage and real estate paralegal
notary public
notary public (British Columbia)
notary public (outside Quebec)
notary public clerk
oil and gas property paralegal
oil and gas rights law clerk
oil and gas rights paralegal
paralegal
property paralegal
real estate law clerk
real estate paralegal
registered trademark agent
tax law clerk
tax paralegal
title and lease clerk
title examiner
title searcher
trademark agent
transfer-of-title clerk
wills and estates law clerk
wills and estates paralegal

Lead statement
Paralegals prepare legal documents and conduct research to assist lawyers or other professionals. Independent paralegals provide legal services to the public as allowed by government legislation, or provide paralegal services on contract to law firms or other establishments. Notaries public administer oaths, take affidavits, sign legal documents and perform other activities according to the scope of their practice. Trademark agents advise clients on intellectual property matters. Paralegals are employed by law firms, by record search companies and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors. Independent paralegals are usually self-employed. Notaries public are employed by government and in the public and private sectors or they may be self-employed. Trademark agents are employed by law firms and legal departments throughout the public and private sectors, trademark development and search firms or they may be self-employed.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Paralegals

Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
Assist lawyers in preparation for mediation and judicial dispute resolutions
Under the supervision of a lawyer, prepare wills, real estate transactions and other legal documents, court reports and affidavits
Research records, court files and other legal documents
Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties.

Independent paralegals

Represent clients in small claims court and in other lower court proceedings, at tribunals and before administrative bodies
Advise clients and take legal action on landlord and tenant matters, traffic violations, name changes and other issues within their jurisdictions.

Notaries public

Administer oaths and take affidavits and depositions
Witness and certify the validity of signatures on documents
May draft contracts, prepare promissory notes and draw up wills, mortgages and other legal documents
May arrange probates and administer the estates of deceased persons.

Trademark agents

Advise clients on intellectual property matters and represent clients before the Registrar of Trade-Marks on matters including prosecution of applications for registration of trademarks
Advise on the registrability of trademarks, trademark licensing requirements, transfer of intellectual property and protection of existing trademark rights
Represent clients at proceedings before the Trade Marks Opposition Board and in related proceedings
May represent clients internationally in consultation with foreign associates and attorneys.

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