Skills Paralegal in the Northwest Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "paralegal" was moved from the group Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) to the group Paralegals and related occupations (NOC 42200).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a paralegal in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 42200).

Tasks

  • Advise clients on intellectual property matters and represent clients before the Registrar of Trade-Marks
  • Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
  • Draft contracts, prepare promissory notes and draw up wills, mortgages and other legal documents
  • Administer oaths and take affidavits and depositions
  • Advise clients and take legal action on landlord and tenant matters, traffic violations, name changes and other issues within their jurisdictions
  • Prepare wills, real estate transactions and other legal documents, court reports and affidavits
  • Represent clients at proceedings before the Trade Marks Opposition Board and in related proceedings
  • Represent clients in small claims court and in other lower court proceedings, at tribunals and before administrative bodies
  • Advise on the registrability of trademarks, trademark licensing requirements, transfer of intellectual property and protection of existing trademark rights
  • Arrange probates and administer the estates of deceased persons
  • Research records, court files and other legal documents
  • Assist lawyers in preparation for mediation and judicial dispute resolutions
  • Represent clients internationally in consultation with foreign associates and attorneys
  • Witness and certify the validity of signatures on documents
  • Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information

    Knowledge

  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
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