Law Clerk – Business Lending | Hamilton ON

Law Clerk – Business Lending | Hamilton ON

Our client is recruiting for a detail-oriented Law Clerk to join their team. The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to professionals in the Business Law Lending department by reviewing and understanding commitment letters, mortgage instructions and other loan-related documents and preparing security and closing documents, as well as other tasks involved in the management of files. This position receives limited direction or guidance; tasks and objectives are accomplished independently.

Summary of Responsibilities:  

  • Has complete carriage of transactions from title to off title and corporate searches to drafting.
  • Drafts a variety of documentation, from precedents and/or direction from professional, including agreements, closing documents and correspondence to meet the needs of the various steps required throughout the conduct of the file, in accordance with legislation and/or governing regulations.
  • Systematically organizes, tracks and maintains document files and correspondence, using computer databases and imaging software.
  • Initiates follow up actions where and when necessary.
  • Liaises with client to obtain and, when directed by the professional, provide information.
  • Receives directions from the professional on the status of the file, the steps required for the conduct of the file, with instructions to meet critical deadlines.
  • Corresponds with government authorities and opposing counsel.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Other duties as required.

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge and experience using Teraview.
  • Ability to conduct and review title searches.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other Firm members, with the aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Knowledgeable about current relevant legislation and government regulations.
  • In depth knowledge of lending and real estate legal terminology and principles.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, often under tight timelines.
  • Able to prioritize and to redefine priorities when necessary.
  • Handle stress in a business-like manner.
  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Law Clerk/Paralegal or Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate.
  • 3+ years as a Law Clerk/Paralegal.

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