Law Clerk – Real Estate | Ottawa ON

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  • Posted 1 month ago

Law Clerk – Real Estate | Ottawa ON

In this Real Estate Law Clerk role you will be a key member of a dynamic and innovative group of lawyers, clerks and legal support staff, providing the highest level of service to our clients, while having the opportunity to cultivate your skills as part of our successful national Commercial Real Estate team, within Canada’s premier full-service law firm.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who currently has commercial real estate experience or is interested and excited to learn.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Conduct, review and report on title and off-title searches and other real estate related due diligence;
  • Assist lawyers with commercial transactions, including drafting requisitions and documentation
  • Review surveys/reference plans;
  • Draft closing documents;
  • Assist in closing, purchase sale and financing transactions;
  • Prepare final reports and transaction books;
  • Apply for and negotiate title insurance policies;
  • Conduct a preliminary analysis of title defects or clouds on title;
  • Work with the land registry office to address unique title issues;
  • Organize and manage portfolio transactions

Core Skills & Requirements: 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Real Estate Law Clerk, Commercial Real Estate an asset
  • Knowledge of Registry, Land Titles and Polaris systems of title searching and registration, in both paper-based and electronic land registration systems
  • Electronic database filings
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Strong computer and electronic document skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Professional demeanor and strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to process a high volume of documentation with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence

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