Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Law Clerk

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/4/2018 12:22 AM)
    System ID
    2018-8222
    # Positions
    1
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Legal
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Post End Date
    8/6/2018 11:59 PM
    Min
    CAD $66,884.00/Yr.
    Max
    CAD $83,605.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.

     

    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.

     

     

    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.

     

    Job Description

    Law Clerk
    Legal Services, Corporate Services

     

    A fantastic opportunity to join our team in Legal Services...  The role will assist the Legal Services Division in all aspects of its work predominantly related to real estate, planning and development matters.


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Assist in, and undertake independently the closing of real estate transactions and the preparation of documentation relating to agreements of purchase and sale, land exchanges, municipal and utility easements, municipal by-laws, license agreements, leases and encroachment agreements;
    • Review, interpret and apply legislation with an emphasis on statues and regulations affecting real estate and conveyancing law (including the Planning Act, Land Titles Act, Condominium Act, 1998, Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, Municipal Act, 2001, bulletins, forms, precedents and procedures);
    • Examine plans of subdivisions, land surveys and reference plans, review title searches conducted by external conveyancers and notes defects and monitor file until defects are corrected;
    • Independently draft documents into registerable form; track and report on a high volume of real estate matters in a form readily accessible to the Legal Services lawyers, staff and internal clients;
    • Complete electronic registration of real estate documentation where appropriate and coordinate closings, closing transactions and reporting;
    • Assist with the coordination and completion of complex municipal contracts, including those related to the development and operation of major municipal infrastructure, and the management and organization of related documentation;
    • Conduct, review and interpret online corporate searches, and perform all Land Titles and Registry searches and keep current on searching standards;
    • Liaise with internal and external parties and their legal counsel on legal matters with regard to real estate and conveyancing issues;
    • Coordinate and review legal documentation with internal clients;
    • Research, update and cite legislation;
    • Prepare documents, including correspondence, memoranda and precedents;
    • Maintain organized precedent documents and cataloguing legal opinions;
    • Coordinate, maintain and organize file materials;
    • Assist Senior Legal Counsel and Legal Counsel to meet their routine administrative obligations; and
    • Provide other support requirements of Senior Legal Counsel and Legal Counsel, as required.

     

    Qualifications: 

    • Associate Member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) or have been granted a law clerk certificate/diploma or the equivalent thereof by an Ontario educational institution approved by ILCO;
    • Minimum of five (5) years of direct work experience as a law clerk dealing with real property (real estate/development), preferably in a municipal environment.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of real property law principles and their applications and governing statutes;
    • Advanced experience in electronic registration of real estate documents and have excellent drafting skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to independently manage, coordinate, organize and maintain control of voluminous and complex legal documentation;
    • Ability to locate and cite legislation and use legal reference books and online materials;
    • Ability to prepare and analyze all relevant legal documents and materials, with a strong grasp of legal reasoning and logic;
    • Ability to identify and analyze problems and develop effective solutions;
    • Sound judgement, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to produce accurate, dependable results in a deadline-oriented, multitasking environment;
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, other municipal employees, senior management, members of Council, external parties and their legal counsel;
    • Ability to deal professionally with clients, lawyers and the public, as well as handle a high volume of files and high pressure, time sensitive matters; and
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Teraview on the Web, and legal databases (e.g. Quicklaw) are essential.

     

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

    Hours of Work: 35 hours per week; Monday-Friday

     

    If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

     

    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

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