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Law Clerk
Law Clerk

Law Clerk

Company : York Region
Salary : $80,411–$91,295 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to Counsel, is responsible for providing a wide range of legal services including file management and document review, preparing draft agreements and by-laws for for real estate matters for all Regional Departments; conducting title searches, registrations and legal research particularly with regard to real estate and Regional infrastructure; providing transactional support and completing research of case law/legislation/policies in support of requests for legal advice; preparing draft responses and assisting legal counsel in researching and preparing for attendance before the courts and administrative tribunals and boards.



MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafts and prepares documents, agreements and supporting material for real estate and related matters.
  • Administers contracts to ensure compliance with contractual terms.
  • Conducts legal research utilizing online legal research databases and other electronic sources.
  • Conducts searches and registrations using Teraview system and corporate search resources.
  • Prepares by-laws for presentation to Council.
  • Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, from Regional Departments, legal counsel, private sector interests, other municipalities and provincial ministries and agencies.
  • Liaises with provincial and other municipal staff to resolve issues and other matters affecting the Region’s capital and operating projects and activities
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in a Law Clerk Program or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a law clerk in a private or public sector environment with an emphasis in Real Estate. Experience with Expropriation would be an asset.
  • Sound working knowledge of the Municipal Act, the Registry Act, the Land Titles Act, as well as real property and road related legislation.
  • Knowledge of Registry/Land Titles procedures, and electronic search, document preparation and registration procedures.
  • Thorough working knowledge of key legislation relevant to the practice area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of municipal government structure, policies, processes and responsibilities.
  • Ability to interpret applicable federal and provincial legislation and municipal by-laws.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work autonomously and assume carriage of files with direction from Counsel.
  • Ability to travel to offsite locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.