Legal Assistant

January 10 2019
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Banking - Financial
Montreal, QC

WHY JOIN BDC?

No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we're devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We're also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There's a reason we like to work here and we think you'll like it too.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Legal Assistant is responsible for assisting the Legal Department in an administrative capacity, performing duties punctuated by administrating and drafting legal documents regarding security loans. He/she will ensure the obtainment of pertaining legal security documentation and maintaining data information in the legal administration system.

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

As a Legal Assistant you will work from the Vancouver Business Service Centre and will be actively involved on files from across Western Canada. 

For example you will:

  • Prepare and register security documents (General Security Agreements, Guarantees, etc.) in connection with the Bank's lending solutions;
  • Conduct and report on corporate, land title, personal property and other searches from jurisdiction across Western Canada;
  • Review and respond to inquiries regarding loan structuring and security requirements;
  • Review and interpret loan amendments and draft appropriate legal correspondence and security documentation;
  • Gather factual information relative to legal issues, providing general assistance to Legal Services staff and drafting legal documents relating to assumptions, postponements, asset transfers, releases, full and partial discharges, etc.;
  • Track receipt of legal security documentation;
  • Provide high-level administrative and legal support and services to internal customers, external solicitors and the Legal Services team.
     

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Legal Assistant Diploma (or equivalent) – for external applicants;
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant banking or legal experience in the areas of lending, conveyancing and commercial transactions.
  • Knowledge of banking and financing requirements;
  • Knowledge of the immovable and movable property registration process;
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills to manage legal files;
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems and software, Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology and procedures;
  • Ability to support Field Counsel;
  • Strong ability to deal with internal customers and external solicitors;
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Initiative and discretion;
  • Bilingualism would be an asset.
     

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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