Contract Duration: up to twelve (12) months
Under the direction of Legal Counsel, the Law Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination, administration and resolution of legal matters including facilitating the acquisition and disposition of lands, preparation of closing documents and land registrations, as well as preparing leases, easements, restrictive covenants, encroachments and other agreements and contracts.
- Review and process real estate transactions and agreements, including preparing and registering closing documents;
- Research, interpret and apply legislation regarding statutes and regulations pertaining to real estate and conveyancing law including the Planning Act, Land Titles Act, Condominium Act, Residential Tendencies Act, Municipal Act, By-Laws, precedents and procedures;
- Prepare and file documents related to planning and development application appeals to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal;
- Conduct title searches and off-title searches;
- Register easements and restrictions on title, prepare acknowledgement and direction;
- Prepare documents including agreements, leases, correspondence, document templates;
- Provide legal support to client departments in respect of legal matters, under the direction of Legal Counsel.
- Post-secondary diploma/degree for Law Clerks, or equivalent education and work experience;
- A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as a Law Clerk in a private or public sector environment, preferably in real estate law;
- Demonstrated experience in closing real estate transactions, combined with thorough working knowledge of land development process and procedures;
- Law clerk certificate/designation is an asset;
- Member in good standing of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario is an asset;
- Thorough working knowledge in Registry and Land Title Systems; Teraview License eligibility.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate clearly using discretion, tact, and courtesy;
- Strong attention to detail with the ability to meet tight deadlines;
- Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment;
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, organizational skills, judgment skills;
- Knowledge of municipal law or government structure policies, practices would be an asset;
- Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Lotus, research related software such as Canlii, Quicklaw, PCLaw, etc…;
- Possesses a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-167-19 prior to midnight on June 17, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.