Legal Assistant

  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sep 22, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

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 supports internal clients in business centres and operational departments by providing security-taking, advice and security document follow-up services. He or she helps ensure the efficient administration of the department’s day-to-day activities in order to meet its needs and achieve its objectives.

 

CHALLENGES TO BE MET

  • Draft legal documents for the purposes of security-taking for the In-House Security program and for loan amendments, and register and update , security in accordance with BDC and legal requirements, while adhering to critical deadlines

  • Draft legal documents for releases and discharges of BDC’s security

  • Carry out searches of corporate records, land registries and personal property security systems

  • Review and analyze security-related documents and requests

  • Provide top-quality administrative and legal advice to internal clients

  • Conduct reviews of legal security documents, and carry out the necessary follow-up with external legal professionals

  • Maintain the database systems for files related to the department’s activities in an efficient, timely and diligent manner

  • Conduct any other related tasks as directed

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Degree or certificate in paralegal technology, law clerk, or equivalent experience

  • At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a legal department, for the role of Legal Assistant

  • Familiarity with legal concepts, terminology and procedures, particularly in the field of personal property and realty security for commercial transactions

  • Understanding of how land and personal property registries work

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access and other computer systems and software

  • Superior time management and priority-setting skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure

  • Initiative and discretion

  • Customer service orientation

  • Team spirit

  • Bilingualism may be required, depending on the location

 

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.