The Bank of Montreal
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Provides and manages the delivery of legal and regulatory advice on products, initiatives, strategies, policies and developments for and on behalf of BMO Financial Group with a focus on structured products and funds.
Provides legal advice based on knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures, and knowledge of the financial services industry and its environment.
Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives. Works to achieve organizational goals while minimizing legal risk.
Securities law experience is required.
Knowledge in structured products and funds is an asset.
Makes recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.
May participate in the design of legal advice strategies & approaches for the unit activity and making recommendations to minimize legal issues.
Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.
Exercises judgement on complex, confidential and sensitive matters.
Identifies and resolves moderately complex issues.
Determines root causes and negotiates resolutions.
Delivers legal advice, instructs external counsel and ensures compliance with internal policies & procedures for a single or small number of function(s).
Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant laws, regulations and policies.
Resolves daily issues and/or escalates with appropriate analysis and/or recommendations.
Identifies risks and implements appropriate actions to mitigate them.
Implements areas of improvement to ensure consistency with market place.
Builds effective relationships with internal/ external stakeholders.
Geographic scope: up to global.
Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.
Typically 7 years of legal practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Degree in law (LLB or JD) and license to practice law in relevant jurisdiction (Ontario).
Private practice, in-house experience or experience at regulatory body relating to the regulation of business/group activities may be required.
Knowledge in legal field, typically with a functional or business line specialization.
Knowledge of business and regulatory environment in which BMO Financial Group operates.
Advanced knowledge of subject matter legal requirements and the operations of a single client group.
Negotiation skills - in depth.
Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.
Able to manage ambiguity.
Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.
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At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.
As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.
To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmo.com/us/en
BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.
Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.
Beard Winter LLP
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Beard Winter LLP is a multi-service, mid-sized law firm seeking to expand its team of lawyers within the area of Commercial and Residential Real Estate.
An opportunity exists for a motivated and ambitious individual with 5-8 years of experience.
a great working environment with an exceptional group of lawyers;
the support needed to develop your practice;
a generous compensation package; and
potential for career advancement.
We are proud to be recognized as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine for 2021-22, and as one of The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2023. Our employees are a key component of our success.
If you are a commercial and residential real estate lawyer considering a move, have a partial book of business which is portable, and are looking for a dynamic working environment from which to build your practice, we invite you to contact our Human Resources Director, Debbie Cymbron, at 416.306.1812 or email@example.com.
All enquiries will be held in confidence.
Beard Winter LLP adopts an inclusive and accessible environment, and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment, selection, and assessment process, please contact Debbie Cymbron, Director, Human Resources.
Any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment verification
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Our client, a friendly full-service firm in Richmond, is looking for an established and outgoing Associate to add to their seasoned team of professionals. This newly created role for a Lawyer in their general solicitor’s practice is the perfect way to cement your career in a friendly, supportive firm. This is a full-service firm who prides themselves on their dedication and loyalty to their clients. In addition to camaraderie and a dynamic workload this role will also offer the successful applicant the perfect work life balance.
The successful applicant will have 1 – 2 year’s experience and have a background in corporate/commercial, real estate and/or banking. This is a tight knit office so personality is key to the role.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: $90,000.00-$120,000.00 per year
The City of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function The Legal Assistant I will provide a full range of senior legal assistant support for two or more in-house lawyers in the Litigation Practice Group in the Law Department at the City of Vancouver. The incumbent will have current and specialized legal skills and expertise directly related to one or more practice areas in this Practice Group.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide senior legal assistant support on a wide range of specialized and often complex legal documents and correspondence (including routine and non-routine correspondence and legal opinions) concerning civil litigation;
Assist lawyers in the Litigation Practice Group with the organization, co-ordination and management of legal files from creation to close. Work is performed in accordance with established standards and procedures and includes:
creating, maintaining and updating of a variety of records relating to litigation matters in progress;
establishing, updating, maintaining and monitoring appropriate bring forward and limitation date systems, including determining, tracking and monitoring due dates;
obtaining Court dates or City Council Hearing dates and setting matters for Trial or Hearing, diarizing appropriate dates, and assisting lawyers in all aspects of preparing a case including following up and resolution of outstanding matters with internal and external contacts to ensure appropriate completion of matters and/or readiness for Trial or Hearing;
liaising with others (internal and external) to provide and receive information; and
providing administrative support to assigned lawyers;
Record, track and report on department statistics relating to the work performed.
Practice area responsibilities include:
General Litigation and/or Enforcement:
Assists lawyers with litigation files (which may include matters relating to general/civil litigation, injunctions, business license hearings, chauffeur permit appeals and/or coroner’s inquests, including:
prepares, compiles, organizes, processes, reviews, revises, formats, completes (including arranging for and/or swearing of Affidavits) and files a wide variety of court documents in appropriate Court Registry (at all levels of Court);
arranges for service of documents as and when required;
prepares evidence books and distributes, where required;
notifies, subpoenas and schedules witnesses for Trial or Hearing;
creates Lists of Documents; and
conducts searches and obtains and organizes materials (including preparing pleadings binders as and when required) and other information for review by lawyer(s)
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 plus several years’ recent related experience as a senior Legal Assistant in British Columbia with specialized skills and expertise pertaining to the Litigation Practice Group generally and the indicated practice area(s) specifically, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of legal procedures (including regulations and practices), forms and documents and legal terminology relating to the specified practice area(s), which may include specific knowledge of procedures and requirements regarding any or all of the following: Small Claims Court, Supreme Court of BC, BC Court of Appeal; Supreme Court of Canada; Federal Court of Appeal;
Ability to prepare, review and process a variety of legal and other documents related to the specified practice area(s);
Ability to conduct searches at the Land Title Office and Registrar of Companies Office;
Ability to electronically file court documents;
Ability to adequately prioritize matters;
Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in work product;
Considerable knowledge of legal office or legal department operations, procedures and policies;
Considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and effectively with professionals, the public and internal departments;
Advanced word processing skills utilizing the full MS Office suite of tools;
Considerable skills with a legal document management system, legal matter management system and litigation case management software;
Ability to learn and adapt to new computer systems and technology;
Ability to exercise independent judgment within established procedures and guidelines,
Ability to understand, take direction and follow oral and written instructions;
Ability to work well with minimal supervision, under pressure, in a high volume environment, handling multiple tasks and managing frequent interruptions, changing priorities and tight timelines
Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite. At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.
The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.
Business Unit/Department: Law Department (1040)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: November, 2023
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-019: $31.56 to $37.12 per hour
Application Close: October 8, 2023
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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