Commercial Leasing Law Clerk

Reference # CLLC_-_06-28-19
Open Date June 28, 2019
Close Date August 2, 2019
Location Ottawa

BLG Ottawa is actively recruiting for a Commercial Leasing Law Clerk with a minimum 5 years experience. Right from the start, with the strength of our people and the BLG brand behind you, you will be part of a creative, multi-disciplinary team.

The Law Clerk is a member of the Paraprofessional Services Group. All Paraprofessionals are expected to contribute to the well-being and advancement of the Firm as a sustainable and growing business. The Law Clerk provides substantive legal support to lawyers and contributes to the overall excellent level of client service and billable production.

The Commercial Leasing Law Clerk is an important member of the legal team working with the Leasing Lawyers and Legal Support Staff to provide the highest level of client service while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team. The Law Clerk is a team player, has a strong work ethic, a mind-set of continuous improvement, and is a self-starter in a fast paced environment.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Working with commercial property landlords and managers;
  • Conducting real estate due diligence, anticipating issues and recommending resolutions;
  • Obtaining and reviewing title insurance policies and endorsements;
  • Drafting of leasing agreements and amendments to existing leasing agreements, including renewals, assignments, surrenders and collateral lease documentation;
  • Managing complex leasing agreements and identifying discrepancies where applicable;
  • Liaising with clients, counsel, financial institutions, title insurance companies, land registry offices, opposite and third parties;
  • Assisting in transactions relating to zoning matters and land development;
  • Attending closing of transactions and electronic registration of title documents;
  • Adhering to time recording best practices including recording their time daily; achieving minimum billable and non-billable targets as determined annually;
  • Managing daily workflow, keeping matters on track, meeting official deadlines and expected turnaround times;
  • Acting as a team player within the Paraprofessional Services Group assisting with overflow, urgent deadlines and back-up coverage;
  • Working cooperatively with Legal Support Services, Office Services, and other members of the client service team;
  • Assisting with other related projects as assigned.

This is an ideal position for a Law Clerk with a recognized law clerk certificate or degree program equivalent as well as strong computer skills (particularly with Windows-based computer systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe. Experience with DocuSign, Closing Folders, Teraview and Conveyancer an asset). Candidates should be well organized with strong analytical skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. They should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be a team player, have a solid work ethic and commitment to excellence.

A cover letter, résumé, and list of references should be sent in confidence, no later than August 2, 2019, to:

Danielle Laflamme
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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