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Paralegal

Posted 5 days ago

Job Details

Location

Canada

Job Description

Application Deadline:

07/28/2024

Address:
100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Business Management

  • Hybrid role
  • Bilingual French and English - Preferred
The Litigation Paralegal works in collaboration with the litigators supporting Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking and is a member of the Litigation group. The role requires the Paralegal to work in a complex and changing environment where legal, regulatory, and reputational risks must be constantly considered.

This individual has access to sensitive and confidential customer and bank information and must exercise discretion to protect the confidentiality of this information, and privilege, when applicable. Sound judgment, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. The paralegal communicates and maintains relationships not only with the legal team and other colleagues within the bank's Legal and Regulatory Compliance Group, but also with internal clients and external counsel.

Accountabilities:
  • Handles daily internal inquiries from our business and internal or external stakeholders. Ability to promptly provide practical legal advice and triage to the appropriate internal group if needed.
  • Ability to take a risk-based approach and to efficiently communicate with business colleagues and internal and external counsel on a variety of questions and topics (e.g. production orders, garnishments, questions related to estates, POA, fraud, construction liens and various customers complaints).
  • Witness preparation in response to various subpoenas.
  • Performs legal research using various research tools.
  • Works in collaboration with and supports internal counsel on internal investigations and complex litigation matters.
  • Assist with the preparation of examinations for discovery and responding to undertakings.
  • Handles internally or oversees less complex litigation matters.
  • Works independently on special projects relating to litigation, legal and regulatory matters.
  • Assists with regular reporting and prepare related presentation material as required.
Qualifications:
  • 7 years experience or more.
  • Strong technology skills (proficient knowledge of iManage, OneDrive, SharePoint, Relativity, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Westlaw).
  • Knowledge of both civil law and common law considered a strong asset
  • The ability to review pleadings and other documents, communicate effectively with legal and non-legal staff, filter reports for distribution and work on assigned special projects.
  • Experience in legal research, summarizing documents and analysis of data.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle several projects simultaneously.
  • A high level of attention to detail is essential for this role: the Paralegal may be the first, and in some cases the only legal professional to assess a particular legal matter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superior matter management and organizational skills and strong writing abilities are critical.
  • Ability to receive general direction and run projects independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
Salary :

$68 000,00 - $126 000,00

Pay Type:

Salaried

The above represents BMO Financial Group's pay range and type.

Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role, and may include a commission structure. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked. For commission roles, the salary listed above represents BMO Financial Group's expected target for the first year in this position.

BMO Financial Group's total compensation package will vary based on the pay type of the position and may include performance-based incentives, discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.bmo.com/global/en/Total-Rewards

We're here to help

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/ca/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. 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.

About BMO

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BE PART OF BMO. We’ve set our sights on being the bank that defines great customer experience. Our customers’ needs are changing and so are we. Everyone who works here has a role to play in making a difference for our customers. Every day. It’s an amazing feeling when you know you’re making a customer’s life better, and you can do it at BMO – whether you’re imagining a new product, designing a customer experience, streamlining an application, launching a marketing campaign or just being there in a very human way with the right answer.

Industry

Banking & Finance

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-16

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