Why BOYNECLARKE LLP?
We are a dynamic, fast-growing, full-service law firm located in downtown Dartmouth with spectacular views of the Halifax Harbour. We understand that the success and well-being of our clients and our colleagues is often rooted in our shared community, which is why we are deeply invested in giving back. We strengthen and support our commitment to community through various programs and initiatives, including a volunteer time program, employee-driven initiatives, and monthly community giving to employee-selected charities.
We also understand that work-life integration, health, and wellness play an important role in our team’s ability to be successful and maintain a healthy working environment. Through financial literacy programs, fitness classes, a wellness subsidy program, and committee-led initiatives, our colleagues thrive at BOYNECLARKE.
We are seeking a highly motivated, attentive, and adaptable individual to join our Creditor Practice Team. Our ideal candidate is driven, can successfully manage their workload with multiple competing priorities, and is looking for a rewarding career contributing to the success of one of the firms largest practice areas.
About Creditor Practice
Our Creditor Practice team represents chartered banks and other financial institutions for the collection and recovery of secured and unsecured retail debt. Our team performs collections for a number of financial institutions and credit card providers. We also represent mortgage insurers for whom we are responsible for enforcement and collection on their deficiency judgments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Request and review title searches and judgment searches for properties in NS, NB, PEI, and NL in accordance with the provincial search procedures;
- Prepare documentation for the mortgage enforcement process for NB, PEI, NL and NS;
- Prepare documentation for Special Applications related to the mortgage enforcement process for NB, PEI, NL and NS;
- Regular communication with lawyers, financial institutions, title searchers, property managers, and appraisers;
- Review of securing reports and pictures; advise property managers regarding repairs, cleaning, and any possible environmental issues at mortgaged properties in Atlantic Canada;
- Prepare required documentation for Trustee's Deeds for the respective provinces in Atlantic Canada;
- Prepare detailed calculations, including adjustments;
- Assist with related property transactions for various financial services clients;
- Closely manage various deadlines including lawyers, and financial institutions;
- Update and monitor various on-line systems (highways) daily, including financial institutions on both provincial and inter-provincial levels;
- Provide file lawyer with status information updates and prepare for and attend regular file review meetings;
- Ensure the accuracy and completeness of client/file information within the ProLaw database; and,
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Graduate of a Legal Assistant or Paralegal diploma program with previous legal experience;
- Previous experience in foreclosure, collections, or real estate transactions is an asset;
- Exceptional attention to detail and proven organization skills;
- Strong ability to manage high-volume work and prioritize multiple deadlines;
- Solid critical thinking, problem-solving, initiative, and professional judgment;
- Ability to deal directly with clients using superior communication skills;
- Thrives working independently and following instructions with minimal supervision;
- Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel with the ability to learn new software quickly; and,
- A positive team player.