Creditor Practice Paralegal

Paralegal · Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Department Paralegal
Employment Type Permanent - Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

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.

 

Why This Role?

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. 


Core Duties and Responsibilities

As a Paralegal in our Creditor Practice Team, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daily updating of file statuses via financial institution systems (online highways) and document management system;
  • Communicating regularly with lawyers, financial institutions, sub-contractors, and adverse parties;
  • Closely managing various deadlines based on applicable provincial legislation;
  • Preparing detailed calculations with respect to assigned accounts; and,
  • Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of client/file information within document management system and the electronic highways.

 

Qualifications and Skills

To be successful, you possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate of a Paralegal diploma program or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Exceptional proofreading skills with ability to notice and fix grammatical, typographical, spelling, diction, and formatting errors.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to deal directly with clients and debtors;
  • Propensity for contributing to a positive and collaborative culture;
  • Proven ability to manage time and demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline driven work environment;
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and making sound judgement calls; and,
  • Adept at using technology such as Outlook and the full Microsoft Office suite, and a talent for learning new computer programs quickly.

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  • Location
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Department
    Paralegal
  • Employment Type
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level