Mortgage Enforcement Paralegal
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 staff 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 volunteer time programs, staff-driven initiatives, and community giving to staff-selected charities each month. 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, wellness subsidy program, and committee-led initiatives, our colleagues thrive at Boyneclarke.
Our Creditor Practice Team is looking to hire a dedicated, enthusiastic, and organized Paralegal to assist with a variety of mortgage enforcement transactions.
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;
- 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;
- A positive team player.