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GGI- Senior Law Clerk

Brampton, ON

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This role will assist the legal department and senior management to optimize EBITDA performance by offering support and timely advice to business partners in a customer centric manner that enables the organization’s priorities, projects and processes.

Key Performance Metrics:

  • Knowledge of and adherence to corporate legal principals and compliance.
  • Accuracy and precision in all tasks; High level of discretion in performing all job duties.
  • Completion of mandated and legislated projects/tasks within required time frame.
  • Internal and external customer satisfaction, as evidenced by stakeholder feedback.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

  • College or university degree and/or 8+ years of experience as a Paralegal or Law Clerk.
  • Preferred proven track record of advancement within the legal profession, as well as prior experience in risk management with a focus on insurance matters.
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset but is not required.

Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal business communication skills.
  • Advanced computer skills using Word, Excel MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work under pressure, while focusing on detail and precision, balance competing priorities and meeting inflexible deadlines.
  • Ability to develop cross-functional relationships throughout the organization.
  • Highly organized with the ability to work independently on confidential matters.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Desire for continuous learning and development.
  • Detail oriented, flexible and creative.
  • Proactively identify and anticipate business unit expectations and needs.

Key Responsibilities – General:

  • Effectively manage and maintain minute books, annual filings, security registrations (PPSA) and regulatory compliance. Advise on the organization’s corporate governance requirements.
  • Review/amend/negotiate and maintain active directory of non-disclosure agreements.
  • Monitor/maintain corporate calendar to reflect items such as active and pending litigation, intellectual property portfolio and PPSA listings.
  • Assist with drafting of governance policies and communications.
  • Assist with certain commercial agreements.
  • Assist in management of key privacy compliance processes and assist with responding to privacy considerations including responding to freedom of information requests.
  • Create checklists, templates and other self-help tools to effectively enable business teams to independently execute tasks and projects.
  • Stay current in functional expertise, including understanding the impact to the organization of changing external environmental factors (regulatory, technical, etc.).
  • Embrace and seek out technology that provides innovative solutions for the organization.
  • Challenge the status quo by consistently identifying areas for improvement, cost savings, diagnosing issues and working to resolve them.

Key Responsibilities – Litigation:

  • Track pleadings and filing deadlines.
  • Assist with the collection and distribution of records and files for any litigation.
  • Draft demand letters, respond to claim queries.