Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Risk Management / Screen Clerk to join the General Counsel’s Office in Toronto.
This is a full-time position. The preferred hours of work for this position are 8 : 30 a.m. 4 : 30 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Reporting to the Firm’s General Counsel’s Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of ethical screens.
Our clients’ confidential information is of utmost importance to us, and the creation of ethical screens allows us to preserve the integrity of this information.
The Risk Management / Screen Clerk performs the crucial role of utilizing technology to do this in a seamless manner.
Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to :
Acting as a main point of contact when ethical screens should be created, updated or dismantled
Maintaining ethical screen software and performing upgrades, as needed
Drafting and distributing screen memoranda to lawyers and their assistants
Generating reports relating to ethical screens, including billing and timekeeper reports
Educating lawyers and legal assistants to ensure proper procedures are followed when working on screened or special matters
Answering questions about screens from lawyers and assistants
Performing other duties and work with other departments such as IT and Finance in order to complete projects, as assigned
Education / Experience :
Undergraduate diploma or degree required
Three to five years of professional work experience in a law firm preferred
Skills / Abilities :
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, are required
Experience with Intapp Walls is considered an asset but not required
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Extremely well organized with superb attention to detail and excellent time-management skills
Proven ability to work under pressure, managing multiple priorities and working within tight deadlines
Uses a logical method for organizing and analyzing information
Exceptional customer-service orientation courteous, responsive and delivers with a sense of urgency
Strong interpersonal skills, supported by a foundation of patience, tact, and confidence
Ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships
Strong proficiency with technology and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies as required