Who is OMVIC?
The OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) is Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator. OMVIC enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and other consumer protection statutes for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC’s mandate and role is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. This is achieved by maintaining strict dealer/salesperson registration requirements; inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used); providing free complaint handling to consumers; developing/delivering consumer and dealer education/awareness programs; and investigating and prosecuting industry non-compliance and illegal sales (curbsiding).
What does OMVIC offer?
OMVIC is made up of dedicated and hard-working individuals that take pride in the work they do each day to ensure that our mandate is being met. It is this great group of people that create a team atmosphere that is comfortable, friendly, and open which works to foster the team spirit. Over and above the work environment, OMVIC offers a comprehensive benefit package including: 100% company paid dental and health, Critical Illness, and a GRRSP program.
Position: Law Clerk
The Law Clerk is responsible for a wide variety of legal and administrative duties within the Legal Services Department. This includes the preparation of legal documents and correspondence, responding to inquiries, performing file research, and interacting with clients. Broad and thorough knowledge of basic legal concepts and principles is essential for this role
Duties and responsibilities
- Prepare legal documents based on written instruction, verbal direction, taped court proceedings, and precedents.
- Draft correspondence.
- Proofread and edit all documentation for grammar, spelling, and content accuracy.
- Interact with clients to obtain direction or instruction for attorneys.
- Assist with general practice office management, including filing, scheduling meetings and court dates, and travel arrangements.
- Conduct legal research as directed by attorneys, including research on statutes, ordinances, court decisions, opinions, and articles.
- Assemble and prepare legal documents based on research, such as summaries, resolutions, briefs, and pleadings.
- Conduct background checks as necessary for meetings, investigations, and LAT.
- Perform case preparation, review case records, and update case progress.
- Interview clients or witnesses in person or over the telephone regarding complaints, depositions, and statements.
- Prepare presentations.
- Thorough knowledge and familiarization with applicable statutes and legislation.
- Clearing faxes, email, and general correspondence as it relates to the legal department and ensuring correspondence is allocated to the appropriate place.
- Liaising with outside organizations and Ministries (MoR, MTO, etc.).
- Ensuring the internal database (Intraweb) is up-to-date and accurately reflects any administrative action taken as well as relevant file notes.
- Maintaining and keeping up-to-date the departmental tickler/tracking system for hearings, appeals, meetings and return/due dates.
- Bachelors or college degree required, with Paralegal or Law Clerk certification preferred, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role.
- Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology.
- Practical knowledge of the Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act, Provincial Offences Act, Highway Traffic Act, Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002, Consumer Protection Act, Sale of Goods Act, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, and Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act and other related statutes as they apply to the activities of OMVIC.
- Good understanding of legal reference materials, procedures, and legal filing systems.
- Critical thinking, analysis, and research skills are essential.
- Ability to read, interpret and apply legal documentation, laws or legislation.
- Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion; knowledge of data privacy laws.
- Superior interpersonal skills to interact with employees, attorneys, clients, departments, and external agencies.
- Good research skills on the internet and traditional sources of information. i.e.,basic knowledge of Quicklaw, CanLii, etc.
- Excellent writing skills, including letter writing, drafting, proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation for complex documentation.
- Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
- High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and diplomacy.
- Resourcefulness and flexibility.
If you are interested in this position please submit a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources to:
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