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BMO Financial Group Legal Analyst in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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The Legal Analyst, P&BB Canada provides legal support to BMO’s Canadian Personal & Business Banking businesses.

The Legal Analyst works in collaboration with the lawyers supporting the P&BB Canada business and reports to the Associate General Counsel. This role operates at various levels within a highly regulated and fast paced, deadline-sensitive environment and is responsible for triaging, managing and providing advice on a variety of inquiries and escalations from front line bank employees, including the group that handles customers’ inquiries and complaints.

Although the Legal Analyst is generally expected to respond to inquiries independently, they may also engage one of the P&BB Canada lawyers for support on more complex matters. The Legal Analyst relies on their strong legal knowledge and the bank’s policies and procedures in providing responses, and exercises judgment to provide advice directly to business partners or to work in collaboration with P&BB Canada lawyers.


  • Responds to internal/external inquiries and escalations.

  • Gathers relevant facts, documents, policies and procedures,

  • Reviews and analyses the relevant information to provide advice and guidance to business partners.

  • Identifies opportunities and legal, regulatory and reputation risks and engages counsel to support, if needed.

  • Conducts research.

  • Prepares, drafts and revises legal documents and reports.

  • Assists with drafting of policies to ensure compliance with laws.

  • Delivers timely, accurate and efficient service and support.

  • Focus is primarily on the Canadian personal and business banking teams within BMO.


  • Paralegal or Law Clerk with 7 years or more of experience

  • Familiarity with BMO’s processes, procedures and support areas, would be an asset, but is not mandatory for those outside BMO who are considering this position.

  • Expertise in banking law, estates, trusts considered an asset.

  • Experience in the financial sector considered an asset.

  • Bilingualism considered an asset, but not mandatory.

  • Advanced research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Sound judgment and capacity to identify risks.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong collaboration & team skills

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.

  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or experience.

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BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.