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BMO Financial Group Senior Corporate Law Clerk in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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Provides legal services in support of Subsidiary Governance Office. Supports complex portfolios of BMO entities and operates at various levels within a fast paced, deadline-sensitive environment. Provides assistance to include support of corporate activities and transactions, government filings, document drafting and Board of Directors meetings. Manages or participates in administrative and operational projects. Leads/participates in special projects assigned by legal counsel. Builds effective relationships with business/group, provides advice on standard processes and ensures compliance with internal procedures. This position is privy to sensitive and confidential Bank Matters which may impact the Bank’s reputational risk.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Organize and attend meetings of the Boards of Directors and Board Committees of BMO Subsidiaries.

  • Prepares legal documents such as resolutions for routine matters and documents required for corporate activities such as incorporations, extra provincial registrations, general and limited partnerships, dividend payments, amalgamations and dissolutions.

  • Coordinates and monitors government filings process and annual corporate maintenance.

  • Maintains corporate records and registrations, and corporate database.

  • Develops/maintains information management systems and ensures data integrity.

  • Handles sensitive/confidential Bank information while minimizing legal risk.

  • Arranges requirements and materials for the facilitation of meetings.

  • Responds to internal/external inquiries concerning corporate information, legal agreements and certain legal issues.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of solutions.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Responds to internal/external inquiries on status of documentation and/or scheduling of activities.

  • Gathers and analyzes research data, as required.

  • Performs business/situational analysis and recommends alternatives to improve organizational effectiveness.

  • Reviews and updates operations manuals.

  • Conducts research, compiles information and reporting.

  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate and efficient services and support.

  • Operates effectively in a high stress environment with constantly changing expectations.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • College Law Clerk Certificate or equivalent

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a corporate law practice within a law firm, financial institution or company listed on a major stock exchange

  • Must be eligible for membership in the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

  • Working knowledge and practical knowledge of laws/legislation relevant to corporate practice, including Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Canada Business Corporations Act, Partnerships Act and Corporations Information Act

  • Working knowledge and practical knowledge of legal procedures and practices involved in preparing, processing, and filing a variety of legal documents

  • Proficiency with computers an asset including: advanced MS Office, internet, corporate databases (GEMS or similar), Diligent Board Portal (or similar) and other relevant software programs

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At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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.