Paralegal / Law Clerk

  • Canaccede Financial Group Ltd.
  • 140 Fullarton Street, London, ON, Canada
  • Mar 01, 2018
Full-time / Permanent Legal

Job Description

Company Information

Canaccede Financial Group Ltd. is a Canadian industry leader in specialized investment and financial services products. We have been working with large lenders and financial institutions in the acquisition and services of performing, insolvent and distressed receivables since 2008, and we are the largest multi-asset acquirer in the Canadian market.

The entire team at Canaccede is forward-looking and has an open and growth-oriented corporate culture for motivated employees to learn and grow with it. We have offices in Toronto and London, Ontario. This full time, permanent role is in downtown London.

Job Summary

The Paralegal / Law Clerk, under the direction of the Director, Legal Services and Enterprise Risk, will primarily be responsible for preparing and filing court documents associated with Ontario Court proceedings, communicating with court staff, process servers and other parties involved in the legal proceedings, including defendants and their representatives as required.

What does a typical day look like?

  • Draft legal correspondence and court forms, including without limitation, Plaintiff’s Claim, Default Judgment, Motions, Writs and Garnishments
  • Work with all members of our Legal Recoveries Team and other members of our organization to ensure appropriate files are being recommended and approved for legal action
  • Review files to ensure proper supporting documentation is available for legal proceeding
  • Prepare payout statements, releases, and required legal documentation for finalizing legal matters
  • Communicate and co-ordinate with paralegals across Ontario (and Canada where applicable) to ensure company representation at Hearings and to determine optimal strategic course of action
  • Communicate and co-ordinate with process servers across Ontario (and Canada where applicable) to schedule service of legal documentation
  • Support Legal Recoveries Manager in working with debtors or their representatives to complete settlement discussions, and/or respond to all aspects of legal proceedings
  • Maintain legal reports and trackers
  • Monitor changing laws, court decisions, legislation, and regulations to ensure continued compliance with all requirements and best practices
  • Act as liaison with third-party vendors regarding status of legal of proceedings
  • Potential to attend court, as necessary
  • Perform general office and clerical duties, as applicable

What qualifications are required for this position?

  • Licensed Paralegal or Law Clerk Diploma
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in legal industry (collections experience an asset)
  • Experience in Small Claims Court procedures
  • Knowledge of and ability to complete all Ontario Small Claims Court forms
  • Familiarity with collection laws in Ontario (experience in other provinces an asset)
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • High level of integrity and work ethic

What type of scheduling does Canaccede Financial Group offer?

This permanent full-time role requires availability during core hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM).

What’s great about working for Canaccede Financial Group?

Competitive total compensation structure, including: competitive base salary, semi-annual bonus program, 3 weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick days, company paid health, dental, vision, paramedical, life and travel insurance benefits, employee assistance program, and tuition reimbursement program.

We have more perks than free coffee…though we do in fact have free coffee. We have an open concept work environment, ideal for collaboration and team building. Enjoy your lunch with your colleagues in our spacious lunch room filled with windows, booths, and social tables. Our Social Committee coordinates fun events on a regular basis – both inside and outside of the office – including holiday lunches, pub nights and other office events… just to name a few. We happily spend time celebrating our employees’ personal and work-related accomplishments with awards and company-wide recognition. We also have a monthly lunch and learn, where employees present and learn about current initiatives and updates about the organization while enjoying a complimentary lunch. In addition to our employee benefit program, we also have great corporate discounts related to wellness including Costco, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and more!

We care about giving back to the London community. Each employee is provided with 1 paid day per year to volunteer at any registered charity of their choice. We also provide monthly donations to charities that are meaningful to our staff. In 2017 alone, we raised more than $6,000 for both local and national charities, all of which were selected by our employees.

Sound like a perfect fit for you? We think so too.

Canaccede Financial Group Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made via email to Additional accessibility information and contact information can be found on the company website at

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Alyssa Ryde, Human Resources Assistant via email at

Thank you for considering a career with Canaccede Financial Group. We will contact those who have been selected for an interview.