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Caribbean Banking Law Group has an employment opportunity for:
A Paralegal - Litigation Officer
• To support the goals of RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited ("RBCFCL"), in achieving
the business/operations strategic priorities and operational performance goals of
the General Counsel Group by providing legal services principally through the Global
Dispute Management Team ("GDMT") to RBC Caribbean Banking Law Group in all matters
pertaining to threatened and pending Caribbean Banking litigation; and to monitor
compliance with legal and regulatory orders and other requests.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
- Reviews and acts on all Judicial Orders for the freezing of assets,
requirements to pay, garnishment orders, removal of assets,
restraints, etc., received by any of the Caribbean Banking entities.
- Manages issues related to Integrity Commission requests and
the Securities and Exchange Commission requests.
- Acts as the official liaison representative for RBCFCL with the
Board of Inland Revenue.
- Assists in monitoring and managing the Designated Counsel
portfolio including the issuance of standard annual/quarterly
communications, standard correspondence and annual
- Effectively uses iManage/Interwoven and T360 technology
platforms for opening matters and uploading documents
- Partners with GDMT Counsel in relation to litigation matters,
including assisting with the investigation of initial facts,
gathering related documentation and opening matters within
T360 in the context of regular litigation taken by or against any of
the Caribbean Banking entities.
- Completes Undertakings subscribed to RBCFCL and other
Caribbean Banking entities in the context of various
representative judicial examinations.
- Monitors external counsel involvement in the context of litigation,
which includes ensuring that external counsel is complying with
the required quarterly reporting.
- Responds to ad hoc queries from internal and external auditors
for information on litigation matters and reserves.
- Provides legal support to other members of GDMT and supports
Canada and Caribbean Banking Law Group initiatives.
- Paralegal Certification from accredited organisation at the
certificate or diploma level, or equivalent legal education, or a
minimum of 4 years experience in a legal environment.
- Sound knowledge of litigation practice and procedures.
- Ability to prioritise multiple competing demands as well as to
identify and manage legal and business risks.
- Demonstrates proficiency in litigation and knowledge of banking
laws and corporate business practice.
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Sound Judgment
- Effective time management skills
- Broad computer skills
- Adept creativity and innovation
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Extremely attentive to detail
All applications must be submitted via e-mail to:
or mail to RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited,
HR Centre of Expertise, 3rd Floor West,
7-9 St. Clair Avenue, Port of Spain
By Friday, January 23, 2015
• If the worst happened, what would you do?
• What could you do to minimize this?
• What information would make this less risky?
If you broke the risk into small steps, what would be the
first step? When could you take it? Do this for each step.
Fear Is a Normal Part of the Reinvention Process:
Understand that fear is normal and acceptable as you go
through this process. You are not alone, as most career
changers feel afraid at some point in the process. But, rec-
ognize when your fear turns to self-doubt, inactivity, and
Examine Your Fears:
What exactly are you afraid of in the reinvention process?
Have a good look at this, and decide if your fear is realistic
Remember that most of the things you fear won't actually
Reframe your fear by thinking:
• What is the worse that could happen?
• If your fears really came to pass, what would you do?
• Would you survive?
You might find that your worst fears are not really as
bad as you thought.
Take Small Steps:
This is a great approach for a fear that seems overwhelm-
ing. Your initial reaction to a fear might be to avoid what
it is you are afraid of (public speaking, hating a new field).
I have found with clients that if you can break what you
are afraid of into small steps, it helps avoid the paralysis
and gets you moving.
Identify your fear and then think about some smaller
steps you could take to build your confidence, get more
information, feel motivated, and move into your comfort
Does Failure Have to Be Negative?
Many clients get blocked in "fear" during the reinvention
process because they are afraid of failure or rejection. I help
these clients understand and reframe failure.
Failing at something, or not having a new career work
out, doesn't need to be a bad thing. Instead, a potential
failure can be an opportunity to gather more information
about what you like or don't like so you can learn from it
and make better decisions in the future.
Think of failure simply as feedback on what you need
to improve. Listen to the advice failure gives you, and you
will improve. And success will come.
Embrace Your Fear:
Many of my clients are not aware that they are afraid
as they go through the reinvention process. I try to get
them to recognize the fear, feel it, and embrace it. Just
observe the feeling in your mind and body without labelling
or judging it. If you let it in and embrace it, oftentimes it
will lessen in intensity.
Live in the Present:
Keep yourself in present time. Don't let your thoughts
and emotions run away to the future or the past. Being in
the present means not dwelling and obsessing on what has
gone wrong and what could go wrong. This runaway thinking
will only heighten your fear to the point that you might
feel unable to do anything. Instead, make your plans, and
move forward one baby step at a time.
Considering a career reinvention can be an anxious time
for anyone. My advice is to understand your fears, address
them, and take your career reinvention one step at a time.
Life is a learning experience, and so, too, is a career rein-
vention. Addressing your fears, learning about yourself, and
believing in yourself and your career dreams can be a positive
and life-changing experience
Fear, in all its forms, is the single biggest factor standing
between where you are and reaching your dreams.
In my work with career reinvention clients, I have noticed
that more often than not, fear of changing careers or fear
of change at all rears its head early on in the process. Some
of the more common fears I have heard explicitly and felt
• Fear of the unknown
• Fear of failure
• Fear of success
• Fear of what others might think
• Fear of not complying with other people's dreams
• Fear of making a bad career change choice
Here are some tips to help you overcome your fears and
to help you move to the next stage in your career and life.
Assess the Risk and Break It Down:
Think of a risk you would like to take in this career rein-
vention, and then ask yourself these questions:
• What would you gain from taking it?
• What's frightening about it?
• What's the worst thing that could happen if it turned
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