Conveyance clerk


Conveyance clerks provide services for the legal transference of legal titles and properties from one party to another. They exchange the necessary contracts and ensure all properties, titles, and rights are transferred.

Excludes notary.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to conveyance clerk:

paralegal clerk
conveyance law clerk
conveyancing clerk
property law clerk

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Conveyance clerk is a Skill level 3 occupation.

Conveyance clerk career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to conveyance clerk.

legal assistant
legal administrative assistant
case administrator
court clerk
court reporter

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of conveyance clerk. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of conveyance clerk with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

legal consultant
court administrator
supreme court judge

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of conveyance clerk.

  • Conveyancing: The legal transfer of property from the owner to the buyer in order to ensure that the buyer knows about the restrictions and rights that come with the land.
  • Legal research: The methods and procedures of research in legal matters, such as the regulations, and different approaches to analyses and source gathering, and the knowledge on how to adapt the research methodology to a specific case to obtain the required information.
  • Property law: The law and legislation that regulates all the different ways to handle property, such as the types of property, how to handle property disputes and property contract rules.
  • Legal terminology: The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of conveyance clerk.

  • Compile legal documents: Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.
  • Revise legal documents: Read and interpret legal documents and proofs about happenings in relation with the legal case.
  • Pose questions referring to documents: Revise and formulate questions in regards to documents in general. Investigate about the completeness, confidentiality measures, style of the document, and specific instructions to handle documents.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of conveyance clerk. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Legal case management: The procedures of a legal case from opening to closing, such as the documentation that needs to be prepared and handled, the people involved in different stages of the case, and the requirements that need to be met before the case can be closed.
  • Real estate market: The trends concerning the buying, selling, or renting of property, including the land, buildings, and natural resources encompassed within the property; the categories of residential properties and properties for business purposes which such properties are traded in.
  • Civil law: The legal rules and their applications used in disputes between different parties.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of conveyance clerk. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Process commissioned instructions: Process instructions, usually oral ones, provided by managers and directives on actions required to be made. Take note, inquire, and take action on the commissioned requests.
  • Examine mortgage loan documents: Examine documents from mortgage borrowers or from financial institutions, such as banks or credit unions, relating to a loan secured on a property in order to examine the payment history of the loan, the financial state of the bank or borrower, and other relevant information in order to assess the further course of action.
  • Proofread text: Read a text thoroughly, search for, review and correct errors to ensure content is valid for publishing.
  • Perform office routine activities: Program, prepare, and perform activities required to be performed everyday in offices such as mailing, receiving supplies, updating managers and employees, and keeping operations running smoothly.
  • Manage contracts: Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.
  • Perform clerical duties: Perform administrative tasks such as filing, typing up reports and maintaining mail correspondence.
  • Meet with clients for legal services: Meet, interview, and advice clients to know their needs in terms of legal matters and to establish the cooperation based on the specialisation of the professional or legal firm.
  • Apply technical communication skills: Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties clearly and concisely.
  • Manage accounts: Manage the accounts and financial activities of an organisation, supervising that all the documents are correctly maintained, that all the information and calculations are correct, and that proper decisions are being made.

ISCO group and title

3411 – Legal and related associate professionals

  1. Conveyance clerk – ESCO
Last updated on March 3, 2023

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