TD Markham, Ontario, Canada
Nov 24, 2017Full time
Tell us your story. Don't go unnoticed. Explain why you're a winning candidate. Think "TD" if you crave meaningful work and embrace change like we do. We are a trusted North American leader that cares about people and inspires them to grow and move forward. Stay current and competitive. Carve out a career for yourself. Grow with us. Here's our story: jobs.td.com Department Overview TD Insurance is part of TD Bank Group, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. TD Insurance helps protect clients from the ‘accidents of life’ with a wide range of products including credit protection, life, health, travel, home and auto insurance. With more than three million clients, TD Insurance authorized products and services are available online, over the phone, and through a network of more than 1,000 TD Canada Trust branches. In Canada, we have two lines of business, General Insurance and Life and Health. Our General Insurance business is one of the top home and auto insurance groups in Canada and the national leader in group insurance and affinity marketing. Our Life and Health business is the number one provider of critical illness insurance and direct life and health insurance in Canada. At TD Insurance, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment. With a Canada-wide workforce of over 4,000 employees and offices in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, our company is always growing and can help you to grow. TD Insurance offers a stable and dynamic work environment where talent is appreciated and professional development is taken seriously. More than just a job, we offer rewarding careers. Job Type Regular Job Status Full Time Hours 9 am - 5 pm Business Line TD Insurance Job Category - Primary Insurance Job Category(s) Insurance Job Description This opportunity will provide legal assistant support to one or more lawyers. Maintain a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day activities of the Lawyer(s). Main Responsibilities Prepares, through transcription of written or recorded documents, complex legal documents i.e. correspondence, factums, motions, summonses etc. Drafts standard legal documents, correspondence and pleadings for review by lawyer(s). Edits grammar, punctuation and spelling as needed. Exercises initiative and judgment in Lawyer’s absence, i.e., negotiates extensions of time. Prioritizes and responds to diverse incoming communications. Manages Lawyer's calendar i.e., schedules appointments, coordinates appearances. Resolves scheduling conflicts on own initiative. Answers a wide variety of telephone inquiries based on knowledge of case. Responds to inquiries exercising good judgment and discretion. Composes complex (non-technical) correspondence. Establishes, maintains, and when necessary, revises Lawyer's files. Performs research, reviews and prepares documents in accordance with project objectives and in consultation with Lawyer, Law Clerk or Manager. Provides training to legal assistants and has the ability to answer technical questions. May also provide training to lawyers, law clerks and other office personnel. Exercises initiative to propose, develop and maintain standard office precedents and procedures. Performs additional duties as requested such as: Arranges medical exams. Reception relief. Maintains lists of witnesses, Subpoenas, fees, etc. Requests fees for payment from Claims department. Participates in arranging lawyer’s files for easy access during trials. Informs witnesses of scheduled court appearances. Maintains Law Library. And other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned from time to time. Responsible for answering questions and providing guidance and training for less experienced legal assistants. May serve as a group leader; coordinate workflow, review completed work of other legal assistants. Job Requirements College diploma in legal secretarial and 5+ years of litigation experience Ability to proof and edit legal documents You are a motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal and client service skills, professional and positive demeanour Superior organization and priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task Ability to be conceptual and a creative problem solving skills Advanced MS Office skills; knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing Inclusiveness At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.