Litigation Assistant

  • Aviva
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Mar 27, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Position Available:

Litigation Assistant – Junior/Intermediate - Insurance Defence (Calgary)

 

Job Summary:

Aviva Trial Lawyers, the in-house legal firm at Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, is expanding. We are currently seeking a litigation assistant for our Calgary office. As a litigation assistant you will be responsible for supporting 1-2 lawyers in the handling of insurance defence (tort) litigation matters. This is a hybrid position where you will be responsible for various legal assistant tasks, with an opportunity to grow into paralegal tasks based on ability and interest.

 

Responsibilities:

General management of tort litigation practice, including:

  • Drafting and preparation of correspondence and legal documents from precedent, including motion documents, pleadings, affidavits of records, pre-trial/mediation memos, document briefs, etc,
  • Ensuring all appropriate pleadings and documents are filed in accordance with the Rules of Court.
  • Compilation of books of authorities/factums
  • Preparing and following up with requests for productions and undertakings
  • Arranging or coordination of investigations/surveillance, independent medical examinations and retention of other experts
  • Dicta-typing; filing; keeping lawyer's calendar updated; and updating internal database
  • Requisitioning cheques
  • Maintaining file organization
  • Booking Questioning, appointments, and travel as needed
  • Ensure integrity of information in Legal case management system
  • Liaise between counsel, external parties, and claims operations

    Experience/Skills Required:

  • Post-secondary accreditation for legal assistant with some work experience
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Court and Court forms
  • Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail with a desire to take initiative
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team
  • Mature work ethic and good sense of humour
  • Ability to work or move towards reduced-paper environment

Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law

Experience

junior