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.



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