Legal Assistant

  • Intact Insurance Company
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

We’re looking for a Legal Assistant to join our growing team!

As a Legal Assistant, your work will have a big impact on our legal team supporting the Legal Counsels. People will count on you to provide legal assistance on Property and Casualty litigation files.

This is a 12-months contract position is based in our Edmonton, AB office.

Here are a few ways you'll make a difference:

    • Provide administrative support such as scheduling meetings, photocopying, drafting correspondence, preparing pleadings, creating and updating trial binders, etc.
    • Implement an effective diary system to help manage the lawyer’s practice
    • Partner with assigned lawyers in managing workflow, monitoring calendars and meeting various deadlines
    • Support clients to schedule appointments; exchange and obtain information and communicate case progress
    • Review and manage documents with software programs
    • Update knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
    • Accomplish organizational goals by living Intact’s Success Factors



  Your Skills
 
  • Legal Assistant Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the legal industry, with a solid background in litigation
  • Strong proficient knowledge level of all Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Excellent attention to detail and sound proofreading skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize
  • Excellent communication, listening, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and take initiative
  • Demonstrate a disciplined approach to work

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:

    • An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work (Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Aon Platinum Best Employers, LinkedIn Top Company, Glassdoor Best Place to Work & Top CEO, Indeed Top-Rated Workplaces)
    • Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
    • Flexibility in how and where you work
    • A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
    • An extensive, flexible benefits package
    • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
    • A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
    • A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle



  Closing Statement
 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities. That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.

Background Checks

As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us. We want Intact to be a great place to work! This means that internal and external candidates will be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.

Internal Candidates

For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.

Eligibility to Work in Canada

It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time on the clear legal job board for legal assistants in Edmonton.

Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law

Experience

5+ years