The Law Clerk is responsible for independently completing a wide variety of legal and administrative duties for teams practicing various law specialties such as civil litigation (including mass tort asbestos recovery and debt collection), prosecutions, contracts, bankruptcies and insolvencies.
The Law Clerk will perform a triage service, monitor caseloads to ensure critical activities are completed within statutory time limitations, prepare and assemble documents and work with a variety of databases and systems to maintain information and produce analytical reports.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
1. Undertake a range of activities such as:
2. Perform a variety of advanced database and system functions within Microsoft Access and other WSIB systems to:
3. Coordinate own and workload of others by:
4. Act as a liaison to arrange court/witness appearances; advise agents of information relevant to a case such as sections of the Act under which the defendant(s) is/are charged, applicable penalty section (s), settlement discussions which may have taken place, and any other matter pertinent to a case. Liaise with WSIB staff in their capacity as court witnesses, external courts administration staff, external agents and legal counsel regarding court attendance, document preparation, delivery and disclosure; workplace parties to relay information.
5. Manage electronic and physical records by:
6. Perform other related duties as assigned or required such as participating in ad hoc committees at a divisional or inter-divisional level to provide input into the development of systems, work processes and procedures and signing as Commissioner of Oaths.
As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.
The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.
Employees of the WSIB have important ethical responsibilities, including the obligation to place the public interest above personal interests. Job applicants are therefore required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. These may include: political activity, directorship or other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with existing WSIB employees, clients and/or stakeholders). Please contact TAC if you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/ or how to make a disclosure.
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