Legal Assistant

  • WCB Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Feb 18, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Position Overview:
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Services - Edmonton, Alberta
Permanent, Full-Time Position(s)

Are you a looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference on a team that impacts the lives of Albertans? Are you self-motivated with excellent communication skills and enjoy building strong and effective relationships with people? Are you compassionate and find your skills best suited to a client centric work environment? If this sounds like you - come and join our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Bodily Injury Adjusters by receiving and reviewing files to determine if a vested cause of action is possible under tort and workers’ compensation law.
  • Determines the status of parties under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • Promotes the services of the Legal Services Department to injured workers in vested causes of action.
  • Inputs data into the legal tracking system, orders motor vehicle and corporate searches, and prepares files for Bodily Injury Adjusters.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma supplemented with several years of progressively responsible experience as a Legal Assistant.
  • Legal Assistant diploma, courses in litigation procedure and personal injury, and courses through the Insurance Institute of Canada is preferred.
  • C.I.P. designation is a definite asset.
  • Broad knowledge of the law and litigation process with the ability to inform interested parties of progress.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology is an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to build external stakeholder relationships.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.