Legal Assistant

  • Allstate Canada
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 28, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Considering the current events, Allstate will be conducting virtual interviews and has made arrangements for new hires to work remotely till its deemed safe to return to office

Through our core values, Opportunity, Flexibility, Community, Diversity and Family, we have worked hard to develop and nurture a culture where employees feel valued, experience personal growth, have career options and truly enjoy the work they do.

Benefits to joining Allstate

Complete Group Benefits Program customizable to your needs

Strong Brand Recognition (listed as best Employer with Kincentric since 2012).

Working within the community and giving back!

Opportunity for career development and growth.

We work a 37.5 hour work week and we are proud to offer work from home opportunities once you have demonstrated knowledge and the required skills.

The Legal Assistant is accountable for supporting the achievement of ACG’s short and long term Mission, Vision and strategic objectives by supporting all in-house lawyers and staff members to provide efficient and cost effective legal advice and support to ACG business units.

Accountabilities :
Answers phone calls

Sorts, distributes, and process incoming & outgoing mail and faxes, including saving to system

Creates and routes general interoffice communications

Manages calendars and files related to events and create communication and reminders

Photocopies or scans materials as requested

Manages, organizes and stores file information

Prepares opening documents and closing documents

Assists with preparing court documents and assembles motion records, mediation memorandum, pre-trial conference brief and case conference summaries, etc

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job

Other duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications/Skills

College Degree Preferred

Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Assistant in insurance defence is preferred

Ability to work in a highly structured environment

Good communication skills, including ability to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with clients, service providers, insureds, fellow employees and other counsel and their support staff

Ability to create professional, error free documents utilizing good grammar, spelling and format skills, including completing and sending form letters

Understanding and ability to use and operate within the Rules of Civil Procedure and Licensing Appeal Tribunal Rules

Knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet searches, Power Point and other, web-based applications

Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and is proud to be named a Best Employer in Canada. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca . For safety tips and advice, visit www.goodhandsadvice.ca .

For the ninth consecutive year, we are proud to be recognized as a #Kincentric Best Employer!

Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law