Legal Assistant

  • Allstate Canada
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 21, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Considering the current affairs, 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 Employee Value Proposition, 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.

Our team is growing and we are actively looking to hire a Legal Assistant. 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.

Role Designation: Hybrid 3-4 days in Office

Benefits to joining Allstate

Complete Group Benefits Program customizable to your needs

Comprehensive Health and Wellness resources

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

Working within the community and giving back!

Opportunity for ongoing learning and career development.

We work a 37.5 hour work week

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:
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 a leading home and auto insurer focused on providing its customers prevention and protection products and services for every stage of life. The company is proud to have been named a Best Employer in Canada for nine consecutive years and prioritizes supporting employees and fostering an inclusive, welcoming corporate culture. Allstate is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates through partnerships with charitable organizations, employee giving and volunteerism. Serving Canadians since 1953, Allstate strives to provide reassurance with its "You’re in Good Hands®" promise.

We are proud to be recognized as a #Kincentric Best Employer since 2012!