Legal Assistant Intern / Co-Op

  • TD Bank
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 12, 2022
Remote Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

All companies are not the same. What makes TD special as a business is also, what makes us special as an employer.

Why TD?

TD's Colleague Promise: A better you. A better us.

A more confident you means a stronger us. We empower you to grow your skills, gain new perspectives, and create impact at work and in your community. That's our unique and inclusive culture.

Department Overview

Co-op and Internship opportunities allow you to gain valuable work experience across a number of the businesses at TD. You will work with experienced colleagues, receive world class training, and be part of a community of students across TD, where you will have an impact, grow as individual and experience our culture of care.

Our Co-op/Intern Programming is offered with select Co-op and Internship roles, and is designed to help you better understand the TD business, build on critical career capabilities, and broaden your professional network. This program is designed to complement your on-the job experience and features:

  • Leadership talks with key Leaders from across the organization
  • Lunch and Learns on topics such as Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusion and Personal Branding and so much more

 

Job Description

We are hiring for the position of Legal Assistant Intern / Co-Op to provide a range of operational and analytical support and perform transactions and other processing activities. This role will not only provide you introductory experience in a professional setting, you will also be equipped with skills and experiences that contribute to the completion of your studies and prepare you to build a career in your chosen discipline.

Reporting to the Legal Office Supervisor/Senior Manager of Legal Support, assists the Lawyers handling
P & C Insurance Legal Matters, representing TD Insurance or its Policyholders in civil litigation and no fault/accident benefits matters involving claims for monetary damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage.

In this role, you will:

  • Prepares, through transcription of written or recorded documents, complex legal documents i.e. correspondence, factums, motions, summonses etc.
  • Drafts standard legal documents, correspondence and pleadings for review by lawyer(s). Edits grammar, punctuation and spelling as needed.
  • Exercises initiative and judgment in Lawyer’s absence, i.e., negotiates extensions of time. Prioritizes and responds to diverse incoming communications.
  • Manages Lawyer's calendar i.e., schedules appointments, coordinates appearances. Resolves scheduling conflicts on own initiative.
  • Answers a wide variety of telephone inquiries based on knowledge of case. Responds to inquiries exercising good judgment and discretion.
  • Composes complex (non-technical) correspondence.
  • Establishes, maintains, and when necessary, revises Lawyer's files.
  • Performs research, reviews and prepares documents in accordance with project objectives and in consultation with Lawyer, Law Clerk or Legal Office Manager.
  • Provides training to legal assistants and has the ability to answer technical questions. May also provide training to lawyers, law clerks and other office personnel.
  • Exercises initiative to propose, develop and maintain standard office precedents and procedures.
  • And other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a relevant post-secondary program
  • Over 1 year of related experience
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and internet applications
  • A strong analytical mind with attention to detail and desire to learn and grow
  • College diploma in legal secretarial and 5+ years of litigation experience
  • Ability to proof and edit legal documents
  • You are a motivated self-starter with capability to work productively under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills, professional and positive demeanour
  • Superior organization and priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to be conceptual and a creative problem solving skills

Assigned Line of Business Requirements

Please note that the line of business that you are assigned to may require specific skills not mentioned in this posting

Additional Information

Early Talent Requirements

  • This position is a 4-month work term and will commence May 2- Aug 26, 2022.
  • Applications must include a transcript, cover letter (one letter-sized page or less) and a resume (maximum of 2 pages).
  • We welcome all applications; however, we will only contact qualified candidates chosen for an interview. Thank you for your interest.
  • TD requires employees to reside in the country where the role is located, irrespective of remote working arrangements.

Inclusiveness

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.