• Aviva
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2024
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Aviva Trial Lawyers is currently seeking a full-time hybrid legal administrative assistant/paralegal to join our team in our Vancouver office. In this role, you will support one lawyer in the handling of insurance defence litigation matters. You will be responsible for day-to-day file management, and paralegal tasks as required.   Come join our industry-leading team! We offer a fun and challenging work environment with flexibility to work part-time from home.   What you’ll do:
  • Scheduling meetings, discoveries, court applications and other appearances.
  • Maintaining your lawyer's calendar and updating the internal database.
  • Maintaining file organization including a comprehensive “bring forward” system.
  • Booking travel, including flights, cars and hotels as needed.
  • Ensuring integrity of information in the internal case management system.
  • Liaising between counsel, external parties, claims operations and insureds.
  • Ensuring all appropriate documents and forms are filed with the court in accordance with the Supreme Court Civil Rules.
  • Preparing and drafting correspondence.
  • Retaining medical experts including drafting instruction letters, arranging independent medical examinations, preparing medical briefs, as well as retaining non-medical experts.
  • Preparing and drafting pleadings.
  • Preparing and following up with requests for productions and undertakings.
  • Summarizing medical records, wage loss and liability documents.
  • Providing trial support including preparing and organizing documents and court filings, scheduling witnesses, compiling books of authorities/factums.
  What you’ll bring:
  • Minimum of 5+ years of paralegal and legal assistant experience in an insurance defence or personal injury litigation environment.
  • Post-secondary accreditation for paralegal or legal assistant or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word and Outlook.
  • Proficient in the Supreme Court Civil Rules and Court forms.
  • Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills.
  • Proven ability to remain organized.
  • Attention to detail with a desire to take initiative.
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team.
  • Mature work ethic, sense of humour and positive attitude.
  What we Offer:
  • 4 weeks’ vacation to start, 5 weeks’ vacation at 5 years.
  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and optical.
  • Pension with option to increase contributions.
  • Yearly bonus payable from 0-14% of your base pay.
  • Stock option share plan.
  • Three paid volunteer days per year.
  • Support for career development and professional growth.
  • Hybrid working model.
  • Salary range: $52,900 - $98,200
  Aviva Trial Lawyers and staff are employees of Aviva Canada Inc.   Aviva Canada Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during all phases of the hiring process including the application process. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. If you are selected for an interview and require an accommodation, you are encouraged to advise the Talent Acquisition Partner who will consult with you to determine an appropriate accommodation.