litigation assistant - tort in toronto

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job type
temporary
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job details

posted
location
toronto, ontario
job category
Administrative Support
job type
temporary
reference number
2114342STFEN
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job description

Our client, one of the largest Insurance organizations globally, is currently seeking a litigation clerk for their Toronto office. As a litigation clerk you will be responsible for supporting one lawyer in the handling of insurance defence (tort) litigation matters. This is a hybrid position where you will be responsible for various clerking tasks as well as the day-to-day file management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• - Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents (motion records, affidavit of documents, affidavits, pre-trial/mediation memos, cost outlines, bill of costs, subpoenas, summons to witness, consent and dismissal orders, responses by insurer to an application for arbitration, document briefs); ensuring all appropriate documents and forms are filed with the court in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure
• Compilation of books of authorities/factums
• Preparing and following up with requests for productions and undertakings
• Summarizing discovery notes, transcripts, economic loss and medical reports
• Arranging investigations/surveillance, including preparing various instruction letters to investigators
• Arranging independent medical examinations, including drafting and preparing the medical briefs
• Dicta-typing; filing; keeping lawyer's calendar updated; and updating internal database
• Requisitioning cheques
• Maintaining file organization
• Booking travel; including flights, cars and hotels as needed
• Ensure integrity of information in MANAGER applications
• Liaise between counsel, external parties, and claims operations


Advantages
Downtown Toronto, steps from Union Station
up to $31/hr
Work for one the largest, global insurance organizations
Potential for extenstion


Qualifications
• 5+ years of legal assistant and law clerk experience in an insurance defence or personal injury litigation environment
• Post-secondary accreditation for legal assistant or law clerk, or equivalent experience preferred
• Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word and Outlook
• Proficient in the Rules of Civil Procedure and Court forms
• Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills

Lindsay,
Tyrone

Phone Number:
416.861.9888
Fax Number:
416.861.8727

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