Legal Assistant / Paralegal – Insurance Defense

The in-house legal department at Aviva Trial Lawyers is expanding.  We are currently seeking a legal assistant/paralegal hybrid for our Vancouver office.  You will be responsible for supporting one lawyer in the handling of insurance defense (tort) litigation matters.  This is a hybrid position where you will be responsible for various assistant and paralegal tasks as well as the day-to-day file management.



  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents (responses to civil claim, third party notices, application records, lists of documents, affidavits, pre-trial/mediation memos, document briefs, bill of costs, subpoenas, various orders); ensuring all appropriate documents and forms are filed with the court in accordance with the rules of court
  • 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
  • General administrative tasks including maintaining file organization, setting appearances and booking travel
  • Ensuring integrity of information in legal case management applications
  • Liaising between counsel, external parties, and claims operations


Experience/Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 4+ years of legal assistant and paralegal experience, preferably in an insurance defense or personal injury litigation environment.  Experience with complex injury claims preferred.
  • Paralegal post-secondary accreditation or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word and Outlook
  • Proficient in the rules of court and court forms
  • Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 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 and good sense of humor

Aviva Trial Lawyers offers a competitive salary, benefits and pension, a flexible schedule and the opportunity to do interesting and challenging work in a supportive environment.  

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