Tort Litigation Clerk (6 Month Contract)

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  • Aviva Trial Lawyers is currently seeking a 6 month contract position for a litigation clerk for our Toronto office.  As a litigation clerk you will be responsible for supporting one lawyer in the handling of insurance defence litigation matters. You will be responsible for various clerking tasks as well as the day-to-day file management.

     

    Accountabilities

    • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents (motion records, affidavits, pre-trial/mediation memos, cost outlines, bill of costs, subpoenas, summons to witness, consent and dismissal orders, 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
    • Maintaining file organization
    • Booking travel; including flights, cars and hotels as needed
    • Ensure integrity of information in matterMANAGER applications
    • Liaise between counsel, external parties, and claims operations

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • Minimum of 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, ACL, and Outlook
    • Proficient in the Rules of Civil Procedure 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 humour

     

     

    Aviva Canada 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.

 
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