Legal Assistant

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Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Legal Services, we are looking for a seasoned Legal Assistant to join our team.

Summary of Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepares court documents, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Maintains large volume of legal files, records, etc.
  • Schedules court dates including Motion, Mediations and Examinations for Discovery
  • Ensures that work is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Understands the importance of maintaining confidentiality both inside and outside of work
  • Open and maintain files and filing system
  • Manage telephone calls and process mail
  • Manage and coordinate meetings, appointments, schedules and calendars, and make travel arrangements

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum of five (5) years litigation experience as a legal assistant, law clerk or paralegal; pay commensurate with experience;
  • Experience supporting lawyers handling insurance litigation – primarily personal injury (motor vehicle, slip and fall), property claims, accident benefit claims, etc.;
  • Exemplary technical, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to handle changing priorities;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Excellent keyboarding and computer skills (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Access);
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and file maintenance;
  • Resourceful, with the ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.

Education

  • University Degree or College Diploma (Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Law Clerk)

What Unica offers

  • Exceptional hands-on training
  • A chance to collaborate with and learn from experts
  • A strong team environment
  • A fun, friendly corporate culture
  • A supportive leadership team committed to your success

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