Legal Assistant

The Legal Assistant is accountable for supporting the achievement of ACG’s short and long term Mission, Vision and strategic objectives by supporting all in-house lawyers and staff members to provide efficient and cost effective legal advice and support to ACG business units.
 
Accountabilities:
  • Answers phone calls
  • Sorts, distributes, and process incoming & outgoing mail and faxes, including saving to system
  • Manages calendars and files related to events and details
  • Schedules appointments and creates appropriate reminders and communication  s
  • Creates and routes general interoffice communications
  • Photocopies or scans materials as requested
  • Manages, organizes and stores file information
  • Prepares opening documents and closing documents
  • Prepares court documents and assembles motion records, mediation memorandum, pre-trial conference brief and case conference summaries, etc
  • Drafts communication to clients and counsel for review by lawyer 
  • Makes basic decisions within established procedures and under supervision
  • Ability to train others on immediate work group functions
  • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Qualifications/Skills:
  • College Degree
  • Minimum  8 years’ experience as an assistant in insurance defence is preferred
  • Good communication skills, including ability to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with clients, service providers, insureds, fellow employees, legal counsel and their support staff
  • Ability to create professional, error free documents utilizing good grammar, spelling and format skills, including completing and sending letters
  • Ability to accurately prepare legal documents including legal pleadings, agreement letters, memoranda reports, outlines, schedules and client communications
  • Ability to prioritize work and organize own time
  • Understanding and ability to use and operate within the Rules of Civil Procedure and Licensing Appeal Tribunal Rules
  • Knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet searches, Power Point and other, web-based applications
  • Knowledge of immediate work group functions and processes
Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
 
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and is proud to be named a Best Employer in Canada for the sixth consecutive year. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca. For safety tips and advice, visit www.goodhandsadvice.ca.

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