Tort Litigation Clerk (6 Month Contract)

Aviva - Toronto, ON (10 months ago)

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Position Overview

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.