Legal Assistant

The Economical Insurance Group - London, ON (30+ days ago)

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LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — and its customers — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

Economical Insurance is continuing its build of an in-house legal team that will act in litigation arising from claims under its insurance policies. We have an exciting opportunity to join a growing litigation team, within the Accident Benefits group!

The Legal Assistant will be part of the Economical legal department and will be responsible for assisting in all administrative duties of the Litigation area. The successful candidate will work under the direction and guidance of a lawyer and will assist with tasks as assigned.

Be responsible for the ongoing administrative/organization of files

Draft correspondence and serve/file LAT documents

Schedule examinations under oath, meetings, and various hearings at Court and/or LAT

Maintaining Legal Counsel’s calendar and supervising their practice

Provide input into the procedures and practices

Perform other duties as required of a Litigation Assistant

What do you bring to the role?

Minimum 2 years of experience as a Legal Assistant as part of a team practicing insurance litigation in Ontario

Knowledge of License Appeal Tribunal Disputes and Knowledge of Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule

Demonstrated proficiency with Outlook and all MS Office applications

High degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard privileged and confidential information

Great attention to detail

Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, yet sometimes conflicting priorities

Team player, adaptable to a changing environment

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.

We offer:
Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus

Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions

Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days

Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations

Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams

Two annual wellness campaigns — participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)

An unlimited employee referral bonus program

Flexible work schedule

Discounts on products and services

HOW TO APPLY

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.