Law Clerk/Legal Assistant

Sokoloff Personal Injury Lawyers - Brampton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Law Clerk – Plaintiff Personal Injury

Positions: 1

Location: Brampton, Ontario

Full time, Salary commensurate with experience

Health & Dental Benefits Provided

Job Requirements

  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents (including motion records, Statement of Claim, pre-trial/mediation memos, pleadings, affidavits of documents, etc.) for filing and service
  • Managing undertakings and refusals
  • Coordinating document discovery process
  • General file handling and management (on tort files and some Accident Benefits files)
  • Production of files and documents, including preparation of Affidavit of Documents, summaries of productions and discovery briefs
  • Managing calendars (scheduling examinations for discoveries, mediations etc.)
  • Maintaining daily contact with clients in a professional manner
  • Other general duties as required

Qualifications

  • Completion of accredited legal assistant and or law clerk program required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in dealing with Tort matters (plaintiff personal injury or insurance defense experience)
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in an environment with a broad variety of administrative and clerical functions
  • Advanced familiarity with the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail
  • Confident and dependable, with strong initiative and ability to work both independently and in a team oriented atmosphere
  • Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and sound decision making skills to resolve problems and or escalate as appropriate
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated advanced writing skills to prepare legal correspondence and complete forms
  • Ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with clients
  • Familiarity with Time Matters and Primafact an asset
  • Positive and friendly demeanor
  • Willing and positive towards learning, education, advancing skills and adapting to new responsibilities

Sokoloff Lawyers recognizes that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. This policy sets out the organization’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruitment and promotion, giving guidance and encouragement to employees at all levels to act fairly and prevent discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, age, sexual orientation, mental or sensory disability or religion.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)