Legal Assistant - Edmonton

Litwiniuk & Company - Edmonton, AB (13 months ago)

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Are you the next great addition to Litwiniuk & Company?

Are you looking to be part of a dynamic, high energy team?
Do you thrive in an environment where your hard work drives your team forward?
Are you aligned with our Core Purpose and Core Values?

Purpose of the role

At Litwiniuk & Company, we are obsessed with providing mind-blowing client service. We are always finding new ways to serve our clients and support them throughout their injury claim and recognize that resolving an injury claim effectively and to the client’s satisfaction is a full team effort. We rely on our Legal Assistants to provide high-quality client service alongside strong administrative and operational support to our lawyers.

How you would contribute to our team:
Manage and maintain files in a logical and orderly manner including accurately documenting all data in our file management software
Assist with the efficient and effective movement of client files through the claims process
Maintain client contact at least once every 30 days, responding to all client inquiries within 24 hours
Meet with clients to swear/affirm and sign documents, to provide updates, or to answer questions as required
On direction of lawyer, send various letters to medical practitioners, insurance adjusters, and opposing counsel for bodily injury management and follow up periodically as the file dictates to ensure the client is following suggested treatment
Assist in the collection of evidence needed to advance the client’s claim
Follow instructions from lawyer and accurately transcribe lawyer dictation
Draft or prepare court documents including but not limited to pleadings, affidavits of records, SOCs, legal briefs, etc.
Manage schedule for assigned lawyer including booking travel, questionings, JDRs, client meetings, etc. as necessary
Schedule IMEs and other medication, vocational, or specialist assessments for the client as needed
Assist with set up and tear down of meeting rooms for Questionings and client meetings as needed
Work collaboratively with the team to provide assistance and coverage on other client files as necessary

You would be great in this role if you:
Are adaptable and quick to identify issues or needs, and can accommodate last minute requests and situations
Are capable of proactively anticipating needs and reacting quickly through developing an analytical approach and thorough understanding of the business
Have exceptional time management and pride yourself on exemplary organizational skills including but not limited to management of email, digital files, and processes
Are highly knowledgeable and efficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Are a self-starter and demonstrate a history of holding yourself accountable
Have 2 – 5 years litigation experience, preferably on the plaintiff side
Have completed a Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate from a recognized institute

Why join Litwiniuk:
High-performance culture based on freedom and responsibility
Competitive salary
100% company funded health benefits (for you and your family)
Onsite library and company Book Club
RRSP Matching Program
Unlimited Paid Vacation
Opportunities to work remotely

Check out our Careers website here to learn more about why you’ll love being on our team.