Law Clerk/Legal Assistant

Grillo Law P. C. - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Grillo Law Professional Corporation. is a prominent Toronto plaintiff personal injury law firm with over 35 years of experience. We specialise in car accident claims, slip & falls, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, catastrophic determinations and products liability.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Well-developed time management skills and commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Requesting productions and medical documentations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, along with lawyers and administrative staff, to ensure high-quality services and reputation of the firm.
  • Organising and maintaining the documents brief both in electronic and paper version.
  • Update records, preparing memorandum of progress on individual matters, diarizing telephone calls.
  • Draft documents for review by lawyer responsible for matters (pleading, Affidavits of Documents, Mediation memorandum, Requests to Admit, Directions, Agreements, Consents, Motion Materials, Settlement Memos, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriately thorough and timely document production by all parties to actions.
  • Arrange legal examinations for clients manage all scheduling.
  • Review examination for discovery transcripts to compile undertakings and refusals and follow up in a timely manner.
  • Draft correspondence to clients, experts, other parties, witnesses, etc. as needed.
  • Draft and prepare correspondence to opposing counsel and legal documents including, Motion Records, Factum, Books Of Authorities, Affidavits of Documents, pre-trial memos and certification forms
  • Schedule pre-trial, trials and motions.
  • Prepare and assist with statement of accounts and assessable disbursements
  • Diarize all deadlines and ensure that preparations for trials, discoveries and mediations are completed in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and maintain all client contact including meetings, calendar scheduling, and delegation where required to other team members.

Attributes & Experience

  • Legal assistant diploma
  • 3+ years of plaintiff personal injury tort experience
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and have superior critical thinking skills
  • Strong technical skills, including Microsoft Office. Familiarity with Amicus an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to work well under pressure and with a high volume of files (an average of 250 with varying difficulty)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and Torts are a must, including the ability to read and interpret legislation
  • Working knowledge of Accidents Benefits an asset
  • Maintain physical files in pristine order and update knowledge management systems (Amicus, PC Law) as needed
  • Ability to work overtime as needed

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year