Legal Assistant

Pro-Demnity Insurance Company - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Pro-Demnity Insurance Company is a professional liability insurer to architects of Ontario and operates under a mandate legislated by the Government of Ontario.

We are looking for a junior legal assistant with 3-5 years of insurance defence litigation experience to join our growing in-house legal team.

The position is permanent full-time. A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with experience, in addition to benefits.

In this role you will:

  • Draft correspondence and legal documents
  • Communicate with clients, counsel and other third parties
  • File legal documents and pleadings with the court
  • Organize and maintain litigation files from opening to closing
  • Maintain and update legal file lists and internal databases
  • Monitor case schedules and filing deadlines
  • Manage in-house legal calendars and schedule Examinations for Discovery, court appearances, meetings, conference calls
  • File, print, bind, and perform other administrative tasks, as required
  • Be flexible to the changing demands of the job

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Post-secondary accreditation for legal assistant, with minimum 3 years of litigation legal experience
  • Have superior organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Be analytical and have excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word, Outlook, GSuite and Primafact
  • Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills
  • Attention to detail with a desire to take initiative
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction, and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the Rules of Civil Procedure, including court procedures
  • Highly developed English written and oral communication skills

Eligible candidates MUST have experience and a diploma/Certificate from a recognized institution.

While all applicants are appreciated, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

No phone calls. No agencies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent