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Firm Name: Aviva Trial Lawyers
Posted:Fri. Aug 11, 2017
Location: Toronto

Job Type

Law Clerk

Tort Litigation Clerk – Insurance Defence

Job Summary: 

Aviva Trial Lawyers is currently seeking a litigation clerk for our Toronto office.  As a litigation clerk you will be responsible for supporting one lawyer in the handling of insurance defence (tort) litigation matters. This is a hybrid position where you will be responsible for various clerking tasks as well as the day-to-day file management. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Preparation and drafting of correspondence and legal documents (motion records, affidavit of documents, affidavits, pre-trial/mediation memos, cost outlines, bill of costs, subpoenas, summons to witness, consent and dismissal orders, responses by insurer to an application for arbitration, document briefs); ensuring all appropriate documents and forms are filed with the court in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Compilation of books of authorities/factums
  • Preparing and following up with requests for productions and undertakings
  • Summarizing discovery notes, transcripts, economic loss and medical reports
  • Arranging investigations/surveillance, including preparing various instruction letters to investigators
  • Arranging independent medical examinations, including drafting and preparing the medical briefs
  • Dicta-typing; filing; keeping lawyer's calendar updated; and updating internal database
  • Requisitioning cheques
  • Maintaining file organization
  • Booking travel; including flights, cars and hotels as needed
  • Ensure integrity of information in matterMANAGER applications
  • Liaise between counsel, external parties, and claims operations 

Experience/Skills Required: 

  • Minimum of 5+ years of legal assistant and law clerk experience in an insurance defence or personal injury litigation environment
  • Post-secondary accreditation for legal assistant or law clerk, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word, ACL, and Outlook
  • Proficient in the Rules of Civil Procedure and Court forms
  • Customer-service oriented with superb communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail with a desire to take initiative
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team
  • Mature work ethic and good sense of humour 

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to: 

avivatriallawyers@aviva.com

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

All Opportunities

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