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

Job Type

Legal Assistant

Accident Benefits Practice Assistant – Insurance Defence

Job Summary: 

Aviva Trial Lawyers is currently seeking a practice assistant for our Mississauga office.  As a practice assistant, you will be responsible for supporting our team of lawyers and litigation clerks in the handling of administrative tasks for insurance defence accident benefits matters. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents of a technical and confidential nature, including opening letters to insureds
  • Prepare basic legal documents for review by counsel (Notices of Intent to Defend, Notice of Change of Lawyer, Certificate of Service, LAT Responses, etc.)
  • Open new matter records in matterMANAGER and ACL and ensure accuracy of data entry
  • Ensure quick delivery of incoming communications, such as emails, faxes and mail, to the appropriate recipient
  • Request payment on all invoices for the practice group
  • Request filing fees for all new matters assigned to the team (i.e. Levy fees, initial pleading fees, etc.)
  • Direct incoming files to addressees in a timely manner
  • Electronically organizing documents, downloading documents from sharefile and titanfile, binding, printing, copying, burning CD’s and briefing
  • Dicta-typing and filing
  • Scheduling matters; booking travel; including flights, cars and hotels as needed
  • Train new hires on cheque requisition procedure
  • Supply ordering and distribution
  • Prepare closed files for shipment to storage 

Experience/Skills Required: 

  • Minimum of 2+ years of legal administrative experience in an insurance defence or personal injury litigation environment
  • Post-secondary accreditation for legal assistant or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with MS Word, ACL, Adobe, and Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and Court forms, FSCO, LAT, Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule
  • Ability to work in a paperless environment
  • 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.

When applying please ensure to reference the position, Accident Benefits Practice Assistant. 

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to: 

Aviva Trial Lawyers 
avivatriallawyers@aviva.com 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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