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Legal Clerk/Legal Assistant (ECH-ON)

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L4W 0A5

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners.

Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do

The Legal Assistant/Law Clerk will provide confidential administration and litigation support to in house counsel.

  • Drafting, revising, updating and preparing litigation documents, including Notices of Examination, Affidavits of Service, Affidavits of Documents, Jury Notices, Motion Records, Notice to Defend,  Statements of Defence, Trial Records,  Responses to License Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) Applications and LAT Case Conference Summaries
  • Filing documents with court and the LAT
  • Collecting answers to undertakings and organizing productions
  • Preparation of document briefs
  • Summarizing productions
  • Arranging examinations for discovery, examinations under oath, mediations and defence medical examinations
  • Preparation of medical briefs to send to medical experts
  • Maintaining the lawyers’ schedules and diaries, including examinations for discovery, meetings and telephone conferences
  • Keeping track of file activity and diarizing limitation periods
  • Filing and making sure files are up to date
  • Preparation of Releases, Consents and Orders
  • Opening and closing legal files
  • Creating and updating contact information of plaintiff counsel, client, co- defendant, expert witnesses and court officers
  • Communicating with adjusters on a regular basis to advise them about file status
  • Requesting cheques and paying respective party (i.e. Plaintiff for productions)
  • Ordering Supplies as needed
  • Preparation of quarterly accounts
  • Transcribe occasional dictation
  • Preparation for trials, pre-trials, mediations and LAT hearings
  • Open, sort and distribute mail
  • Minute taking and meeting preparation

Who You Are

  • Minimum 3 to 6 years relevant working experience as a legal assistant or law clerk
  • Previous experience in Insurance Defence and Accident Benefits environment is required
  • Law Clerk’s Certification is an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure and the litigation process required
  • Basic understanding of Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule and dispute resolution process
  • Highly organized with time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work volume
  • Focused on detail, accuracy and grammar
  • Customer service oriented
  • Results oriented
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Aptitude for learning

What’s In It For You

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
  • Annual shared success program based on performance
  • Annual merit increases based on performance
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with a matching contribution component
  • Complimentary CAA Membership

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Echelon Insurance will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.