Litigation Legal Assistant

Job ID : 7417
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Ottawa, Canada
Posting Range : $42,400 - $78,100

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

The Legal Assistant will be part of the Definity legal department and will be responsible for assisting in all administrative duties.  The successful candidate will work under the direction and guidance of one or more lawyers and will assist with tasks as assigned.

  • Responsible for the ongoing administrative/organization of files (opening/closing files, entering file details into software, requesting cheques, maintaining a paperless system, uploading documents received, and other tasks as assigned)
  • Draft correspondence and serve/file with the Court / Justice Services Online / My Ontario Account 
  • Schedule examinations, mediations, examinations under oath, meetings, and various attendances and events at Court
  • Maintaining Legal Counsels’ calendar and supervising their practice
  • Provide input into the procedures and practices
  • Work within a paperless environment
  • Perform other duties as required of a Litigation Assistant

What do you bring to the role?

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Legal Assistant as part of a team practicing insurance litigation in Ontario
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Strong document management skills with the ability to learn Definity’s various software programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Outlook and all MS Office applications
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and execute tasks in a quality manner with strong turnaround time
  • Excellent document management skills with ability to utilize the various software systems such as TeamConnect and ACL
  • High degree of personal ethics, integrity and responsibility with an ability to deal with sensitive issues and safeguard privileged and confidential information
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, yet sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Team player, adaptable to a changing environment

Salary Range is $42,400 - $78,100.

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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