Legal Assistant (Bodily Injury)

Job ID : 7537
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Calgary, 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.

What to expect from this role?

  • General file handling and practice management for Civil Litigation Matters
  • Arrange and assist with drafting of standard pleadings and arrange for service and filing of court documents and other duties as required.
  • Assist in file management duties such as opening to closing of files in a paperless environment, including organizing materials and assisting lawyers with preparations for questioning, mediations/JDR, and various other attendances. 
  • Conduct conflict searches, open and close files, including assisting lawyers with file and limitation lists and tracking tasks with TeamConnect.
  • Independently manage assigned tasks, using effective time management and communication skills to help move matters to resolution through the litigation process.
  • Draft correspondence and other documents as instructed to clients, third parties, experts, etc.
  • Assist lawyers with litigation management, including prioritizing of tasks and scheduling of client meetings, questionings, mediations/JDR etc.
  • Assist with office administrative tasks such as ordering supplies and attending to vendor payments.
  • Provide input into the procedures and practices.
  • Display initiative in assisting lawyers with litigation management, including prioritizing of tasks with file, limitation lists and tracking tasks with TeamConnect and scheduling of client meetings, questioning and mediations. including assisting lawyers 

What you bring to this role?

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent for a litigation department/legal team practicing civil litigation in Alberta (ideally insurance defence or personal injury practice)
  • Knowledge of Alberta Court rules, practice directions and procedures
  • Strong document management skills with the ability to learn and utilize Definity’s various software programs such as TeamConnect
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Outlook and all MS Office applications.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and execute tasks in a quality manner with strong turnaround time.
  • 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 with proof reading skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, yet sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Preference will be given to graduates of a Legal Assistant or Paralegal diploma program.
  • Team player, adaptable to a changing environment
  • Ability to work in a paperless 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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