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Unica Insurance Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
TITLE: Legal Assistant DEPARTMENT: Legal Services REPORTS TO: AVP, Legal Services STATUS: Permanent Unica Insurance committed to providing a diverse, inclusive work environment free of all forms of discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in pursuing a job opportunity with Unica Insurance and require accommodation, please advise us so that we can work with you to provide suitable accommodation in the recruitment and selection process. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Legal Services, we are looking for a seasoned Legal Assistant to join our team. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares court documents, correspondence, and other documents. Maintains large volume of legal files, records, etc. Schedules court dates including Motion, Mediations and Examinations for Discovery Ensures that work is completed accurately and in a timely manner Understands the importance of maintaining confidentiality both inside and outside of work Open and maintain files and filing system Manage telephone calls and process mail Manage and coordinate meetings, appointments, schedules and calendars, and make travel arrangements Essential requirements for this position are: Minimum of five (5) years litigation experience as a legal assistant, law clerk or paralegal; pay commensurate with experience; Experience supporting lawyers handling insurance litigation – primarily personal injury (motor vehicle, slip and fall), property claims, accident benefit claims, etc.; Exemplary technical, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills; Proven ability to handle changing priorities; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent keyboarding and computer skills (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Access); Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills; Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and file maintenance; Resourceful, with the ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines with minimal supervision; Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.
Bennett Jones LLP Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
Edmonton - Legal Assistant, Corporate (Commercial Real Estate) Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Beijing and New York. We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as a Platinum Level Best Employer in the 2019 "Best Employers in Canada" survey conducted by AON. The firm has also been recognized for 2019 as one of "Alberta's Top 75 Employers" and as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp. The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 17 consecutive years. We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Edmonton office: Legal Assistant, Corporate (Commercial Real Estate) Essential Functions: Provide full scope legal administrative support such as document preparation, drafting letters, client correspondence, binder preparation and billing Oversee the processing of trust funds to and from trust and investment accounts on a timely basis in respect of various transactions Complete due diligence searches (Corporate Registry, Personal Property Registry, Land Titles) Calendar management and meeting organization Document management duties, including filing and diary system Building a positive rapport with staff, lawyers and clients Provide additional administrative assistance and general office duties as assigned Qualifications: Post-secondary education from an accredited legal assistant program and/or equivalent experience Minimum 3 years’ experience in a legal support position; experience in commercial real estate an asset Proficient with computers, particularly Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion Highly organized and able to prioritize workload Excellent attention to detail Self-motivated Responds to everyday tasks with little supervision and takes ownership of the role A strong team player; demonstration of a positive work ethic Excellent verbal and written communication skills Apply Via: Clear Legal Job Board Apply To: Human Resources Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership 3200 TELUS House, South Tower 10020 100th Street Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3 Fax: 780.421.7951 E-mail: hrdeptedm@bennettjones.com Please note that relatives of current employees are not eligible for consideration. All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check. Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Air Canada Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.       We are seeking a litigation lawyer with one to three (1-3) years of experience to join our team in Montreal. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Litigation who has carriage of all major litigation and claims against Air Canada and its affiliates, worldwide, the selected candidate will provide legal advice on a wide range of matters including but not limited to: general liability, aviation liability, regulatory obligations, contractual obligations and anti-trust issues. The selected candidate may be called to represent Air Canada and its affiliates before civil courts and administrative tribunals as well as assist in other more senior lawyers in the team on major litigation. The successful candidate will have acquired experience and exposure to litigation facing large corporations including document production. Solid technical competence is a must. The selected candidate would be one who is a dynamic team player, as collaboration is an essential aspect of the job. Membership in a provincial bar (preferably the Bar of Quebec) is required. Proficiency in a foreign language and knowledge and experience in administrative law and class action proceedings are definitely assets.   Qualifications Adaptability and flexibility to work effectively in a context of constant change, shifting priorities, and conflicting demands, to embrace new ideas and to adjust to a variety of situations and individuals; Solid research and analytical skills, to identify, define and assess all relevant factors and weight alternative courses of action, and sound judgment in a fast-paced environment; Capacity to work under pressure, displaying composure in stressful situations; Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to develop strong co-operative relationships; Inclination to take initiative and be proactive and to offer to assist and support co-workers, resourcefulness to prevent problems, and ability to handle work independently, taking responsibility for own actions; Drive to satisfy and anticipate “client” needs, possessing creativity to tailor approach to meet the business needs; Drive for results and urgency, high motivation towards achievement and action-oriented with ability to sensibly prioritize efforts; Tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm and drive through to attainment of objectives. Excellent negotiation, advocacy and written and oral communications skills (to convey messages and thoughts clearly, concisely, persuasively, and in a focused manner, to form compelling arguments based on facts, logic and law, to listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding, to tailor the message appropriately to the particular audience and to share information, ideas and feedback in a timely manner) are required. Integrity (including a strong work ethic, high personal standards, discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information, dedication to follow through on commitments, and openness and honesty in communications as well as a respectful demeanour) is assumed. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of Canada’s international airline. The selected candidate will often work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely with and learning from more senior counsel who have acquired a broad and deep understanding of all commercial and regulatory aspects of the Air Canada and airline business. The candidate would be joining a company with a high profile and operations in a multi-faceted regulatory, competitive and international environment. Though the demands are high, they are devoid of the pressures of client development and billing, found in private practice. The environment is fast-paced with constant activity. The international dimension and exposure to a wide range of foreign legal regimes is also an attraction. The opportunity to join a cohesive and dynamic group of professionals, who take pride in contributing to achieving Air Canada’s commercial and operational objectives and who are focused on personal growth and improving client services, is an attraction as is the opportunity to join an international airline whose successes and innovations are attracting very positive attention from the industry internationally and the investor community. LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. Diversity and Inclusion Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest on the clear legal job board; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP Victoria BC
Sep 18, 2019
Full time
Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP is a leading Personal Injury and Class Action Law Firm located at Dockside Green in Victoria BC. We have passionately advocated on behalf of our clients for over 40 years, ensuring they receive the care and compensation that they deserve.   We are currently seeking a Litigator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of hands-on litigation experience.   Responsibilities include:   Client Meetings and Intakes; Liability Investigations; Document Management; Drafting Pleadings; Drafting Settlement Proposals; Legal Research; Reviewing Records; Preparing Applications; Attending Discoveries and Trials;   The successful candidate will be a team player who has good people, time management, organizational skills and is committed to a thriving career in litigation.   Acheson Law offers competitive Vancouver-indexed salaries and benefits and provides candidates with an environment of constant learning and mentorship.   Resumes can be emailed to jsoole@achesonlaw.ca    
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