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Litigation Legal Assistant - Plaintiff PI (Mat Leave)

Job ID: 6703

Level: Intermediate

Description:

Our client is a small, boutique Vancouver law firm on West Broadway who specialize in Plaintiff Personal Injury work. They are currently recruiting an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team to cover an 18 month maternity leave starting at the end of February, 2018.

 

Specific Duties and Responsiblities:

·       Maintain lawyers calendars and a bring-forward tracking system for limitation dates and follow-up dates;

·       Draft and edit various legal correspondence and documents including Orders, Lists of Documents and Bills of Costs; 

·       Request and facilitate various document productions;

·       Open and close files;

·       Schedule phone conferences, client meetings and other appointments for clients, lawyers and case managers;

·       Select, review and assemble key documents to be included in medical briefs provided to experts;

·       Organize and assemble materials contained in the physical file and prepare file materials for client meetings;

·        Maintain electronic filing systems and BFs;

·       Sort and process incoming mail including, handling of medical legal reports, clinical records, wage loss and liability documents;

·       Professionally communicate with clients, defense counsel, court registry, process servers, investigators and various experts;

·       Perform the majority of tasks associated with preparing lawyers and files for Examinations for Discovery, Mediations and Trials; and

·       Dictation and Typing.

 

Education and Experience 

 

Graduation from a Legal Administrative Assistant Program from an accredited college with at least 3 - 5 years of LAA experience in a personal injury firm.

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        Exceptional attention to detail and adept at setting priorities;

·        Strong organizational and time management skills;

·        Passionate about providing superior client service;

·        An energetic self-starter who initiates and anticipates needs;

·        Ability to creatively solve problems, make decisions, facilitate and manage deadlines;

·        Exceptional flexibility and adaptability to an ever changing work environment;

·        Ability to remain calm under pressure;

·        Strong communication skills;

·        Confident and dependable with strong ability to work both independently and in a team; and

·        Experience with Microsoft Office and PC Law.

Interested candidates please forward your resume to info@evalee.ca.