Law Clerk – Insurance Defence | Toronto ON

Law Clerk – Insurance Defence | Toronto ON

In this position as Insurance Defence Law Clerk, you will perform a variety of tasks including drafting of various documents such as pleadings, status reports and synopsis memos; assembling case materials in anticipation of various events; and communicating with adverse counsel and clients on routine issues.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Drafting comprehensive reports, summaries and pleadings, including mediation memos, LAT responses and Case Conference summaries·
  • Assisting in the preparation for trials and arbitrations
  • Drafting of material for routine undertakings and 30:10 motions
  • Preparation of file summaries and electronic document briefs in accordance with client guidelines
  • Management of undertakings and refusals
  • Handling of production requests
  • Preparation of defence medical briefs and expert instruction letters
  • Surveillance summaries
  • Adherence to client protocols
  • Routine communications with insureds, clients and other legal professionals

Core Skills & Requirements:

  • Qualified applicants must possess the following:
  • Approximately of 5 years’ related experience
  • Demonstrated experience within a law firm handling Casualty, Accident Benefits (including LAT, Priority and Loss Transfer) and Property Damage      claims
  • Successful completion of post-secondary education and Law Clerk Certification
  • Excellent knowledge of the SABS, and the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Ability to draft comprehensive reports, summaries and pleadings
  • Experience in trial and arbitration preparation
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Adept technical skills using MS Office Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Proficient in the use of Time Matters and PrimaFact preferred, experience using Lighthouse is an asset but not required
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities required

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