Law Clerk — Insurance and Tort Liability

Reference # LCITL_-_02-26-19
Open Date February 26, 2019
Close Date March 22, 2019
Location Toronto

Purpose of Role

The Litigation Law Clerk will be an integral member of the Insurance and Tort Liability Group working closely with lawyers and other members of team to provide the highest level of client service, while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team.

The ideal candidate must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, a desire for continuous growth and thrive when working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience working in insurance defence including, but not limited to, accident benefits matters.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of these roles include, but are not limited to:

  • File management from inception to conclusion;
  • Preparing client reports at regular intervals and engaging in direct client communications relating to ongoing matters;
  • Identifying, requesting and monitoring lists of required productions and information from both the client and opposing counsel;
  • Preparing electronic document briefs, charts, chronologies and summaries of documentary evidence for use on discovery, mediation, pre-trial and arbitration/trial;
  • Analysis of client documents and drafting of the Affidavit of Documents, including identification of Schedule “A”, “B”, “C” & “D” (where applicable) productions;
  • Reviewing and summarizing discovery transcripts; managing undertakings and refusals; preparing discovery reports to clients;
  • Drafting Statements of Issue and compiling Mediation Briefs;
  • Drafting and compiling motion materials, books of authorities and other Court materials;
  • Identifying appropriate expert witnesses; liaising with and retaining expert witnesses;
  • Instructing surveillance investigators, analysis and summary of their reports;
  • Trial/Arbitration preparation, including preparation of required notices and summons to witness;
  • Maintaining a bring-forward system to: ensure team members have everything required for scheduled meetings, discoveries, mediations, arbitration hearings or Court appearances; and
  • Cooperating within the team to assist with overflow, urgent deadlines and back-up coverage.

Key Competencies Required

  • University degree an asset
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent), and/or Licenced Paralegal Degree
  • Relevant experience in a similar role with knowledge of litigation legal procedures and statutes including familiarity with the Rules for various courts
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of document management software including, but not limited to, Primafact
  • Professional demeanor and strong organizational, investigative, fact-finding, and problem solving skills
  • Strong critical analysis and writing skills
  • Good judgment and initiative, with a demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for liaising with clients, lawyers and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative as required
  • Ability to handle pressure and to remain calm in working within time constraints
  • Availability to work extended hours when necessary

Application

If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please forward a current resume to Myriam Lapierre, at MLapierre@blg.com no later than March 22, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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