Intermediate Insurance Defence Legal Assistant

Post Date: January 5, 2015

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's fastest growing national business law firms, with more than 470 lawyers working in offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham and Montréal. We strive to offer each team member a great challenge, competitive compensation/benefits, employee perks, an emphasis on wellness plus, a positive, collegial work environment.

We believe in fostering an environment of sharing and collaboration by emphasizing the importance of belonging to a team and contributing to the firm through teamwork. We have an unyielding dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice in and strive to offer each firm member a great challenge, competitive compensation and benefits, employee perks and a positive, collegial work environment.

We are looking for an Intermediate Legal Assistant for a full-time, permanent position within the Insurance Defence group, supporting a Senior Partner and team, as necessary.

The incumbent should have a minimum of five (5) years experience as an Insurance Defence Litigation Legal Assistant and a Community College Diploma or equivalent.

This position requires a superstar organizer who has the technical knowledge and experience of handling a complex insurance defence file from start-to-finish. Your tasks will include, but will not be limited to, setting up pleadings, typing opinion letters, setting up examinations for discovery, etc. In this role you need to be able to work independently, maintain client contact, fast turnaround and juggle your other tasks with ease and the utmost attention to top-quality, error-free work.

To be successful in this role, you are able to handle a very busy, paper-intensive practice with superior secretarial, technical and drafting skills. You must be able to provide consistent, quality support for this group’s large number of active files.

This is a great opportunity for a Legal Assistant who enjoys a dynamic desk and being a solid contributor to a team.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, quoting the above job title and office location, to:

Attn: Talent Management Specialist
Miller Thomson LLP
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West, Suite 5800
P.O. Box 1011
Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
Fax: 416-595-8695

While we thank all applicants for their interest, due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to queries individually and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities.