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Litigation Associate & Paralegal

October 25 2020
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Family, Person, Litigation, Professionals, Support staff
Calgary, AB
  • Don't miss this exciting opportunity to use your Personal Injury experience in one of two pivotal roles.
  • Join a team dedicated to helping Canadians access justice.
  • Receive a highly competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

About Higgerty Law

Higgerty Law is a modern law firm that focuses on litigation, particularly for class actions and personal injury claims. We pride ourselves on being a modern and technology-driven law firm that has a strong commitment to justice and care for our clients throughout Canada.  

At Higgerty Law we know that our success is thanks to the hardworking people who make up our diverse team. We're passionate about the work that we do and work collaboratively to achieve the long and short term goals of our firm. If this is an environment you think you could thrive within then we want to hear from you. 

For more information about Higgerty Law please visit our website by clicking here. 

An Opportunity to Make an Impact

Due to a period of growth, Higgerty Law currently has an exciting opportunity for both a Paralegal and a Litigation Associate to join our team in Calgary on a full-time basis. These roles will see you working collaboratively to support our personal injury and class action cases. 

As our new Paralegalyou'll support our Litigation Associate through the preparation of files and documents related to relevant cases. Some of your key responsibilities in this fast-paced role will include:

  • Contributing towards trial preparation.
  • Drafting and preparing legal documents required by the Litigation Associate.
  • Working with the Litigation Associate to organize and manage files, documents, and exhibits. 
  • Interviewing clients in regard to personal injuries. 
  • Gathering medical reports. 
  • Assisting in preparing settlement demands. 

As our new Litigation Associateyou'll work collaboratively to support our clients. Though, as a firm, we specialize in both class actions and personal injury claims this role will be primarily focused on personal injury claims. Some of your key responsibilities in this fast-paced role will include:

  • Managing a pipeline of personal injury cases that ensure adequate settlements and client satisfaction. 
  • Developing a system with the Paralegal working with you so that you know and understand each file on an individual basis. 
  • Conducting client assessments and analyzing intake information. 
  • Attending mediations, hearings, and trials as needed. 
  • Negotiating settlements as needed outside of mediation and trial.  

More About You

In order to qualify for the role of Paralegalyou will need a minimum of 4 years of experience along with a background in personal injury.  Previous class action experience is not required but is certainly an asset. 

In order to qualify for the role of Litigation Associate, you will need 3 - 5 years of experience along with a background in personal injury. Previous class action experience is not required but is certainly an asset as is previous trial experience. 

As our ideal candidate for either of these roles, you'll join us with excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form. Your assertive nature and aptitude for attention to detail will ensure you achieve the best outcome for our clients while working towards many competing deadlines. You'll also possess computer literacy and be very comfortable using Microsoft 360 as well as legal programs used to keep track of files. Your problem-solving skills and your ability to work as part of a team will further foster our office culture allowing all team members to achieve their best for both clients and our firm. 

Above all, you'll be an enthusiastic and strategically minded professional who is eager to use their skills to make a difference and provide value for our clients, our community, and our greater team.  

About the Salary and Benefits 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary based on your skills and experience, as well as a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits. 
  • Two weeks of vacation that increases with your length of service. 
  • Support for law society fees. 
  • An annual review with opportunities for bonuses or salary increases based on the previous year.
  • Opportunities for career advancement - we want our new hires to help drive the next phase of our growth and grow their careers with us. 

Upon joining Higgerty Law you'll be welcomed into a collaborative environment where communication is valued at all levels. Though the work that we do may be challenging it's also highly rewarding and allows us to make a tangible and positive difference in the lives of others. network