Claims Litigation Paralegal (Contract)

October 30 2019
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Litigation, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Kitchener, ON

Who we are:

People are at the heart of the Allianz brand. At Allianz, helping people is in our DNA. We believe in being a part of the solution for a better tomorrow, and know that we have a positive impact on people’s lives across the globe. If you are looking to be part of something big, then come join our local family - we want to hear from you!

About the role:

Reporting to the Director, Claims Legal Counsel, the Claims Litigation Paralegal supports the claims litigation function of the Legal department. Responsibilities include reviewing legal appeals, preparing correspondence, conducting research and investigations, and communicating with law firms and other third parties.

You are great at:

  • Coordinating and managing the legal appeals process and communicating decisions to lawyers
  • Participating in weekly Appeals Committee meetings
  • Preparing legal correspondence including denial letters and Small Claims Court documents
  • Liaising with law firms, clients, internal departments and external third parties
  • Conducting claims investigations; preparing and track file summaries
  • Researching case law, general legal principles and other legal academic literature; providing key summaries for Legal department
  • Managing the tracking system for all lawsuits; monitoring and providing updates on progress of all files
  • Managing communications with collection agencies relating to outstanding invoices
  • Preparing file copies and other written correspondence for the Operations and Legal departments
  • Performing other administrative tasks and ad hoc duties as needed

What it takes:

  • College Diploma/Degree in a Paralegal/legal program is preferred
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in a legal role/function; legal academic placement experience will be considered
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignments within the parameter of instructions given
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong customer service skills, responsive and professional
  • Aptitude for new technologies and knowledge of Excel
  • Fluency in French is an asset

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to build a long-term and successful career for yourself in the insurance industry
  • A competitive salary which includes a number of specialty premiums reflecting the work you do
  • A Referral Program that rewards you for referring your qualified friends and family
  • Employee discounts at a wide variety of retailers and services
  • The opportunity to grow with a large, global organization

All successful candidates must be able to pass an Enhanced Reliability Check performed by the Government of Canada.

At Allianz, we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please call our toll free number at 1-800-461-1079 and ask to speak to a member of the Talent Acquisition team.

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