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Legal Assistant

May 26 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Mississauga, ON

RSA is one of the world’s longest standing insurance groups, providing protection and peace of mind, for over 300 years, to more than nine million customers, worldwide.

Our people are ambitious, passionate and inquisitive, and driven by a need to deliver value and innovative solutions to our customers. We are proud of our organizational culture which encourages us to embrace each other’s strengths, and respect everyone’s ideas.

At RSA, our desire to be the best has created an exceptional company in which you can build and advance your career. RSA is proud to be ranked among Canada’s Top 100 employers in 2019 and 2020.

To join this award-winning team, and to learn more about us, visit our Careers page.

RSA, Johnson, CNS and Deeks are part of the RSA Group of Companies (“RSA”).

Position Summary

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated work experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in personal injury law and accident benefits, either defence or plaintiff. You will report to the Director of Legal Claims and provide administrative support to counsel defending files representing RSA or its policyholders in tort, property, accident benefits and general insurance litigation matters.

What you'll do in the role

  • You will use your strong communication skills as you deal with clients, counsel, adjusters and other parties
  • You have a demonstrated ability to prepare various correspondence, Affidavit of Documents, Motion Records, Mediation Memos, Medical Briefs, etc.
  • You are able to schedule Examinations for Discovery and various court appearances efficiently
  • You are able to prioritize and complete to-do’s and maintain a legal database accurately
  • You are able to work with counsel assisting in trial preparation
  • Administratively you will also be required to complete filing, photocopying, scanning, faxing and other general administrative assistant duties

What you'll need

  • Legal Assistant or Law Clerk Certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an insurance defence legal assistant
  • Working knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and court procedures
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage own workflow
  • Ability to handle multiple files and associated tasks with applicable deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and client skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a team oriented environment
  • This role will reflect the successful candidate's experience level

What you'll receive

  • A market-leading, comprehensive Total Rewards Program which includes competitive compensation and bonus, flexible benefits, and pension plan.
  • Best-in-class vacation policy that includes paid volunteer, parental leave top-up programs and personal leave days.
  • Strong learning culture with a focus on overall development, internal mobility and career advancement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion, with a strong focus on community and corporate social responsibility.

Temporary / Fixed Term Hires:

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong learning culture
  • Diverse, award-winning culture with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility

At RSA, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and that starts with our people. We work side by side with driving energy and determination to get better every day, through industry leading thinking, and by listening to and respecting all perspectives. This is how our leaders and our people make an impact. We are forward looking, so we can adapt, evolve and improve, ultimately achieving our better, together. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our people managers and leaders successfully manage flexible work arrangements for their teams to ensure they are optimal for both the individual, and the business.

At RSA Canada, we are committed to creating a workplace where our employees thrive; where everybody counts and everyone is heard. Where you can be your whole self at work – wherever that is – everyday. To celebrate differences, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because we believe having a diverse workforce which embraces different perspectives makes RSA Canada a more vibrant and creative place to work.

RSA is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodation for individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you need assistance, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA. To learn more, visit our Accessibility page. network