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Platinum Recruiting Inc.

Legal Assistant (personal Injury) - Vernon

Location
Vernon, BC
Details
Full Time
6 days ago

Based in Vernon, our well established client is seeking a Legal Assistant (Personal Injury) or Paralegal to join their reputable law firm.  The ideal candidate will be team-orientated and accustomed to working collaboratively with other litigation assistants.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; inputting information into file database and confirming case status with Lawyer
  • Prepare and draft legal documents such as pleadings, correspondence, applications, etc
  • Arrange examinations for discovery and trial dates
  • Conduct legal research
  • Prepare court materials such as application records, books of authorities, appeal records and appeal books
  • Enhance trial proceedings by organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed
  • E-file legal documents
  • Prepare settlement documents
  • Ensure deadlines are met and limitation dates are adhered to
  • Correspond with clients

Qualifications:

  • 2+years experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Inexperienced candidates who have completed a Legal Assistant/Paralegal certificate or diploma may also be considered.
  • Well versed in trial preparation
  • Familiarity with the Rules of Court and related forms and practice directions
  • Must have strong client service skills
  • Excellent word processing and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task & prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Platinum Recruiting via our website or email enquiries@platinumrecruiting.ca with the subject line “Personal Injury – Legal Assistant”.

Category
Administrative Legal