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Legal Assistant

Adecco Canada

This is a Contract position in North Perth, ON posted July 27, 2019.

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant in Waterloo, ON for a Top Insurance company client of ours.

This is a 3 months contract with a high chance of extension and pays $23.00/hr.

This role supports three Paralegal Specialist/ Law Clerks who are responsible for managing a large portfolio of Collections cases, as well as, the handling of Small Claims Court matters, Subrogation matters, Restitution Orders, and Judgment Enforcement files; may also be asked to cover if one of the Legal Assistants for the Litigation Lawyers is absent.

The ideal candidate must have civil litigation experience as opposed to Family Law or Corporate Law experience, and knowledge of the collection process would be most beneficial.

Start Date: 07/29/2019 End Date: 10/23/2019 Reporting to the Supervisor Litigation Services, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive legal administrative and accounting support specializing in matters across all lines of business in all jurisdictions.

Legal Assistant Responsibilities:
• Assist with drafting correspondence and documentation
• Communicate with internal and external contacts
• Gather necessary documentation for matters including conducting searches for legal department and/ or other business unit/ internal clients
• Assist with maintaining and managing invoice and expense payments, processing of EFT’s and incoming debtor payments, including tracking and reporting
• Maintain database of file information for tracking reporting purposes
• Manage calendar including scheduling of court events and meetings
• General office administration duties including faxing, scanning, photocopying, filing, mail distribution
• Assist with office administration, including general office administration, administrative support and backup support, office supplies Legal Assistant Qualifications:
• 4 years of experience in civil litigation
• Completion of Legal Assistant diploma or similar post-secondary program
• Solid understanding of civil litigation process
• Excellent team player and needs to be comfortable working in a fast-paced timeline driven role while producing high quality work
• Proven experience in a similar administrative role
• Strong client focus and commitment to quality service and product outcomes
• Excellent PC skills
– Office 365, advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat DC and other applications
• Excellent organizational and priority-setting skills
• Excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrates tact and professionalism and maintains complete confidentiality at all times with the ability to exercise discretion with highly sensitive information
• Position requires a sense of urgency and strong commitment to service level outcome If you are interested in this amazing opportunity of a Legal Assistant , please apply online to this job posting immediately.