Lawyer

  • Brampton, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Matrix is a full service staffing firm providing professional recruitment solutions for a wide variety of careers.

Job Description

Our client, well respected in their field, is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join their team. The firm’s personal injury group represents plaintiffs on a variety of matters and you will be responsible for working on case files which may include:

• Motor vehicle accidents

• Slip and falls

• medical malpractice

• wrongful death

• brain injury

• catastrophic personal injury

• injury caused by defective products

 

The successful candidate will have:

 • Excellent academic credentials with a LLB or equivalent.

• 4-5 years experience in the area of plaintiff personal injury (participation from start to trials)

• Strong technical legal, research, drafting skills and analytical skills

• Organizational, problem solving and oral skills

• Attention to detail

• Observation, interpersonal, communication and client service skills

• Strong "team player with the ability to work well with staff at all levels

• Flexible with the ability to balance competing demands

 

DUTIES

 

• Prepare and file legal documents

• Collect facts and evidence

• Negotiate settlements

• Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations

• Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses

• Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents

• Present and summarize cases to judges and juries

• Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases

• Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case

• Represent clients in court or before government agencies

• Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit

• Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial

• Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation

• Study statutes, decisions and regulations to determine ramifications for cases

• Prepare and draft legal documents; prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in proper courts

• Negotiate settlements

• Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings

• Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law

• Perform other litigation tasks; perform other duties as required


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE

 Law and Government: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations

Special Skills and Personality Traits: Organizational, self-management, negotiation, writing, presentation skills

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

 Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the client

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Time Management: Managing time dockets

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Plaintiff side personal injury litigation experience

• Experience participating in trials required

• Some travel and after hours work may be required

 

 

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Matrix is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit and hire the most qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. We value diversity in our workforce and in our community and are committed to providing equal opportunities in services, access to services and employment opportunities. Our employees and applicants have equal opportunity for employment, training, and promotion and we welcome all applicants to apply. 

 

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