Lawyer (Plaintiff Personal Injury)

  • 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



Additional Information

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