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ProfileCorporate Civil Litigator Responsibilities: Performing initial case assessments and investigating claims. Creating pleadings, including summons and affidavits. Ensuring that copies of documentation are properly filed and distributed. Calendaring dates. Creating and organizing appendices, briefs, indexes. Establishing a chronology of facts. Locating and interviewing witnesses, and preparing selected witnesses for trial. Researching aspects of the case for purposes of discovery, including requesting admissions and production, and factual legal research. Drafting interrogatories. Identifying and contacting experts who may help in a case. Attending hearings and trials in order to take notes, assist in jury selection, observe the jury, handle exhibits and many other tasks. Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management. Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors. Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action. Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically. Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks. Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity. Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders. Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, politicians, clients). Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team. Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights. Meet legal objectives. Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas. Keep abreast of legislative changes.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: BSc degree in Law or JD Degree. MA or BSc in Business Administration is an asset.