In House Legal Counsel, NL

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City : St John's

Category : Legal

Industry : Insurance

Employer : Intact Financial Corporation

At Intact, insurance is not about things. It’s about people.  It’s what we believe, and it shapes everything we do.  It’s why we strive to provide a second-to-none experience for our customers and create an inspiring workplace for our employees to thrive in.
As Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance, we’re not only leading our industry, but we’re redefining what it means to work for it.  As a recognized top employer, we’re committed to living our values and supporting our dedicated people who bring their best to work each day because they know their work matters.  

Your Job

We’re looking for an In House Legal Counsel to join our growing team in our St. John's, NL office!
As an In House Legal Counsel, you will work as part of the Claims Litigation Department team providing legal representation to the claims department on Property and Casualty litigation files. By utilizing your superior litigation and analytical skills, you will work to identify legal issues impacting on claim resolution and be able to develop a creative and proactive approach to file resolution. 
Here are a few ways you'll make a difference:

Handle insurance litigation files of varying complexities independently from beginning to conclusion.
Draft opinions, pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents to support applications, mediations, judicial settlement conferences and trials.
Independently prepare and conduct applications, discoveries, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trial conferences and trials.
Prepare and present educational legal seminars to claims department.
Maintain productive and effective communications with claims department and adjusters.

Your Skills

Member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
4-8 years of experience in litigation and advocacy, preferably in the area of insurance defence.
Experience in legal research and writing, including authorship of legal opinions.
Experience in drafting pleadings, application documents and pre-hearing memoranda.
Experience as a courtroom advocate.
Proficiency in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.
Experience as supporting counsel in preparing for trials, arbitrations and/or ADR processes.
Trial experience, particularly independent trial experience, is a definite asset.
Superior organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple case files simultaneously and independently.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective client relationships.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, combined with research, negotiation and analytical skills.

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:

An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work 
Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
Flexibility in how and where you work
A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
An extensive, flexible benefits package
An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle

Closing Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
At Intact, our values guide everything that we do.  We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities.  That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees.  If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.
Background Checks
As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us.  We want Intact to be a great place to work!  This means that you’ll be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.
Internal Candidates
For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.
Eligibility
It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made.  You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.
This posting closes on July 8, 2020.

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