Legal Counsel – Intact Insurance

Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. When you join our team, you’re bringing this purpose to life alongside a passionate community of experts.

Feel empowered to learn and grow while being valued for who you are– here, diversity is a strength. You have our commitment to support you in reaching your goals with tools, opportunities, and flexibility. It’s our employee promise.

Our hybrid work model provides the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interactions.

Read on to see how you can shape the future, win as a team, and grow with us.

About the role

We’re looking for an In-House Legal Counsel to join our growing team!

What you’ll do here:

Handle insurance defence files of varying complexities independently from beginning to conclusion.
Prepare and deliver initial reporting providing recommendations on liability, quantum assessment, and proactive file management strategy.
Independently prepare and conduct applications/motions, discoveries, mediations, settlement conferences, pre-trial conferences and trials.
Draft opinions, pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents to support motion applications, mediation briefs, settlement conference briefs, and pre-trial memoranda.
Prepare and present legal educational seminars to the claims department.
Maintain productive and effective communications with the claims department and adjusters.

What you bring to the table:

LLB/JD and member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in Good Standing (or be eligible to become a member)
Minimum of two years of insurance litigation experience; but we are open to various levels of experience
Expertise in drafting pleadings, reviewing and assessing production, conducting discoveries, conducting mediations/settlement conferences and trials.
Experience in legal research and writing, including authoring legal opinions
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 and negotiating experience.
Proficient in alternative dispute resolution including independent preparation and conduct of mediations.
What we offer

Working here means you’ll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team:

A financial rewards program that recognizes your success
An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchased
An extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcare
Flexible work arrangements
Possibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per year
An annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle
Access to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleagues
A dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programs
Inclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunities
Inspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you grow
A Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique.

We are an equal opportunity employer

At Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.

If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity. We’ll work with you to meet your needs.

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 08/02/2024