Claims Legal Counsel - Administrative

  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Feb 11, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator

Job Description

Are you a lawyer with management aspirations? If so, the Lawyers Insurance Fund (LIF) may be the place for you.

We're searching for a lawyer to eventually assume some of the administrative and managerial duties necessary for the effective operation of the Law Society's professional liability and defalcation insurance program. You have an aptitude for organization, and find the prospect of a management future intriguing. A leader and self-starter who works to high standards, you seek challenging and meaningful work in a collegial and balanced workplace. If the description fits, apply to join the outstanding team of professionals with LIF.

To be considered, you must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC and have a minimum of 8 years' practice experience, preferably in the province. An excellent reputation in the legal community is essential. Preference will be given to you if you have:

  • some management experience or training;
  • practice experience in commercial litigation;
  • P & C insurance industry experience.

Although you will start as a full-time Claims Counsel, we anticipate you will eventually become an integral part of the LIF management team. Your responsibilities will range from investigating and resolving professional liability claims against lawyers, to administrative and organizational duties, including assisting in the management of projects relating to claims and risk management, and underwriting.

You have exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgment, and take a practical approach to issues. You understand that a systematic approach to operations is critical for the success of any well-run organization. Although your attention to detail means that you focus on each individual tree, you never lose sight of the much bigger forest. You manage your time and resources strategically to achieve optimal outcomes as efficiently as possible, and on time.

You bring the passion needed to maintain the consistently high standards of quality and service that has led to the recognition of LIF as a premier lawyers professional liability insurance program in North America.

LIF is owned and operated by the Law Society of BC and provides insurance to all lawyers engaged in private practice in the province. It has assets in excess of $150 million, an annual budget of $22 million, and manages more than 1,000 reports of claims and potential claims against lawyers each year.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Claims Counsel - Administrative”. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Lawyers Insurance Fund is seeking to fill either the Claims Manager or the Claims Counsel-Administrative position, depending on the qualifications of the most suitable candidate.

The terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the Law Society and the Professional Employees Association apply to this position. The salary range for this position is $107,748.05 - $133,563.00.

This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 4Z9

Practice Area(s)

Claims Law