In House Legal Counsel

  • Intact Insurance Company
  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sep 15, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Litigator

Job Description

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  

As Legal Counsel you will work as part of the Claims Legal team providing 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. You will:

  • Handle insurance defence files of varying complexities independently from beginning to conclusion
  • Draft opinions, pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents to support motion applications, mediation briefs and pre-trial memoranda
  • Independently prepare and conduct applications/motions, discoveries, mediations, arbitration, pre-trial conferences and Trials
  • Prepare and present educational legal seminars to the claims department
  • Maintain productive and effective communications with claims department adjusters
  • Act as a mentor and participate in education and training for junior counsel
  Your Skills  
  • Member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • 7+ years of experience in insurance defence litigation. Preferably with an emphasis on courtroom experience
  • Experience in the following areas is a definite asset: Property damage, Bodily Injury and/or Subrogation
  • Experience in handling multi-party actions
  • Expertise in drafting pleadings, conducting discoveries and trials
  • Proficient in alternative dispute including independent preparation and conduct of Mediations
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple case files simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective client relationships and function well in a medium sized office setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, combined with research, negotiation and analytical skills
  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 internal and external candidates will 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 to Work in Canada

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 September 28th, 2020.


Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law