Legal Counsel

  • TD Bank
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Dec 15, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

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Department Overview

Reporting to the AVP Claims Litigation Services, legal counsel handles assigned property and casualty insurance legal matters, and represents TD Insurance or its policyholders in civil litigation involving claims for monetary damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage.

Job Description

Uses Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters; advises, communicates and develops those strategies with TD Insurance claims representatives and insured clients, as appropriate.
Conducts necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, oral arguments, settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researches the law applicable to cases or matters. Drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, legal factums and opinions as required.
Advises, communicates and consults with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Meets with, and maintains good relations and communications with claims representatives and insured clients.
Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, product liability, engineering issues and defences involved with such cases.

Job Requirements

Completion of law school with LLB or JD from a recognized institution.
Admission to the Bar of Nova Scotia and/or New Brunswick, and eligible for admission to the Bar of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI.
Minimum of 2 years post-call experience as a litigation lawyer.
Background in insurance defence litigation, including personal injury (preferred), and/or general litigation experience.
Experience independently managing a legal case load.
Knowledge of legal and court documents and procedures.
Knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with insured clients, claims representatives, judges and tribunal members.
Excellent legal drafting skills and eye for detail.
Motivated self-starter with ability to work productively under pressure and deliver business results.
Strong interpersonal & client service skills; professional and positive demeanour.
Superior organization & priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task.
Conceptual and creative problem-solving skills.
Fluency in French is an asset.

Additional Information

You may also apply by sending a letter and your CV to Thomas Hudak, AVP Claims Litigation Services at Thomas.Hudak@td.com

We wish to thank all applicants however, only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Inclusiveness

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job Family

Legal Counsel

Job Category - Primary

Legal Services / Counsel

Job Category(s)

Insurance

Hours

35

Business Line

Corporate

Time Type

Full Time

Employment Type

Regular

Country

Canada

Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law