Allstate Canada Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Jan 03, 2023Hybrid
Who is Allstate: Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is a leading home and auto insurer focused on providing its customers prevention and protection products and services for every stage of life. The company is proud to have been named a Best Employer in Canada for nine consecutive years and prioritizes supporting employees and fostering an inclusive, welcoming corporate culture. Allstate is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates through partnerships with charitable organizations, employee giving and volunteerism. Serving Canadians since 1953, Allstate strives to provide reassurance with its "You’re in Good Hands®" promise. Through our Employee Value Proposition, Opportunity, Flexibility, Community, Diversity and Family, we have worked hard to develop and nurture a culture where employees feel valued, experience personal growth, have career options and truly enjoy the work they do. Our team is growing, and we are actively looking to hire a talented and motivated Intermediate or Junior Insurance Defence Lawyer to join our Claims Litigation team. This individual will report to Director, Claims Litigation, and working out of our Moncton office. The Defence Lawyer will provide efficient and cost-effective legal advice and support to Allstate business units and will represent insureds and Allstate, Pembridge and Pafco Insurance Companies in the defense of personal lines of insurance including bodily injury and accident benefit claims. Role Designation: Hybrid 1-2 days in Office Benefits to joining Allstate Complete Group Benefits Program customizable to your needs Comprehensive Health and Wellness resources Strong Brand Recognition Working within the community and giving back! Opportunity for ongoing learning and career development. We work a 37.5 hour work week Accountabilities: Review new file assignments and draft initial pleadings and prepare discovery Prepare for and attend at case conferences, questionings, mediations, pre-trials and trials Perform due diligence; gather all relevant facts and documents; collaborate with clients, paralegals and/or other lawyers is assessment of file Research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues Monitor and review new laws, regulations, and case law; identify and summarize relevant issues; collaborate with other areas of Law & Regulation department; proactively provide advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures Draft, review and/or negotiate basic matters Draft and/or review routine correspondence and communications Respond to claims inquires Gather facts from client to understand goals and objectives client intends to achieve from action Work with business colleagues to develop and implement change Determine if/how business processes/practices need to be modified and work with client to implement change Qualifications: Possesses a Law Degree and is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick in good standing Minimum 3-5 years’ experience. Experience in insurance defense preferred Personal Injury & Accident Benefit experience is an asset Experience with issue management Ability to influence others Possesses analytical skills, utilizing knowledge of the law for sound decision-making Excellent technical, drafting, reporting, and research skills are required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information Computer skills including MS Office Suite Ability to interact well with all levels of the organization Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.