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 our Calgary Managing Lawyer in our Law and Regulation team. 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.
Please note: This is a contract position anticipated to last 12 months with a possibility of an extension beyond that period of time
Role Designation: Hybrid 1-2 days in Office
Benefits to joining Allstate
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
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
Occasional travel throughout Alberta for file work will be required
Possesses a Law Degree and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta 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.