Junior Commercial and/or Specialty Insurance Litigation Lawyer

  • Gilbertson Davis LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 18, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Junior Commercial Litigation and/or Specialty Insurance Litigation Lawyer (3-5 years experience) for suitable Entrepreneurial Applicant with practice, marketing and administrative aptitude who seeks to build a practice and grow with us.

Skillsets & Experience Sought:

  • Keen analytical, drafting, advocacy, research, computer literacy, organizational, written and oral communication abilities;
  • Superior social and interpersonal skills capable of cordial interactions with staff and lawyers, and respectful interactions with clients, opposing counsel, courts and tribunals;
  • Deep appreciation of professional ethics;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively on site in a cordial Boutique Environment at our downtown Toronto offices with some flexibility for remote working as necessary, with senior, intermediate and junior lawyers as well as independently;
  • Intimate acquaintance with the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedureand Practice Directions honed on motions and in court;
  • Strong academic achievements at a top- ranking law school;
  • Ability to adapt to a wide variety of practice areas, with flexibility to develop individually preferred practice areas as exemplified on our website;
  • Interest in participating in and building a Commercial Litigation and/or Specialty Insurance Practice (whether in court, in arbitration or as appropriate, before administrative bodies) with a developed marketing plan and a commitment to participate actively to our web presence through our web marketing platform;
  • Involvement in the new client/file intake process, including drafting retainer agreements; drafting marketing or advertising material for legal services, including law firm website content; and regularly blogging and / or writing on matters of interest to potential clients of legal services;
  • Ability to meet a deadline and who will demonstrate organizational ability in the maintenance with us of our joint Commercial Litigation File List;
  • Respectful adherence to public health recommendations absent compelling medical or religious grounds for exemptions to which we are able to accommodate in our work environment;
  • Competence in at least one other language other than English is an asset, though not a requirement, and candidates from minority and diverse populations are welcome.

Apply in Confidence with resume to Nancy Napolitano at nnapolitano@gilbertsondavis.com. We thank all applicants for their replies, but we regret we will not be able to reply or grant an interview to all applicants.

Compensation Opportunities are either a) Salaried; or, b) Salaried & Performance Based; or c) Solely Performance Based. “Performance Based” compensation is based on a share of Billed and Recovered Fees. Salaried position: $100,000+; with enhanced potential Compensation with options b) and c).