Associate Lawyer - Litigation

  • Travelers
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 15, 2024
Hybrid Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Job Category

Legal

  Target Openings

1

  What Is the Opportunity?

What is the Opportunity?

The in-house litigation department at Travelers Canada of Van Arnhem & Associates is looking for a lawyer to join our talented and dedicated team. The successful candidate will have 0-3 years experience in personal injury or insurance defence litigation, with a commitment to excellence and focus on development as a litigator. A demonstrated ability to advocate for your client, ability to handle files independently, and a desire to assist Senior Counsel/Counsel with higher severity and complexity cases are required.

What Will You Do?  
  • Litigate cases to resolution/verdict, demonstrating superior use of negotiation skills as well as trial/hearing skills and techniques.
  • Independently handle a full caseload with low to moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution.
  • Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel/Counsel in litigating complex files.
  • Conduct legal research as necessitated.
  • Independently draft pleadings, motions, briefs, reports, and other file documents.
  • Attend court events and other appointments independently.
  • Learn claim customers’ expectations and meet those expectations.
  • Provide recommendations and case analysis to claim customers on appropriate file handling strategy.
  • Build and maintain superior internal and external client relationships.
  • Complete all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports, and other materials required to performance of job duties.
  • Assist Senior Counsel/Counsel with providing training to claim partners and clients.
  • Actively seek opportunities to become involved in special projects and committees.
  • Travel as required to meet business needs.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?  
  • Relevant work history in Personal Injury/Insurance Defence litigation.
  • Experience handling Accident Benefits files is desirable.
  • Demonstrated track record of in-court advocacy for clients.
  • Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the province(s) in which representation is required.
  • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position.
  What is a Must Have?
  • 0-3 years or equivalent legal experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.
  • Active license to practice law in Ontario
  What Is in It for You?
  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers provides a core contribution of 3% of your total eligible earnings to your Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (“DPSP”). Travelers also matches your savings plan contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 5% of base pay.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off (“PTO”) annually, plus the opportunity to purchase additional days to allow for up to a total of 36 PTO days per year. You will also receive twelve paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools, discounts and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals and caregiving needs. In addition, our mental health program provides access to free professional counseling services, health coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.   If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.