Counsel, Claim
Toronto, ON, CA
1d ago

Job Description Summary

Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.

Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus.

  • Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques.
  • Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial / resolution.
  • Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files.
  • Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals.
  • Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents.
  • Attends court events and other appointments independently.
  • Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals.
  • Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees.
  • Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy.
  • Integrates legal support staff into case handling process.
  • Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships.
  • Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties.
  • Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law.
  • Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.
  • Travels as required to meet business needs.
  • Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff.
  • Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.
  • Minimum 2 years legal experience.
  • Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • 2-7 years or equivalent legal experience
  • Insurance litigation work exposure desirable
  • Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
  • Active license to practice law. Articulate presentation skills using technology
  • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position
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