July 19, 2021

The opportunity

As a Litigation Lawyer with Pro-Demnity Insurance you manage a caseload of professional liability claims.  An advocate for the architectural profession, you will be responsible for providing policy-holders with a rigorous defence while seeking opportunities for prudent and effective cost containment. Reporting to the Vice President, Claims & Legal and working as part of an integrated team, you will:

  • Review new litigated assignments from in-house Claims Managers. 
  • Draft all pleadings, motions, mediation briefs and pre-trial briefs.
  • Conduct research in order to provide legal opinions on coverage issues, assessment of liability, quantum of damages, and exposure. 
  • Financial Management, devising, recommending and executing a litigation strategy that is cost effective and ensures efficient resolution of disputed claims.
  • Attend court proceedings, including motions, discoveries, conferences, and mediations.
  • Negotiate & Settle claims on behalf of Pro-Demnity as authorized. 
  • Act as a litigation advisor to Pro-Demnity’s Claims department.

Your key daily interactions will include:

  • Colleagues on the Claims & Legal team, as well as other company employees;
  • Architects and architectural firms and employees;
  • Internal and external experts and consultants;
  • Third party insurance adjusters.

About you

You are a lawyer with proven litigation skills, negotiation techniques  and are a results-focused professional with the empathy, intelligence, and drive to help our clients through sometimes lengthy professional liability claims.  You have a high degree of personal ethics and integrity. You bring: 

  • 7+ years post-call litigation experience, ideally with 3-5 years of insurance defence experience.
  • LLB or JD from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice law in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Exceptional analytical, critical and strategic-thinking skills;
  • Very strong administrative, time management and organizational skills;
  • Proactive problem-solving capacity, finding creative solutions to meet the objective;
  • Shrewd negotiating capabilities;
  • Effective relationship management, establishing trust, using discretion and acting professionally, to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, and
  • Strong proficiency in basic office software (Office 365 or equivalent).

How to Apply

Please submit your CV along with your Cover Letter by September 1, 2021. Pro-Demnity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants.

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