Legal Counsel

Posting Date:
Jul 30, 2019
Intact Insurance
Area of Law:
Insurance Defence Litigation
Position Type:
Full-time Permanent
3 years


Legal Counsel



We’re here to help people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. We’re focused on what matters to our customers. We listen and connect. We make their problems our problems. We strive to understand what they’re going through. We build products with them in mind and offer solutions that help. And we deliver on our promises. We believe that insurance is not about things, it’s about people.

A career in Insurance has never been this exciting.

Evolving consumer expectations and technology have helped to shape a new vision for our industry – and we are leading the way. Our Technology teams are reshaping the way we do business and setting new industry benchmarks. Our Claims representatives are helping customers to get back on track after they experience a loss. Our product teams are developing products that protect people and businesses, so they can focus on what matters to them most.

Our success story is written by our passion for creating a better tomorrow. We’re re-writing the future of insurance - are you ready to be a part of the story?

This is your opportunity.

Are you interested in handling your own diverse insurance defence practice and do you enjoy a high level of professional independence? Is it a priority for you to work in a collegial work environment with other experienced and talented lawyers? Do you seek strong professional development opportunities including the opportunity to run your own Trials and Court of Appeal matters? Are you looking for a financially strong and stable company? Is it important for you to work for an organization that supports personal well-being and balance? If your answer is “yes”, you would be well suited for a position at Intact’s Legal Department.

As a Legal Counsel, you will work as part of the Claims Litigation team providing legal representation to the claims department on Property and Casualty litigation files. By utilizing your superior litigation and analytical skills, you will work to identify legal issues impacting on claim resolution and be able to develop a creative and proactive approach to file resolution.

This position is a full-time permanent opportunity based in Calgary, AB.

This role will offer you the chance to:

  • Handle insurance defence files of varying complexities independently from beginning to conclusion
  • Independently prepare and conduct applications/motions, discoveries, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trial conferences and Trials
  • Draft opinions, pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents to support motion applications, mediation briefs and pre-trial memoranda
  • Prepare and present educational legal seminars to the claims department
  • Maintain productive and effective communications with the claims department and adjusters

The requirements.

  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta for a minimum of five (5) years
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in insurance defence litigation
  • Experience    in    the    following   areas;    automobile    insurance    claims,    property    damage, strata/condominium property matters, bodily injury and subrogation
  • Strong ability to handle multi-party actions
  • Expertise in drafting pleadings, conducting discoveries and preparing for and conducting Trials
  • Proficient in alternative dispute resolution including independent preparation and conduct of Mediations
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple case files simultaneously and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective client relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, combined with research, negotiation and analytical skills

To Apply: please contact

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The fine print.

Background Checks

Prior to receiving a job offer, you may be asked to consent to background checks if it’s a requirement for the role. These checks could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence and driver’s license record.

Eligibility to work in Canada

It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities. That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees.

If you are in need of a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.



Contact Name: Judy Alwan

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