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Job Description

Reporting to the AVP Claims Litigation Services, handles assigned P&C insurance legal matters, represents TD Insurance or its policyholders in civil litigation and no fault/accident benefits matters involving claims for monetary damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Uses Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters; advises, communicates and develops those strategies with TD Insurance claims representatives and insured clients, as appropriate.
  • Conducts necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, oral arguments, settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researches the law applicable to cases or matters. Drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, legal factums and opinions as required.
  • Advises, communicates and consults with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meets with, and maintains good relations and communications with claims representatives and insured clients.
  • Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, product liability, engineering issues and defences involved with such cases.

 

Requirements

Job Requirements
  • Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the Bar in Ontario.
  • Minimum of 2 years post-call experience as a lawyer in Ontario.
  • Background in insurance defence litigation, including personal injury and accident benefit claims (preferred), and/or general litigation experience.
  • Knowledge of legal and court documents and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment and word processing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with insured clients, claims representative, judges and tribunal members.
  • Excellent legal drafting skills and eye for detail.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work productively under pressure and deliver business results.
  • Strong interpersonal & client service skills; professional and positive demeanour.
  • Superior organization & priority setting skills, strong work ethic and ability to multi-task.
  • Conceptual and creative problem solving skills
  • Additional Information
  • We wish to thank all applicants however, only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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