Legal Counsel

Intact Insurance
Posting Date:
Jun 29, 2020
Intact Insurance
Area of Law:
Claims Litigation
Position Type:
Full Time, Permanent
Jul 14, 2020
2 years


At Intact, insurance is not about things. It’s about people.  It’s what we believe, and it shapes everything we do.  It’s why we strive to provide a second-to-none experience for our customers and create an inspiring workplace for our employees to thrive in.

As Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance, we’re not only leading our industry, but we’re redefining what it means to work for it.  As a recognized top employer, we’re committed to living our values and supporting our dedicated people who bring their best to work each day because they know their work matters.  

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel to join our growing team!

As a Legal Counsel, you will work as part of the Claims Litigation team providing legal representation to the claims department on Property/Casualty/Specialty Solutions 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.

Here are a few ways you'll make a difference:

  • 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

Your Skills

  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in insurance defence litigation
  • Experience in the following areas: Property Claims, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury, Subrogation, Director and Officers/Errors and Omissions Liability and Employment Practices Liability
  • Proficient and comfortable with digital solutions in the practice of law
  • 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

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:

  • An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work (Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Aon Platinum Best Employers, LinkedIn Top Company, Glassdoor Best Place to Work & Top CEO, Indeed Top-Rated Workplaces)
  • Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
  • Flexibility in how and where you work
  • A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • An extensive, flexible benefits package
  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
  • A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle

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

Background Checks

Before receiving a job offer, you will be asked to consent to a background check if it’s a requirement for the role. This may include: verifying work references, validating education and credentials, employment verification, identity checks, reviewing credit reports, as well as criminal and driving record checks.

Internal Candidates

For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.


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.


Contact Name Judy Alwan

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