Travelers Counsel or Senior Counsel in Calgary, Alberta
Counsel or Senior Counsel
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
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.
The incumbent will be handling cases in Alberta and Ontario
Job Opening ID:
Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work Works collaboratively with team members and others Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity Demonstrates superior legal acumen Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure MCU cases Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency Strong research skills Strong negotiation skills Multi tasking tolerance and success Decision making and problem solving abilities Sense of urgency/responsiveness
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Counsel or Senior Counsel level will be determined upon hire based on candidate experience.
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.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:
Insurance litigation work exposure desirable
Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques
Articulate presentation skills using technology
Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.
Counsel - Minimum 2 years legal experience.
Senior Counsel - Minimum 7 years legal experience
Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the provinces in which representation is required (Alberta & Ontario)
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.
Licensing or Certificates:
Active license to practice law in Alberta
Advantageous to have license to practice law in Ontario
Calgary - Alberta - Canada