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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel (Insurance Litigation) - Kelowna NEW ( ID: C1580 )
Career Category: In-house Counsel, Insurance, Litigation
Posted Date: 2021-02-04
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Our client, a leading insurance organization, is seeking an experienced lawyer with 4 + years of litigation (insurance) experience to their Kelowna team as Legal Counsel.
The successful candidate will work on claims related legal defence matters for the company and its insureds and also act as trusted advisor, providing legal advice on policy and technical issues to the litigation division.

You will draw on your thorough understanding of litigation procedures and alternative settlement techniques, including: mediation and arbitration.

A unique opportunity to continue to gain hands-on litigation experience, while working with a highly experienced collegial group of colleagues in a team-oriented environment.

Job Responsibilities Include:
- Handling a case load of 70-90 litigated files at any given time
- Lots of Court time!! Court and court related appearances, including trial, chambers, mediation and examinations for discovery.
- Providing high quality cost-effective legal advice and services to the company’s claim staff
- In-depth analysis of legal files for legal, procedural, technical and ethical issues
- Working closely with team members and external counsel


The successful candidate will:

- Have a law degree AND be a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia with LEGAL PRACTICE AND;
- Have 4+ years of insurance litigation experience (person injury or insurance defence litigation)
- Have a thorough understanding of litigation procedures as well as a good understanding of alternative settlement techniques such as mediation
- Strong file management skills and the ability to handle a significant case load
- Knowledge of:
o The law pertaining to motor vehicle and personal injury litigation
o The Civil litigation rules and procedures and the supreme Court rules
-Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to understand, utilize and
communicate very complicated, much diversified or highly technical legal concepts/ theories/practices
- The ability to work in a customer service-focused and team-based environment.

** Ideal candidates will be senior counsel with significant personal injury litigation experience. However, resumes of candidates with less experience may be considered, as they also hire for potential.



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