Legal Counsel

Department:

Legal

Location:

777 Bay Street, Toronto

Status:

Full Time

Posting Date:

2022-07-18T04:00:00Z

Expiry Date:

Job Summary

Led by the Vice-President, Legal & General Counsel, IBC's legal team is responsible for providing legal advice to and supporting a diverse group of internal clients within IBC and its regional offices and members.

The Legal Counsel will report to the Vice-President, Legal & General Counsel. This role will have responsibilities on a broad range of issues, including: monitoring relevant legislative and judicial matters, drafting bulletins summarizing important legal issues affecting IBC members, legal research and advising on various matters including commercial insurance, automobile insurance, and insurance claims issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor legislation and judicial matters that affect IBC members.
  • Write bulletins summarizing legal issues and potential impact on IBC members.
  • Legal research and provide legal advice on commercial insurance law, automobile insurance law, and insurance claims issues.
  • Assist internal client groups in the review and preparation of contracts relating to their operations, including NDAs, Service Agreements, Consulting Agreements, and Licensing Agreements.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Bar of a Canadian province or territory.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in a legal or corporate environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills and demonstrated ability to distill complex legal concepts into business friendly language.
  • Knowledge of property and casualty insurance.
  • Experience with corporate law, commercial law, automobile insurance law, and insurance claims issues.
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial and technology contracts.
  • Strong leadership/interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, risk assessment and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of trade associations and their relationship to government and other stakeholders. 
  • Effective relationship-building skills; comfortable working independently or as part of a team; adaptable to changing work volumes and timelines.
  • Bilingualism (French & English) an asset.

Please send résumé to:

Human Resources Department E-mail: careers@ibc.ca

IBC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program.

IBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Alongside a commitment to excellence, IBC is also committed to building a diverse working environment with hiring practices that encourage diversity in all its forms, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity, among others.