The Lawyers Indemnity Fund has an opening for the position of Claims Counsel. The responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Investigating professional negligence and theft claims against lawyers
  • Determining the applicability of insurance coverage
  • Managing the defence of actions by outside counsel and potentially acting as defence counsel in some actions
  • Developing and implementing strategies to effectively resolve claims
  • Participating in loss prevention activities and providing information to insured lawyers on practice and risk issues

Qualifications

To be considered, you must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC with a minimum of five years of recent practice experience. Commercial litigation experience, and an excellent reputation in the legal community are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have litigation experience or working knowledge in the areas of commercial and real estate transactions, insolvency, and securities.

You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, superior advocacy and sound judgement. You take a practical approach to issues. You also have superior writing skills and work effectively in stressful situations.

The Lawyers Indemnity Fund is owned and operated by the Law Society of BC and provides indemnification to all lawyers in private practice in British Columbia and some in-house lawyers at their option. It has over $190 million in assets, an annual budget of $22 million and manages approximately 1,000 reports of claims and potential claims against lawyers each year.

This position combines the challenges of private practice, a collegial workplace and a focus on excellence. As Claims Counsel, you will be part of a team of lawyers managing and defending lawyers professional liability claims in a professional and supportive environment.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel@lsbc.org with the subject “Claims Counsel”. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement between the Law Society of BC and the Professional Employees Association apply to this position. The 2021 salary range for this position is $116,030.79 to $143,830.17.

This position is located at the Lawyers Indemnity Fund office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

500-845 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 4Z9

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