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Employment Opportunity: In-House Legal Counsel – Intact Insurance

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. When you join our team, you’re bringing this purpose to life alongside a passionate community of experts.

Feel empowered to learn and grow while being valued for who you are– here, diversity is a strength. You have our commitment to support you in reaching your goals with tools, opportunities, and flexibility. It’s our employee promise.

Our hybrid work model provides the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interactions.

Read on to see how you can shape the future, win as a team, and grow with us.

 About the role

We’re looking for an In-House Legal Counsel to join our growing team.

What you’ll do here

  • Handle insurance litigation files of varying complexities from beginning to conclusion.
  • Draft opinions, pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents to support applications, mediations, judicial settlement conferences and trials.
  • Independently prepare and conduct applications, discoveries, mediations, arbitration, pre-trial conferences and trials.
  • Prepare and present legal educational seminars to the claims department and help your Intact colleagues from other departments on inquiries.
  • Maintain productive and effective communications with claims department and adjusters.

What you bring to the table

  • Member in good standing of the Law Society.
  • Minimum of 2 years of insurance litigation experience.
  • Experience in legal research and writing, including authorship of legal opinions.
  • Experience in drafting pleadings, application documents and pre-hearing memoranda and in conducting discoveries.
  • Proficiency in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, including preparation for and conduct of mediations is a definite asset.
  • Trial experience is a definite asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, combined with research and negotiation experience.
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple case files simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective client relationships.

What we offer

Working here means you’ll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team:

  • A financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • An extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcare
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Possibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per year
  • An annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Access to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleagues
  • A dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programs
  • Inclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunities
  • Inspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you grow
  • A Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique.

 We are an equal opportunity employer

At Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.

If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity. We’ll work with you to meet your needs.

Click here to review other important information about the hiring process, including background checks, internal candidates, and eligibility to work in Canada.

How to apply:

To apply in confidence, please visit:  In House Legal Counsel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – Legal careers at Intact (

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis as applications are received.


Posted: June 25, 2024