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Notice for Expressions of Interest for Counsel for Lawyers’ Insurance Programme

Expressions of Interest for Legal Counsel
(To be retained under Contract)

The position of Legal Counsel for the Lawyers’ Insurance Programme of The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is up for renewal. Counsel must be a motivated lawyer who will work well both independently and as a dedicated team member of the Claims Review Committee. You will play a critical advisory role in defending lawyers’ professional liability claims. Your responsibilities will include researching and preparing legal opinions on issues relating to coverage, liability and quantum of damages. You will provide strategic legal advice and will, when appropriate, negotiate, draft and/or review various agreements for settlement purposes.

To be considered for this position, you must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador with a minimum of ten years of recent practice experience. An excellent reputation in the legal community is essential.

The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively within a committee-based decision-making structure, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, and a reputation for superior advocacy and sound judgment. You take a practical approach to issues. You are action and results oriented and are able to meet changing deadlines.

Please submit your resume no later than September 28, 2018 to:

Selection Committee
Lawyers’ Insurance Programme
Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
PO Box 1028
198 Water Street
St. John’s, NL  A1C 5M3
Fax: 709 722-7008

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.