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Manager, Litigation Counsel – Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association (WR: 543)

Alberta, Calgary
Posted 6 months ago

We have partnered with the Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association (“ALIA”) to help them add a Manager, Litigation Counsel to their team.

ALIA is the member-funded, non-profit corporation that manages Alberta’s indemnity program for private practice lawyers (“Subscribers”), providing economic and reputational protection to them and compensation to members of the public who have suffered specified financial losses due to the actions of Subscribers including professional errors and misappropriation.

ALIA operates as a separate financial entity from the Law Society of Alberta, ALIA’s sole shareholder which regulates Alberta’s legal profession in the public interest. ALIA is overseen by a board of directors selected for their skills and experience and is managed by a busy leadership team. ALIA manages approximately 800 claims annually against Subscribers.

ALIA is seeking a Manager, Litigation Counsel to join its team. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and build out of ALIA’s new in-house counsel program and will provide direct leadership to the new department. They will also directly represent ALIA and Subscribers on claims litigation.

The successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in insurance litigation or general litigation with significant insurance litigation experience
  • Proven management experience, preferably at a senior level
  • Proven track record of inspiring, leading, coaching and mentoring a group of high performance individuals
  • Experience in drafting pleadings, conducting discoveries and preparing for and conducting trials, as well as in preparing for and participating in settlement negotiations
  • Proficiency in alternative dispute resolution

We note that a background in professional liability insurance or indemnity will be preferred.

To learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to Erin Dand at erin@pekarskyco.com or 403-407-1966.

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