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Team Lead, Litigation Support

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 9, 2021.

Team Lead, Litigation Support

 

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

The TL, Litigation Support, manages the staffing, scheduling and administrative oversight of legal support staff in the Claims Litigation Unit (CLU) within the Legal Department and supports the Manager, Litigation Support in the recruitment of the legal support staff. The TL oversees the quality of the Support Staff’s work but is not expected to audit/review the work. TLs will be responsible for scheduling, providing coaching and guidance to teams of Clerks and Assistants including regular cadence of touchpoints and providing back up support to Lawyers when vacancies and/or vacations occur. The TLs will be required to implement standardized strategies and practices throughout their team members that are developed and managed by the Manager, Litigation Support.      

  • Oversee staffing and scheduling of team to ensure adequate coverage to support claims litigation lawyers (e.g. vacations, leaves of absence), including ensuring workloads/lawyer-support ratios reflect appropriate balance and expectations for support staff; and support the Manager, Litigation Support in the recruitment of legal support staff            
  • Set and monitor performance objectives for legal support staff; seek input/feedback from supported lawyers and conduct performance reviews 
  • Manage and mediate any issues among support staff and with lawyers; interact with Counsel, Claims Litigation and Claims Litigation, Team Leads regarding potential concerns/issues to be addressed
  • Manage mentoring/coaching of legal support staff
  • Support evaluation of legal support processes and file organization practices for the Claims Litigation Unit
  • Create and support a positive work environment for legal support staff within the Claims Litigation Unit, and Legal Department as a whole                                                                                                                                

What do you bring to the role?

  • 4+ years’ experience as an Assistant or Clerk with a proven capacity to mentor or informally lead others within a team
  • Possess a Univ. /Coll./CIP, Legal Assistant Diploma and/or Law Clerk designation
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including conflict resolution     
  • Highly organized and good written communications
  • Leadership competencies             

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services

HOW TO APPLY

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.