Insurance and Tort Liability Associate

Reference # ITLA_-_06-05-18
Open Date June 5, 2018
Close Date June 30, 2018
Location Calgary

BLG’s national Insurance and Tort Liability Group is unique in its size and specialization. Our clients include many of the largest national and global insurers, reinsurers and reciprocals. We are involved as counsel in all areas of insurance law and litigate at every level of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. We have extensive experience defending complex insurance claims including class actions. Our practice also includes the drafting of policy wordings, the interpretation of all types of insurance policies, coverage opinions, the defence of direct actions against insurers, prosecution of subrogated claims and participation in negotiation, mediation and arbitration procedures.

Our Calgary office is seeking an associate with 2 – 4 years of relevant experience to join our Insurance and Tort Liability Group. This position offers the opportunity for a full practice that will focus on representing insurers in various litigation matters, including personal injury claims, property damage claims, coverage issues and professional liability. The ideal candidate will have practiced in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on professional liability litigation and insurance law. The candidate will have strong analytical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate must be a member of the Alberta Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé and transcripts, by June 30, 2018, in confidence to:

Kimberley Ho
Manager, Professional Recruiting
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
520 - 3 Avenue SW, Suite 1900
Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. For BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration

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