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Articling students (two positions)

Job Description:
The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company is offering two articling positions in Toronto for the 2020-2021 articling term.

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®), a licensed insurance company wholly owned by the Law Society of Upper Canada, provides professional liability insurance to all practising Ontario lawyers. LAWPRO arranges for the legal defence of insured lawyers against whom an action has been commenced. LAWPRO also provides title insurance across Canada through its TitlePLUS program, and offers optional run-off and excess professional liability insurance for lawyers.

The articling students complete two rotations in the LAWPRO articling program: one in each of the Primary Professional Liability Claims Department and the Office of the General Counsel. The Articling Students will be assigned a mentor in each rotation who will co-ordinate assignments and provide assistance and feedback.

The articling student will be responsible for:

-legal research and memoranda on all areas of law, with an emphasis on solicitors’ risk management and liability;
-assisting legal counsel with pleadings, research, motions, and trial preparation;
-preparing arbitration briefs and representing LAWPRO at arbitrations;
-attendance at client meetings, pre-trial conferences, mediations, discoveries and trial;
-assisting LAWPRO Executive and in-house counsel with corporate matters related to legal, compliance, underwriting and risk;
-legal research and memoranda related to real estate law as it pertains to underwriting TitlePLUS title insurance;
-assisting with researching and drafting articles and papers for publication and/or external presentation;
-participation in a comprehensive orientation program.

The ideal candidate should:

– Be a law school graduate with excellent grades;
– Have strong research, writing, and presentation skills;
– Be conversant with MS Office and Westlaw;
– Be energetic, detail-oriented, and consistently successful at meeting deadlines.

All interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and transcripts in confidence to:

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
Attn: Human Resources Department
250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2L7
e-mail: [email protected]
fax: 416-598-5807

Deadline for application is September 16, 2019.

LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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