Legal Counsel

January 5 2021
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal
Moncton, NB

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.

Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.

Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Department: Risk Management and Compliance
Competition: 10721
Internal/External: Internal and External
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Multiple locations considered
Salary: Competitive Compensation package
Reports To: Director, Risk Management and Compliance

The Opportunity

Applications are being welcomed for a Legal Counsel position within our Risk Management and Compliance Department. As a member of the team, you will be responsible for providing legal services to the Medavie Inc. group of companies and its operating companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing various contracts to identify legal and corporate risks related to execution of the document and providing feedback to corporate signing officers. This includes revising drafting contracts, providing support during the contract creation phase as well as contract negotiations.
  • Researching and analyzing issues to provide legal advice and recommendations to internal clients throughout the organization on a variety of operational matters;
  • Supporting regulatory and legal monitoring activities as well as analyzing and assessing changes to laws and regulations, and communicating those changes to stakeholders in a business-savvy manner;
  • Providing legal analysis and support to Medavie’s internal Ombudsperson to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. This includes assessing policy complaints and providing legal analysis to assist in determining the validity of claims;
  • Working with external counsel on various legal matters.
  • Providing support to Chief Privacy Officer on various privacy and compliance matters.
  • Monitoring lawsuits and legal expenses.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Education: Post-secondary education in related field coupled with a Law Degree; Member in good standing with the Law Society in at least one of Medavie’s operating jurisdictions.
Work Experience: Minimum 3 years of Legal Counsel Work Experience
Other Qualifications: Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Language Skills: Bilingualism is considered an asset

Core Competencies
Knowledge: Demonstrated business acumen, resiliency and ability to act as a legal subject matter expert on a wide array of issues
Analytical Thinking: Able to provide perspective and problem solving using both relevant data and industry knowledge.
Communication Skills: Combines strong spoken communication with clear written capabilities and ability to listen.
Customer Orientation: Client focused

Execution and Organizational Skills: Dealing with ambiguity, complex problems, priority setting, process management.
Team Work: Approachability, understanding others.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

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