Articling Student

September 16 2022
Categories Banking, Finance, Securities,
Toronto, ON • Part time

Job Summary

Zurich Canada is currently looking for an Articling Student to assist our various legal counsel at Zurich Canada in protecting the interests of the company and representing the company´s insureds. This position is to start in August of 2023, for a 10 month period.

During your rotation in Claims Legal, you will assist other coverage lawyers in their duties to protect the interests of Zurich Canada by conducting legal analysis and research to provide advice and recommendations on policy language and coverage related disputes.

During your rotation in Corporate Legal, you will assist other corporate lawyers in drafting and negotiating corporate contracts, attending client meetings, drafting client communications as well as conducting legal research and analysis on a variety of matters including insurance regulatory, corporate governance, data protection, privacy and marketing.

During your rotation in Staff Legal, you will represent Zurich Canada´s insureds in all phases of litigation for matters of low technical complexity and assist other litigation lawyers in all phases of litigation for matters of low to medium technical complexity.

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best and most impactful global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day, and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

In addition to the online application, we kindly ask for a cover letter, your resume, and your law school transcript(s).

Job Qualifications

What you bring to the table:

• A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree; and
• Has been approved for the Lawyer Licensing Process through the Law Society of
• A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree; and
• Meets the prerequisites requirements for the Lawyer Licensing Process
through the Law Society of Ontario and is approved prior to their start date
with Zurich Canada.

What we bring to the table:

• A comprehensive health/benefits plan with varying levels of coverage to suit your
specific needs
• A competitive total compensation package
• A chance to work in the exciting world of insurance, with multiple career
paths and the opportunity to grow – we encourage internal mobility and
take pride in assisting
you to reach your career goals and aspirations

We also offer you the opportunity to work with:

• A people first organization, with a focus on diversity and inclusion
– we encourage you to bring
your real self to work
• An organization that values your input,
and strives to put our employees
in a position to make an impact
• A collaborative culture where thought
diversity is valued
• A global organization with a rich, long-standing history

Job Accountabilities - Key Accountabilities

What you will do -

(1) Claims Legal Rotation

• Drive positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends,
conducting legal analysis and research,
on policy language, coverage issue, or litigated issue.
• Assist other coverage lawyers in the timely resolution of
unique coverage issues and potential litigation.
• Assist other coverage lawyers to resolve technical coverage
issues and provide legal counsel and training to
claims professionals and underwriters on coverage issues, policy
language and specials
endorsements to address coverage matters.

(2) Corporate Law Rotation

• Work collaboratively with the other Corporate Lawyers to provide
legal support to our
business clients and provide practical,
solutions-based legal advice across a variety of legal areas.
• Draft and negotiate corporate contracts.
• Conduct legal research and analysis.
• Assist with the identification and implementation of new
laws and regulations applicable to the business.

(3) Staff Legal Rotation

• Achieve best outcomes for Zurich Canada’s insureds by
demonstrating technical excellence in case handling,
trial preparation and presentation for matters of
low complexity.
• Drive positive results by correctly applying the
law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research,
preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and
managing pre-trial discovery,
and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials, as required.
• Work to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the
claims adjuster,
developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate.
• Assist other litigation lawyers in their case handling.

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich Canadian Holdings Limited. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

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