Assistant Vice President, Ontario Tort Litigation

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Job ID : 6782
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : North York, Canada
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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

*This is a 12 Month Contract Role*


What can you expect in this role?

  • Work with the VP, Litigation to oversee and manage the Ontario tort group of 25-30 litigation lawyers acting in casualty and subrogation matters arising from insurance claims 
  • Design and oversight of quality program for handling Ontario tort matters 
  • Contribute to leadership of Definity's Claims Litigation Unit 
  • Opportunity to provide advice to the Claims department on litigation handling generally 

What do you bring to the role?

  • At least 3-5 years of management experience overseeing a team of lawyers or a legal department 
  • Experience with and a background in operational excellence, including to promote high performance in professionals or other highly technical roles, effectiveness and productivity, optimized staffing structures, appropriate and effective metrics, and quality assurance practices 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including creativity, adaptability and result-oriented 
  • High degree of personal ethics, integrity, and responsibility 
  • Law Degree from an accredited law school (LLB or Juris Doctor) 
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario 
  • This role requires clearance of a background check and disciplinary action check 


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.

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: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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