Law Clerk


The MEARIE Group
Vaughan, Ontario

Posted On: September 29, 2021
Last Day to Apply: October 29, 2021

LAW CLERK

Job Summary 

The Law Clerk will be considered an integral component within The MEARIE Group’s in-house legal team assisting the VP of Legal & Corporate Affairs with corporate secretarial functions, including Board and Committee meetings, Board services, AGM organization and maintenance of corporate records, organization of corporate Contracts and assisting with the management of external litigation. 

Reporting to and working directly with the VP of Legal & Corporate Affairs, the incumbent will also support the claims litigation function, assist with managing external counsel litigation and legal fee management. 

The ideal Law Clerk must have good knowledge of the P&C insurance industry, excellent comprehension of existing insurance laws, corporate governance documents, and drafting of basic Contracts. The candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment and understand the job requirements. 

Department Summary 

The Legal and Corporate Affairs Department has oversight on all Legal matters, Corporate Governance, Claims, Privacy, Human Resources and Marketing/Communications within The MEARIE Group. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Organize meetings for the Board of Directors, Board Committees and AGM.
  • Plan for Board material submission schedules prepare drafts of meeting notices, agendas, minutes, resolutions, and other materials as needed.
  • Update senior management and CEO with material submission status during preparation period.
  • Collect meeting materials, organize, and upload to Diligent Boards portal and distribute materials to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate all meetings where necessary.
  • Assist VP of Legal and Claims staff with the management of external counsel claims litigation through reporting, management of legal fee payments and the tracking of legal costs.
  • Draft basic Contracts manage the Contracts database and diarize pertinent dates of Contracts.
  • Other legal and corporate secretarial functions as requested. 

Qualifications 

  • College Diploma in Law Clerk studies.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work as a Law Clerk with experience preferably within the P&C insurance industry.
  • An understanding of privacy laws, employment law and litigation will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Excellent document management skills.
  • Critical thinker and attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and requests.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and teamwork.
  • Member in good standing with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario an asset. 

NOTE:

We invite all interested candidates to apply, please email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to hr@mearie.ca, However only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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