Are you looking for a change?  Do you want work-life balance?

The Lawyers Indemnity Fund has an opening for the position of Claims Counsel. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Investigating professional negligence and theft claims against lawyers
  • Determining the applicability of indemnity coverage
  • Managing the defence of actions by outside counsel, with the opportunity to act as defence counsel in some actions
  • Developing and implementing strategies to effectively resolve claims and negotiating settlements
  • Participating in loss prevention activities and providing information to covered lawyers on practice and risk issues


You must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC with a minimum of five years of recent litigation or solicitor practice experience. An excellent reputation in the legal community are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience or working knowledge in some or all of the areas of commercial and real estate transactions, insolvency, securities, and wills and estates.

You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical abilities, superior advocacy and sound judgment. You take a practical approach to issues. You also have superior writing skills and work effectively in stressful situations.

The Lawyers Indemnity Fund is owned and operated by the Law Society of BC and provides indemnification to all lawyers in private practice in British Columbia and some in-house lawyers at their option. It has over $190 million in assets, an annual budget of $22 million and manages over 1,000 reports of claims and potential claims against lawyers each year.

This position combines the challenges of private practice, a collegial workplace and a focus on excellence. As Claims Counsel, you will be part of a team of lawyers managing and defending professional liability claims against lawyers in a professional and supportive environment.

We are proud to say that we’ve been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers 2023! This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to with the subject “Claims Counsel” by March 24, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

The terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement between the Law Society and the Professional Employees Association apply to this position. The salary range for this position is $128,892.08 to $156,187.30.

All Law Society employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless approved for an accommodation.

The Law Society supports hybrid work schedules. This position is located at our offices in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC:

500-845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4Z9

To apply, you must submit both a resume and a cover letter.
Word or PDFs only, please
Word or PDFs only, please

The information on this web page is collected under authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSBC 1996, c. 165, s. 26(c). The information will be used to process your application for employment at the Lawyers Indemnity Fund, a division of the Law Society of British Columbia. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact the Human Resources Manager, 8th Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4Z9, Tel. (604) 669-2533.