The Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) is a trusted healthcare safety advisor, committed to offering a full spectrum of insurance, risk and claims management products and support.

HIROC knows healthcare as it’s the largest not-for-profit healthcare liability insurer in the country, with over 700+ healthcare organizations part of the Reciprocal. Combined with sage counsel and risk management solutions, HIROC works with its partners to increase safety.

As a Reciprocal, HIROC is governed by its Subscribers and remains an innovative, agile and proactive partner. Since its inception in 1987, the not-for-profit has returned over $200 million to the healthcare system. HIROC’s thirty-plus years of data is combined with its extensive experience to advise and share learnings, all with the goal of scaling knowledge and increasing safety across Canada’s healthcare system.

One common thread running through HIROC’s culture is the feeling of being part of something unique: partnering to create the safest healthcare system – HIROC’s vision. 

Each employee has the opportunity to find their calling and help build a stronger organization designed to meet the needs of its Subscribers. As a Top 100 GTA Employer five years running, HIROC employees are empowered to find solutions and create amazing experiences in service to its Subscribers.

Join us and be part of the team working to make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

Legal Function

  • Handle assigned litigation matters from start to conclusion.
  • Review initial documentation, apply legal/claims analysis and communicate opinions and recommendations to HIROC examiners.
  • Instruct adjusters. Ensure required information/evidence is collected & preserved.
  • Prepare litigation legal documents as required. Instruct Law Clerks and Legal Assistants as required.
  • Attend and conduct hearings including Examinations for Discovery, mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
  • Conduct/control negotiations as required with plaintiff counsel, mediators, pre-trial judges, and claimants. Recommend and justify decisions to settle/deny/defend.
  • Participate in administration of Legal Department;
  • Such other related responsibilities and roles as may arise or are assigned by General Counsel from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized, good time management skills and able to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Education, Training & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of working experience as a practicing litigation lawyer.
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or those eligible.
  • Enrollment in and completion of Law Society of Ontario CPD courses as required.
  • An enthusiastic and creative thinker, who is constantly learning and driving performance improvement and is passionate about creating the safest health care system possible for Canadians.

How to Apply

Please submit your résumé to

In order to be considered for this position, please include a current résumé or detailed qualifications summary with your application. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HIROC is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders, including our Subscribers, employees, job applicants, suppliers, the public and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its associated standards and regulations and will ensure that we offer a safe and welcoming environment that is respectful of each person's dignity and independence. 

As an organization, HIROC is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely manner. We understand that providing a barrier-free environment is a shared effort, and as an organization, we are committed to working with the necessary parties to make accessibility a reality for all.