Desjardins

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4 job(s) at Desjardins

Desjardins Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dec 03, 2019
Full time
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.       Job Level NV-10     As a employment and labour lawyer, you help protect the organization’s legal interests by ensuring it complies with all laws. You also play a key role in making sure that its rights are protected and obligations are met. You represent the organization in situations involving its legal interests. You may be responsible for one or more sub-specialties, such as contested matters and the Office of the Corporate Secretary (ethics and professional conduct, official registries, meeting minutes, the general meeting, etc.). You lead development projects and strategic initiatives that are complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your specialty area. You make recommendations on the planning and execution of operationally and conceptually complex projects and initiatives that require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in many other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential. You serve as specialist advisor and subject matter expert, as well as resource person and coach for decision-making bodies       Main Responsibilities Advise various sectors of the business on employment law, employment agreements, policy development and implementation, human rights, health and safety, and workplace accommodation. Draft pleadings, advise on litigation strategies and represent employers in proceedings at various administrative tribunals, courts and arbitrations. Provides expert advice and consultation to managers and human resources consultants. Analyzes, advises and supports the various organization units with appeals before civil and administrative court. Issues opinions on facts and applicable legislation and on actions to take. Represents the organization before the courts, and drafts appropriate procedures, pleads cases or negotiates for best possible conditions. Assumes responsibility for or participates in special mandates or projects when required. Represents his/her sector on various committees. Monitors the various organization sectors' compliance with applicable legislation and regulations, and cooperates with sectors in charge of compliance to provide them with the necessary.   Other working conditions Travel : Must be available for travel to other offices in the GTA area Number of job available : 1   Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a related field A minimum of six years of relevant experience   Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered  Must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada / Law Society of Ontario   Desjardins Cross-sector skills Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation   Key competencies for the job Customer focus, Decision quality, Drive results, Interpersonal Savvy, Persuades       Work Location 95 St-Clair Avenue West Toronto   Trade Union Non Syndiqué   Unposting Date 2019-12-10   Job Family Legal Affairs (FG)
Desjardins Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Sep 25, 2019
Full time
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.   Job Level NV-05   As a Legal Assistant, you provide legal administrative support to in house legal counsel. You strive to maximize operational productivity. This may include working in one or more sub-specialties, such as data entry, data processing and verification of database data integrity. You perform administrative, office and other tasks to help your unit achieve operational objectives and carry out initiatives in accordance with the detailed guidelines in place. The ability to drive results in therefore essential. You help process and analyze information, solve problems and prepare recommendations, tailoring your approach as needed. You also help users operate tools and systems effectively.   Main responsibilities Provide confidential administrative support to Legal Counsel. Aid Legal Counsel to manage his or her time (i.e. diary, scheduling appointments, preparing and following-up on meetings or cases, and writing up of reports). Using computer tools, complete various tasks connected with writing, revising, updating and producing documents and/or reports. Receive, filter and refer telephone calls. Open, sort and distribute mail in our paperless environment. Transcribe and compile (from dictated and/or written material memos, court and FSCO arbitration and/or LAT pleadings, reports and correspondence for Legal Counsel). Arrange appointments pertaining to file events not limited to meetings, mediations, hearings (LAT), arbitrations and examination for discovery. Brief and organize file material including medical records in our paperless environment. Compile affidavits of documents and, assist in preparing matters for trials, hearings or arbitrations. Assume additional duties for department as required (i.e. workload redistribution).   Other working condition Number of jobavailable : 1   Qualifications Minimum post-secondary diploma in a legal assistant discipline Law Clerk's program certificate/diploma (an asset) Minimum 1 to 3 years relevant working experience is required with relevant Bodily Injury or Accident Benefits experience   Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered   Specific knowledge Knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure and Insurance Defense Litigation with an emphasis in Accident Benefits and Bodily Injury work is required Superior and accurate keyboarding and/or transcription skills (keyboarding 40 wpm) Proficient computer skills including with computer systems e.g. MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point), PDF converter program(s), other in -house systems Advanced knowledge of English (verbal and written)   Desjardins Cross-sector skills Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation   Key competencies for the job Drive results, Situational adaptability   Work Location 333 First Commerce Dr. Aurora   Trade Union Non Syndiqué
Desjardins Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 13, 2019
Full time
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.       Job Level NV-10     Desjardins General Insurance Group offers you a stimulating work environment that encourages commitment and skills development as well as the development of its employees. This flourishing company provides generous benefits and promotes work/life balance. Reporting to the Manager, Claims Legal Counsel, you will represent Desjardins General Insurance Inc., its affiliates and its insureds before courts of first instance and courts of appeal. You will be called upon to manage complex strategic and political legal cases. In addition, you will advise the Claims Division and other organization sectors regarding legal orientations pertaining to claims files. You will participate in various committees and will explain the legal impacts resulting from the decisions under consideration. You will also serve as coach for other Legal Affairs legal advisors with the objective of developing your colleagues’ skills. Finally, you will serve as expert advisor to senior management and decision-making bodies regarding your field of expertise. The nature of the files and projects entrusted to you will require in-depth expertise in your field of activity.       Additional responsibilities Responsible for complete management of complex litigation files, as either plaintiff or defendant, regarding insurance law and third party liability for both individuals and companies To this end, issue opinions, develop strategies, draft procedures, conduct interviews, negotiate and represent the company and its insured before courts of first instance and courts of appeal Advise the organization’s various units and decision-making bodies in the processing of various claims files Interpret laws and regulations and issue legal opinions Serve as coach, reference and resource person in your field Manage or assist with various claims mandates and special projects.   Other working condition Number of jobavailable : 1   Qualifications Bachelor of Laws A minimum of six years of relevant experience in property and casualty insurance   Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered Member of the Quebec Bar for at least twelve twelve years For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required    Specific knowledge Independent speaker, intermediate knowledge of English (an asset)   Desjardins Cross-sector skills Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation   Key competencies for the job Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset       Work Location Complexe Desjardins Montréal   Trade Union Non Syndiqué   Unposting Date 2019-04-16   Job Family Legal Affairs (FG)
Desjardins Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 08, 2018
Full time
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods. Job Level NV-10 The person in this position is the subject-matter expert for various organization units in his/her area of expertise. The incumbent represents the organization before civil and administrative court, and develops the strategy to adopt, drafts procedures, prepares witnesses and presents arguments for average- to high-complexity files. He/she issues legal opinions based on facts and applicable legislation. General Information on the Position   Main Responsibilities Analyzes, advises and supports the various organization units with appeals before civil and administrative court. Issues opinions on facts and applicable legislation and on actions to take. Represents the organization before the courts, and drafts appropriate procedures, pleads cases or negotiates for best possible conditions. Assumes responsibility for or participates in special mandates or projects when required. Represents his/her sector on various committees. Monitors the various organization sectors' compliance with applicable legislation and regulations, and cooperates with sectors in charge of compliance to provide them with the necessary support. Qualifications Bachelor of Law Degree and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada 6 years of relevant experience   Other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered Experience in Employment Law Proficiency written and spoken English and French (an important asset) Customer focus Decision quality Interpersonal savvy Negotiating Drive for results   Other working condition Number of jobavailable :1