Desjardins

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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  
Desjardins North York, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jun 26, 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-05     The person in this position assumes various operational support responsibilities related to activities and processes in the unit that require processing, analysis, and follow-up with the person in charge of the file, using activity reports, debriefings and statistics, etc.   General Information on the Position   Main responsabilities To 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 and/or email 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 meetings, mediations, FSCO and/or LAT arbitrations and examinations for discovery. Brief and organize file material including medical records. Compile affidavits of documents and assist in preparing matters for trials or arbitrations Update and maintain legal publications in law library. Assume additional duties for department as required (i.e. workload redistribution   Qualifications Minimum post-secondary diploma in a legal secretary discipline. Law Clerk's Program Certificate would be an asset. Minimum 1 to 3 years relevant working experience is required with relevant Bodily Injury or Accident Benefits experience. 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 transcription skills using a Dictaphone with keyboarding skills of 50 wpm. Proficient with our in-house & other computer systems (i.e., MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat An advanced level of English (both verbal and written) is required. Customer Service Oriented Action and Results Oriented Attention to Detail Proven Time Management & Organizational Skills Initiative Team Player Integrity/Trustworthy Technical Learning Approachability   Other working conditions Number of jobs available : 2   Job Family Clerical Support   Work Location 4950 Yonge St. North York  
Desjardins Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mar 21, 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-11     The incumbent will provide leadership and influence various stakeholders in strategic and complex files that require extensive and in-depth expertise related to his/her field of expertise. He/she will be a content expert for members of his/her unit and clientele.   General Information on the Position   Our Senior Legal Counsel will provide in-house insurance defence litigation and other legal services regarding property and casualty insurance issues.    All necessary activities relating to the conduct of the defence of accident benefits, bodily injury and property loss claims including.   Main Responsibilities Research and preparation of legal opinions on coverage issues, liability and quantum of damages. Carriage of and responsibility for the delivery of cost effective and efficient resolutions of disputed claims. Preparation of pleadings and related materials. Conducting Examinations for Discovery. Court Attendances for motions, pre-trials and trials. Attendance at arbitration, pre-arbitration and mediations. Prepare materials for and conduct continuing education sessions. Provide coaching and  mentorship to junior counsel.   Qualifications Bachelor's degree of Law Degree Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience of property and casualty insurance defense, arbitration and litigation Must be a member of the Alberta Bar Must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta Experience with focus in property and tort claims Trial or Arbitration experience (required) Professional level of English proficiency, both oral and written (required) Proven litigation skills Superior analytical and negotiation skills Ability to interact with claims personnel and other various departments within the company Strong coaching and mentoring skills Customer Service Oriented Action & Results Oriented Sound & Timely Decision Making Skills Self-starter Excellent negotiation skills Independent-thinking Practical & Efficient Attentive to detail   Other working conditions This position is located in our Calgary office   Job Family Legal Affairs   Work Location 6835 Railway Street SE Calgary   Trade Union Non Syndiqué   Unposting Date 2018-03-31