Desjardins

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3 job(s) at Desjardins

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)