Claim Legal Counsel

  • Desjardins
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 12, 2018
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

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




The person in this position represents the organization before civil and administrative court and develops the strategy to adopt, drafts procedures, prepares witnesses and presents arguments for low- to medium-complexity files. The incumbent issues legal opinions based on facts and applicable legislation.


General Information on the Position


Main Responsibilities


  • Analyzes, advises and supports the various organization units in 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 the best possible conditions.
  • Represents his/her sector on different committees when required. Designs and delivers training sessions for various internal clients.
  • 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.




  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 1-6 years of relevant experience
  • Must be a member of the Ontario Bar
  • Customer focus
  • Decision quality
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Negotiating
  • Drive for results

Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law


1-6 years'