• Desjardins
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) 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 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.


  • 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


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