Claims Legal Counsel

  • Desjardins
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 22, 2020
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



Junior In-House Legal Counsel, performing all necessary activities relating to the conduct of the defence of accident benefits, bodily injury and property loss claims.


Main responsibilities

  • All necessary activities relating to the conduct of the defence of accident benefits, bodily injury and property loss claims including:
  • 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.


Reports to : Manager, OAW Claims Legal Counsel


Other working conditions

  • Desjardins is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Desjardins encourages applications from all qualified individuals and provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations during the recruitment and selection process as needed.
  • Number of job available: 1



  • Bachelor of Law Degree
  • A minimum of two years of property and casualty insurance defense or personal injury experience
  • Experience in litigation
  • Trial or Arbitration experience (an asset)

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada


Specific knowledge

Professional level of English proficiency, both oral and written (required)


Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation


Key competencies for the job

Action oriented, Business insight, Customer Focus, Decision quality, Interpersonal Savvy


Work Location

3 Robert Speck Parkway Mississauga


Trade Union

Non Syndiqué


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