Legal Assistant

  • Desjardins
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 22, 2022
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Desjardins values diversity and equity in the workforce and is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities by adapting the recruitment process, as needed.   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



Come be part of our small team of legal professionals which includes lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants.

We handle litigation related to group disability benefits, group and individual life insurance, critical illness, accidental death, and dismemberment.

As an Administrative Assistant for the legal affairs department, you perform administrative tasks to ensure the ease of file handling for the lawyers at Desjardins Financial Security (DFS).

Your ability to remain organized in a deadline driven environment is essential. Your ability to work as a team player is critical.

  General Information on the Position   Main responsibilities
  • Administrative duties – assist with clerical and organizational tasks such as document management and the assembly of legal files, affidavits of documents and document briefs
  • General clerical work – drafting, dictation, copying and filing
  • General clerical work, typing, and filing as well as scheduling on behalf of the legal team.
  Other working conditions
  • Workplace: The work arrangement for the position is hybrid work #LI-Hybrid
  • Number of jobs available : 1
  • College diploma in a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with litigation (required)
  • Experience with insured disputes (an asset)
  Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered   Specific knowledge Knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure (with respect to deadlines and document formats) and familiarity with document management software (an asset)   Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

  Key competencies for the job

Decision quality, Situational adaptability

  Work Location

95 St-Clair Avenue West Toronto




Practice Area(s)

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