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Desjardin Financial Security (DFS) is seeking a talented and motivated mid-level litigation lawyer to join its in-house team.
The successful candidate will be part of a small team of legal professionals which includes lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants. We handle litigation related to life and health insurance, specifically, group disability benefits, life insurance, critical illness, and extended health insurance.
As a Legal affairs Lawyer, you help protect the organization’s legal interests by ensuring that it complies with all laws. You also play a key role in making sure that its rights are protected, and obligations are met. You represent the organization in situations involving its legal interests. You may be responsible for one or more subspecialties.
You advise and assist internal clients and partners as part of intervention and development initiatives. You recommend solutions to improve or optimize standards, policies, and programs. Your projects and initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work.
You prepare recommendations, solutions and action plans based on the organization’s objectives and priorities. You help solve complex problems using your analytical skills and extensive knowledge of the line of business. Coordination is critical, as you frequently interact with stakeholders both internally and external to the organization. Interpersonal and communication skills are therefore essential.
General Information on the Position
The successful candidate will:
Other Working Conditions
Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
Desjardins Cross-sector Skills
Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning
Key competencies for the job
Communicates effectively, Complexity, Strategic mindset
95 St-Clair Avenue West Toronto
Legal Affairs (FG)
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 via the legal job board.