Claims Legal Counsel

  • Desjardins
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Have you been Called to the Ontario Bar in the last 5 years? Are you looking for an exciting career? We will support your career as a lawyer by making your engagement and happiness a priority. Your growth and success is key, you will be paired with a leader who is directly invested in your personal and professional development and your distinct career goals. You will never be alone - teamwork and collaboration are essential to what we do. Your efforts and achievements will be valued and celebrated by management and your peers. We are committed to creating an environment where you can be your best self! If you strive to be part of a team that focuses on and delivers exceptional client experience and superior legal services, come join our Property and Casualty Insurance Defense In-house Legal team. You’ll be part of a team of over 200 employees across 5 offices, including Toronto, Mississauga, Aurora, Ottawa, and Calgary. You will independently carry a case load of litigation files, from start to finish, involving the defense of auto claims, accident benefits, bodily injury, commercial lines, property, subrogation, and coverage work. More specifically, you will be required to :
  • Provide assessments to our claims partners on liability and quantum of damages
  • Draft opinions, pleadings, and motions
  • Conduct examinations for Discovery
  • Take charge when attending case-conferences, LAT hearings/arbitrations as well as Court for motions, pre-trials and trials
  What we offer*
  • Competitive salary and annual bonus
  • 4 weeks of flexible vacation starting in the first year
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides predictable, stable income throughout retirement
  • Group insurance including telemedicine
  • Reimbursement of health and wellness expenses and telework equipment
  • Advantages apply based on eligibility criteria.
  What you bring to the table
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario

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  At Desjardins, we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion. We're committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. At Desjardins, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We believe our teams should reflect the diversity of the members, clients and communities we serve.   If there's something we can do to help make the recruitment process or the job you're applying for more accessible, let us know. We can provide accommodations at any stage in the recruitment process. Just ask!