Overview

Desjardins Legal Assistants – Toronto Full Time in Greater Toronto Area, ON

Desjardins

Branch Greater Toronto Area ON CA

Position:
Legal Assistants – Toronto
Location:
Greater Toronto Area, ON

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, excellent training and career development opportunities and a fast paced work environment where work…

Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) is the general insurance arm of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada. DGIG is one of Canada’s largest and most successful direct home and auto insurance providers. We have almost 4,000 employees, $4.8 billion in assets, over 2 million policies in force and $2 billion in premiums.

Named the Top Corporate Citizen in Canada by Corporate Knights magazine, selected as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” and honoured with “Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employer” Award, Desjardins recognizes and draws upon the talent, work and skills of each one of our employees. Because of our strong growth, DGIG is currently looking for dynamic individuals to join our insurance team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, excellent training and career development opportunities and a fast paced work environment where work-life balance is a priority.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

To provide confidential administrative support to Legal Counsel.

Aid Legal Counsel to manage his or her time (i.e. diary, scheduling appointments, preparing and following-up on meetings or cases, and writing up of reports).

Using computer tools, complete various tasks connected with writing, revising, updating and producing documents and/or reports.

Receive, filter and refer telephone calls.

Open, sort and distribute mail and/or email.

Transcribe and compile (from dictated and/or written material) memos, court and FSCO arbitration pleadings, reports and correspondence for Legal Counsel.

Arrange appointments pertaining to meetings, mediations, FSCO arbitrations and examinations for discovery.

Brief and Organize Accident Benefits Claims File for Defense.

Compile affidavits of documents and assist in preparing matters for trials or arbitrations.

Update and maintain legal publications in law library.

Assume additional duties for department as required (i.e. workload redistribution).

Qualifications

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Minimum post secondary diploma in a legal secretary discipline.

Law Clerk’s Program Certificate would be an asset.

Minimum 2 to 3 years relevant working experience is required with relevant Bodily Injury or Accident Benefits experience.

Knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure and Insurance Defense Litigation with an emphasis in Accident Benefits and Bodily Injury work is required.

Superior and accurate transcription skills using a Dictaphone.

Proficient with our in-house & other computer systems (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes).

An advanced level of English (both verbal and written) is required.

NON-TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Customer Service Oriented

Action and Results Oriented

Attention to Detail

Proven Time Management & Organizational Skills

Initiative

Team Player

Integrity/Trustworthy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
These positions will be located in the 95 St. Clair Avenue West office.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

REPORTS TO

:

Manager, Claims Legal Counsel, OAW

Number of Openings

:

4

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Mississauga, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-03-23
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