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Technician - Legal affairs (Montreal or Levis)

November 28 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Professionals, Support staff, Banking, Financial
Montreal, QC

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


As a legal affairs technician, you help protect the organization's legal interests by providing technical support to make sure that its rights are protected and obligations are met. You may be responsible for one or more sub-specialties, such as contested matters and the Office of the Corporate Secretary (ethics and professional conduct, official registries, meeting minutes, the general meeting, etc.).

You serve as technical expert and provide discipline-specific support for your unit's activities, initiatives and processes. The ability to tailor your approach as needed is therefore essential. You research and analyze processes, information management and data processing.

You draw on your sound decision-making skills to solve technically complex problems and recommend ways to change or adjust methods and procedures to make them as effective and efficient as possible.

General Information on the Position

Main Responsibilities

  • Carry out specialized technical studies, research and analysis on legal topics. Serve as resource person for the submission of solutions and action plans

  • Provide technical support for tasks, projects and complex operational issues

  • Assist your unit's legal staff with their initiatives and help them plan and coordinate legal activities. Prepare and draft reports, documents, summaries and technical notes

  • Follow up with practitioners and decision-making bodies as required. Forward files in accordance with the established process

  • Help practitioners follow your unit's standards and processes and use its tools and systems.

  • Produce and file reports, notices and other documents required by securities regulators

  • Perform various administrative and secretarial duties, such as editing, document layout, document management, and linguistic revision of legal documents

  • Conduct legal research

  • Monitor securities legislation and regulations

Other working condition

  • Number of jobs available : 1


  • College diploma in a related field

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience

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

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

Proficient speaker, advanced knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Decision quality, Situational adaptability

Work Location

1, Complexe Desjardins Bureau 2822 Montréal network