Legal Assistant, Litigation

November 16, 2020

(Work place: Lévis, Montréal)

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

NV-05As a legal assistant, you assist litigation lawyers in the Pelletier D’Amours law firm at Desjardins General Insurance Group.

Additional responsibilities

  • Complete documents requiring an attention to detail and specialized legal knowledge (e.g., legal procedures, correspondence, opinions)
  • Carry out various operational activities related to the unit's business processes (e.g., conduct research and analysis, follow up on internal and external client requests, route files)
  • Manage lawyers' agendas
  • Manage and follow up on deadlines for court and legal proceedings
  • Manage instructions for bailiffs
  • Establish and maintain systems for filing and producing legal documents, in accordance with established principles for managing legal documents and procedures
  • Open and distribute mail, email and other documents and coordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments and bodies

Other working conditions

  • Workplace : Teleworking position
  • Travel: 20% of the time at the Montréal or Lévis site
  • Number of job available : 1


  • College diploma in a related field
  • A minimum of one year of a relevant experience

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

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

Specific knowledge

  • Strong writing skills (spelling and grammar)
  • Knowledge of JurisÉvolution (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Communicates effectively, Complexity, Drive results, Plans and aligns, Situational adaptability

Work Location

6777, boul. Guillaume-Couture Lévis

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Administration (FG)

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