Senior Legal Advisor

January 21, 2019

(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-10As a senior legal affairs advisor, you help protect the organization’s legal interests by ensuring 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 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 lead development projects and strategic initiatives that are complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your specialty area. You make recommendations on the planning and execution of operationally and conceptually complex projects and initiatives that require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in many other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential. You serve as specialist advisor and subject matter expert, as well as resource person and coach for decision-making bodies.

Specifically, this job profile is responsible for issuing legal opinions.

Other working conditions

  • Temporary work : scheduled to end on : 01-03-2020
  • Work place: Montreal or Levis, depending on the candidate’s preference
  • Number of jobs available :  1


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • SIx years of relevant experience

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

  • Lawyer member of the Barreau du Québec


  • Notary member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

  • Understanding of the Consumer Protection Act
  • Understanding of credit law
  • Understanding of security law
  • Understanding of commercial law
  • Proficient speaker, advanced knowledge of English
  • Proficient speaker, complete proficiency in French

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Communicates effectively, Nimble learning

Work Location

100, rue des Commandeurs Lévis

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Legal Affairs (FG)

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