An included benefit for Ecclesiastical policyholders

From time to time, all organizations are confronted with situations that require legal information and advice — for example, matters involving taxes, employment contracts, leases, and other contractual obligations. Such situations can become stressful and expensive, especially for smaller organizations.

At Ecclesiastical, we consistently look for services that we can include at no cost and that can help our customers avoid unnecessary hardship. LegalConnex™ is one such service.

Unlimited, cost-free, and confidential

LegalConnex is a cost-free resource available to the leadership of our policyholder’s organizations. The service provides confidential access to experienced lawyers who are members of the Bar Association in their jurisdictions and who have a minimum of five years in private practice. By providing legal information, practical solutions and/or next-step advice, they can help policyholders avoid the prospect of high legal costs. Policyholders can confer with a lawyer as often as they wish, during regular business hours.

Make thoughtful and informed decisions

LegalConnex can help an organization’s leaders make thoughtful and informed decisions about problematic and potentially harmful issues. Some examples of situations that may necessitate a call to LegalConnex lawyers include:

  • Complying with the legal requirements of terminating an employee
  • Recourse for damages to property caused by a building contractor while doing repair work
  • Determining an organization’s rights when community groups do not pay leasing fees on time
  • The legal rights of an organization that pays for parking spaces, but the building owner refuses to reserve them
  • The legal responsibility of an organization for its team of volunteers

Take advantage of first-step, value-added legal help

Legal issues in the workplace can arise at any time and be both costly and disruptive. LegalConnex is an excellent, value-added benefit that can help policyholders minimize or avoid costly legal fees and lengthy proceedings.

LegalConnex is provided by Assistenza International.

LegalConnex is available from Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.

Policyholders can reach LegalConnex from any part of Canada by calling 1-866-263-0256.

Please have your policy number available to verify eligibility.

Information is available in both English and French.

Note: LegalConnex is not an insurance policy. LegalConnex cannot be used for issues involving criminal, personal or insurance matters. If an organization is involved in legal proceedings, LegalConnex will not provide legal advice or legal representation. All matters pertaining to Physical or Sexual Abuse must be referred to a regional Ecclesiastical Insurance claims representative.