Legal Counsel

January 3 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Civil law, Family, Human rights, Wills, Trust, Estates, Corporate Secretary, Governance, Municipal, Health, Education, Environment
Brantford, ON

Reporting to the City Solicitor, you will demonstrate the ability to work independently while managing a broad range of files. You will be primarily responsible for managing the City's litigation matters, appearing before various courts, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario; Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and Ontario Court of Justice; as well as administrative tribunals, including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Assessment Review Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and the (Ontario) Human Rights Tribunal. You will also be responsible for providing legal advice and opinions related to all facets of the City's operations and administration; providing instructions to and oversight of external legal counsel; preparing and delivering written reports and oral presentations to Council, its Committees, Task Forces, Boards and subsidiaries; drafting and reviewing municipal contracts, by-laws, agreements, policies and procedures; and undertaking other legal tasks as assigned. Experience in Risk Management and Insurance, as well as advising with respect to Labour and Employment; Engineering Projects, Environmental Services, Fleet and Transit, Operational Services; Provincial Offences, and Procurement is a definite asset.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Membership in good standing as a Lawyer Licensee with the Law Society of Ontario
  • 3-5 years' experience practicing municipal law is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, drafting and computer skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Sound judgement, tact, diplomacy and patience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain composure under pressure
  • Aptitude and motivation for continuous learning and improvement
  • Travel will be required for this position

SALARY RANGE: $93,106 to $116,382 per annum (based on a 35 hour work week) plus benefits

To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities.

Closing date for applications: Monday, January 20, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

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