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Counsel

January 22 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt., Litigation, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON

Counsel

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, requires two (2) counsel for its Litigation Group.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties will include: representing the Crown, the Ministry of the Attorney General, other ministries, agencies, boards and tribunals in various legal proceedings, including actions, applications, appeals and applications for judicial review in various levels of court and administrative bodies; and leading teams on complex litigation files with respect to the above.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario

Knowledge and Skills

• Recent experience focused on civil litigation and advocacy

• Knowledge of the Courts of Justice Act, the Civil Rules of Practice, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, rules of evidence, mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

• Knowledge of, and expertise in, public law litigation, class actions, injunction proceedings, Aboriginal law litigation, human rights litigation, health law litigation, commercial litigation, small claims court actions and/or insurance defence litigation

• An ability to conduct research, handle own files and lead teams on complex files

• Experience and ability to work to strict deadlines in a high-volume environment

• Demonstrated judgment, analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

• Experience working constructively on teams of diverse members and demonstrated interest in Ontario Public Service (OPS) priorities relating to diversity

Salary: Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience

Additional information:

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Note:

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

  • Your application sent via method one must be sent as an attachment in either MS Word (.doc, .docx), PDF (.pdf), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt) format, less than 2MB in size and must not be password protected

For full position details, visit www.ontario.ca/careers. Please apply by Friday, February 5, 2021, quoting Job ID 159787, to: Legal Recruitment Coordinator, Ministry of the Attorney General. E-mail: ****.**.************@*******.**. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

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