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Program Lawyer

October 11 2017
Industries Education, Training
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house - Industry - Contract administrator, Municipal - Health - Education - Environment
Toronto, ON

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Temporary Program Lawyer, to work Osgoode Professional Development in the Osgoode Hall Law School for this exciting Contract opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is located at 1 Dundas Street, West, Toronto.

Do you possess at least 3 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in Canada? Do you possess experience designing and delivering legal-based curriculum? Do you have the ability to handle the development of multiple programs at the same time? Do you have experience with organizing, structuring, and managing the sessions and making up a complete course offering? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing cutting-edge conferences and certificate programs for Osgoode Professional Development's non-degree Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. The incumbent will plan a required number of days of continuing legal education programming annually in accordance with an approved schedule, including conducting program market research, drafting marketing communications, recruiting speakers and/or instructors, and coordinating the delivery of the program.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

An LL.B degree, admission to the Bar in a Law Society in Canada. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess 3 years' experience as a practicing lawyer in Canada. Strong communication, planning and organizing skills. Ability to handle the development of multiple programs at the same time. Ability in dealing with potential course directors, instructors, and registrants. Tact in dealings with instructors, registrants, administrative and support staff. Good business judgment on the financial viability of potential programs and the ability to maximize the financial return of programs. Ability to offer excellent customer service to registrants and instructors on the day programs are held.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-10758.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

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