The Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil, requires one (1) counsel for its Aboriginal Litigation Group. This role with the Crown Law Office – Civil of the Ministry of the Attorney General's Legal Services Division calls for an experienced professional who can lead on major Aboriginal cases and issues, to be involved in complex, high-profile litigation and advice in Aboriginal law.What can I expect to do in this role?Duties Will Include: Represent 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. Provide legal advice on aboriginal issues to the Ministry of the Attorney General and other Ministries, work as part of a team to provide expertise and leadership in the area of aboriginal law.How do I qualify?MandatoryMembership in the Law Society of Upper CanadaKnowledge & SkillsExperience in civil litigation, substantial experience in aboriginal law, including a thorough knowledge and understanding of the law relating to aboriginal rights claims, title claims, self-government, treaty claims, and aboriginal consultation. Experience in providing written and oral legal opinions to senior government officials; significant experience in conducting legal research in complex and evolving areas of law. Ability to handle own files; experience and ability to work to strict deadlines in high volume environment and work effectively in a team environment; excellent judgement, analytical and interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.Knowledge of the Courts of Justice Act, the Civil Rules of Practice, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, the Proceedings Against the Crown Act, rules of evidence, mediation and ADR.
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