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CROWN COUNSEL
Organization:    Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Division:    Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary:    Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49134
 

The Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has an immediate opening for one counsel to support the Branch in the Aboriginal law area. This challenging position in a small but growing collegial Legal Branch will be critical in assisting the Ministry in implementing its consultation obligations particularly in the mining context.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties Will Include: As an experienced counsel this will involve work in the area of aboriginal law that is demanding and quickly evolving; providing written and oral legal advice to clients on Aboriginal and treaty rights, strength of assertions and the requirements for consultation; providing legal support for issues management, communication products and for the development of Ministry policies and operational approaches on Aboriginal and related constitutional matters; participating directly in consultation and negotiation sessions with communities, mining companies and their respective counsel; providing litigation support; supporting government-wide aboriginal initiatives; drafting documents; performing research; briefing senior management; participating in policy development and committee work and taking on special projects as needed. Some travel throughout Ontario required.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada

Knowledge & Skills
Extensive experience in aboriginal, constitutional and public law; demonstrated experience in negotiating with Aboriginal communities and resource industries; proven ability to work under pressure within tight timeframes; proven ability to work effectively in a team; demonstrated strong judgment; highly developed policy and political acuity; strong analytical and communications skills; proven ability to conduct legal research, provide cogent legal advice, draft legal opinions, agreements and other legal documents; well-developed interpersonal skills; strong leadership skills and proven ability to work independently and develop effective working relationships with Ministry officials and to work effectively with senior counsel; knowledge of mining and resource law; travel throughout Ontario required.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Permanent, 900 Bay Street, Rm. M2-24, MacDonald Block, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:   6
Category:   Legal Services
Posted on:   Friday, December 14, 2012
 
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