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Organization:    Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:    Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Community & Social Services / Children & Youth Services
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Temporary (up to 12 Month Backfill Secondment/Contract)
Job Code:    ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary:    Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49261

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Legal Services Division, is seeking counsel to manage a heavy caseload in the areas of Child Welfare and Children's Residential Licensing (under the Child and Family Services Act).

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties Will Include: Providing strategic legal advice to the MCYS policy and operations divisions regarding the appropriate interpretation of provisions under the Child and Family Services Act and its regulations, programs funded under MCYS, including Special Services at Home for children and respite services. Preparing Notices of Intention and providing litigation support to litigation counsel on children's residential licensing cases and appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Providing litigation support to CLOC/CLB counsel as necessary in the child welfare, children's residential licensing and children's developmental services areas. The position also responds to human rights applications. Working with clients and Legislative counsel respecting any proposed changes to legislation/regulations. Regular training for clients in the program areas and both formal and informal training throughout the year.

How do I qualify?

Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Knowledge and Skills
experience providing legal advice and services in the areas of CFSA, child welfare, residential licensing, children's developmental services, human rights and administrative law. Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills and sound judgment. Ability to inspire client confidence and to work effectively as team member. Flexibility, creativity, ability to function successfully in fast-paced environment.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 56 Wellesley Street, 17th Floor, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:   6
Category:   Legal Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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